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Donald Trump talks about his new private jet

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Donald Trump is trading in his aging Boeing 727 for a gently used 757, a hand-me-down from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.   Business Jet Traveler has an amusing interview with him talking about it.  It was certainly time for an upgrade, as the 727 is now 43 years old.  Ironically, and I swear I’m not making this up, Trump’s first wife, Ivana, was also 43 years old when he traded her in on a newer model (literally, a model).

Trump is still the undisputed king of superlatives.  For one thing, he chose the 757 for it’s great looks: “I always felt the [Boeing] 757 was the best looking of all the commercial planes. I like the sleekness, the lines.  I’m a very aesthetic person.”  That the Donald is an aesthetic person is, of course, obvious to anyone who considers the art form to which he has elevated the once lowly comb-over.

As for the avionics and entertainment systems, “top, top, top of the line. This is Paul Allen’s plane from Microsoft, so it is wired for unbelievable things.”  Most  non-billionaires  probably don’t even know there is a “top, top, top” of the line to be had, instead settling for the merely “top” of the line aircraft accessories.  Also, I’d be lying if I said my curiosity wasn’t piqued as to what the “unbelievable things” might include.

Trump’s new plane will have about 28 seats plus two bedrooms, and more gold plating than a more tasteful less aesthetic person could imagine.

The Daily Mail also has a piece on the new plane, plus the pictures of the old and new planes shown here.

Donald Trump's old 727

Donald Trump's old 727

Donald Trump's new 757

Donald Trump's new private jet , a Boeing 757 purchased from Paul Allen. Note the sleekness.

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Personally, I think the old 727 looks great, but then it’s only through force of will that I’ve kept from buying a Jetstar, so I obviously like the older jets.


Written by mojofinance

June 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm

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