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The recent Hawaii vacation taken by President Obama and his family has been officially documented as the most expensive in history. The fights alone will cost roughly $3.2 million. The total tab will run over $4 million.
The Airforce says that it costs $181,757 per flight to operate Airforce One. There is a nine hour flight to Hawaii if you fly direct, which runs $3,271,611 for a round trip. There is also an expensive cargo plane used to carry other presidential necessities, like limos, helicopters and other equipment.
There is a separate unit of Marines who fly with the president wherever he goes, costing $258,000. Finally, there is the cost of the Obama’s private residence on the island, which ran $3,500 per day.
The total cost of the Obama family trip is estimated to be $4,113,038.