- The Washington Times - Monday, September 7, 2015

No wonder Donald Trump arrives at his many campaign stops looking tanned, rested, freshly coiffed and cheerful. It might have much to do with that personal Boeing 757 of his, emblazoned with the bold Trump logo and full of swell amenities.

Originally able to carry 239 passengers, the aircraft has been reconfigured to accommodate just 43 in over-sized ivory leather seats, each with its own entertainment unit. Mr. Trump considers the jet to be an extension of the Trump “brand.” It can fly up to 16 hours straight, and reach speeds of 500 mph.

The sleek interior is done up in an ecru and white color palette, accented by dark natural woods. Among other things, there are two bedrooms with luxury linens and gold silk wall coverings, a master bath with shower and full kitchen with custom cabinetry. A 57-inch TV with state of the art sound system plus instant access to 1,000 movies stands at the ready. Pillows embroidered with the Trump family crest are leisurely strewn about the cabin; both seat belt buckles and bath faucets are 24-karat gold plated, along with other metal surfaces.

The aircraft has been named one of the nation’s “mighty planes” by the Smithsonian Channel.

“It’s like living in a beautiful home,” Mr. Trump told the Wall Street Journal. “The advantage is that I’m able to fly nicely, quickly and on time.”

Find Mr. Trump’s own video guide to his jet, already viewed by close to 6 million curious fans, here

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The Republican hopeful actually has an airborne fleet, meanwhile: the 757, plus a Cessna Citation X — a long range, 72-foot business jet — and three Sikorsky helicopters. The two jets logged 71 campaign-related flights between April 1 and Aug. 31, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Federal Aviation Administration flight records. Those flights included 26 stops at airports serving Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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