Business travelers are creatures of habit and develop certain preferences. I certainly do. When you’re a Senator running for President you have staff who enforce those preferences, and donors who will pay for them.
A new book reports on the ‘comfort memo’ Bernie Sanders’ staff put together outlining the Senator’s travel requirements when he was running for President.
- He likes suites that have bathtubs and his king bed must have “a down comforter or another blanket in the closet. He preferred that the extra blanket be dark blue, and made of cotton.”
- His room had to be 60 degrees which requires overriding the thermostat. Greta Thunberg would never!
- His room had to be stocked “with green tea with honey, Gatorade and assorted nuts.”
- Sanders grew fond of private jets, getting a “kick out of not worrying about being late for a flight that couldn’t take off without him.” Staff developed minimum standards for his private jet travel as well.
Here’s Bernie in first class. And by the way Bernie would keep you and many other people out of first class, because he’s proposed to end credit cards as we know them in a way that would eliminate rich rewards.
— Hank Thomas (@HankThomasDC) February 13, 2020
When Bernie Sanders was running for the Democratic nomination in 2016 he charted a Boeing 767 to meet the Pope. Dinner included herb crusted lamb and fine cheeses along with lobster sliders midflight. While the democratic socialist does fly coach, even North Korea’s Air Koryo has a business class.