WH confirms Mrs Obama was also in Los Angeles yesterday to tape appearance on "ELLEN," but did not fly either way with the Pres.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 13, 2015
President Obama takes AF1 to Los Angeles ($228K per hour of flight times) to appear on Jimmy Kimmel.
First lady Michelle Obama flies her plane to Los Angeles to appear on Ellen.
The flight from Washington D.C. to LAX is 4 Hours and 31 Minutes according to travelmath. That would put President Obama's cost (just for the flight) right at one million dollars.
Why would they take 2 flights? Most likely because first lady Michelle Obama didn't want to make a 3 hour stop in Phoenix on the way back.
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