MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s austerity-minded president-elect has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial. And he even appears prepared to suffer the plight of average travelers: being trapped on delayed flights.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was stuck for at least three hours after his flight from the Huatulco airport in southern Mexico was delayed by air traffic and weather.
Passengers posted videos Thursday of Lopez Obrador speaking from his seat on the plane bound for Mexico City.
Lopez Obrador says the experience won’t make him change his mind.
He said, “I am not going to get on the presidential airplane. I would be ashamed … to have a luxury airplane in a country with so much poverty.”
Lopez Obrador also won’t accept Secret Service-style bodyguards.