DeeDee – Air Force One is a mini White House which means that much can be done on AF1 that is done in the Oval Office. Wars can be run from AF1 — but not all can be done on AF1.
The fiscal cliff crisis is one of those problems which can not be solved with one party on AF1.
It can only be resolved by the 3 leaders – The President, The Senate Majority Leader and the House Speaker - sitting in the same room, at the same table and talking…and probably talking for hours and maybe days.
This fiscal crisis can not be teleconferenced solved — this is old fashion talk among leaders, in the same room. (And yes, adds some elbow grease.)