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Pilot buys 70 burgers for passengers stuck at the airport after the long flight delay

A pilot on a Mesa Airlines flight is operated by United Express did his best to wind again in his passengers sailing after a delay of more than two hours.
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Not all heroes wear capes — but what will be the purchase of dozens of civilians after a long flight delay.

A pilot on a Mesa Airlines flight is operated by United Express did his best to wind again in his passengers sailing after a delay of more than two hours at Tulsa International Airport on Monday, the purchase of a lunch for each kite in a nearby burger joint, USA Today reports.

A passenger on the flight, Sam Walker, praised the pilot, identified by the Houston Chronicle as Capt. Matthew Hoshor — in a tweet that has since gone viral.

Representatives of United Airlines, later responded directly to Walker’s tweet, says “glad to hear that,” members of the crew will meet their needs.

“We will pass along your praise to our teams,” United Airlines said.

Almost five hours after the scheduled departure time, Walker, the flight to Houston eventually went to “wheels” and he was in the first class. Walker confirmed in subsequent tweets that the captain picked up the tab.

“Great captain Mesa is here!” Walker tweeted.

In a statement to USA Today, a spokesman for Mesa Airlines, said the carrier is taking “pride” in his team and appreciates positive feedback from customers.

United Airlines, which operates United Express, a regional carrier, confirmed Wednesday that the passenger’s tweet was accurate.

In all, Hoshor bought 70 burgers from the restaurant to feed the hungry passengers, a move that will not go unnoticed, according to the airline chairman and chief executive.

“He really is a good guy,” Mesa Airlines, Jonathan Ornstein told the Houston Chronicle. “We are very proud of him. That he went out of his way like that to take care of the passengers … it really is a excellent customer service, and beyond.”

Hoshor is also a talented pilot, Ornstein said.

“It makes me so proud as a CEO of a company,” he continued. “For an employee that does, it makes me feel good.”

A member of Fat Guy’s Burger Bar in Tulsa, meanwhile, told KOKI that the large order for the delayed passengers was apparently a first.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post.

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