Severe weather made a big mess of air travel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, causing major delays and forcing some Atlanta-bound flights to be diverted to other cities to wait out the storms. Because flying is already stressful enough when things are on schedule, and because it's basically a scientific fact that pizza makes everything better, Delta Air Lines did everyone a solid and ordered pizza for hundreds of passengers held on diverted flights.
As WSB-TV reported, several people shared photos of the pizza parties on Twitter, including ABC News meteorologist Rob Marciano, whose wife was on one of the planes diverted to Columbia, South Carolina.
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When reached by Thrillist, Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant said five of the company's flights were diverted to the Columbia station, and "all were served pizza before departing for Atlanta after the thunderstorms cleared." While this isn't the first time Delta has had pizza delivered to the tarmac for stranded passengers, it's still pretty damn cool and beats the hell out of those mini pretzels.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and feels like all flights, regardless of scheduled departure time, should come with pizza as a basic amenity. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.