This is the captain I would want to pilot my plane. And not because of the free food he ordered for his passengers, but because he did show that he felt for them, rather than just get on with his duties.
After all, a pilot’s sole responsibility is to fly the plane he is in charge of and make sure, to the best of his abilities, that it gets from the point of origin to its intended destination safely and without any unnecessary excitement.
But boy, did this captain go above the minimum required… This unnamed Frontier Airlines pilot reached into his own wallet to buy a round of pizzas for his passengers whom he was flying on Monday night from Washington, D.C. to Denver.
The reason for this act of kindness? Well, the captain’s Frontier Airlines flight 719 was scheduled to leave at 5:48 pm, according to FlightAware.com, but was delayed and didn’t take off until about an hour later. But it got worse.
Just as the plane was approaching Denver, it ran into a severe thunderstorm which forced the captain to bide time circling the skies over western Nebraska until the storm cleared. Unfortunately, while waiting the storm out, the plane got low on fuel and was forced to touch down in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Needless to say, the passengers’ nerved were getting a bit ruffled and that was when the captain rose to the occasion. Passenger Logan Marie Torres told KDVR what happened:
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.”
That act of kindness brought smiles to everyone’s faces. The plane finally arrived in Denver just before midnight — five hours late. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. The captain of a flight from Washington, D.C. to Denver that was delayed five hours on Monday, bought his hungry passengers a round of pizzas as they waited on the tarmac after being diverted to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
2. The plane was scheduled to leave Washington at 5:48pm but didn’t leave the airport until nearly an hour later.
3. When the plane was diverted to Cheyenne because of bad weather in Denver, the pilot decided to buy 50 pizzas for the entire flight.
4. The pilot paid for the pizzas from his own pocket.
5. Passenger Logan Marie Torres, who is also Miss Colorado United States Teen 2014, took pictures of the flight crew handing out the much-appreciated pizzas.
And here is the video:
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