CB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 4 Posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
Last week the president of Portugal flew on Continental Airlines from Newark(EWR)-Panama City(PTY) on a 737-800. My question is why would a president of any country want to fly with a paticular airline, I thought all presidents had their own private jet.
GUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
Nope,the Chinese president flies on an Air China 747-400,our Singapore president flies on First Class to any destination on SIA,and others like Abdulrahman Wahid of Indonesia,charter a Garuda aircraft.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
Queen Elizabeth and her people had onced traveled to China on a BA767-300 in the Union Jack Scheme. She also flew a 747-400 with the same paint scheme and one with the crown scheme(prior to world colors) Princess Diana traveled First class on a BA 747-200 and a few times on Virgin's A340s and on a 747-200
B744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1040 times:
When Queen Elizabeth II travelled to New ZEaland, she travelled on a NZ 744. They fitted out the entire first section for her, complete with double bed. The first some other passengers knew they would be travelling on the same flight as the Queen were the extra security checks involved when departing LHR.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 901 times:
The pope has so far flown on TWA's 727-200,747-100, L-1011 all specially reconfigured for him, his poeple and the press traviling with him. All the planes were in the Ichan era color scheme. I think the year was 1987 or later
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 895 times:
From my mom:
"In the mid 90's, President Fujimori of Peru (who resigned last week) boarded our NRT-PEK flight. He came with an entourage of military attaches. Very nice individual-easy to please. He signed a UA postcard for you, remember?" she said to me.
"The Tongan princess on my SFO-LHR flight a few months ago was returning to school over there, I believe."
"Matchbox 20 was also on the inagural SFO-FRA flight in Business with me..."
"Years ago, domestically, the Prime Minister from New Zealand flew with me between LAX and SFO," she said. "Before the Prime Minister boarded, we had agents with ouzi's (sp?) boarded the flight and checked out the cabin."
She added, "President Ford was a delight, having him on my flight from LAX-MCI- to...somewhere...with two sets (day and night) of secret service. When we stopped in MCI on our way to our final destination, quite a few FBI agents with two cars met the flight, whisked Ford down the jetway stairs, and just before departure from MCI for the final leg, Ford and his entourage were brought back aboard."
XNV From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 142 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 883 times:
Both the Pope and Queen Elizabeth have flown on NWT Air in the 1980's and 1990's in one of their 737-200's, chartered and configured in a 16J 77Y. It was probably the smallest airline in the world to boast that distinction.
Boesse From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 880 times:
Makes me sick to hear about all this xtra business arranged for presidents, PM or religious leaders - they are all payed for by taxpayers moneys - they are just mortals like all others. Why bother to give them special service priviliges. They can fly on any old commercial airliners like the rest of the people!
As for the Queen of of UK getting first class ection to her self:
Talk about "much ado for absolutely nothing!"