Nobody wants to fly on “ConAir.” Forget first class, on-board movies or complimentary champagne, this is a real no-frills trip. The flight attendants don’t smile much and they won’t fluff your pillow.

And passengers have a one-way ticket only, stamped federal prison.

“You have to be indicted to get invited,” explains Frank Kolacz, ConAir’s transportation chief.

The seven-plane airline, nicknamed ConAir by the U.S. marshals who run it, shuttles federal inmates to prison or to court appearances. But after they are released, the inmates have to arrange their own transportation back home.

The National Prisoner Transportation System’s Air Operations Division has four 10-seat Saberliner jets and one four-seat Cessna Citation. But its flagships are two 100-seat Boeing 727s that make twice-weekly runs to any of the 38 airports near the nation’s 80 federal prisons.

One Boeing serves prisons east of Oklahoma City, where ConAir is based, and the other flies west.

Source: Documentary TV Official Channel

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