Air Canada is apologizing to passengers who found themselves rerouted late at night to Fredericton with nothing to eat — that is, until a WestJet pilot stepped in to buy them pizza.
The passengers were on a flight from Toronto to St. John’s, N.L. when bad weather forced the plane to be rerouted to Fredricton.
Passenger John Samms took to Twitter to say that an Air Canada employee announced it was impossible to get food at that hour. Samms then tweeted: “Awkward but funny moment: @westjet guy walks in and says ‘hey guys I’m from WestJet and we do things differently, want some pizza?’” The word is four or five pizzas were ordered.
The pilot could not be reached for comment, and WestJet declined to comment. The Westjet pilot is being called a "legend" by Air Canada passengers