Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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As I noted earlier, I am of the opinion that all politicians should fly commercial. About ten years ago I got to sit with a CT Senator once, but gave up my seat at his request to let his staffer sit with him, flying from Hartford to Washington. So, I know they used to do it. Same with House Representatives members from CT back then.
However, if you have the costs for operating a Gulfstream G500 or G550 to compare to operating costs for a Boeing 737-300 or 400 it would be interesting to understand the differences. I believe the Gulfstream G500 and G550 have the range, but possibly not the capacity to handle the staff of the Speaker of the House, and a representative cross section of the press. I doubt any of you conservatives would be happy to see Faux News excluded from her desire to do business in the open just because there aren't enough seats on the luxury corporate jet she leased.
Actually these days I doubt many Senators and Congressment use commercial air lines. I would guess chartering a private jet is accepted practice for most Senators, Congressmen and staff. Jim