An act of kindness done by one Frontier Airlines pilot restored many people’s faith in humanity. What was supposed to be a 3 hour, direct flight from Washington D.C. to Denver turned into about a 7 hour delay. Due to severe thunderstorms, the Frontier Airlines flight had to take a detour to Cheyenne, Wyoming as they waited out the storm.
They say the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach and that definitely turned out to be true in this case. According to an interview with 9News, the pilot Captain Gerhard Bradner decided to purchase about 35 pizzas for the passengers on his own dime.
Cheyenne Domino’s Pizza rushed to make those pizzas as fast as they could, beating their own records. According to an interview with the Associated Press the manager of Cheyenne Domino’s Pizza said making that many pizzas takes at least an hour. They were able to make them for the Frontier Airlines passengers within 30 minutes.
One of the passengers, Logan Marie Torres, described the captain’s sense of humor as he tried to make light of the situation. “Ladies and gentleman, Frontier Airlines is known for being one of the cheapest airlines in the U.S. but your captain is not cheap. I ordered pizza for the entire plane,” joked Captain Gerhard Bradner.
On a more serious note Captain Gerhard Bradner explained to 9News why he felt the need to order the pizza. “Of course if the need arises you need to take care of your family, you need to take care of your passengers. They are my responsibility the moment they step on the air craft until they get off the air craft.”
This just goes to show that one act of kindness can go a long way. The passengers eventually arrived to Denver about 5 hours late, but they were happy.