Good-hearted pilot hand delivers 40 boxes of Papa John pizzas to stranded passengers

American Airlines pilot Jeff Raines ordered and hand delivered 40 boxes of Papa Johns pizza for his disgruntled passengers

An American Airlines captain went above and beyond the call of duty when the flight he was piloting was diverted and, to relieve his disgruntled passengers, he bought 40 boxes of pizza.

Captain Jeff Raines was concerned about passengers on flight 2354 who were traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth when the plane was diverted due to severe storms.

The plane landed at the Wichita Falls municipal airport on Thursday and Raines decided to order 40 boxes of Papa John's pizza for his frustrated 159 passengers and his gracious action was captured by the camera.

American Airlines pilot Jeff Raines ordered and hand delivered 40 boxes of Papa Johns pizza for his disgruntled passengers

He had to divert flight 2354 that was traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth due to electrical storms

He had to divert flight 2354 that was traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth due to electrical storms

The American Airlines pilot, Jeff Raines, ordered and handed over 40 boxes of Papa John's pizza to his disgruntled passengers after he had to divert the flight due to bad weather on Thursday.

Come and take it! The kindly pilot knew that his passengers would have to stay in Wichita Falls the next morning, so he asked them for pizza for a hot and tasty meal

Come and take it! The kindly pilot knew that his passengers would have to stay in Wichita Falls the next morning, so he asked them for pizza for a hot and tasty meal

Come and take it! The kindly pilot knew that his passengers would have to stay in Wichita Falls the next morning, so he asked them for pizza for a hot and tasty meal

The video shows Raines running sideways from the Papa John's delivery car, delivering pizza boxes to passengers who remain on the tarmac.

The gesture warmed the hearts of the passengers who were told they would have to stay in Wichita Falls until the next morning.

In the video, you hear people say, "What a boy, what a boy."

The passengers are seen smiling and happily eating their hot food.

The video was shared by airport employee Josh Raines, who wrote on Twitter: "I do not think I've seen this before."

"We are always proud of our crew members who take great care of our customers who travel on American Airlines, and we are fortunate that our crew members are the best in the business," an American Airlines spokesman told Dailymail. .com.

Pizza Pilot! Raines, left, pictured handing out boxes to hungry passengers at the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport in Texas

Pizza Pilot! Raines, left, pictured handing out boxes to hungry passengers at the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport in Texas

Pizza Pilot! Raines, left, pictured handing out boxes to hungry passengers at the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport in Texas

Good action: Raines walked making sure each passenger received a slice of pizza

Good action: Raines walked making sure each passenger received a slice of pizza

Good action: Raines walked making sure each passenger received a slice of pizza

"Flight 2354 from Los Angeles to Dallas / Fort Worth was diverted to Wichita Falls yesterday due to severe storms that affected North Texas The flight stayed overnight in Wichita Falls and returned to Dallas / Fort Worth this morning," they added.

Raines has worked for American Airlines for 27 years and the airline applauded its loyalty to customers by saying: "We are fortunate that the members of our team are the best in the business."

Speaking to KTLA, Raines said: "Thanks for the compliments, however, this was a" TEAM "effort.

"My first officer was on the phone with the crew tracking staff and the hotel organization for our launch and hotels for the entire crew." The Flight Attendants attended a cart from the aircraft's galley, serving water, juice and soft drinks. all the passengers in the terminal, all while Envoy SPS staff was organizing a bus, rebooking flights, and responding to a flurry of questions from these passengers.Thank you all for your help, there is no "I" in "TEAM" ", he added.

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