Of course AF1 has an escape pod.
And the hose on a refueling boom is big enough to climb down on a ladder.
And isn't it amazing how much Harrison Ford looks like Bill Clinton. Yeah! and he looks like Bush too! And Calvin Coolidge.
I mean, have you ever seen Harrison Ford and Calvin Coolidge at the same time?
Thousands of Americans without ties to the White House or the 89th have had an opportunity to walk around and through the various presidential airplanes over the years. I was permitted to walk all over beneath 27000 once, and then was shown all through the interior. The guys are security conscious, but not particularly secretive. For sure the VC
-137 did not have any unexplained external hatches or doors. A pod would have required an opening.
An escape pod is not a very good idea. Escape pods, if you want to call them that do not have a particularly high success rate in the aircraft mentioned above. Even the more common ejection seats, where the occupant is in position, strapped to the thing at all times during flight, have a level of risk nearly as high as the emergency that would drive you to reach for the handles.
On the other hand, well-trained pilots do have a pretty good history of getting planes safely down in emergencies.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.