Bjornstrom From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 327 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4351 times:
Marc Tacchi bought a special $7,000 Air Canada ticket that gave him unlimited flights for 60 days, then set out to fly 1,000,000 miles. He accomplished it, flying 56 out of 60 days. As a million-mile Air Canada flier, he gets vouchers for $70,000 worth of business-class airfares.
OOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1395 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3963 times:
It would have been impossible for him to fly 1million miles in 56 days. IF he flew 20 out of 24 hours per day for 56 days...you multiply it by an average of 500mph (which is pretty high for an average)...then you end up with a max of 560k miles during that period of time!!!
Marc Tacchi is an AC Aeroplan member (AC FF Program) and by doing this he has accumulated enough Aeroplan points to take care of all his flying needs for the next few years. He lives in YVR and commutes to work (ANC, HKG). He acheived Super Elite status in Aeroplan for 2006 with his mileage run and all the benefits that come with that tier level (instant upgrades to J class, etc.)
Accargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8 Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3175 times:
Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 17): Two months of time (and forgone wages) and C$7000 dollars+expenses doesn't seem likely to be much more than $C30000. It seems like a good investment with potentially very nice short term return.
He had no lost wages, he has a flexible work schedule and he fit the mileage run in with his work requirements.
And no he cannot sell them, but he has no intention of selling them. He will use the FF points for himselves and family over the next few years and not have to pay for his commuting or vacation flights, plus he will fly business class most of the time.