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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 1:35 am

Do the Presidents Family Fly Commercial When not flying with the President??

ANyone have any Info??
 
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 2:00 am

Definitely ETOPS  Big grin
 
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 3:07 am

I would have thought they might have their own private jet like a learjet or something. If they do fly commercial they would be surrounded by officials and probably have the back of the plane to themselves or if on a 744 on the upstairs with government officials around with some sort of weapon (not smart to use a pistol on a pressurized cylinder at 36000 Ft is it  Smile )
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 3:18 am

The first lady flies Exec1F so I'd imagine the twins fly a USAF jet too.
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 3:40 am

On my lap.



At least Jenna for certain.


 Smile
 
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 3:41 am

they could probably fly commercial, albeit with a relatively light secret service escort. probably more along the lines of an Air Force exec transport.
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 3:41 am

On a Bushmaster, with a bush pilot as the FO.  Wink
 
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 3:44 am

Back when George W Bush was still governor of Texas his momma, Barbara Bush, was a frequent site out at Houston Hobby, catching a Southwest flight up to Austin. I would imagine the girls flew them to see their grandparents from time to time.
 
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 3:47 am

I had Jenna as a passenger before her daddy resided at 1600. She flew DAL-LAX when American had Love Field service, the F100s with 56 first class seats.
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 3:52 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 2):
(not smart to use a pistol on a pressurized cylinder at 36000 Ft is it Smile )

There are bullets that do not punch holes. Also a small hole in the fuse is not really a huge problem unless you hit something vital like a hydraulic line or a pilot on the way out.
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 4:28 am

Presidential children fly commercial unless traveling with the family of course.. The Bush daughters have flown AA and US several times out of DCA. They made the news a few months back when their US flight got stranded in some part of upstate New York and US flew another flight over from Boston maybe to make an unscheduled stop and pick up the stranded passengers with the Bush daughters being 2 of them. Back when I was with HMX 1 during Clinton's second term I can recall Chelsey flying commercial several times with a 3 to 4 agent detail.
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 4:44 am

On any plane that has a wet bar...hehehe.
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 4:46 am

Quoting COEWR787 (Reply 1):
Definitely ETOPS Big grin

HAHA!

They fly commerically. They flew NWA from PIT to DTW or MSP (can't remember), and I'm sure they do that all the time.
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 4:49 am

I am sure they fly commercial flights with a small SS detail with them (2-3 agents). Chelsea (I used to know her when she was the the White House), normally traveled with 2 agents when cruising around DC. Being on a commercial airliners is a pretty controlled environment. Everyone will have been screened. Additionally, where are they going to run off to?
 
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 8:07 am

I worked one of their flights from AUS-PHX-SJD on HP back last year when they were both seniors at UT-Austin.

They did travel w/ bodyguards for the trip to Cabo and were escorted from the rampside into the plane.
 
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How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 8:24 am

Quoting COEWR787 (Reply 1):
Definitely ETOPS  

You mean Airbus?
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 10:41 am

Quoting RIOJANEIRO (Reply 14):
I worked one of their flights from AUS-PHX-SJD on HP back last year when they were both seniors at UT-Austin.

Barbara attended Yale.
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 10:43 am

Quoting ComeAndGo (Reply 15):
Quoting COEWR787 (Reply 1):
Definitely ETOPS

You mean Airbus?

No, he means ETOPS. Extended TWIN-Engine Operations.

But to answer the original question, they fly drunk and scantily-clothed, so yeah, they probably fly WN.
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 11:57 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 2):
(not smart to use a pistol on a pressurized cylinder at 36000 Ft is it

Ever watch Mythbusters on Discovery channel? They showed that a .40cal bullet isn't a problem for an aircraft at altitude. Tested on an ex-Hawaiian DC-9.

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 10):
They made the news a few months back when their US flight got stranded in some part of upstate New York and US flew another flight over from Boston maybe to make an unscheduled stop and pick up the stranded passengers with the Bush daughters being 2 of them.

Yes, and it was discussed ad-nauseum by this board. Personally, I think it was stupid on US's part, but then you don't want to piss-off the Prez when your survival is based on the whims of the Federal Government.

Quoting Brons2 (Reply 16):
Quoting RIOJANEIRO (Reply 14):
I worked one of their flights from AUS-PHX-SJD on HP back last year when they were both seniors at UT-Austin.

Barbara attended Yale.

Yeah, and I'm not 100% certain, but I think Jenna went to A&M, but I could have them mixed up.

Quoting TrappedInMKG (Reply 17):
But to answer the original question, they fly drunk and scantily-clothed, so yeah, they probably fly WN.

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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 12:01 pm

Quoting TrappedInMKG (Reply 17):
But to answer the original question, they fly drunk and scantily-clothed, so yeah, they probably fly WN.

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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 12:10 pm

Quoting Elwood64151 (Reply 18):
Yeah, and I'm not 100% certain, but I think Jenna went to A&M, but I could have them mixed up

No, she attended The University of Texas as did her uncle Jeb, her mom for her MLS, and cousin George P (George just finished law school)


For one official function they did get picked up in a C-21. Jenna had a secret service agent outside/inside at all of her UT classes. On Sept 11th, the guy came in and got her out of class very fast-at least according to my friend in the class with her.

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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 12:13 pm

Jenna Bush attended UT-Austin; I'm certain, as she graduated w/ her undergrad the same year that I graduated from there (2004). As for Barbara, not sure, but all I do remember is both girls got on the plane in Austin inroute to Cabo for Spring Break vacations.
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 2:12 pm

I'm surprised no one has said this yet,

Was it me or were the twins the reason for the divert of a US Airways jet to pick them up because their US Airways flight was cut? Huge uproar over it if I recall correctly...

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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 2:21 pm

Do they pay for the flights?
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 2:34 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 23):
Do they pay for the flights?

Yes. They Do or Daddy does
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 3:05 pm

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 11):
On any plane that has a wet bar...hehehe.

yes i was going to say... how do they fly? probably drunk.

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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 10:38 pm

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 10):
Presidential children fly commercial unless traveling with the family of course..

Not necessarily. When the Clintons went to Asia the backup aircraft staged to Hawaii and Chelsea and a bunch of friends went along for the ride. Clinton vacationed in Hawaii after the trip and they all flew home together.
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 10:55 pm

On their brooms, of course!  Wink
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 10:56 pm

When they fly a group of MENSA certified staff accompany them. Its a relief from the daily grind of not being intellectually challenged. They try to have their dad fly with them when he can in the hopes that it will all rub off
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Tue May 10, 2005 11:06 pm

How do they fly? Same way Bush did when he needed a lift.




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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 2:02 am

The twins fly on chartered private jets.
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 2:04 am

How do they Fly?? On a whack of Extacy! LOL
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 2:55 am

Quoting UA777222 (Reply 22):
I'm surprised no one has said this yet,

Was it me or were the twins the reason for the divert of a US Airways jet to pick them up because their US Airways flight was cut? Huge uproar over it if I recall correctly...

You must not have read Reply 10.
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 3:21 am

Quoting RIOJANEIRO (Reply 21):
As for Barbara, not sure, but all I do remember is both girls got on the plane in Austin inroute to Cabo for Spring Break vacations.

I was at Yale the same time Barbara was. She was a freshman when I was a senior. Chatted w/her for 30 seconds at a bar once, when we were both trying to get the bartender's attention. She was underage at the time, of course.
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 3:45 am

On an Airplane.


Sorry had to get that out.


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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 4:00 am

Wouldn`t Hooters Air be the appropriate airline???
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 9:08 am

They fly Southwest's BWI to AUS nonstop quite often. Usually with two to three Secret Service Agents. Its pretty low key. None of the other passengers are aware anything is happening.
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 9:13 am

I've seen both girls at AUS, so I'm assuming they fly as regular passengers. I doubt even they would have an escort visible. I saw Barb shopping at a HEB late night with no one following her...so the flying has to be more of the same.

Does anyone know the correct answer? I got bored reading all the stupid remarks about the girls flying in peoples laps or whatever else...

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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 12:52 pm

i'm sure they don't fly private all the time, but we had cheney come in to SBN last year on AF2 and one of his daughters came in a few hours later on a united states government G5
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Wed May 11, 2005 12:58 pm

Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 37):
I saw Barb shopping at a HEB late night

HEB?
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Thu May 12, 2005 12:43 am

HEB is a grocery store chain in Texas. She graduated from Yale and has plans of becoming a teacher in the Round Rock or Austin School district according to reports.

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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Thu May 12, 2005 3:58 am

Quoting PROSA: As they laugh at the people paying 3X as much to fly legacy carriers


I often fly between SDF and CHI (usually ORD). WN flies SDF - (CHI) MDW and I usually get a less expensive fare on AA or UA on the route.

WN has leveled the playing field and caused the legacy carriers to be more competetive on many routes.

Not to get off topic though...

I can remember Barbara Bush flying US while she was 1st lady... Big news event and everything.
 
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RE: How Do The Bush Twins Fly?

Thu May 12, 2005 4:29 am

Quoting TrappedInMKG (Reply 17):
You mean Airbus?

No, he means ETOPS. Extended TWIN-Engine Operations.

No, I think he meant Airbush.
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