Frontier Airlines Flight 719 was a Monday evening flight set to take off at 5:48pm but due to plane traffic didn’t actually take off until an hour later. As the plane was reaching its destination in Denver, severe thunderstorms rattled the plane and the captain was forced to change course to Nebraska until it cleared. While flying around Nebraska, the plane started running low on fuel and had to change course once again to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where it waited another 2 hours on its tarmac.
The captain of the plane did some quick calculations and realized nobody on the plane had eaten in almost four hours. So he ordered his plane 38 pizzas out of his own pocket. With full stomachs, the passengers and crew left Cheyenne about 10:30 p.m. and arrived in Denver a short while later at 10:45 p.m.