Donald Trump buys 757 jet

Feb. 23, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Palm Beach, Fla., resident Donald Trump says he upgraded his personal air transport, replacing his Boeing 727 jet with a 757 model twice the size.

The real estate tycoon shelled out $100 million to buy the jet from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and wouldn't say whether the jumbo business jet would have the gold-plated luxury appointments of the 727, The Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday.

"I bought a great airplane," Trump said. "It's being retrofitted and will be in service in about a month."

The Post says the plane's size will be handy for cross-country trips if Trump decides to run for president on the Republican ticket. He says he will make that decision in June.

Meanwhile, he did say the jet offers a kind of gift to his neighbors.

"It's one of the quietest airplanes there is," Trump said. "I did that for the benefit of Palm Beach."

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