LONDON - In a bid to help the environment, US President Joe Biden is taking a hot air balloon to the Queen's funeral in London. In a ballon dubbed Green One, the president began his journey early this morning and is accompanied by a fleet of hot air balloons with various secret service and support staff in tow.
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LONDON – In a bid to help the environment, US President Joe Biden is taking a hot air balloon to the Queen’s funeral in London. In a ballon dubbed Green One, the president began his journey early this morning and is accompanied by a fleet of hot air balloons with various secret service and support staff in tow.


After world leaders received instructions to avoid or minimize the use of private aircraft as they traveled in for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral United States President Joe Biden was happy to unveil a new form of environmentally-friendly presidential travel: a fleet of hot air balloons.

In a balloon dubbed Green One, the President is flying solo in his own balloon after he reminded everyone that he used to take a hot air balloon down from Deleware to DC throughout the eighties. Accompanying him in a fleet of separate balloons are various staffers, aides and secret service personnel as well as two F-18’s who plan to do circles around the balloon on the 45-day journey.

The president began the historic day by addressing a small crowd of staffers and aides. “For the first time in over 700 years, an American Vice President will traverse the Mediterannean Ocean, uh, Sea, in a hot air balloon. I am proud to make the trip for the Queen’s birthday.”

Upon arriving in London the president will rent a Lime e-scooter to zip over to the funeral proceedings.

Lee Ballou

Lee is the brains (but definitely not the looks) of The Takeoff Nap. When he's not complaining about upgrades he runs a few travel blogs, but this one is his favorite.

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  1. Fake news. It is true that over half of all US citizens applaud using renewable energy to get Biden to London. However, most citizens want to give him a good swift kick in the rear so that he can fly to the funeral by the seat of his pants to prove that flying with zero carbon emissions is achievable!

  2. Seriously, President Biden should use this to gain diplomatic advantage, albeit on a small scale. Small Commonwealth countries like St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, and Belize have little money. Invite them to Washington by flying them there then offer a connecting flight, Air Force One. Once there, let their embassies take care of them but give them a ride with Biden to the church instead of having them be bussed by London. Personal relationships are important. Let them remember how nice America was to them. This is not satire.

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