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.