Oh Google Isn’t In The Government’s Pocket?
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin may have to dig deeper to operate their fleet of private jets, after the U.S. Department of Defense ended a little-known arrangement that for years allowed the tech billionaires to travel on sharply discounted jet fuel bought from the Pentagon.
The “arrangement” arises because Moffett field, which is a government facility and does not allow most private traffic, allowed Google’s founders to use a circuitous route to base jets there. A little LLC that represents the jets was given permission — which allows them access to the heavily discounted fuel.
And fuel, my friends, is the largest single operating expense for a jet aircraft.
This has been going on since 2007, by the way.
Hoh hoh hoh.