Passengers felt stress after being stranded on a snowy tarmac for hours on an Air Canada flight which encouraged their pilot to order 23 pizzas delivered to the door of airplane in order to relax them.
On Monday night, Air Canada Flight 608 bound for Halifax after leaving Toronto. However, aircraft diverted to Fredericton because of the bad weather.
The manager at Pub in Oromocto & Minglers Restaurant, Jofee Larivée, received a call from the pilot & the order was 23 pizzas topped with pepperoni & cheese.
“We told him we could have them made in an hour or hour and a half”, Larivée
Larivée said her restaurant never never delivered pizza to an airplane which made the staff laugh all night for this unusual order.
After one hour, the pizza was ready & sent via Minglers’ delivery service to the airport.
Larivée had called the pilot to tell him the arrival of Pizza before sending people to meet delivery at the door.
On tarmac in Fredericton on flight #608 flight diverted from HALIFAX PIZZA had arrived! #cbc #aircanada
“It was something that could have been very stressful; he made it a lot easier. There was lots of help, there were a couple of Air Canada Jazz pilots that were traveling on the plane and they were helping to pick up the pizza and distribute it. Everybody chipped in, so he didn’t want to take the whole credit for himself”, Philomena said
One of the passenger Philomena Hughes credited the pilot to inform the passengers after being on plane for eight hours since they boarded in Toronto.
Passengers on a delayed Air Canada flight are praising their captain to the skies after he went out of his way to keep them informed – and even ordered pizza directly to their plane stuck on the tarmac. Air Canada Flight 608 left Toronto on Monday afternoon bound for Halifax.