An American Airlines pilot is being praised on-line for his candy gesture after a flight was met with an surprising diversion.
Flight 2354 from Los Angeles to Dallas/Fort-Worth was diverted to Wichita Falls, Texas, because of excessive thunderstorms in northern Texas, American Airlines confirmed to Fox News.
The airplane was safely diverted into the regional airport on Thursday night time. However, the following flight for Dallas/Fort Worth wouldn’t be till Friday morning.
Understanding the frustration of the 159 stranded passengers, captain Jeff Raines took it upon himself to make the perfect of an unlucky scenario.
Raines referred to as up the native Papa John’s and positioned an order for 40 pizzas to be delivered to the small airport.
In a video of the occasion, the pilot will be seen going forwards and backwards between the supply automotive and the passengers ready exterior the terminal.
People within the video will be heard saying “What a guy,” in regards to the pilot’s selfless motion.
Raines, nevertheless, defined he couldn’t have performed it with out his crew.
“Thanks for the compliments however this was a ‘TEAM’ effort,” Raines stated in a press release on Facebook, FOX6 reports.
“My First Officer was on the telephone with crew tracking / hotel desk arranging for our release and hotels for the entire crew. The Flight Attendants manned a galley cart from the aircraft serving waters, juice, and sodas to all the passengers in the terminal. All while the Envoy SPS Personnel were arranging for a bus, re-booking flights, and answering a flurry of questions from these passengers. Thanks to everyone for your help – there is no ‘I’ in TEAM,” he continued.
American Airlines informed Fox News it was happy with its crew members’ actions.
“All of us are always proud of our crew members who take great care of our customers who fly on American Airlines. We are fortunate that our crew members are the best in the business,” the airline stated.
The flight repotedly took off for Dallas/Fort-Worth Friday morning.