Pilot buys pizza for entire plane after flight delay

Pilot ordered 50 pizzas while Frontier Airlines plane refuelled in Wyoming

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Pilot buys pizza for entire plane after delay


A Frontier Airlines pilot has gone down as a bit of a legend after buying the entire plane pizzas during a flight delay.

Flight 719 took off from Reagan National Airport in Washington DC at 6.40pm on Monday bound for Denver.

But severe thunderstorms forced the plane to divert to Cheyenne, Nebraska.

As the plane sat on the tarmac refuelling, pilot Gerhard Bradner ordered the 50 pizzas, paying out of his own pocket, for the presumably fed up passengers onboard.

Pictures of the scene were uploaded to Twitter, with 9 News obtaining pictures from passenger Logan Marie Torres.



According to kdvr.com, Torres said the cabin crew realised the passengers were hungry and agitated, adding: "The captain took his own initiative. He said 'Ladies and gentleman, Frontier Airlines is known for being one of the cheapest airlines in the US, but your captain is not cheap. I just ordered pizza for the entire plane.'"

Another passenger Nadia Kouri wrote on Twitter: "Bad news: my Denver flight was sent to WY due to this storm. Good news: the pilot ordered pizza! Thanks @FlyFrontier #hungry."


A Frontier Airlines spokesperson told NBC News: "Not sure if he was hungry, but it is not unusual for our pilots to go above and beyond to provide care for our customers. We had depleted all our food onboard."

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