Bernie Sanders’ trip to Rome (there’s no airport in Vatican City, though there’s a heliport) was on a chartered Delta Boeing 767-332ER with 26 flat business class seats, 29 extra legroom economy seats, and 171 standard economy seats.
It’s worth noting that while Bernie Sanders charters from Delta, the Pope prefers American Airlines. While Papal infallibility only applies ex cathedra, promulgating official teachings of the Church, it’s interesting that his charter flight choices didn’t have persuasive power with the Bernie Sanders campaign. (In fact, Sanders has more in common with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee who has earned Delta Diamond.)
Sanders’ outbound trip was Delta flight 8878 from New York JFK to Rome Ciampino and his return the next day was Delta flight 8879 back from Rome Ciampino to New York Kennedy.
Yamiche Alcindor tweeted the menu from the flight.
Here’s the menu detail:
Other important View from the Wing election coverage:
- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s credit card debt
- Senator Marco Rubio’s carelessness with credit cards
- Governor Chris Christie’s $1 million in American Express travel spend
- Donald Trump’s travel businesses facing challenges as a result of his candidacy, the challenges he faced in the airline business, and his daughter’s tips for first class upgrades
- What Hillary Clinton thinks about travel and travel agents
[…] 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 […]