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Man Flew 1.000.000 Miles In 56 Days  
User currently offlineBjornstrom From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 329 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5638 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.

Reuters:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/051201/15/x0z4.html

Tacchi Blog:
http://gcmr2005.blogspot.com/


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5626 times:

He also seems to be a pilot himself:

When he wasn't flying to collect travel points, Tacchi works as a contract pilot. Once a week, he flies a Boeing 747 cargo plane to Europe or Asia.

Harry



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User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

So he spent $7,000 and got $70,000 worth of vouchers. Are those buy one get one free vouchers though, or straight cash vouchers?

User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5585 times:

I wonder what distances sales people (take the most relevant one to this website) like Baseler and Leahy fly?

User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5575 times:

No, he didn't fly 1 million miles. He earned 1 million FF miles including bonuses. He flew about 400,000 miles.

User currently offlineOOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1507 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5250 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!!!

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

They gave miles on those north american passes?
I find that amazing, with the restrictive manner of FFPs these days.



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User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

Truly a hero for mileage runners around.  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

Or is it someone with to much time on their hands.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4995 times:

It would be interesting to read his Trip Reports.If he gets the time to write them.
 Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 6):
They gave miles on those north american passes?
I find that amazing, with the restrictive manner of FFPs these days.

Actually, in most cases, people who buy those passes lose out on the deal, because you can normally get seperate tickets cheaper than they cost.



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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4952 times:

Wow..... he really IS the king of all MRers...

User currently offlineCruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4841 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 10):
Actually, in most cases, people who buy those passes lose out on the deal, because you can normally get seperate tickets cheaper than they cost.

He flew about 300+ seperate segments. I doubt that he could have bought all of those tickets for $7,000. But you are quite right....most people do, but not him!

James



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User currently offlineMeridian From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

I wonder how many times he had to take his shoes off, keys in the tray etc. He's got my respect!


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User currently offlineGARPD From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

When I first read the title, I thought it was about John Leahy. Flying all over the world franticaly negotiating sales for airbus.  Wink

lol



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User currently offlineJetMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4571 times:

Quoting GARPD (Reply 14):
When I first read the title, I thought it was about John Leahy. Flying all over the world franticaly negotiating sales for airbus.

If Airbus had a bad year in terms of total orders, then your joke would be funny...  Yeah sure


Regards,
JM


User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

Here's Marc's blog about his experiences during the two months.

http://gcmr2005.blogspot.com/

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.)


User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

So can he turn around and sell them?

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.



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User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4462 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.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

Sounds like someone's a little desperate to make it into the mile-high club.

QFF


User currently offlineGARPD From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

Quoting JetMaster (Reply 15):
If Airbus had a bad year in terms of total orders, then your joke would be funny... Yeah sure

I was making note of the fact that airbus are selling well. Obviously your bias against me has not changed with your username.



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User currently offlineRobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4397 times:
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Quoting Meridian (Reply 13):
I wonder how many times he had to take his shoes off, keys in the tray etc

Sounds like most of his days were spent inside of security... probably smelled a bit ripe at times, though!


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

Quoting JetMaster (Reply 15):
If Airbus had a bad year in terms of total orders, then your joke would be funny...

My we sure are picky today aren't we?....  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineJetMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4288 times:

Quoting GARPD (Reply 20):
I was making note of the fact that airbus are selling well.

Ah, that's why you wrote "franticaly negotiating sales"...  Yeah sure

Quoting GARPD (Reply 20):
Obviously your bias against me has not changed with your username.

Well, you haven't changed your bias against a manufacturer along with permanent derogative remarks.


Regards,
JM


User currently offlineVinnieWinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 803 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

Wonder if he went to the doctor to see whether he had an abnormal amount of blood clots or not???

25 Post contains links Fbgdavidson : He posts on Flyertalk under the handle, mtaachi. Check out the AC Aeroplan forum for a link to his blog. The Blog for GCMR2005
26 AC330 : He does not get $70000 in business class vouchers. His goal was to earn a million aeroplan points and according to what I read in a newspaper article,
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