Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10204 times:
I would have thought they might have their own private jet like a learjet or something. If they do fly commercial they would be surrounded by officials and probably have the back of the plane to themselves or if on a 744 on the upstairs with government officials around with some sort of weapon (not smart to use a pistol on a pressurized cylinder at 36000 Ft is it )
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
TxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10051 times:
Back when George W Bush was still governor of Texas his momma, Barbara Bush, was a frequent site out at Houston Hobby, catching a Southwest flight up to Austin. I would imagine the girls flew them to see their grandparents from time to time.
AAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9871 times:
Presidential children fly commercial unless traveling with the family of course.. The Bush daughters have flown AA and US several times out of DCA. They made the news a few months back when their US flight got stranded in some part of upstate New York and US flew another flight over from Boston maybe to make an unscheduled stop and pick up the stranded passengers with the Bush daughters being 2 of them. Back when I was with HMX 1 during Clinton's second term I can recall Chelsey flying commercial several times with a 3 to 4 agent detail.
Petazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9777 times:
I am sure they fly commercial flights with a small SS detail with them (2-3 agents). Chelsea (I used to know her when she was the the White House), normally traveled with 2 agents when cruising around DC. Being on a commercial airliners is a pretty controlled environment. Everyone will have been screened. Additionally, where are they going to run off to?
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9155 times:
Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 2): (not smart to use a pistol on a pressurized cylinder at 36000 Ft is it
Ever watch Mythbusters on Discovery channel? They showed that a .40cal bullet isn't a problem for an aircraft at altitude. Tested on an ex-Hawaiian DC-9.
Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 10): They made the news a few months back when their US flight got stranded in some part of upstate New York and US flew another flight over from Boston maybe to make an unscheduled stop and pick up the stranded passengers with the Bush daughters being 2 of them.
Yes, and it was discussed ad-nauseum by this board. Personally, I think it was stupid on US's part, but then you don't want to piss-off the Prez when your survival is based on the whims of the Federal Government.
Quoting Brons2 (Reply 16): Quoting RIOJANEIRO (Reply 14):
I worked one of their flights from AUS-PHX-SJD on HP back last year when they were both seniors at UT-Austin.
Barbara attended Yale.
Yeah, and I'm not 100% certain, but I think Jenna went to A&M, but I could have them mixed up.
Quoting TrappedInMKG (Reply 17): But to answer the original question, they fly drunk and scantily-clothed, so yeah, they probably fly WN.
Wow... Limousine Liberal, are we?
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Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9099 times:
Quoting Elwood64151 (Reply 18): Yeah, and I'm not 100% certain, but I think Jenna went to A&M, but I could have them mixed up
No, she attended The University of Texas as did her uncle Jeb, her mom for her MLS, and cousin George P (George just finished law school)
For one official function they did get picked up in a C-21. Jenna had a secret service agent outside/inside at all of her UT classes. On Sept 11th, the guy came in and got her out of class very fast-at least according to my friend in the class with her.
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
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RIOJANEIRO From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9081 times:
Jenna Bush attended UT-Austin; I'm certain, as she graduated w/ her undergrad the same year that I graduated from there (2004). As for Barbara, not sure, but all I do remember is both girls got on the plane in Austin inroute to Cabo for Spring Break vacations.