Pizza Party! Delta Buys Pies for Rerouted Passengers Delta made the best of bad weather and bought pizza for an entire delayed flight. Budget Travel Friday, Feb 26, 2016, 1:00 PM (Lonely Planet) Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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Pizza Party! Delta Buys Pies for Rerouted Passengers

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We're getting hungry just looking at this picture of pizza, taken in Italy.

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Fact: Pizza makes everything better. Even flight delays.

On Wednesday, passengers on Delta flight 802 from Atlanta to NYC's LaGuardia airport got a tasty surprise when their flight was rerouted due to bad weather: boxes upon boxes of pizza pies and bottled water waiting for them when they de-planed in Syracuse, New York.

Watch the video, reported by the Weather Channel, here.

This isn't the first time Delta Air Lines has bought pizza for its passengers. Back in May, the airline's crews placed orders when weather delayed more than 650 flights. Same with storms in Atlanta this past November—flight attendants passed out slices from the aisle.

Delta's dough-licious behavior can be traced back several years. In 2013, station managers arranged for a cop car to pull up and deliver 60 pizzas to a plane stuck on the tarmac for hours in Boston. Not too long before that, 160 pizzas were delivered to a Delta plane delayed in Savannah.

Back then, a Delta spokesman told USA TODAY, "Delta can't control the weather, but we can control how we respond to weather delays and irregular operations. In situations like these, Delta people have the decision-making power to take care of our customers — even having pizza delivered plane-side."

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