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Google Founders Can not Use Pentagon's Discounted Jet Fuel

The founders of Google had a contract according to which they could use Pentagon jet fuel at a slashed price for their private fleet of airplanes and helicopters. This was provided by H211 and NASA for their flights across the globe. But, since they misused their rights, the Pentagon has looked into the matter and they are being denied access to the jet fuel.

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Google Founders Can not Use Pentagon's Discounted Jet Fuel

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The founders of Google have their very own private jets for extensive air travel. Most of their business trips had been taking place thanks to a contract with NASA according to which they got jet fuel at a substantial discount

Thus Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt used this facility to the hilt. They enjoyed the luxury of cheap flights that took them here, there and everywhere. But it seems most of the trips were for non-governmental purposes. And so the Pentagon looked into the matter and decided that from now onwards they will not be getting any more jet fuel at a throwaway price.

Besides this the contract was ending. It will not be renewed and they will have to pay the same amount as the rest of the ordinary travelers of the world. The pact between Google and NASA began six years back. And in return for lending Google execs the subsidized jet fuel, NASA used the aircraft for research purposes. 

Basically, it was a lucky perk they were getting and now it is all over. The real company they dealt with for the dirt cheap fuel was the H211.  Meanwhile, Google has plans to begin the necessary construction of its personal airport.  

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