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Second invoice for Obama air travel; $2,466.22 for Shannon-Amman ride.

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Air Charter Team
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10015 N.W. Ambassador Drive, Suite 202
Kansas City, MO 64153
RECEIPT

Date: 7/28/2008
Invoice # OFP45876

Bill To:
lynn sweet (for Lynn Sweet)
1206 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045



DESCRIPTION AMOUNT

Obama For President Press Billing - Invoice: OFP45876

Jul 21 2008 Flight: EINN - AMM $2466.22

Invoice Total:
$2,466.22


Travel Expenses for Lynn Sweet - Chicago Sun-Times

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It would be good if you posted some context here. Is this an unusually high amount? My understanding is that it's standard procedure for news organizations to reimburse campaigns for travel with the campaign.

LYNN SWEET REPLY
context: It is always very expensive to travel on a campaign plane. It is standard procedure for news outlets to pay for their expenses.

Lynn-
I'm certain that it is customary (perhaps even the law) for campaigns to charge reporters the equivalent of a commercial flight. However, full commercial flights operate at a profit.
Do campaigns actually profit from trips such as this one?

TAKE IT OUT OF A PETTY CASH!
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My father and I are having an argument regarding the amount of air travel Obama has done since entering the White House and the amount President Bush did during his first and second terms. Where can I find the totals of air travel for the presidents?

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