Ever been stranded on the tarmac for hours with nothing to eat? That was the situation passengers on a Denver-bound Frontier Airlines flight found themselves in Monday night after their plane was forced to temporarily land at a Wyoming airport until severe weather cleared up.
Fortunately for these 160 travelers, the pilot of the flight had a heartwarming surprise in store. Miss Colorado U.S. Teen 2014 Logan Marie Torres was a passenger on the grounded flight, and she told KDVR-TV about an unexpected announcement that came from the cockpit.
“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,’” Torres explained. “‘I just ordered pizza for the entire plane.’”
As it turns out, Captain Berhard Brandner had phoned in an order for some 35 pizzas from a local Dominos. Those pizzas were delivered to the airport, where flight attendants handed out slices before the plane was finally cleared for takeoff and continued westward.
The flight ultimately arrived at Denver International Airport just after midnight – nearly five hours late – and Brandner downplayed his act of kindness.
“I was getting hungry, and we’re kind of a big family here at Frontier. We take care of each other,” he told KDVR. “I figured it’s time to take care of my passengers here and called Dominos and ordered some pizza.”
Check out the report from KDVR-TV below: