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New Details: Kerry's Campaign Plane  
User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

Hey guys.. we've seen some pictures of John Kerry's 752 that he's using for his campaign, but I found some details about it from the Associated Press (AP). Thought you'd be interested...

"John Kerry's presidential campaign is scheduled for takeoff Tuesday on a new plane designed for work and some play.

The Boeing 757-200 includes two conference tables, eight phone lines, a copy machine, a printer and a power outlet in every seat for laptops and cell phone charging. It also has a standup bar for socializing.

The plane is emblazoned "John Kerry for President" and can seat 94 in five cabins. The first cabin is for Kerry, a second contains the conference tables, a third for his staff and the last two seat the media and Secret Service.

Kerry has been using several chartered planes while waiting for his own to be finished. Most recently, he was sharing a plane with the band Fleetwood Mac."


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8724 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

Seems like he's got a taste for nice aircraft!


"Most recently, he was sharing a plane with the band Fleetwood Mac."

Could be much worse!  Laugh out loud



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Also, CNN just reported that Kerry's named it "Hair France."


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

One would almost be convinced that Kerry is running for French President at the rate that the idiots here talk about Kerry & France.


Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

I'm not being sarcastic here. Kerry jokingly referred to it as "Hair France" because of the number of morons who made commentary about his hair and ties with France. I'm fairly moderate myself, so I'm hardly one of the neoCon hacks who float around the non-av forum (and we know who they are) who take whatever Rush, Sean, and Ann says and run with it. I just thought it awesome that Kerry could self-efface like that and thought I'd report the name that KERRY HIMSELF is referring to it as.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

Ah,

Garnetpalmetto, my sincerest apologies, I didn't know that.



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User currently offlineQwerty From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 3720 times:

what's the registration?

also, he's working on his own plane? I assume a biz jet.


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 3674 times:

John Kerry & Fleetwood Mac..... I was lucky enough to see the inside of Fleetwood's 727 and its a great aircraft. Has a great stand up bar (holds 3 5lb bags of ice) and an awesome staff that let us tour the whole plane!


Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6013 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months ago) and read 3649 times:

It's N958PG, leased from Transmeridian.


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It flew DCA-PDX as TZ711 - not sure if it'll keep the flightnumber throughout the lease.


User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months ago) and read 3635 times:

yah go to Yahoo, and look around in the news photo search. Looks nice....


But hell

AIR FORCE ONE IS MUCH NICER!!!!



SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineQwerty From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months ago) and read 3600 times:

Thanks CPH-R

Funny question. Is Transmeridian a US-based company? It's got a US registration of course on the plane, but the company sure sounds South American.


User currently offlineQwerty From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months ago) and read 3577 times:

never mind:

TransMeridian Airlines is a leading U.S. charter airline, operating under U.S. Department of Transportation FAR Part 121. The company, based in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1995. TransMeridian has traditionally flown on behalf of the nation’s largest tour operators from the upper Midwest and Northeast to points in the Caribbean and Mexico. TransMeridian is regulated by the FAA and meets the same exact maintenance and safety standards as any Major U.S. airline. The difference between TransMeridian and these larger airlines is how we sell to the public. Under Department of Transportation regulations, charter airlines like TransMeridian must escrow each passenger’s funds paid in advance of travel into a federally approved escrow account until that passenger has traveled. This provides for maximum consumer protection.

TransMeridian’s current fleet consists of the following three types of aircraft: the Boeing 727-200 Advanced; the Boeing 757-200ER; and the Boeing MD-80. Since its founding, TransMeridian has safely carried well over one million passengers to over 150 destinations primarily within the United States, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.



User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

But hell

AIR FORCE ONE IS MUCH NICER!!!!


Of course, that's nothing new, but keep in mind that I'm paying for that, along with the rest of the American tax-payers here.



Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlineJblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

REVIEW OF KERRY'S PLANE NEXT ON CNN 7:42 PM EDT ANDERSON COOPER

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

(I'll re-post this with less-flamebait...happy sabena?)

That's the ugliest 757 I've ever seen in my life  Sad

Naw, he won't be riding Air Force One....more like this on his way home:


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DeltaGuy Big grin



User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2460 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Tracking Mr. "Heinz"....

------------------------------------
Transmeridian Airlines Flight 711 to Portland, OR
(PDX-Portland International Airport)

Airline Transmeridian Airlines
Flight Number 711
Departure City (Airport) Portland, OR (PDX)
Departure Time 05/25/2004 09:05 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Seattle, WA (BFI)
Arrival Time 05/25/2004 09:38 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 757-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Airline Transmeridian Airlines
Flight Number 711
Departure City (Airport) Washington, DC (DCA)
Departure Time 05/25/2004 10:34 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Portland, OR (PDX)
Arrival Time 05/25/2004 01:08 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 757-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
-------------------------

Look on the bright side- If Kerry is elected, maybe daughter Alexandra will wear "that" dress again at the inauguration ball...... woo woo!!  Big grin








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User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 955 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Rush Limbaugh has linked to one of the above photos in his John F'n Kerry Stack of Stuff at RushLimbaugh.com! Sorry, it's in the 24/7 stack so you have to be a subscriber to check it out.

I think the 757 is an ideal plane for a US presidential candidate. It has the range to fly anywhere in the US and can carry a good amount of people, be they campaign staffers or media.

A.net makes the 2004 Presidential race!

cheers, Ralph



Fly Douglas Jets DC-8 / DC-9 / DC-10 / MD80 / MD11 / MD90 / 717
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Also, the taxpayers do not pay for Air Force One while President Bush is on trips that are not considered official (state) business. Instead, Bush/Cheney 2004 pay the government for the use of AF1 to transport Bush to fundraisers.

Hopefully, I can make the run down to BED to see this plane (Kerry has been using BED when he comes back to the Boston area).

Jeff


User currently offlineAdh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

First, I am not a Bush supporter but it should be pointed out that the Bush Campaign actually has to pay the US Government to use Air Force One for campaigning. It is not an actual reimbursement but the amount equal to several first class seats on a regular airline. Obviously the president can't fly on a regular airline so he is forced to use Air Force One. This has been consistent with Reagan, Bush I and Clinton. When Hillary was campaigning for Senate she had to pay the government for use for aircraft to transport her to and from New York.

But the real question is: What is Ralph Nader flying?

Andrew


User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Ralph is either walking or driving a hybrid.


Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 955 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

>>Ralph is either walking or driving a hybrid<<

Neither, I drive a Saturn!  Insane

cheers, Ralph



Fly Douglas Jets DC-8 / DC-9 / DC-10 / MD80 / MD11 / MD90 / 717
User currently offlineLuv767s From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Will they repaint or add Kerry's running mate's name once he chooses one?


-"...never have I been a blue calm sea, I have always been a storm"
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

"Obviously the president can't fly on a regular airline..."

Not true, there is past precedence for a sitting president to have traveled on a scheduled airline flight (admittedly only once)...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Yup - Nixon flew on a scheduled flight (not sure which airline) to the West Coast.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Too bad Kerry didn't decide to use an Airbus. What a great scandal that would be, especially after Bush got flak for riding around in a Canadian bus.

hehehehe.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
25 Post contains links and images Tjwgrr : "But the real question is: What is Ralph Nader flying?" _________________________________ Ralph Nader's aircraft during a Pennsylvania campaign stop:
26 Post contains links Garnetpalmetto : Here we go. Nixon flew UA 55, a DC-10 from DC to LAX in 1973. http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1374484/4/
27 Jblake1 : Also, the taxpayers do not pay for Air Force One while President Bush is on trips that are not considered official (state) business. Instead, Bush/Che
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