Motorcade to AF1

Subject: Pool report No. 7 - Convention Ctr/Meet and Greet/AF1 Departure

President Obama left the Raffles Hotel for the airport at 530p, with the engines on the press buses straining to keep up. Motorcade route was cleared, except for police. Looked like pederstrians and drivers were being held about a hundred yards back on the intersecting streets. 

Motorcade entered airport at 540p and pulled up to AF1 at 542p. In addition to the two AF1 747s, three other 747s were parked nearby. One was Chinese. Pool was told others were Brunei and India.

Obama walked a red carpet to the stairs and, with a wave, was on board at 544p.

Josh Gerstein
Peter Baker
NY Times