Published: Sat, March 09, 2019
Business | By Eloise Houston

Pilot orders 23 pizzas for passengers stuck on plane during snowstorm

Pilot orders 23 pizzas for passengers stuck on plane during snowstorm

It was unclear how long the passengers would be stranded in the aircraft, which did not have any scheduled meal service because of its intended short flight time.

Hoping to ease some of his passengers' travel woes, the pilot placed an order for 23 pizzas from a nearby restaurant, Minglers Restaurant and Pub in Oromocto, New Brunswick, to be delivered directly to the plane.

True story! On AIr Canada # 608 that was diverted to Fredericton because we couldn't land in HAlifax. staying in plane on the tarmac.

A generous pilot placated his exhausted and stressed out passengers by ordering 23 pizzas to their airplane during a snowstorm.

After circling Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the plane was eventually diverted to Fredericton, where the plane remained on the tarmac for an extended period of time. Nevertheless, they got to work and sent the cheese and pepperoni pies to the airport as quickly as they could.

Philomena Hughes told CBC News that the pilot made something that could have been very stressful a lot easier. She added that they have never delivered pizza to an airplane, and they were "laughing all night" about the unusual yet unique order. "There was lots of help, there were a couple of Air Canada Jazz pilots that were travelling on the plane and they were helping to pick up the pizza and distribute it". "It makes such a difference when you know what's going on".

According to passengers who reached out to CBC News, the pilot of the plane kept the passengers well informed during the entirety of the flight and delays and walked down the entire length of the plane to ensure that passengers were aware of the problems that they were facing.

Halifax councillor Bill Karsten posted a photo of an Air Canada cabin crew member smiling at a passenger while handing out pizza. "Everyone chipped in, so he did not wish to take the entire credit score for himself".

The pilot then made the decision to return to the gate and offload the passenger.

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