How the candidates travel

Fundrace.org has compiled date on each of the president candidates’ choice of airline and hotel.

The most prolific hotel spender in Al Sharpton, who prefers the Four Seasons and runs up an average bill of $3598.

George W. Bush prefers Marriott, running up an average bill of $1342. Howard Dean is also a frequent Marriott guest, though he presumably isn’t racking up as many points as his average bill is just $176. Kucinich, Edwards, and Lieberman are all Holiday Inn men.

The single largest hotel bill, though, belongs to Bush — he spent $132,500 at a Sheraton in Manhattan on July 1.

Bush and Dean also have the same taste in air travel, with each campaign running up over 100 bills with United.

Kucinich, Clark, Edwards, and Lieberman all favor Southwest.

Of course the highest bills are all from private flights — except for Dennis Kucinich’s first class ticket on United.

(Based on available data on February 22, 2004.)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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