Air Canada pilot orders pizza for stranded passengers./ Image: Twitter
The passengers on an Air Canada flight were stranded on the tarmac for hours due to a snowstorm. However, to make things a little bit easier for the passengers, a generous pilot decided to order pizza for them. The pilot’s heartwarming gesture quickly went viral online and received a lot of adulation from the netizens. According to a CNN report, Air Canada Flight 608 left Toronto and was bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday night. But due to the bad weather, the aircraft was diverted to Fredericton, New Brunswick.
After being stuck on the tarmac for several hours, the pilot decided to order food for the passengers on flight. Halifax councillor Bill Karsten posted a photo of an Air Canada cabin crew member smiling at a passenger while handing out pizza.Jofee Larivée, the manager at Minglers Restaurant and Pub in Oromocto, received the pilot’s call to take the order for 23 cheese and pepperoni pizzas.
True story! On AIr Canada # 608 that was diverted to Fredericton because we couldn’t land in HAlifax. staying in plane on the tarmac. Captain has ordered pizza which should be here in 20 mins. pic.twitter.com/NNM8Tfmc4P— Bill Karsten (@bill_karsten) March 5, 2019
The manager said they had never delivered pizza to an aeroplane before, and they were “laughing all night” about the unusual order, which was delivered at the door of the aircraft.
"It was something that could have been very stressful; [the pilot] made it a lot easier," passenger Philomena Hughes told CBC News. "They looked like they appreciated the pizza ... they were pretty calm and pretty cheery."
In 2017, another pilot had ordered pizzas for passengers in Canada after the aircraft was diverted due to bad weather.