On his “personal” trips Holder uses the FBI’s Gulfstream V, which costs between $15,000-$50,000 per trip and is only required to reimburse the taxpayers for the cost of a coach seat on a commercial airline, which comes out to just a few hundred dollars.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder took 62 out-of-town trips in fiscal year 2011 at a cost of at least $1.45 million, according to a set of disclosures sent to Bloomberg News.
Holder’s travel during the period included an April 2011 trip to Las Vegas, marked business and personal, that cost $46,358. Nine other trips, including visits to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Miami, were labeled “personal,” and cost a combined $169,502. He took an $83,002 flight to Krakow, Poland, to attend the G-6 summit.
Flight costs for seven trips, including journeys to China, Hawaii and Brussels, weren’t provided.