This is some true commitment. The cross-country track team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York was really craving some Chick-fil-A food on Saturday (February 22nd.) Unfortunately, the closest freestanding outpost was a 90-minute drive away from the Troy, New York campus. But they figured out there was a closer location inside the Albany Airport inside the terminal's food court. This means they would need to get through security to get to the food. So team captain Vincent Purito found the cheapest plane ticket possible (one-way from Albany to Fort Lauderdale for $98), and had all of his 18 teammates pitch in $5.50 to buy it. He then was able to go through security with his boarding pass and buy $227.28 of Chick-fil-A food: 15 chicken sandwiches, 15 large fries, 13 orders of chicken nuggets, 1 bag of cookies and 1 lemonade. No word on how many sauces he picked up.
Of course, if they bought a refundable ticket they would have basically had access for free and saved $98. Many people do that to see off or meet their relatives every day. They must love their chicken!
How long before the food chain contacts them with a nice sized gift certificate?