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Pilot Buys Pizza for Delayed Passengers
News4JAX ^ | Jul 08 2014 | Mayra Cuevas and Jamie White

Posted on 07/08/2014 7:14:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Each row got its own pie

Adam Ritchie, a Domino's Pizza manager in Cheyenne, Wyo., said he'd never received a call like the one he got Monday night.

"I need to feed my whole plane," the caller told him.

"Lucky me, I hear 160 people. It ended up being like 38 pizzas," Ritchie said.

A Frontier Airlines flight from Washington to Denver was diverted to Cheyenne because of bad weather. The plane was stuck on the ground for nearly two hours.

The food on board was gone, so the pilot decided to order pizzas for everyone. Each row got its own pie.

"Next thing you know, Domino's Pizza was rolling up to the plane," passenger Logan Torres said. She sent CNN photos of flight attendants passing out boxes.

Frontier Airlines spokeswoman Tyri Squyres said she wasn't surprised at all by what the pilot did.

"This is not unusual for our pilots to go above and beyond to care for our customers," she said. "We have some great pilots who work here."


TOPICS: Food; Travel
KEYWORDS: pizza
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1 posted on 07/08/2014 7:14:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Personifies the “friendly skies” concept.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 7:17:24 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway

If I ever get on an airplane again, I’ll be sure to choose Frontier Airlines.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 7:18:07 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: nickcarraway

I know which way this pilot votes...


4 posted on 07/08/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please Support Free Republic.)
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To: nickcarraway

Frontier Airlines is my choice of great service...


5 posted on 07/08/2014 7:21:13 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: nickcarraway

Unfortunately, TSA had to search the pies.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 7:21:34 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I know which way this pilot votes...

Bush's fault

/irrelevance

7 posted on 07/08/2014 7:22:14 PM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: nickcarraway

A slice or two each is all it takes


8 posted on 07/08/2014 7:22:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: headstamp 2

Probably fondled every pepperoni personally too


9 posted on 07/08/2014 7:23:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

Now, this is a guy I’d trust at the yoke, right here......get DHS out of the picture and I’d board this dude’s plane any day.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 7:25:41 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean I'm wrong.)
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To: nickcarraway

Really good thinking on the part of the pilot for several reasons. Not only is this just good marketing, and will produce good press for the airline, pizza is probably the best possible food for the situation. It’s hot, filling, tastes good, is a crowd favorite. It’s hard to be mad at anyone when you’ve just had a couple of hot slices of pizza after a long, trying day. Even though this was a weather delay, not airline stupidity, this was a good call.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 7:26:13 PM PDT by Little Pig
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To: nickcarraway
I suppose if I was on that plane I would have graciously thanked that pilot for the pizza, but personally I can’t stand Domino’s Pizza.

Thirty years ago when Domino’s first hit the streets in my home town it was great tasting pizza. Somewhere over the years they cheapened the pizza to the point that it is just horrible.

12 posted on 07/08/2014 7:27:25 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: nickcarraway

What a great guy! Nice choice to feed everyone.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 7:29:06 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: nickcarraway

Later he passed out bags and demonstrated the Split S and Immelman maneuver.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 7:29:16 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Pontiac

I think I have to agree with you. When I took my brother down to Stanford we ordered a Domino’s pizza and it was awful.


15 posted on 07/08/2014 7:31:19 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Pontiac

have you tried it recently? they improved it


16 posted on 07/08/2014 7:32:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: nickcarraway

I really like Frontier. Late model equipment, on board persona; tv’s, and fair prices.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 7:42:05 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: nickcarraway

Question remains: Was the pilot reimbursed? A pilot for India airlines did the same thing ... ordered sandwiches for everyone - said he wasn’t going to fly thirteen hours with no food on board for people.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 7:51:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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Great PR for the airline, he was probably reimbursed


19 posted on 07/08/2014 7:52:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

I bet Domino’s corporate will get involved as well.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 7:54:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: nickcarraway

wait until the TSA hears about it. never happen again. I couldn’t even by a sandwich on the redeye back to philly two weeks ago.


21 posted on 07/08/2014 7:57:18 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: SkyDancer

Shouldn’t he be reimbursed?


22 posted on 07/08/2014 7:58:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Pontiac

Actually, it was over 45 years ago ... and a couple pals and I would walk miles to get to the Dominos Pizza in Michigan (there were only at most, a handful of stores, then).

I can’t remember how many pizzas that we would buy, but the plan was to have some left over by the time we returned home.

One evening, it began to rain heavily just after buying the pizzas, and we were drenched within seconds of leaving the store. Visibility was nil.

A U.S. Army soldier on leave from South Korea, happened by with his Ford Falcon Sprint(?), including gorgeous girlfriend in the front seat, and he asked us if we could use a ride.

I was very impressed and thankful, that a guy who had come so far, and was serving our country, *and* had his girlfriend with him, would bother to help us.


23 posted on 07/08/2014 7:59:39 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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Hey... wait a minute...

With all the security they make us go through to maintain a "sterile area," they let the Domino delivery guy just roll up to a plane and deliver pizzas?

Two words: weaponized anchovies.

-PJ

24 posted on 07/08/2014 8:02:08 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: nickcarraway

I bet he will be, this was great PR


25 posted on 07/08/2014 8:03:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

trouble was he wouldn’t then let them use the bathrooms. /s


26 posted on 07/08/2014 8:03:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Mr. K

no, they expanded and made new pizzas with different crusts and toppings. their regular stuff didn’t get upgraded.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 8:05:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

i would think with all the explosive gas that 38 dominos pizzas can generate, what does a terrorist really need to carry on a plane to blow it up?


28 posted on 07/08/2014 8:07:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Yes,

After I saw a news story saying they had returned to their original recipe.

I still founded the pizza deeply lacking in taste.

I think that Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Little Caesar’s have been a price war for years and have done so much to cut cost that they have destroyed their products.

I used to be a big fan of Pizza Hut but I won’t even consider eating there any more.

29 posted on 07/08/2014 8:08:16 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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38 pies, delivered in 2 hours ? WOW.

I’ve had emergency deliveries like this (And I assisted in the cooking) and that is an impressive feat.


30 posted on 07/08/2014 8:10:06 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: First_Salute

Did you share the pizza with them (soggy though it may have been)?


31 posted on 07/08/2014 8:12:32 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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Americans can’t go 2-3 hours without eating ?


32 posted on 07/08/2014 8:15:58 PM PDT by sushiman
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Yes he was reimbursed. The pilot is truly in charge of the aircraft and its passengers. If he says the can have cake, then cake will be had.


33 posted on 07/08/2014 8:17:17 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: nickcarraway

I had a plane ride similar to this in the mid 80s. The plane was forced to land early, due to mechanical difficulties. The airline decided to rent a bus to take us the last leg. The bus was a brand new tourist bus and the airline filled it with free beer and soda. What could have been a very bad experience turned into a 4 hour party. Best plane trip I’ve ever had.


34 posted on 07/08/2014 8:17:47 PM PDT by fini
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Yay Cake


35 posted on 07/08/2014 8:17:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: sushiman

No, but we promise to eat sushi man

:p


36 posted on 07/08/2014 8:18:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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It's been a few hours... time for some


37 posted on 07/08/2014 8:20:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

American health food , right ? :-)


38 posted on 07/08/2014 8:22:01 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: GeronL

http://www.infoplease.com/world/statistics/obesity.html

USSA # 9 . Japan not in the top 20 of fattest countries . And the Japanese live longer as well . Fact .


39 posted on 07/08/2014 8:24:36 PM PDT by sushiman
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We live better though. :p

lol


40 posted on 07/08/2014 8:28:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

That man is a saint. I have been stuck for hours and all the airline ‘kit’ had was a box of peanuts. I certainly hope Frontier reimburses this pilot.


41 posted on 07/08/2014 9:12:43 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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If he were a Dem, he’d still be whining that the government hadn’t shown up to take care of his passengers.


42 posted on 07/08/2014 9:23:58 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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We live better though

We have Obama : (

43 posted on 07/08/2014 9:54:53 PM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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To: Secret Agent Man
i would think with all the explosive gas that 38 dominos pizzas can generate, what does a terrorist really need to carry on a plane to blow it up?

A cheap chianti, in 3oz bottles of course. A component mixture...

-PJ

44 posted on 07/08/2014 10:11:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Pontiac

It’s good again, you should try it.


45 posted on 07/08/2014 10:23:28 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: GeronL

” Better “ ? You mean the 49% getting handouts from the gubbermint that YOU and others are paying for ? You mean beimng swarmed with illegal aliens from SA ? Knock out games ? Trayvon ? NSA ? Etc...What DO you mean by BETTER ???


46 posted on 07/08/2014 10:23:51 PM PDT by sushiman
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Better, as in kiddie porn is still illegal and no minors are working at Soaplands.


47 posted on 07/08/2014 10:29:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

Their flight is delayed. They’re stranded for two hours so the pilot feeds them Domino’s Pizza.

HADN’T THEY SUFFERED ENOUGH?!?


48 posted on 07/08/2014 11:31:17 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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lol


49 posted on 07/09/2014 3:47:01 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Pontiac

When is the last time you tried one?

In the last 3 or so years quality has dramatically improved. I assume it is franchise wide, and not just my local store. I agree that their quality tanked, but Bain as owner seems to have addressed that. Quality here at least is on par with Pizza Hut and better than Jett’s, Donatos, Little Ceasars and the small independents. (Indy)


50 posted on 07/09/2014 3:50:00 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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