MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s frugal president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has vowed to sell the luxurious presidential plane and instead, fly commercial. But traveling like the rest of us can have one big downside: delays.
On Wednesday night, Mr. López Obrador endured a doozy, stuck on the runway aboard a commercial flight for more than three hours in the Pacific beach resort of Huatulco, Mexico. But rather than lament, he used his predicament to drive home his commitment to an austere presidency.
“I would cringe with shame at boarding a luxurious plane in a country where there is so much poverty,” Mr. López Obrador said, in comments captured on video by dozens of passengers aboard the crowded, low-cost VivaAerobus flight.
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