Why are senior officials allowed to fly on government plans in the first place? Everyone else must fly commercial or fly in their own plane if they are wealthy enough to own one. It’s an outrageous waste of taxpayer money for them to fly in government planes. I don’t know the figures but I would imagine that flying in a government plane has to cost thousands of dollars per hour to operate! Save the money and fly coach like the rest of federal Employees! If they want to fly 1st class they can pay the difference!!!