Home > Lifestyle > Food > News
Friday July 11, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday July 11, 2014 MYT 7:06:39 AM
It was a pizza party for passengers and crew who experienced a bad weather delay in the US. – shutterstock/AFP
Pilot of delayed flight buys pizza for whole plane.
Domino’s pizza manager Andy Ritchie has taken a lot of orders, but never one quite like this: to feed an entire plane full of hungry, delayed passengers, stuck on the tarmac.
It was about 10.30pm on July 7 when the pilot of the Frontier Airlines flight called in, said Ritchie, manager at the pizza chain in the western US city of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The pilot wanted to feed all 160 passengers and crew to make up for the delay, so Ritchie and his two employees whipped up around 35 pizzas and sent them to the plane.
“We took them up to the front desk at the airport and they escorted our driver to the back and they handed the pizzas directly to the flight attendants,” Ritchie told AFP.
The plane was en route from Washington when it was diverted to Cheyenne while it waited for bad weather to clear in Denver, US media said.
The plane, which was already hours behind schedule, sat on the ground at the small airport for about two hours, and there was no food on board.
Eventually, one passenger told a Denver affiliate of Fox, the pilot made an announcement.
“He said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, Frontier Airlines is known for being one of the cheapest airlines in the US, but your captain is not cheap,’” Logan Marie Torres recounted to the news station.
“‘I just ordered pizza for the entire plane.’”
Ritchie confirmed that it was the pilot who paid by credit card for the order, which was several hundred dollars, though he could not specify whose card it was. – AFP Relaxnews
Tags / Keywords:
Frontier Airlines, Domino s, flight delay
Students’ messages of hope
Pizza promotion for the prudent
Pilgrims endure 12-hour flight delay
Moulding safety-centric youths
Educating students on safety measures
Backwoods hiking adventure for the family in Maine
Drama! Action! Destruction! That’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’
Hike your work stress away
These women are perfectly comfortable in their skin
Next stop – Sensational Singapore
How Malaysians abroad are bridging a skills gap
Chelsea's Oscar taken to hospital after collision in derby
Fighting escalates across Yemen, air strikes on capital Sanaa
Making sure rich Sarawak history is not lost
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)