Frontier Airlines pilot buys pizza for stranded passengers
A Frontier Airlines pilot helped passengers feel better after hours of long delays by ordering pizza for every passenger on his plane Monday evening.
Frontier Airlines Flight 719 began at around 7:40 pm ET on Monday when the plane departed from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), bound for Denver (DEN) one hour behind schedule.
Bad weather in the Denver area forced the plane to circle over Western Nebraska before low fuel levels forced the plane to land at Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) in Southeastern Wyoming.
The pilot decided to buy the entire plane pizza to ease the tensions of an already agitated flight due to delays. The crew called the Cheyenne Domino’s Pizza and had them deliver 35 pizzas. The manager of Cheyenne’s Domino’s Pizzza, Andrew Ritchie, told the Associated Press that it usually takes his store one hour to make 35 pizzas but his employees and him managed to do it in 30 minutes.
Mr. Ritchie was about to send his employees home before he got the call. The name of the pilot has not yet been released.