FREDERICTON — Not all heroes wear capes – some of them wear wings.
An Air Canada pilot is being heralded as a modern-day hero for ordering 23 pizzas for passengers left stranded on the tarmac.
Air Canada Flight 608 took off on Monday from Toronto to Halifax but was unable to land due to inclement weather. Instead, it was diverted to Fredericton where, upon landing, the 150 passengers onboard were forced to stay on the plane to allow for other diverted aircraft to also land, reports CBC News.
As history has shown, any time passengers are stuck on the ground in a plane usually ends in complaints (at best) or 911 calls (at worst). But not this time!
Enter Superhero Pilot, who called Minglers Restaurant and Pub to deliver 23 pizzas – cheese and pepperoni – directly to the plane.
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According to Isabelle Arthur, media relations with Air Canada who spoke to Daily Hive, “Our flight attendants and several pilots from our Air Canada Express partner JAZZ jumped in to help serve the pizza and made sure everyone was comfortable.”
Passenger Philomena Hughes told CBC News that everyone appreciated the pizza and that the atmosphere onboard was “pretty cheery”, a major feat considering passengers were stranded on the tarmac for approximately eight hours.
An eight-hour pizza party? Sounds like a blast! This just proves that pizza – whether it’s plain cheese or topped with pepperoni – makes everything better.