donniecs From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 75 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2923 times:
One would think that there would be a more efficient use of our tax payers money but defiantly not at that level and not yet. I've done a ADW-BWI-ADW mission back in the day with a C-37B and a lot of our flights out of RMS where even worse.
let's be real here, if you were a senator would you honestly take a bus?
Those planes aren't like commercial planes where they can carry 100 passengers or so, they are outfitted like business jets so it takes a few more planes.
It would have been one thing if they chartered a commerical jet to take all the Senators on one airplane, then the C-32A, C-40B, or C-37A for AF-1, but they used some 9 different airplanes, not counting AF-1. It would be interesting to find out the total cost of this 258 nm, 34 minute trip from ADW-CRW.