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DENVER -- Flight delays are never fun, but they're better when pizza is involved.

Some travelers were treated to dinner on their pilot's tab to deal with the inconvenience of inclement weather.

Perhaps Gerhard Bradner, captain of the Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft, decided it would be best not to have a hungry group of passengers on his hands, or maybe he was just starving.

Either way, one passenger told KUSA-TV that Bradner bought more than 50 pizzas with his own money to feed them as they waited on the tarmac for departure. Frontier Airlines confirmed that the kind gesture happened.

The plane bound for Denver from Washington, D.C's Reagan National Airport was diverted after thunderstorms and lightning pummeled the Mile High City area. Flight 719 was forced to change course at about 6:40 p.m. ET to southern Wyoming.

Passengers and crew stayed in Cheyenne, Wyo., until stormy weather abated, taking off for Denver hours later.

With full stomachs, travelers arrived to their Denver destination at about 10:45 p.m.

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