Delta Threw Pizza Parties For Stranded Passengers And The Photos Are Priceless

Nothing eases the pain of a flight delay like 800 pizzas.


After thunderstorms forced Delta to cancel and delay hundreds of flights across the South on Wednesday, crews stepped up and hosted impromptu airplane pizza parties for stranded passengers at a number of airports, spokesperson Michael Thomas confirmed to HuffPost.


Photos surfaced of flight attendants, pilots and ground crews unloading slices, with Twitter users including comments of thanks.

Stranded in Nashville diversion for 2+ hours now on DL1603 but our flight crew bought us pizza 😇 Thank you @Delta !! @wsbtv@ajc

@Delta Sitting on a delayed flight from Columbus, OH to ATL. Delta ordered and serving pizza to passengers

Let’s try this again and the pizza just arrived to the terminal! Yay! Thanks @Delta

In total, Delta distributed more than 800 pizzas at airports across the South, Thomas said. Nashville passengers were also treated to foot-long subs, and travelers in Panama City, Florida got 20 trays of chicken biscuits.


“We empower our agents and airport station leaders to find ways to take care of our customers when irregular operations disrupt travel,” Thomas said.


In 2015, Delta crews made similar seat-side pizza deliveries after rain delayed planes bound for Atlanta. In 2013, they performed a similar feat on a grounded flight in Knoxville.


By Suzy Strutner


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