There are good people in this world. The proof can be found in Wyoming on Monday night where a Frontier plane got diverted from its Washington Reagan (DCA) to Denver (DEN) flightpath due to thunderstorms and had to land in Cheyenne (CYS) to wait out the storm. Pilot Gerhard Bradner didn’t want his passengers to suffer any more than they had to during the interruption, so he ordered pizza for the entire plane from Domino’s — 50 of them, to be exact.
According to Denver’s NBC 9News station, Bradner was just doing his duty as the captain. “If the need arises you need to take care of your family; you need to take care of your passengers,” he said. “They are my responsibility the moment they step on the aircraft until they get off the aircraft.”
With the super low wages that pilots make, it’s surprising to see a gesture of this magnitude but it’s stuff like this that really affirms your faith in humanity. Let’s hope that Bradner gets handsomely rewarded for his generosity (although he clearly didn’t do it for any time of reward).