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Pilot of delayed US flight buys pizza for whole plane, carrying 160 passengers and crew

Published on Jul 9, 2014 9:25 AM
A Domino's Pizza restaurant in San Francisco, California. A pilot of a US flight bought pizza for all 160 passengers and crew to make up for a delay. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - 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 Mr Ritchie, manager at the pizza chain in the western United States city of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The pilot wanted to feed all 160 passengers and crew to make up for the delay, so Mr 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," Mr Ritchie told AFP.

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