Obama's high-class staff prefers economy class travel

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New York, Nov 17 : While President-elect Barack Obama is all set to take the highest office in the United States, his team still prefers to travel in the economy class.

Obama's chief-of-staff, Rahm Emanuel was spotted travelling on a US Airways flight from Chicago to DC on Nov 13.

The man, considered Obama's right hand, had many passengers gaping at him with surprise.

"He was in a suit, multitasking with a BlackBerry in one hand, mobile phone in the other, reading the Wall Street Journal, and went straight to an article on Sarah Palin," The New York Post quoted a source as saying.

The source also said that Emanuel, who traveled with one assistant, said into his phone, "Who would you choose? . . . As long as you've got my back!"

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