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Air Force One Costs Taxpayers More Than $60K An Hour...

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:43 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 12:55 PM ET

In 2004, before fuel prices skyrocketed, the Air Force estimated that it cost $56,800 per hour to operate Air Force One.

Which means that President Bush's quick 22-minute flight from Philadelphia back home to Washington last week probably cost taxpayers about $30,000, give or take a thousand.

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Filed by Katharine Zaleski  |