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College Kids Buy A $98 One-Way Trip To Fort Lauderdale Just So They Could Hit Up The Only Chick-Fil-A Nearby: The Albany Airport

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A group of college students came up with an idea to fill their craving for fast food chicken.

College kids have always gotten a bad rap, but they get especially shit on these days. People think college kids just sit around getting high and playing video games all day. Either that or storming the administration buildings to demand divestment from Israel or something. Basically either being lazy or complaining. But every now and then a group of kids come along and totally restore your faith in the up-and-coming adult generation.

Enter these RPI students.

Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, are a 90-minute drive away from the nearest freestanding Chick-fil-A. The only other option is the food court at Albany International Airport. That would require the inconvenience of buying a plane ticket, going through TSA and foregoing the flight just for some fried chicken.

So that's what they did.

More than a dozen guys put their minds together and had Vincent Putrino, the captain of the school's cross country team, go the extra mile. Putrino bought a plane ticket at the Albany airport, a one-way trip to Fort Lauderdale for $98, went through security and bought food for 18 people with no intent to board the flight.

18 dudes, $98 ticket, by my math that's 5 bucks and change a head. Add a little gas money and we'll say 7 bucks each. Would you pay 7 bucks to get your fix when you're super stoned and really craving a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries? Hell yeah you'd fucking pay 7 bucks to get your fix when you're super stoned and really craving a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries. 

Look at this beautiful order!

Their order, which came out to be $227.28, consisted of:


  • 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches
  • 15 large fries
  • 156 Chick-fil-A nuggets
  • One bag of cookies
  • One lemonade

A wonderful meal, a wonderful day, all for 18 bucks, a perfect little responsible college budget. 

And who knows maybe one of them hopped that flight for a little much-needed va-kay. 

Inspiring.

Although I'd give up Chick-Fil-A for a year rather than go through a fucking security line and get held up by the only woman in America who didn't know airports have metal detectors and has 34 dollars in nickels and dimes evenly distributed through every pocket on her body.


via ABC7