Thursday, December 01, 2005

For those who are interested,

Check back on Saturday Night. I will do a post on my Trip from Canada to Frankfurt to Dubai to Hong Kong to Dubai to Hong Kong. The life of a B747 pilot...



Blogger Kevin Hodges said...

Congrats Marc! The published a story about you on Reuters, and I happened to see it while browsing through, and thought "I know a guy who is doing something like that"! I just wanted to say "congratulations" on both the Million Miles and the News story.
(You might remember me from Perry's House, last week)

8:20 PM, December 01, 2005  
Blogger Vaness said...

You have a fascinating blog! I happened upon it from an article posted on my Rogers homepage. Your girlfriend is a great writer too! Jealous of your trip to Bangkok or wherever you're going.

10:14 PM, December 01, 2005  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

Nice, thats a hell of a trip you've been on... What kind of luggage to you typically bring with you? Do you like the wheely boxy things, or the wheely duffle things, or the shoulder strap duffle or the backpack or the messenger bag or what?

6:30 AM, December 02, 2005  
Blogger John McCarthy said...

Congrats on a sick and worthy feat. But I'm curious to know how many actual miles you flew during the 61 day period (56 days flown) as opposed to hom many miles you earned from Air Canada's program, which I believe is what the miles refers to. And did any reporter ask you this question? To actually fly 1,003,625 miles in 56 days in commercial planes such as the 767-300 would, of course, be impossible. You would have to have flown 17,922 miles per day which equals 747 (!) miles per hour for every hour of the 56 day period. The stated cruising speed by Air Canada for the 767-300 is 530 miles which seems slightly higher than the average for the Air Canada fleet, and well below the 747 MPH needed to fly 1,003,625 miles in 56 days.

Seems as if all press and blog notices of your accomplishments state that you actually flew 1 million miles during that time period.....Has everyone lost their calculators and incredulity???

This from Boing Boing.... Man flies 1MM miles on a 60 day unlimited ticket, wins 10 more flights
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.

11:33 AM, December 02, 2005  
Blogger John McCarthy said...

I stand partially corrected, the Reuters and Yahoo articles clearly state you earned over a million points, not flew over a million miles.

FYI, not to ruin the ending of March of the Penguins, but some of the penguins die, some live and nature and evolution continue.

11:48 AM, December 02, 2005  
Blogger Jer said...

I am facinated by your trips around the world. How did you become a freight pilot?

5:55 PM, December 02, 2005  
Blogger Marc said...


Hard to say how many actual miles. The Vancouver Victoria flights earn 500, but you only fly 40 miles.

but you are right, I earned Aeroplan miles, I did not fly actual miles

8:35 PM, December 02, 2005  

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