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Delta Turns Gloomy Weather Delay Into Magical Pizza Party

Airlines & Airports | Delta Air Lines | Gabe Zaldivar | May 28, 2015

Delta Turns Gloomy Weather Delay Into Magical Pizza Party

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It’s a well-known fact that everything is better with a slice of pizza, especially a long flight delay.

We know this to be true because a lovely little scenario played out on the tarmac in Knoxville, Tenn., Tuesday.

The Daily Mail (h/t CNN) reports a Delta Air Lines flight that was originally scheduled to leave Philadelphia and land in Atlanta was diverted to Knoxville because of inclement weather.

This is about the time that frustration undoubtedly filled the cabin. We imagine travelers fidgeted, legs began to cramp and posteriors began to numb from the lengthy delay.

The only solution at a time like this is to build a contraption to control the planet’s weather or pizza.

Well, the pilot and subsequent superhero of the day decided on the latter.

Passenger and supposed pizza lover Khoury Ashooh spoke to the Daily Mail: “We circled in the air for a while then the captain said we were diverting to Knoxville because of storms over the airport in Atlanta.”

Ashooh continues that a culinary rescue mission was delivered as “sitting on the tarmac, the captain orders pizza for the whole plane.”

Social media helped document the impromptu pizza party:


Not done showering this plane with excellence, it seems the Delta fleet was turning to pie to solve the effects of annoying plane delays.

The Daily Mail reports, “Delta flights from Ohio, Illinois and Mississippi also suffering delays were treated to similar pizza parties by the airline, according to passenger tweets.

CNN spoke with spokesman Morgan Durrant who offered, “It's part of an effort company-wide when weather disrupts our operation to get food and beverages to delayed customers.”

Obviously delays are a sad fact of traveling. At some point you will need to sit patiently until your respective flight can get underway.

Normally this means letting rage slowly build as iPad power slowly dwindles to extinction.

There is, however, a solution in the form of hot pizza pie delivered with a smile. Suddenly, the wait isn’t so painful when you have a slice of heaven in your hand.

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