Adam Ritchie, a Domino's Pizza manager in Cheyenne, Wyoming, said he'd never received a call like the one he got Monday night.
"I need to feed my whole plane," the caller told him.
"Lucky me, I hear 160 people. It ended up being like 38 pizzas," Ritchie told CNN.
A Frontier Airlines flight from Washington to Denver was diverted to Cheyenne because of bad weather. The plane was stuck on the ground for nearly two hours.
handing out pizza to passengers stranded on a plane
When a flight was grounded for about two hours, the pilot bought nearly 40 pizzas for the stranded passengers.
"Next thing you know, Domino's Pizza was rolling up to the plane," passenger Logan Torres told CNN. She sent CNN photos of flight attendants passing out boxes.
Frontier Airlines spokeswoman Tyri Squyres said she wasn't surprised at all by what the pilot did.
"This is not unusual for our pilots to go above and beyond to care for our customers," she said. "We have some great pilots who work here."
Passengers got a pizza surprise after their flight was grounded for two hours.