Slice of Awesome: Pilot buys pizza for hungry passengers


Slice of Awesome: Pilot buys pizza for hungry passengers

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 9, 2014

A Frontier Airlines pilot went above and beyond the call of duty when the pilot made the call for pizza.

It happened on Monday. Frontier Airlines Flight 719 left the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport around 7 p.m., one hour behind schedule.

The flight was bound for Denver. But when it got close, it was forced to circle over western Nebraska because of bad weather.

At that point, the plane began to run out of fuel and was forced to land at Cheyenne Regional Airport in southeastern Wyoming.

As can be expected, the 160 passengers started to become increasing agitated, and they were hot and hungry.

According to FOX News, that is when pilot Berhard Brandner announced over the intercom that even though Frontier Airlines is known for being one of the cheapest airlines, their captain was not cheap. He told them that he had ordered pizza for the entire plane.

A manager for a local Domino's told the Associated Press that he got the call from the plane around 10 p.m. on Monday, right around closing time. He asked his employees to stay, and they made 35 pizzas for the hungry passengers.

The Domino's manager said that his employees were excited to help and considered it a challenge.

The plane left at about 10:30 p.m. with passengers happily munching on pizza and arrived at the Denver International Airport shortly after midnight.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to