To ensure his safety while traveling from Washington, DC to Delaware on Tuesday only for the purpose of voting, President Joe Biden utilized Air Force One, two motorcades, and the local police force.
Biden made the trip to vote in person, telling reporters on Tuesday that he was boarding Air Force One simply “to vote.” In contrast, presidents typically vote absentee ballots to avoid the cost of traveling to their home states to cast their ballots, but Biden made the trip to cast his ballot in person.
Although the precise cost of Vice President Biden’s journey to Delaware is unknown, the Air Force disclosed in 2014 that the average cost per flying hour (CPFH) of the Presidential Boeing 747 was $206,337. This number is based on the number of hours the plane spent in the air. According to Bloomberg, however, Biden traveled on a variant of AF1 that was far smaller and was a Boeing 757.
According to some estimates, the expense of travel for the President of the United States is around $2,600 every minute on average.