737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 36 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2297 times:
I read this today on FreedomNet and got a chuckle out of it:
AMERICAN’S last-minute fares prompted the mayor of St. Louis, the governor of Missouri, and their top advisers to use a state-owned Citation jet recently to fly to Texas to meet with AA executives, rather than flying aboard an American jet. According to a story in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Mayor Francis Slay said that buying walk-up tickets on American for the last-minute meeting was “not a realistic option.” The director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development said in the story that tickets for the seven-person group would have cost about $1,000 apiece, adding that the cost of flying in the state-owned jet was “substantially less.”
That can't set a good tone when you can't afford to fly on the airline with whom you're meeting.
Penguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2221 times:
Holden promised people if he won the election he would get rid of that jet too... The state got into trouble with the jet when they used it to shuttle around people on personal trips. But the reality of the situation is true, they saved time and money flying their aircraft than commerical aviation.