No one likes flight delays, but everyone loves pizzas -- which is why one very considerate, hungry pilot bought more than 50 of them to feed passengers and crew aboard a Frontier Airlines flight when it was diverted to Wyoming on Monday night.
Thanks to a strong bout of thunder and lightning, Flight 719 (en route to Denver from Washington DC) was forced to land in Cheyenne right around dinner time. Rather then wait out the storm on an empty stomach, Captain Gerhard Bradner called for delivery ("No, we're on the runway. Yes, it's a plane.") and passengers enjoyed a little on-board pizza party.
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Once the storm subsided after almost four hours, the plane set off and finally landed in Denver around 10:45pm.
"If the need arises... you need to take care of your passengers", Brandner said. "They are my responsibility the moment they step on the aircraft until they get off". Even if they do eat allll of the pepperoni while I'm stuck running through my pre-flight checklist in the cockpit. Whatever, it's cool.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.