Minimal walk from gate to baggage curb to ticket counter for most airlines seems to be a couple hundred feet at most.. The close-in parking garage is ideal for late runners with just a short walk across the street to the counters making Kansas City one of the easiest airports I have ever encountered. Recent terminal renewal has provided more concessions a brighter appearance and everyone that works in the airport seems to be helpful with none of that LGA attitude. On the down side all gates are inside their own sterile area and a trip to the bathroom means having to leave the sterile area to be rescreened. Fortunately most airlines screening lines are quick moving.