Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) - Mitt Romney boarded a charter airline quickly dubbed "Hair Force One" to fly to South Carolina Friday.
His wife, Ann, told Romney the plane was named in honor of his famously coiffed mane.
As Romney reached up to put his bag in an overhead bin, he noticed the press corps snapping his every moment with their iPhones. This is the first flight the campaign has organized with the press.
"Look at the cameras," Romney laughed. "You guys get a life."
His wife came to the back of the plane, which has ten rows, to meet the group of press, quibbling with one on his grade for Romney's debate performance from the night before.
"It was his best performance," she told the reporter.
Accompanying his wife, Romney joked to a CBS reporter sitting in the emergency exit row: "You know how to use that row?"
At an afternoon event in South Carolina, Romney will pick up the highly-coveted endorsement of the state's governor, Nikki Haley.