Delivery Turns Plane Delay Into Pizza Party

May 29, 2015

Diverted Delta flight 561 receives 65 pizzas while sitting on tarmac.
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Passengers were treated to Marco’s Pizza when it was delivered right to their grounded plane in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Delta flight 561 was diverted on its path from Philadelphia to Atlanta and forced to land in Knoxville, Tennessee, to wait out bad weather. A few hours later, a surprised Ashley Akins—manager of a nearby Marco’s Pizza franchise—received an unusual order.