Topic of the Week: 2010 Travel Summary

It’s the last day of the year, so it’s always fun to look back on your travels, right? Here’s my summary, and you can see it was kind of a boring year compared to some previous ones. How’d you do?

Miles: 34,202 (23,452 last year)
Segments: 26 (34)
New Aircraft: Embraer 170
New Airlines: Republic (operating as Frontier), Shuttle America (operating as United)
New Airports: Auckland
Most Common Aircraft: A320/A319 (6 flights each)
Most Common Airline: Frontier
Most Common Airport: LAX
Most Common Non-Directional Route: Long Beach-Denver (3 times)

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Daniel
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In the first year where I actually flew a lot

Miles: 94,284 (last year: 38,992)
Segments: 150 (last year: 38)
New Aircraft: A319, B734, B738, B744, E175, E145, DC94, DC95, MD90
New Airlines: Freedom, Chautauqua, Shuttle America, SkyWest, Alaska, Compass
New Airports: 32 (Furthest from home was HKG)
Most Common Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-88 (31)
Most Common Airline: Delta Air Lines (100)
Most Common Airport: Atlanta (32)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: DAY-ATL (36)

marshall
Member

Miles: 90,720
Segments: 85
New Aircraft: A321
New Airline: Frontier
New Airports: None
Most Common Aircraft: B757
Most Common Airline: Delta
Most Common Airport: ATL
Most Common Non-Directional Route: WAS-ATL

Fred
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Miles: 57,288 (last year: 33,087)
Segments: 34 (last year: 20)
New Aircraft: none (although I flew a DC-9 twice, and the time before was at least 10 years ago)
New Airlines: Cathay Pacific, Air Asia
New Airports: RGN, LHR
Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 757 (6)
Most Common Airline: Delta Air Lines (19)
Most Common Airport: Pittsburgh (13)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: PIT-MSP and MSP-SEA (5 each)

Don Roberto
Member

Miles: 37,524
Segments: 14
New Aircraft: Airbus 380
New Airlines: Qantas
New Airports: AKL, ASP, AYQ, CNS, SYD
Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737
Most Common Airline: Qantas, Southwest (5)
Most Common Airport: IAD
Most Common Non-Directional Route: IAD-MDW

Christian
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Miles: 158391
Segments: 62
New Aircraft: Q400
New Airports: MEX, ZCL, PUW, ABQ, MSY, KIX, HNL, BOM
Most Common Aircraft: 757, 738
Most Common Airline: Delta
Most Common Airport: LAX
Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-DTW, LAX-SLC

DAB
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Huh, and I thought I had my first year with a lot. Actually, I had a fair amount last year but this was the first year I was able to concentrate on an airline and get some status out of it. Miles: 54920 Segments: 55 New Airport: SLC, PDX Most Common Aircraft: CRJ 700 Home Airport: SAT Most Common Other: LAX Most Common Airline: Even split UA, CO, US (COFF) And starting off the year finding out that UA cut my early AM SAT-LAX flight (boo) in favor of CO routes through IAH. And starting with two trips SAT-SFO and… Read more »
Jeruen
Member

Here’s mine:

Miles: 20,871 (13,129 last year)
Segments: 16 (14)
New Aircraft: Embraer 170 & 190
New Airlines: China Airlines
New Airports: Anchorage, Providence
Most Common Aircraft: Canadair CRJ
Most Common Airline: Delta and China Airlines
Most Common Airport: BUF
Most Common Non-Directional Route: JFK-BUF/BUF-JFK (2x each)

James Burke
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My miles went down after my job changed, and I am afraid I am a ‘one-year wonder’ with my status…

Last year miles: 38,909
This year miles: 21,025
Segments: 25
New Airlines: none
Most Common Airline: Air Canada / Air Canada Jazz
New Aircraft: none
Common Aircraft: A320 Family (A319 7 times)
Common Airports: YYZ, YYC
Common route: YYZ-YUL
Longest Route: YYC-YHZ (2334 mi)
Shortest Route: YVR-YYJ (39 mi)
New Airports: YYJ (Victoria), YEG (Edmonton), YXE (Saskatoon), YQR (Regina)

MeanMeosh
Guest

Hey Cranky, this was a really cool idea!

Miles: 58,011
Segments: 36
New Aircraft: B737-800, B717, ATR-72 (I try to avoid turboprops/RJs like the plague but had no choice on one route this year)
New Airlines: Hawaiian Airlines
New Airports: AMA, HNL, LGA, KOA, GOI (Goa, India)
Most Common Aircraft: MD80
Most Common Airline: AA
Most Common Airport: DFW
Most Common Non-Directional Route: Tie between DFW-ORD-DFW and DEL-HYD-DEL

MeanMeosh
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Oops, forgot that I also flew US and hit CLT for the first time this year.

andy
Guest

I need to track mine better like y’all:

Miles: 68,428
Legs: 72
Home: SYR
Airline: CO, UA. (Star Alliance) – 2 w/ Delta
Aircraft: ERJ 145 – Q200 close 2nd
New: B777
Most Frequent route: SYR – BHX (4 x’s)

JustMe
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Only domestic travel.
Miles: 221,360 (115124)
Segments: 144 (101)
Home: SFO
Airline: UAL
New Airline: CO
New Airport: MEM
New Aircraft: 737-900
Most Common Aircraft: 757/320
Most Common Non-directional Route: SFO – DEN

davidwhotz
Member

Miles: 54,634
Segments: 60
New Aircraft: None
New Airlines: Malaysia Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, AirAsia
New Airports: TPE, KUL, DPS, JOG, AUS
Most common aircraft: CRJ-200 (11 flights, UGH!)
Most common airline: Delta
Most common airport: DCA
Most common route: ATL-DCA (4 times)
Longest flight (distance): LAX-TPE (6,794 miles)
Shortest flight (distance): BDL-JFK (106 miles)

Mic
Guest

I don’t know if anyone’s interested, but here’s mine!
Miles 37,894 (35095)
Segments 28 (30)
New Aircraft Dash 8 Q400, Mad Dogs
New Airlines AA AB AS BE
New Airports PAP JFK MIA SOU DFW LAS SEA STL
Most Common Aircraft Airbus A321 (6 flights)
Most Common Airline LH
Most Common Airport FRA-HAM (10 flights)

daren_siddall
Member

This is the first year since 1988 that I have not flown a single mile! Would have flown a few times in December if it hadn’t been for the snow that manages to cripple the UK with slightest dusting! Will make up for it next year!

Ryan
Guest

Miles 36,110
Segments: 35
New Aircraft: A318 (F9)
New Airlines: None
New Airports: KOA, OGG, OMA, PSG, WRG
Most Common Aircraft: 737-800
Most Common Airline AS
Most Common Airport: SEA

Craig
Guest

Miles: 15,645 (29,449 last year)
Segments: 17 (26 last year)
New Aircraft: E190
New Airlines: none
New Airports: RSW
Most Common Aircraft: 737
Most Common Airline: CO (41% by segments, 43% by miles)
Most Common Airport: EWR

Craig
Guest

Forgot route – I was all over the map this year, only had one route flown more than once; EWR-MCO, twice.

And I guess technically I had a new airline – first time I flew on Colgan. But I track by “marketing” airline, not lift providers.

Unemployment killed off my travel this year…actually, I’ve been down every year since 2006 (50,864 miles, 49 segments), although I was above 40k in ’07 and ’08.

CP
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Miles: 162,538
Segments: 183
New Aircraft: 747
New Airlines: JetBlue, Hawaiian, British Airways
New Airports: LIH, HNL, AUS, ABQ, PIB, SRQ, DAB, FLL, CPH
Most Common Regional Aircraft: CRJ200
Most Common Mainline Aircraft: MD80
Most Common Airline: Delta (27.3% of flying)
Most Common Airport: DCA
Most Common Route: DCA-DFW

Jason H
Guest

Miles: ~63,673 including award flights (52,145 last year)
Segments: 27 (? last year)
New Aircraft: A340
New Airlines: Air France, Hawaiian Air
New Airports: CDG, KOA, MCO, MCI
Most Common Aircraft: A319/320 or E175 I believe they are just about equal
Most Common Airline: UA
Most Common Airport: DEN
Most Common Non-Directional Routing: DEN-YYZ (9 times!)

David SF eastbay
Member

Maybe you should have all included how many times your flight was delayed, cancelled (one -L- or two?). I guess next year you’ll need to include how many times you were felt up by a TSA agent…..LOL

barowsky
Member

Miles: ~75,000
Segments: ~50
New Aircraft: 717
New Airlines: Air Tran, China Southern
New Airports: OKC,OMA,HKG,MAA,HSL
Most Common Aircraft: 737
Most Common Airline: either AS or DL
Most Common Airport: TYS
Most Common Non-Directional Route: TYS-ATL or FAI-ANC

Michael in MKE
Guest

Wow mine is nothing compared to everyone else. Mine is just vacations not for work!!

Miles:16,330 (13,076 last year)
Segments: 15
New Aircraft: Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-500
New Airlines: Airtran
New Airports: Madison (MSN)
Common Aircraft: A320 4 flights
Most Common Airline: Delta/USAirways Tied
Most Common Airport: ORD/PHX tied
Most Common Non-Directional Route: All the same 1 time each

Delayed 2 times 1 ORD-PHX snow storm night before plane needed to be deiced delayed 30 minutes and arrived early. 1 time ORD-EWR weather on east coast delayed 45 minutes

Felt up by TSA agent twice once at Madison and once at Sarasota/Bradenton

gwood
Guest

Miles: 15843
Segments: 24
New Aircraft: a318 (f9), dc940 (dl)
New Airlines: UA (as far as I can remember it’s new)
New Airports: DTW
Most Common Aircraft: crj-200
Most Common Airline: Skywest dba UA and DL
Most Common Airport: pdx
Most Common Non-Directional Route: cos-den

Grover
Guest

Miles: 153,695 DL & another 15K or so on other airlines
Segments: 72 DL & 12 on other
New Aircraft: I confess I do not know anything about the planes
New Airlines: Southwest
New Airports:LIS
Most Common Aircraft: Do not know
Most Common Airport: ATL
Most Common Non-Directional Route: ATL-ORD

Joe Jones
Guest

Decelerated this year, largely thanks to getting married and having more excuses to stay at home. Also no travel for work.

Miles: 30,231 (44,297 last year)
Segments: 11 (18)
New Aircraft: None (sniff!)
New Airlines: OS
New Airports: MXP, VIE
Most Common Aircraft: 777 (3 flights)
Most Common Airline: 4-way tie between UA, US, NH and DL (2x each), but had one UX flight which would pull the consolidated UA brand group slightly ahead
Most Common Airport: NRT
Most Common Non-Directional Route: NRT-SPN – only pairing flown twice this year

Martin J
Member

marriage is a good thing….congrats and enjoy

Nick Barnard
Member
I think I need to comment here less, and fly more. I managed to have a really slow travel year. I spent most of my “vacations” hosting friends and family from other towns, something I’m not going to do for a while. Miles: 1,356 Segments: 2 New Aircraft: None New Airlines: None New Airports: None :-( Most Common Aircraft: 737-400, although hit the jackpot and rode both the Salmon-Thirty-Salmon and the Spirit of Alaska Statehood planes. Most Common Airline: Alaska Airlines Most Common Airport: Tie between SEA and OAK Most Common Non-Directional Route: SEA-OAK I’m throwing in my Amtrak trips… Read more »
Martin J
Member

Heck. I dont record my train travel….i should of course..anyone else record it?
Amtrak: NYC-PHL-WAS-RIC/YVR-SEA-PDX
Great Southern: MEL-ADL
Countrylink: Mel-ABX-Yass/CBR-SYD/Wollongong-SYD
TranzRail: WLG-AKL/BHE-CHC
Vline: Geelong-MEL (and back -twice)/MEL-SHT (find that location!)/BXG-MEL

Red
Member

Miles 30,714
segments 14 or 16 dont rember
New Airlines Us Scarways I mean Airways dont ask
New Aircraft Boeing 757 with the plug door not the over wing one
New Airports KPHX PHX
Most Common Aircraft 757-200
Most Common Airline United
Most Common Airport ABQ,OGG
Most Common Trip OGG Thank you Family for living there
and Happy new year to the people who got statice with airlines
and happy new year in gen

Martin J
Member

US Scarways or Scareways.,..either one is a great descriptor!

Kyle V
Guest
Well, being 15, I don’t yer have the opportunity to fly a whole lot, but here’s this year. Segments: 8 in 2 months New airlines: American Eagle, Alaska, United (my first non-southwest flights were this year) New airports: STL, RDU, BNA, DSM (this is my home airport but isn’t currently served by southwest, just airtran. Usually drive to MCI.) Most common aircraft: 737-700 tied with 737-300 (2 segments each) Most common airline: Southwest, 4 segments Most common airports: DSM, MCI, RDU, SEA each involving 2 segments New aircraft: ERJ-145, 737-900, 757-200, A319 This march: adding MSP, MIA, SDQ, first time… Read more »
Raj
Guest

Great idea, Cranky! It was a pretty interesting travel year for me.

Miles: 102,000
Segments: 67
New Aircraft: ATR 72, EMB 120, Cessna GC 208
New Airlines: Air China, Thai, Finnair, Czech Airlines, SAS, Go! Mokulele
New Airports: KOA, BWI, IAD, BUF, LGA, BKK, SIN, NRT, XIY, ARN, HEL, PRG (Pretty even spread between Domestic, Asia and Europe)
Most Common Aircraft: B757
Most Common Airline: United (sigh..)
Most Common Airport: PDX
Most Common Non-Directional Route: PDX-ORD (Oh how I hate ORD!)

robertol
Guest

BIS Miles: 173,735 (158,207 last year) – trending the wrong way!
Segments: 104 (80)
New Aircraft: Fokker 70, A332
New Airlines: Jet Airways, Turkish, KLM, Continental (!)
New Airports: YVR, CHS, BNA, IST, DEL, TPA, FAT, ICN, New HKG
Most Common Aircraft (by segments): B757 (20 flights)
Most Common Aircraft (by miles): B747 (40,310 miles in a 47)
Most Common Airline: United
Most Common Airport: SFO
Most Common Route (by segments): San Francisco – Seattle (18 flights)
Most Common Route (by miles): San Francisco – JFK

daeguowl
Guest

Miles: 62,019 (33,546 last year)
Segments: 19 (15)
New Aircraft: None
New Airlines: Ryanair, Horizon
New Airports: Dublin (DUB), Flagstaff (FLG), Phuket (HKT)
Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 777 (7 flights), A330 (6 flights)
Most Common Airline: Asiana (OZ – 6 times @ 33,000miles)
Most Common Airport: ICN
Most Common Non-Directional Route: ICN-LHR (5 times)
Longest flight: ICN – LAX (5,977)
Average flight: 3,264

johosofat
Guest

Miles: 18,050 (21,485 last year)
Segments: 14 (16)
New Aircraft: Embraer 175, Boeing 777-200
New Airlines: Compass Airlines (for Delta Connection)
New Airports: Lexington, KY, Miami, Grand Cayman
Most Common Aircraft: 757 (4 segments)
Most Common Airline: Delta
Most Common Airport: ATL & SMF
Most Common Non-Directional Route: Sacramento-Atlanta (4 times)

Keagan
Guest

Miles: 7,758 (12,523 last year)
Segments: 6 (12 last year)
New Aircraft: Airbus A310
New Airlines: Sata Internacional
New Airports: Boston (I usually fly out of Providence), Ponta Delgada
Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Most Common Airline: Southwest Airlines (4)
Most Common Airport: Baltimore (4) Providence (4)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: BWI-PVD (4)

Graham
Guest

How do you guys track this stuff? By hand or a website?

Nick Barnard
Member

I track mine by hand in Excel, since I’m a bit of a control freak and excel addict. Although, I suspect that most people let their frequent flier program track this for them.

robertol
Guest

openflights.org

Here’s mine: http://openflights.org/user/robertol

matt.sattler936
Member

Love the idea Cranky (been tracking my miles too)
Miles: 49,367 Miles
Segments: 57
New Aircraft: B777-200
New Airlines: Virgin America (VX), Go! Mokulele (YV),
New Airports: LGB, SDF, ABQ,
Most Common Aircraft: Airbus A319, A320 (F9)
Most Common Airline: Frontier (F9)
Most Common Airport: DEN, SFO
Most Common Non-Directional Route: DEN-SFO
**100% NRSB travel**

Nick Barnard
Member

NRSB? Is that, National Radon Safety Board, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, New Republic Savings Bank, or Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind?

matt.sattler936
Member

Haha, no its “Non-Revenue Stand By”, but I like the many acronyms.

Daniel
Guest

We have NRSA, Non-Revenue Space Available

Jon G
Guest

Miles: 30,311
Segments: 34
New Aircraft: Boeing 763, 744
New Airlines: Republic (operating as Frontier), ASA
New Airports: PDX, DLH, OMA, ATL, DCA, BOS, BTV, SJU, YVR
Most Common Aircraft: CRJ-200
Most Common Airline: Delta
Most Common Airport: DTW
Most Common Non-Directional Route: MBS-DTW and MBS-ORD

Jon G
Guest

And check out flightmemory.com and openflights.org for ways to record flights.

malbarda
Member

Miles: 236,668
Segments: 97
New Aircraft: A380
New Airlines: Aeroflot, China Eastern, Open Skies
New Airports: Seychelles, Bremen
Most Common Aircraft: B767
Most Common Airline: Delta
Most Common Airport: JFK
Most Common Non-Directional Route: JFK – MAN

Shane
Guest

Miles: 43,000 (25,000 least year)
Segments: 27
New Aircraft: None
New Airlines: None
New Airports: Moscow (DME) (2x), BOS
Most Common Aircraft: A320
Most Common Airline: United
Most Common Airport: IAD, DEN
Most Common Non-Directional Route: IAD to DEN

Martin J
Member
The advantage (???????) of being in the Southern Hemisphere is that our travel distances mount up quickly. Miles: 125,772 Kilometres: 202,410 Segments: 90 New Aircraft: None (although I had my second and third flights on the Airbus A380- My first had been with Singapore in December 2009, the second was with Qantas (pre grounding) and third Emirates (see my blog for details of the three experiences: http://mjtravlife.blogspot.com/2010/09/who-cares-what-they-fly-emirates-a380.html) New Airlines: Lan and Emirates (both brilliant airlines) New Airports: BHE (Blenheim, New Zealand), OOL (Coolangatta, Qld, Australia), RIC (Richmond, VA, USA), SJC (San Jose, CA, USA), TRG (Tauranga, New Zealand) Most Common… Read more »
Ron
Guest

Miles: 23696 (61256 in 2009)
Segments: 6 (30)
New Aircraft, Airlines: none
New Airport: NRT
Most Common Aircraft: 744 (2), 738 (2)
Most Common Airline: US (2), UA (2), AS (2)
Most Common Airport: LAX (5)
Most Common Non-directional Route: LAX-NRT (2), LAX-DCA (2)

Now my 2009 stats would have been more interesting, with 1 new aircraft (more if you count subtypes of 777), 2 new airlines, and 4 new airports. But that year was an outlier.

The Global Traveller
Guest

Miles: 249,853 (256,071 last year)
Segments: 132 (170)
New Aircraft: Cessna Caravan
New Airlines: Malev, Sounds Air
New Airports: ABJ, ACC, BZE, CUR, DAM, GCM, NAS, OTP, PCN, SJO, SOF, STT
Most Common Airline: Air NZ
Most Common Airport: AKL
Most Common Non-Directional Route: AKL-WLG

Brian
Guest

Miles: 29,647 (8,408 last year)
Segments: 19 (5)
New Aircraft: A319, A320, B738, CR7
New Airlines: Virgin Blue, Atlantic Southeast
New Airports: LAX, SYD, CNS, BNE, ORD, ATL
Most Common Aircraft: A320/B738 (3 flights each)
Most Common Airline: Delta/United (Tie)
Most Common Airport: SFO
Most Common Non-Directional Route: It’s a five-way tie, so I’ll leave you with DSM-ATL

ptahcha
Guest

Miles: 176,837
Segments: 86
New Aircraft: B777-300, A330, B717
New Airlines: TG, KB, CA, QK, LH, BA, MA, TK, EK, LA, KA, MX
New Airports: FRA, MSQ, ALA, IST, BUD, SKP, FRA, EZE, AEP, TUC, LPB, VVI, MIA, BKK, CGK, PNH, ULN, PEK, MID, MEX, PTY, CUN, YVR, DXB, NBO, PBH
Most Common Aircraft: B777 (all varient) and B757 (tied at 16 each)
Most Common Airline: United
Most Common Airport: JFK
Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO-JFK (5)

mjnco64
Member

Miles 56,750
Segments: 76
New Airlines: None
New Airports: None
New Aircraft: CRJ-900 (DL Mesaba and Skywest), 737-900 AS SEA-FAI and return. A340-600 LH DEN-FRA
Most Common Airline:UA
Most Common Airport: COS and DEN (also most common route)

rob
Member
I’m going to do 36,000 miles next MONTH! (Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Ayers Rock, LAX, AUS, Buenos Aires). I don’t want to know how many miles I flew last year!!! How about asking how many times our bags were lost enroute? Last year was a record for me – FIVE times, including both ways on a trip to Budapest. But I got them all back eventually. Looking forward to seeing if they fixed the Qantas A-380 next month on the way back to LAX… With 400 pax on that plane, I’m glad I have Global Entry and can skip the… Read more »
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