"Prince Charles was accused of hypocrisy last night for using a private jet on an 'environmental' tour of South America. The prince will travel to the region next month in a visit costing an estimated £300,000 as part of his crusade against global warming. He will use a luxury airliner to transport himself"well what do you want him to do, ride 'Coach'?? C'mon -- he's the ruddy Prince of England you great git!! He can't just go up the the British Airways counter and buy a ticket for the next flight down there now can he?
With everything in termoil down there he needs to be able to get out of there at a moments notice -- the Royal plane holds the same pleasures of Air Force one - that is that it is a 'portable' consulate and is considered 'native soil' which means if a country tries to take it over or board it, it is considered an act of war.
It is a 'safe haven' should anything happen in a country .... it is ready to go at a moments notice and the Prince will be able to leave within 2 minutes of boarding the plane.
Now imagine if something happened and he had to get out -- could you imagine him having to wait for the next flight? What if the airport fell into enemy control? he'd be totally buggered now wouldn't he?
Leave the Prince alone. I think he's nutters with all this global warming rhetroic, but that doesn't mean that I don't understand the LOGIC behind what he does.
If you can come up with a safer way for him to go -- then speak up ... otherwise ... shhhhhhhhhhhh.