Well, doesn’t this just warm your heart?!
American Airlines flight 2354 traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas FT. Worth had to divert to Witchita Falls, Texas on Thursday due to severe thunderstorms, leaving 159 frustrated passengers stranded. Offering help out of the goodness of his heart, Captain Jeff Raines called the nearest Papa John’s, and ordered 40 pizzas and had them delivered to the airport.
“Thanks for the compliments however this was a “TEAM” effort,” Raines said.
“My First Officer was on the telephone with crew tracking / hotel desk arranging for our release and hotels for the entire crew. The Flight Attendants manned a galley cart from the aircraft serving waters, juice, and sodas to all the passengers in the terminal. All while the Envoy SPS Personnel were arranging for a bus, re-booking flights, and answering a flurry of questions from these passengers. Thanks to everyone for your help - there is no “I” in TEAM.”
This is just remarkable. This has to be one of the best flight crew stories I’ve heard in a while.