"Not sure if he was hungry, but it is not unusual for our pilots to go above and beyond to provide care for our customers," a Frontier representative told NBC News. "We had depleted all our food onboard."
The Monday night flight that departed at 6:40 p.m. local time from Reagan International Airport in
The delay lasted a few hours, which prompted the captain to act. "If the need arises you need to take care of your family; you need to take care of your passengers," Bradner told KUSA-TV in Denver. "They are my responsibility the moment they step on the aircraft until they get off the aircraft."
The pizza, by the way, was delivered and handed off to flight attendants who served it up on board shortly before the flight was given the go-ahead to continue on to Denver.