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President On Continental?  
User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Posted (15 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1544 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.


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User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1485 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.


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1472 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

User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week ago) and read 1457 times:

Well the Head Honcho in Australia utilises a couple of Falcon 900s or, when they are not breaking down, one of two 707 VIP transports.

These will be replaced by Boeing BBJs and, I think, Gulfstream VIP, on a contract with QF.

User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1426 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.

User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 827 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Apparently when the Queen come to NZ on Air NZ, just did it as a publicity stunt as the British Papers at the time were critising her spending habits.

But, at least she flew our flag carrier

God Save the Queen and all that



User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4591 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (15 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

I flew from Atlanta to Zurich last year on Swissair, and one row in front of me was former US President Jimmy Carter, with a body guard.

User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Thanks everyone for your comments!!!!!!


User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (15 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Don't forget that when he comes to the US, the Pope often flies TWA.

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1287 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

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (15 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1281 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."

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

User currently offlineXNV From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (15 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1269 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.

User currently offlineBoesse From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1266 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!"

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