MARCH 17, 2015
President Obama and Michelle Obama took separate flights to Los Angeles on Thursday last week to appear on two different shows–Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen Degeneres Show. President Obama’s flight costed American taxpayers $2 million. From a 2014 FOIA request, Judicial Watch uncovered that American taxpayers are billed $206,337 for each hour that President Obama travels in Air Force One. Read more about that here.
Below is a quote from the article providing more detail about this number Judicial Watch uncovered:
A 2014 FOIA request to the Air Force from watchdog group Judicial Watch found that the cost per flying hour for Air Force One is $206,337. Cost per flying hour includes “fuel, flight consumables, depot level repairables, aircraft overhaul, and engine overhaul.” At that rate, the President’s flight to Los Angeles, which clocked in at just under five hours, cost over $1 million.