Only the speaker is afforded the right to use the military aircraft, Pelosi’s office told POLITICO.
"Wow, POLITICO. New low,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill, adding, “this is not news to anyone.”
Hammill added that Pelosi already flies more on commercial planes because “all political and personal travel must be commercial.” In 2009, Pelosi used military planes for 38 flights to and from San Francisco, and took 71 commercial flights, according to her office.
Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said he would not be using military planes for his domestic travel. “Over the last 20 years, I have flown back and forth to my district on commercial aircraft, and I am going to continue to do that,” Boehner said earlier this month.