Thursday, 10 July 2014

Pilot Pays For Pizza

A big hearted Frontier Airlines pilot helped take some of the pain out of a delayed flight on Monday for his passengers,  he ordered pizza for all 160 of them!  
flight1.jpgThe unusual event started on Frontier Airlines Flight 719 around 7:40 p.m. US Eastern Time on Monday  7th July when the plane departed Ronald Reagan airport in Washington, heading for Denver an hour behind schedule. 
However, bad weather in the Denver area forced the plane to circle over western Nebraska before low fuel levels necessitated a landing at Cheyenne Regional Airport in Wyoming. It was at that point that the pilot, whose name has not been released, took command of the situation. 'Ladies and gentleman, Frontier Airlines is known for being one of the cheapest airlines in the US, but your captain is not cheap,' the pilot said over the PA according to passenger Logan Marie Torres   'I just ordered pizza for the entire plane.'"

Cheyenne Domino's Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie told The Associated Press that he got a call from the plane at about 10 p.m. local time Monday, just as he was about to send employees home. Ritchie said the pilot told him he needed to feed 160 people -- fast.  "I put my hand over the phone and I said: `Guys, you're coming back,' " Ritchie said, recalling what he told his employees.
They made around 35 pizzas and delivered them to the airport, where the driver handed the food off to flight attendants. That number of pizzas is usually what the store handles in an entire hour. This time, Ritchie's employees needed to make them and deliver them in about 30 minutes.
Flight 719 left Cheyenne at approximately 10:30 p.m. just after the special fast food delivery and eventually it landed 5 hours behind schedule at Denver, late but full!   

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