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Pilot buys pizzas for 160
passengers grounded by storm

New York Post, by Chris Perez

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/9/2014 2:54:16 PM

This might have been the best meal served on a plane. A Frontier Airlines pilot treated passengers to a pizza party on Monday after their flight was experiencing a dreadful delay and had run out of food. Stranded on the runway for nearly two hours, passengers were apparently growing hungry, and one of the pilots knew he had to act fast. Traveling from Washington, D.C., to Denver, the plane had been diverted to Cheyenne, Wyoming, due to a series of storms in the area, CNN reports. After realizing that the plane’s food supplies had been completely depleted, the pilot made the decision to

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I know a lot of airline pilots and Frontier´s are the best guys.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 7/9/2014 3:26:51 PM     (No. 9917152)

Hey, that´s great to know, OP! We flew Frontier the first time three years ago, and were VERY impressed! We highly recommend them.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 7/9/2014 3:52:18 PM     (No. 9917186)

I once met and and was able to take out to dinner one of their ticket agents while waiting for next morning early flight. This was well over three decades ago in Denver. During the meal, I heard that Frontier was owned by the employees who wanted it therefore to succeed (including baggage handlers). I was not able to make my trips as they were handled by travel office, but saw that dedication wane in most other airlines over the years. Frontier has seemed to keep that great connections with their passengers. Most stories I´ve ever heard, including this one are positive toward the airline.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: F16 guy, 7/9/2014 4:55:54 PM     (No. 9917266)

I think many of "us" airline employees have gone above and beyond at one time or another:

1. Giving a passenger a tour of the outside of the plane to show him how the flaps worked (pre-911)
2. Flying a circle around Yosemite Valley at lowest allowed altitude to let pax see the sights.
3. Ditto for Old Faithful
4. Flyby of Mt Rainer for pax viewing
5. Flyby of Mt. Haleakala (Maui)
etc, etc

All the flying items above were done legally and with ATC authorization.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/9/2014 6:54:49 PM     (No. 9917394)

This was indeed a kind gesture. Amazing that terminals don´t have on hand individual cheese/crackers or granola bars that can be quickly stocked on board.
With so many people suffering from diabetes, there should always be some type of non perishable foods available.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/9/2014 10:38:35 PM     (No. 9917699)

Some are heroes; some are zeros.

He turned what could have been chaos into something remembered for a long time (and good for business).

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