Secretary Rice was in New York City Monday, December 15 to Tuesday, December 16.
How does Secretary Rice travel to all the countries she visits? Who goes with her? What does she do en route to her various stops?
Time is valuable when you are the Secretary of State. Secretary Rice uses her airplane as a mobile office while she is en route to her destination. She has a core group that travels with her. Members of the press also travel with her and she often gives remarks to the press while in the air. At times, foreign dignitaries travel on the Secretary's plane also.
The Secretary's plane is a reconfigured U.S. Air Force Boeing 757 that is outfitted with a cabin for the Secretary, seats for the staff, and security and a communications section for continuous information anywhere in the world.
As Secretary of State:
Total Travel Time: 2,252.94 hours (93.87 days)
Total Countries Visited: 85
Total Trips Taken: 86
Countries Visited and Mileage: 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008
Figures as of January 9, 2009.
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Links to photo galleries are included on the Trip Page for each trip, when available. The latest photos are from Secretary Rice 's travel to Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, and Egypt