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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?  
User currently offlineFlyPrivate From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 10272 times:

Do the Presidents Family Fly Commercial When not flying with the President??

ANyone have any Info??

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User currently offlineCOEWR787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 10203 times:

Definitely ETOPS  Big grin

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 10069 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  Smile )


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8270 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 10015 times:

The first lady flies Exec1F so I'd imagine the twins fly a USAF jet too.


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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6816 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 9938 times:

On my lap.



At least Jenna for certain.


 Smile


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 9926 times:

they could probably fly commercial, albeit with a relatively light secret service escort. probably more along the lines of an Air Force exec transport.


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User currently offlineMakeMinesLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 9923 times:

On a Bushmaster, with a bush pilot as the FO.  Wink

User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 9916 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.

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 9891 times:

I had Jenna as a passenger before her daddy resided at 1600. She flew DAL-LAX when American had Love Field service, the F100s with 56 first class seats.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 9856 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 2):
(not smart to use a pistol on a pressurized cylinder at 36000 Ft is it Smile )

There are bullets that do not punch holes. Also a small hole in the fuse is not really a huge problem unless you hit something vital like a hydraulic line or a pilot on the way out.



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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9736 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.


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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9665 times:

On any plane that has a wet bar...hehehe.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9667 times:

Quoting COEWR787 (Reply 1):
Definitely ETOPS Big grin

HAHA!

They fly commerically. They flew NWA from PIT to DTW or MSP (can't remember), and I'm sure they do that all the time.



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User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9642 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?

User currently offlineRIOJANEIRO From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9400 times:

I worked one of their flights from AUS-PHX-SJD on HP back last year when they were both seniors at UT-Austin.

They did travel w/ bodyguards for the trip to Cabo and were escorted from the rampside into the plane.


User currently offlineComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9348 times:

Quoting COEWR787 (Reply 1):
Definitely ETOPS  

You mean Airbus?


User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3013 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9159 times:

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.



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User currently offlineTrappedInMKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9149 times:

Quoting ComeAndGo (Reply 15):
Quoting COEWR787 (Reply 1):
Definitely ETOPS

You mean Airbus?

No, he means ETOPS. Extended TWIN-Engine Operations.

But to answer the original question, they fly drunk and scantily-clothed, so yeah, they probably fly WN.


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9020 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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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9000 times:

Quoting TrappedInMKG (Reply 17):
But to answer the original question, they fly drunk and scantily-clothed, so yeah, they probably fly WN.

As they laugh at the people paying 3X as much to fly legacy carriers  duck 



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8964 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.

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User currently offlineRIOJANEIRO From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8946 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.

User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8387 times:

I'm surprised no one has said this yet,

Was it me or were the twins the reason for the divert of a US Airways jet to pick them up because their US Airways flight was cut? Huge uproar over it if I recall correctly...

Thanks,

Matt



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8336 times:

Do they pay for the flights?

User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8245 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 23):
Do they pay for the flights?

Yes. They Do or Daddy does



Where did everybody go?
25 TWA902fly : yes i was going to say... how do they fly? probably drunk. '902
26 SATL382G : Not necessarily. When the Clintons went to Asia the backup aircraft staged to Hawaii and Chelsea and a bunch of friends went along for the ride. Clin
27 Post contains images Jasepl : On their brooms, of course!
28 SANSCOTT744 : When they fly a group of MENSA certified staff accompany them. Its a relief from the daily grind of not being intellectually challenged. They try to h
29 Post contains images FSPilot747 : How do they fly? Same way Bush did when he needed a lift. (zips up flame suit) FSP
30 Nycfuturepilot : The twins fly on chartered private jets.
31 KLMA330 : How do they Fly?? On a whack of Extacy! LOL
32 CitationJet : You must not have read Reply 10.
33 NYCFlyer : I was at Yale the same time Barbara was. She was a freshman when I was a senior. Chatted w/her for 30 seconds at a bar once, when we were both trying
34 FutureFO : On an Airplane. Sorry had to get that out. Sean from MCO and MKE
35 A999 : Wouldn`t Hooters Air be the appropriate airline???
36 Jeffinbwi : They fly Southwest's BWI to AUS nonstop quite often. Usually with two to three Secret Service Agents. Its pretty low key. None of the other passengers
37 Aa777jr : I've seen both girls at AUS, so I'm assuming they fly as regular passengers. I doubt even they would have an escort visible. I saw Barb shopping at a
38 Crjonbeez : i'm sure they don't fly private all the time, but we had cheney come in to SBN last year on AF2 and one of his daughters came in a few hours later on
39 RJpieces : HEB?
40 Aa777jr : HEB is a grocery store chain in Texas. She graduated from Yale and has plans of becoming a teacher in the Round Rock or Austin School district accordi
41 UPSMD11 : Quoting PROSA: As they laugh at the people paying 3X as much to fly legacy carriers I often fly between SDF and CHI (usually ORD). WN flies SDF - (CHI
42 Argonaut : No, I think he meant Airbush.
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