Pilot buys pizza for all 160 passengers

July 10, 2014 - 12:04:05 am

LOS ANGELES: Domino’s pizza manager Andy Ritchie has taken a lot of orders, but never one quite like this: to feed an entire plane full of hungry, delayed passengers, stuck on the tarmac.

It was about 10.30pm on Monday when the pilot of the Frontier Airlines flight called in, said Ritchie, manager at the pizza chain in the western US city of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The pilot wanted to feed all 160 passengers and crew to make up for the delay, so Ritchie and his two employees whipped up around 35 pizzas and sent them to the plane.

“We took them up to the front desk at the airport and they escorted our driver to the back and they handed the pizzas directly to the flight attendants,” Ritchie told AFP.

The plane was en route from Washington when it was diverted to Cheyenne while it waited for bad weather to clear in Denver, US media said. AFP

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