So the President reportedly spent $80,000 to take his wife to New York City for dinner and a show (that amount does include PFCs, fuel surcharges and all government-imposed taxes and fees, but does not include theatre tickets, tax and gratuity on dinner, meals other than those specified, alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone calls and other miscellaneous items of a personal nature).
I do want to assure you that an evening in New York City does not normally cost $80,000. I have spent many an evening in New York City and have never spent $80,000. I did, once in the 1970s, come close but that had more to do with a lucky feeling I thought I had during a 3-Card Monty experience than with the actual cost of legitimate events.
Want to know how much a weekend in New York City will cost? Bet you'll be surprised (and not the 3-Card monty bet either; just a figure of speech). Check out nyctrip.com and pack your bags. Air Force One is not available though.