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Pilot of delayed flight treats passengers to pizza

CHEYENNE: Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours.

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Cheyenne Domino’s Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie said that he got a call about 10 pm Monday just as he was about to send employees home. Ritchie said the pilot told him he needed to feed 160 people — fast.

In all, Ritchie said his crew made about 35 pizzas and delivered them to the airport, where the driver handed the food to flight attendants.

That number of pizzas is usually what his store handles in an entire hour, Ritchie said. This time, they needed to make them and deliver them in about 30 minutes, he said. “Actually, they were super excited. They had a blast.

It was a challenge,” he said. “It was definitely one of those ‘challenge accepted’ moments in time.” The flight left Cheyenne about 10.30 pm, shortly after the pizzas arrived.

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