Pilot orders 23 pizzas for passengers stranded on snowy tarmac

Yes, that’s 23 large cheese and pepperoni pizzas

Pilot orders 23 pizzas for passengers stranded on snowy tarmac
An Air Canada pilot ordered 23 pizzas for his plane that was stuck on the tarmac for hours. (Source: Pexels)

(Gray News) – Never underestimate the power of pizza and a pilot who knows how to take care of his passengers.

An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Halifax, Nova Scotia, was diverted to Fredericton, New Brunswick, on Monday when it was unable to land because of poor weather, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

As the hours wore on, the pilot made a call to Minglers Restaurant and Pub and ordered 23 large cheese and pepperoni pizzas.

“We told him we could have them made in an hour or hour and a half,” manager Jofee Larivée told CNN.

The pies were a welcome treat to the passengers on board Air Canada Flight 608.

Bill Karsten, a city councilor from Halifax, tweeted a picture of a flight attendant doling out the pizza.

The flight made it to Halifax on Tuesday afternoon.

It just shows that there’s more to being a successful pilot than takeoffs and landings.

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