ATLANTA — Diverted because of bad weather in Atlanta, a Delta Air Lines pilot turned to the classic solution for many a grumpy passenger: pizza.
As torrential rains swept through Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, some flights were delayed arriving at the world’s busiest airport — and Delta’s home base.
A 2 p.m. Delta flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta was diverted to Knoxville, Tennessee, because of the storms in Atlanta. Pizza delivered to the aircraft via baggage cart seemed to cheer everyone up, according to their social media posts.
“We are sitting on a runway stuck on a @Delta flight because of weather,” tweeted @RileyVasquez. “So they’re throwing us a pizza party!”
— Riley Vasquez (@RileyVasquez) May 26, 2015
“Delta continues with class,” tweeted @BillyTheKidWitt. “Stuck due to weather and the crew ordered everyone pizza. #deltaairlines.”
— Bill Wittenmyer (@BillyTheKidWitt) May 26, 2015
The Philadelphia to Atlanta flight, which usually takes about two hours, landed three hours late at 7 p.m.
The pizza may have been the result of a company-wide edict. Passengers on other delayed Delta flights reported similar feasts.
No word as to whether coffee and Delta’s famous cookies were served for dessert.