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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Obama has made an unscheduled stop in Baghdad.

Interesting addition to his trip.


http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/07/obama/index.html

[Edited 2009-04-07 06:53:38]

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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

I figured this might happen. Turkey is right there...and it sort of plays into his last stop on his Europe tour.

Question though:

On this flight, I assume there are press affiliates on board of AF1 and possibly other planes that are flying the press.

1. Does anyone know what aircraft the press are flying on besides AF1, or if the press was on AF1 at all? IF there is a press plane, does it get the same security into Iraq as AF1 and notifications prior to departure? I assume somewhat soon, as fuel needs to be considered.

2. It seems that one CNN correspondent said that when they departed Turkey, the official schedule said they were flying back to DC, however, the plane turned SE and headed to Iraq. At what point in time does one alert the press that the President is going to Iraq and what is protocol for reporters if they are onboard AF1 or the press plane?



UAL

[Edited 2009-04-07 07:10:58]

User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3018 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1541 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
Does anyone know what aircraft the press are flying on besides AF1

When they were in London, there was a chartered UA 777 at Stansted...

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15809 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1528 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
IF there is a press plane, does it get the same security into Iraq as AF1 and notifications prior to departure?

The press plane may not go to Iraq with the President. If it did, I doubt that they would tell any of the passengers, at least before takeoff.

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
At what point in time does one alert the press that the President is going to Iraq

When he lands, preferably after he takes off, but that would be next to impossible to pull off.

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
protocol for reporters if they are onboard AF1 or the press plane?

I have no way of knowing. In fact this is a WAG but probably they will file their reports on the outgoing flight.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently onlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1635 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1515 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
2. It seems that one CNN correspondent said that when they departed Turkey, the official schedule said they were flying back to DC, however, the plane turned SE and headed to Iraq. At what point in time does one alert the press that the President is going to Iraq and what is protocol for reporters if they are onboard AF1 or the press plane?

If I remember correctly (and I'm recalling Bush's suprise Thanksgiving visit to Iraq)...any members of the press that go, have their phones temporaily confiscated, and are not allowed to file any type of story until given the okay by the Secret Service. It seems as though things are being done slightly differently now.

Marc


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Well done President Obama! Visiting your troops in Iraq is a very good move. A big morale booster too.

 bigthumbsup 


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