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Delta Threw Pizza Parties For Stranded Passengers And The Photos Are Priceless

800 pizzas totally beat airplane food.
04/06/2017 11:25am ET | Updated April 6, 2017

Nothing eases the pain of a flight delay like 800 pizzas.

After thunderstorms forced Delta to cancel and delay hundreds of flights across the South on Wednesday, crews stepped up and hosted impromptu airplane pizza parties for stranded passengers at a number of airports, spokesperson Michael Thomas confirmed to HuffPost.

Photos surfaced of flight attendants, pilots and ground crews unloading slices, with Twitter users including comments of thanks.

In total, Delta distributed more than 800 pizzas at airports across the South, Thomas said. Nashville passengers were also treated to foot-long subs, and travelers in Panama City, Florida got 20 trays of 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.

In 2015, Delta crews made similar seat-side pizza deliveries after rain delayed planes bound for Atlanta. In 2013, they performed a similar feat on a grounded flight in Knoxville.

We’d take a slice of kindness over airplane food any day.

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