She is well known for being extravagant at the best of times.
She took the Al Gore approach to greenhouse gases, one passenger in a large plane is alot of greenhouse gas for one person, but hell, just like Al Gore, if it serves your purpose and someone else is paying for it then anything goes.
Given the fossil age nature of our Air force planes I would have though it would be more reliable and faster to take the Crown Limo and the driver she had on that little excursion through the South Island a few years back to get votes for the coming election.
Time would have been of the essence considering it was a grey power meeting she was going to.
c Political Animal 2008