Leah.

nprontheroad:

Flying on Air Force One is kind of like flying first class (something I’ve been lucky enough to do twice thanks to accidental airline upgrades). There are real glasses and real silverware. And in the press area, when you board there are baskets of candy/snacks and fruit to munch on.    The news organizations do pay for our seats on Air Force One, so these perks aren’t free. And they aren’t even really for us. The journalists are there to cover the leader of the free world, stay connected to the seat of power in these difficult times (you never know when news might break out) or simply to document it if the president stumbles on the steps. 
Perhaps the best part, no one scolds you about wearing your seatbelt or forces you to turn off your laptop for takeoff and landing. 
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nprontheroad:

Flying on Air Force One is kind of like flying first class (something I’ve been lucky enough to do twice thanks to accidental airline upgrades). There are real glasses and real silverware. And in the press area, when you board there are baskets of candy/snacks and fruit to munch on. 
 
The news organizations do pay for our seats on Air Force One, so these perks aren’t free. And they aren’t even really for us. The journalists are there to cover the leader of the free world, stay connected to the seat of power in these difficult times (you never know when news might break out) or simply to document it if the president stumbles on the steps. 

Perhaps the best part, no one scolds you about wearing your seatbelt or forces you to turn off your laptop for takeoff and landing.