WASHINGTON (AP) — He won't get elite frequent flier status with any airline, but Secretary of State John Kerry has hit the million-mile mark in diplomatic travel.
Kerry's current trip to Europe has catapulted him into a club with only one other member: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who logged 1.06 million miles in the air as America's top diplomat. A quick jaunt to Quebec last week, just two days after an around-the-world odyssey, put Kerry at 999,926 miles, according to department statistics. His flight to Rome on Monday put him over the top.
At his current rate, Kerry should break Rice's record in the spring. He surpassed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's mileage mark of 956,733 in early December.