|Quoting dl767captain (Reply 2):|
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
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.
I might point out the US Senate is not in secession, they are on their 4th of July vacation break. So this is not a time critical issue.