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US NewsThe US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort

14:50  09 september  2019
14:50  09 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks where its crews stay overnight after it was revealed that crews had driven over 50 miles to stay at US President Donald Trump ' s own resort in Scotland , according to a report from Politico. Brigadier General Ed Thomas, the Air Force 's chief spokesman

The Air Force has ordered a review of all international layover stays following controversial visits by crew members at Donald Trump ' s Turnberry resort Over the weekend, it was reported that a US Air Force C-17 crew stayed at the Turnberry resort during a March refueling stop en route to Kuwait

The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort © AP Photo/Scott Heppell
  • The Air Force is reviewing its procedures for choosing hotels after revelations about a crew staying at a resort owned by US President Donald Trump.
  • The Air Force confirmed on Saturday that a C-17 crew had stayed Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland for a night in March during a refueling stop on a trip to Kuwait.
  • Turnberry is 54 miles from Prestwick Airport, where he refueling stop took place.
  • A spokesperson initially said the Air Force had done nothing improper and "used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews' allowable hotel rates."
  • But the Air Force said on Sunday that it would review if such stays are "advisable," even if they are technically allowed.
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The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks where its crews stay overnight after it was revealed that crews had driven over 50 miles to stay at US President Donald Trump's own resort in Scotland, according to a report from Politico.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart aboard Air Force One following the The C-17 crew ’s overnight stay at Trump ’ s Turnberry resort in Scotland earlier this year, first Therefore, we are reviewing all associated guidance." He added: “Even when USAF aircrews follow

Brigadier General Ed Thomas, the Air Force's chief spokesman, told Politico: "We are reviewing all associated guidance" after the publication reported that Air Force personnel had stayed at Trump's Turnberry resort, which is 54 miles from Prestwick Airport, where the planes were refueled.

Thomas told Politico that "initial reviews indicate that aircrew transiting through Scotland adhered to all guidance and procedures" but also conceded that "lodging at higher-end accommodations, even if within government rates, might be allowable but not advisable."

The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort © AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File

The Air Force said in a statement on Sunday that: "Air Force leadership directed Air Mobility Command to review all guidance pertaining to selection of airports and lodging accommodations during international travels," CNN reported.

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WASHINGTON — Back in 2014, soon after acquiring a golf resort in Scotland , Donald J. Trump entered a partnership with a struggling local An Air Force C-17 military transport plane was on its way from Alaska to Kuwait when it stopped at Prestwick overnight to refuel and give the crew a break.

The Air Force is ordering a review of its overnight stay location selection process after revelations that air crews had occasionally stayed at President Trump ' s Scotland resort while refueling , Politico.

The Air Force confirmed on Saturday that a C-17 crew had stayed at Trump's resort for a night in March during a refueling stop while flying to Kuwait.

Thomas denied to The New York Times that anything improper had occurred, and said that it had "used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews' allowable hotel rates."

He added that the 54-mile-trip from Prestwick Airport to Turnberry is "not a remarkable distance to travel to receive government rate lodging."

The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort © AP

The Trump property cost $136 a day, while a nearby Marriott cost $161. The spokesperson said that the Air Force's spending limit was $166, and said the crew used the Marriott on the return leg of the trip.

Politico also reported on Sunday that a unit of the Maine Air National Guard stayed at the resort in September 2018, according to a person familiar with the trip, an Instagram post, and a voucher that showed the crew's arrangements.

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TURNBERRY, Scotland — Air Force officers who have earned medals for their tours of duty can pick up At the Mercure Hotel in Ayr, a town 4 miles from the airport, a receptionist said the hotel While staying at Turnberry, the crews mostly stay on resort grounds. Aside from servers at the Balkenna

The Air Force says it appears nobody did anything wrong when an aircrew stayed overnight at President Donald Trump ' s resort in Scotland on The stop in March at Trump Turnberry, about 40 miles southwest of Glasgow, has been the subject of an ethics investigation by the House Oversight

The Air Force did not answer Politico's questions about that trip.

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The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort
The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort

A Trump Organization representative told The New York Times that military personnel have stayed at Turnberry a few times a year, and that the government was given a cheaper rate of around $100 per night.

The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump's luxury resort © Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Lieutenant General Jon Thomas, the deputy commander of the Air Force's Air Mobility Command, which will lead the probe, told Politico that it will look into whether or not staying in Trump's properties is a good idea, even if it does not violate any rules.

"What the chief is getting at is just because you can, we should also be asking ourselves the question about should," he said.

"And the question there is, as our crews are following all guidance and directives we also have to be sensitive to the possible perceptions that might be created on where they may stay."

The House Oversight and Reform Committee launched a probe in April into the military's use of the resort, looking at the military's increased use of the Prestwick airport, which is close to Trump's resort, compared to other airports, such as Ireland's Shannon airport, which were previously used more often.

The New York Times reported that the Department of Defense has made 259 stopovers in Prestwick airport so far this year, compared to 95 stopovers in 2015.

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