Delta Crews Throw Pizza Parties for Passengers on Stranded Flights

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Kudos to Delta Airlines.

When you're trying to get from point a to point b, few things are worse than having to make a detour to another city and getting stuck there on a tarmac for hours. Luckily, when this happened to a few Delta flights Tuesday, the airline came to the rescue with a pizza party.

One Atlanta-bound flight took off from Philadelphia just after 2 p.m., but had to land in Knoxville, Tennessee (nearly 200 miles from their destination) Tuesday afternoon because of bad weather, according to NBC 10. The flight landed in Knoxville at 3:50 p.m., and as it got later in the day, the captain surprised passengers and announced they had ordered pizzas. Not long afterwards, dozens of pies from Marco's Pizza were served up on the plane, and passengers could choose between plain, pepperoni and supreme. That flight was able to take off and head to Atlanta at 6:15 p.m.

Passenger Riley Vasquez was on a flight from Denver that had to land in Tennessee too. "We are sitting on a runway stuck on a @Delta flight because of weather. So they're throwing us a pizza party!," he tweeted, along with shots of flight attendants wheeling through boxes of pizzas through the aisles and serving it to passengers.

He later told NBC10 the delivery, "made everyone so much happier. When they announced they ordered pizza the plane erupted in cheer and applause."

Passenger Samir Chaudry was also on a flight that was diverted to Tennessee, and put together a video of his Snap Chats during the wait on YouTube. He and the other passengers were sitting on the tarmac for so long that Samir and a pal started taking questions from other Snap chatters. Once the pizza arrived, he was asked to help pass out slices, but, eventually, he and his friend were given a full box to share.

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