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Old 10-23-2003, 08:22 PM   #1
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guy buys 900 boxes of crackers to fly free on the Concorde

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3204699.stm

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Justin, who always has a keen eye for a bargain, spotted that a special promotion at his local supermarket could ramp up the points on his customer loyalty card, which could then be converted into Air Miles.

Justin realised buying 900 packets would get him a return seat to New York on the supersonic airliner, which retires this week after 26 years of service.

It took visits to three Tesco stores to persuade managers that he was not "completely bonkers". In the last store he spent 800 on Bahlsen Messino biscuits, which bagged him more than 45,000 Clubcard points.

The day before he flew, Justin was stricken by anxiety that he would be turfed off the plane because his 23-stone frame would not fit in the slim-line seats.
(One stone is 14 lbs.)

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Old 11-03-2003, 06:20 PM   #2
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Incredible.

Is he sitting in the flight engineer's seat? It's all sort of a blur.
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Old 11-14-2003, 10:20 AM   #3
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