There is simply no reason for this. Not this kind of cost. She is not the President even, she is the First Lady. And this sum is just for the flight?
“Living rich” on the taxpayer’s dime is a common form of crony capitalism. People get into government (or in this case marry into it) and forget that the taxpayers pay for pretty much everything that they do.
I’m not saying that Ms. Obama needs to fly coach on United or anything, but I am willing to bet that the $360K bill for the flight alone could have been pared down a bit.
Air Force One is not the presidential Winnebago.
Come to think of it I’d be cool with a presidential Winnebago for vacations, and I mean even one of those nice ones which look like tour buses. But that would mean no vacation in Hawaii, so I guess that wouldn’t work.