A $4 million vacation…

Separate flights, luxury hotels and plenty of golf… the price of Obama’s annual Hawaiian holiday soars

  • Obama’s Air Force One flight estimated at $3,271,611
  • Total travel costs for Hawaii holiday are $3,629,622
  • Housing comes to $151,200 and hotels at $72,216
  • Hawaii Reporter estimates total cost at $4,113,038
Mike O’Brien and Mark Duell
Daily Mail [UK]

19th December 2011

Barack Obama’s annual vacation in Hawaii this year is likely to be his most expensive ever – and the majority of it is being funded by the taxpayer.

The President will travel separately to his family this time because he wants resolve the payroll tax cut issue before leaving Washington D.C.

First Lady Michelle took their children this weekend in a flight that cost an extra $100,000 – and her husband’s round-trip journey will be $3,271,611.

The bill for the trip went up last week when Mrs Obama decided to take Sasha and Malia herself while her husband tries to save the U.S. economy.

His flight was estimated by the Hawaii Reporter as the largest expense of the holiday trip, which will cost more than $4million in total.

The U.S. Air Force calculates it costs $181,757 per flight hour to operate Air Force One.

Travel time direct from Washington D.C. to Hawaii is about nine hours, which gives a total of $3,271,611 there and back.

The article continues at the Daily Mail.

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