When buying my manure spreaders, I always try to estimate how much feces will be flying so I know how big a spreader to buy. Let's take little miss piglets Spanish jaunt as a measure of cost accounting and manure estimation. Never mind the Chicago mafia estimates of $500,000 costs, let's see much much manure was really spread. Hey, the girl has not made a decent vacation in two months - give her a break.
I am sure the Presidential 747 uses more than a regular 747 which uses say 36,000 gallons of fuel on a 10 Hour Flight. At $6.00 a gallon that's $216,000.00 for fuel on a one-way flight. So it's $432,000.00 for a round trip flight. When you combine all the C5 Transport planes for the Limos, Suburbans, Secret Service Vehicles you end up with a fleet of at least 10-15 planes for this entourage. On top of that there are Re-Fueling planes following, F15 & F18 / Raptor Fighter Jets following, an Aircraft Carrier Close by and other classified protection measures. OK guys what did I miss here. I would say the dollar Figure is closer to $20 million. My tractor can't spread that much c rap.