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Air Force Airlines: How Top U.S. Officials Fly (VIDEO)

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Cramped seating, dubious food, sometimes standoffish flight attendants -- such is the experience typical Americans have come to expect while flying. But, that's not the case if your name is, say, Joe Biden or Hilary Clinton. There's an exclusive airline for that.

That's where the Air Force comes in, with its own fleet of aircraft to get top officials from point A to B in style. There are no economy class seats or plastic cutlery here. Rather, the VPOTUS can get his work done in a professional office, take a nap in a pull-out couch and dine on a restaurant-quality meal -- preparation of which is overseen, of course, by a French-trained, professional chef to the stars.

Oh, and those flight attendants, they're from a special Air Force division and are specifically trained for these transport missions.

[The National Geographic Channel headed inside Air Force One with President Obama back in 2009.]

Watch the video above for an inside look at what it takes to get these VIP guests up in the air, and just how much more fabulous their rides are.

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