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Pope Francis recently visited the United States, visiting New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. As is the general tradition with papal travel, a carrier from the host country was selected to fly him around and then back home to the Vatican City (or more accurately, Rome, since the Vatican itself is smaller than an airport terminal). American Airlines got the assignment, and they’ve put together an interesting video about all of the work that goes into transforming a Boeing 777-200 into Shepherd One, the papal charter.
It’s cool seeing interviews with some of the lucky flight attendants and pilots who were selected for these flights with the Pope.
I actually just flew on American’s Boeing 777-200 3 cabin service in first class for the first time this week, so I’ll have a full review up soon. While the cabin is dated, the first class seats actually have some unique features that stand out from other products on the market. I hope that Pope Francis had as much fun playing with the various positions of the seat as I did.
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