Why you want to get delayed on a Delta flight
Posted April 7
No one wants to get a stuck on a plane. But Delta makes it seem like a tasty option.
According to The Huffington Post, hundreds of Delta flights faced delays on Wednesday because of severe thunderstorms in the area.
Delta combated the delays by providing free pizza for stranded passengers at multiple airports, spokesman Michael Thomas told The Huffington Post.
Thomas said more than 800 pizzas were distributed in airports across the South. In Nashville, travelers received foot-long subs, while those in Panama City, Florida, got chicken biscuits.
“We empower our agents and airport station leaders to find ways to take care of our customers when irregular operations disrupt travel,” Thomas said.
Twitter users shared images of the impromptu pizza parties.
Back in 2015, a Delta pilot in Atlanta ordered his passengers pizza after rainstorms halted the flight. Delta brought the pizza on board with the help of baggage carts.
At the time, Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant told CNN that this was the company’s way of doing right by customers.
"It's part of an effort company-wide when weather disrupts our operation to get food and beverages to delayed customers," he said.
Millions of people across the country face flight delays every day, according to Fortune. Chicago's O'Hare International, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International and Los Angeles International are among the most delayed airports in the country. They all hover around having 20 percent delays on an average day of air traffic.