The President current jet sets around the world in Air Force One, a Boeing 747-200B that can refuel in midair, has in excess of 4,000 square feet on three levels, and includes an office, a conference room, medical suite, two galleys capable of feeding 100 people, plus quarters for the president’s staff, press, and guests. Most of us would be thrilled to fly around the world in this bad boy.
But the Air Force says the President needs a new plane, so they’re dropping $367 million (before upgrades) on a Boeing 747-8. The 4,786 square foot Boeing 747-8 is the longest and second largest airplane ever built, and it’s able to fly 8,000 nautical miles at a clip. Business Insider calls the plane a “palace in the sky.” The interiors are glossy and gorgeous, including leather couches, big screen TVs, top-of-the-line side tables, a regal state room that would make the MGM Grand envious, a huge office, and a conference room.
Greenpoint Technologies is a company that specializes in customizing these large scale conversions for high end clients and Heads-of-State, and these photos from them will give you an idea of the absolute opulence that the President will soon be flying in, while you’re stuck in a middle seat in Coach.