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‘Chick-Fil-A’, At Albany (New York) Airport Will Deliver — Albeit Just In The Airport.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to read the story about the College kids that bought a $98 ticket to go in and get some chicken. Story from Albany, NY ‘ABC’ Station.


Click to ENLARGE and admire. The official Albany Airport Website.


I don’t think I have ever had ‘Chick-Fil-A’. So, I am NOT sure what I am missing. Yes, I have heard stories. I just looked. The nearest one to I is in Nashua, which is 90-minutes away. Hhhhm! The next time I am down South I will have to keep an eye.

I heard the story about these College kids that desperately wanted some ‘Chick-Fil-A’ chicken, on my radio, during my morning walk. That it was Albany Airport resonated. I think I have only flown into Albany Airport once (and I am sure I have never flown out of it). But, that was a pretty special flight for I. One I still remember — 52-years later. Yes, it was in 1968! 52-years ago. So, why was it so special. First airport I ever flew to on MY OWN. I was 14. Not sure exactly how it came to be. We, my adoptive parents and I, were travelling in New York state — we living in Buffalo, NY, 1967-1968. We were in NY city, by car. We were driving back to Buffalo, via Albany. Somehow my father had a ticket Albany, which he didn’t want or need. I convinced him to let me use the ticket and fly from LaGuardia to Albany — and for them to pick me up. He agreed. It was to be my Summer adventure. First flight on my own. I had been flying, frequently, all my life. But never on my own. It worked out. It was an adventure. I waited at Albany for them to arrive. So, that was the main reason this story piqued my interest. ‘My’ airport. I am sure there was no ‘Chick-Fil-A’ in 1968.

These kids should have had the gumption to first call up ‘Chick-Fil-A’ before they pooled their money to buy that $98 ticket.

‘Chick-Fil-A’ would have brought the food out for them. Now we all know. I am sure they are going to be doing a roaring business — following this publicity and now that everyone knows that they will deliver.

Only in America.


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The First Flight Over Mount Everest Took Place This Day 84-Years Ago, April 3, 1933 — Led By The British ‘Duke Of Hamilton’.

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Also known as the Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale. Interesting person. Love his name with the double ‘Douglas’. Wikipedia entry: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Douglas-Hamilton,_14th_Duke_of_Hamilton


Mount Everest was very much a part of the ‘British Raj‘ and, of course, in the 1930s, nearly all of the Everest related exploits were invariably British led. And that, of course, continued into the 1950s with the British-led conquest of Everest.


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