Topic of the Week: 2012 Flying Summary

Since I flew on December 30, I had to wait to post this until the new year. Here is my summary. It was light for me especially since I didn’t do much flying when my son was born early in the year.

Miles: 26,242 (38,310 last year)
Segments: 17 (26 last year)
New Aircraft: 777-300ER
New Airlines: none
New Airports: Wilmington, NC
Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (4 flights, 3 on 737-800 as well)
Most Common Airline: Southwest (4 segments)
Most Common Airport: LAX (5 dep/3 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: Many tied at 2 segments

How’d you do?

75 Responses to Topic of the Week: 2012 Flying Summary

  1. Steve says:

    Miles: 91,959 (Less last year)
    Segments: 71 (less last year)
    New Aircraft: 330-200, E190
    New Airlines: Allegiant, Hawaiian, Island Air, SWISS
    New Airports: ACK, AZA, BCN, FLG, JAC, HYA, KOA, ONT, TLV, ZRH
    Most Common Aircraft: A319 (15 flights), 321 (12 flights), CR9 (12 flights)
    Most Common Airline: US Airways (61 segments)
    Most Common Airport: PHX (22 dep/22 arr)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: PHX-FAT

  2. Tim says:

    Segments: 198 – about average
    New aircraft – none for me – 747-400 – including QFs longreachers (x4);777-300; 737-300,500,700,800,900;767;757;DC10;A330;A319;A320;A340;King Airs;DH8;ERJs, CRJs, Skytrain
    New Airline:Swiss
    Most Common A/C: 737-700
    Most Comon Airline:WN
    Most Common Airport: STL
    Most Common Route:STL-DAL
    Furthest Airport: DRW

  3. Fred says:

    Miles: 63,085
    Segments: 36
    New Aircraft: none (787 in a week though)
    New Airlines: Virgin Atlantic, Nok Air
    New Airports: SJC, YUL, KIX, UTH, LGW, EDI
    Most Common Aircraft: B777 (6), B737 (5)
    Most Common Airline: United, Alaska (7 each), Singapore (6)
    Most Common Airport: PIT (7), OAK, SEA, BKK (6 each)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: OAK-SEA (4)

    • Fred says:

      Actually, I forgot that I flew an MD-90 for the first time last year (MSP-ATL)
      And fwiw, also flew a DC-9 for what will probably be the last time ever (same trip, ATL-PIT)

  4. Ryan says:

    Miles: 14,827
    Segments: 19
    New Aircraft: CRJ-900
    New Airlines: Pinnacle
    New Airports: EWR
    Most Common Aircraft: Airbus 320 (5 times)
    Most Common Airline: United (9 times)
    Most Common Airport: PDX (10 times)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: PDX-DEN

  5. cahdot says:

    segments 38
    new aircrafts lufthansa?
    new airlines virgin-nice
    new airports-ams/munich
    comon craft???
    common airlines delta/united/common airport atlanta/

  6. SubwayNut says:

    Posting to be the one totally different travel patterns
    Miles: 3,615
    Segments: 2
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: SLC
    Most Common Aircraft: Airbus 320 (both flights)
    Most Common Airline: JetBlue (both Flights)
    Most Common Airport: JFK (both flights)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: JFK-SLC, DEN-JFK (my two flights)

    I should add that I traveled by ground for 12,056 miles on Amtrak, 2,775 miles on VIA Rail Canada and about 2,500 miles on intercity buses (mostly Greyhound, MegaBus plus a few Amtrak California buses).

    Hopefully I’ll fly a bit more this year since all my traveling earned me AGR Select+ Status with UnitedClub access.

  7. Shane says:

    Miles: 55,000
    Segments: 29
    New Aircraft: A321 (Aeroflot), 737-800 (United)
    New Airlines: Brussels, Aeroflot, Siberian (S7), Spirit
    New Airports: SVX, SVO
    Most Common Aircraft: B777
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: IAD
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DCA – ORD
    Most airports for a single round-trip itinerary: 9 (IAD-DME-SVX-SVO/DME-FRA-DEN-LAS-SFO-BWI)

  8. Robin J says:

    Miles: 76,890 ( last year)?Segments: 35
    Longest Flight (distance): 10,894 km, 12:36 h, London (Heathrow) – Singapore (Changi), 11.05.2012
    Longest Flight (duration): 13:30 h, 10,894 km, Singapore (Changi) – London (Heathrow), 22.12.2012
    Shortest Flight (distance): 238 km, 0:50 h, Canberra (International) – Sydney (Kingsford Smith), 12.04.2012
    Shortest Flight (duration): 0:50 h, 238 km, Canberra (International) – Sydney (Kingsford Smith), 12.04.2012
    Fastest Flight: 902 km/h, 10,894 km, 12:05 h, London (Heathrow) – Singapore (Changi), 12.09.2012
    Average Flight: 3,490 km, 4:23 h
    New Aircraft: CRJ700
    New Airline: American Eagle
    New Airports: Bangalore, Albuquerque, London City
    Most Common Aircraft: 747-400 (10 flights)
    Most Common Airline: British Airways (13 segments)
    Most Common Airports: SYD and SIN (10 each)
    Most Common Routes: SYD-SIN and MEL-HBA (3 each)
    New Aircraft: CRJ700 (American Eagle)
    New Airline: American Eagle

  9. Todd says:

    Miles: 42,396
    Segments: 28
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: Cathay Pacific, Bangkok Airlines, Thai Air Asia, Thai Smile
    New Airports: HKG, BKK, CNX, HKT, KBV
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800
    Most Common Airline: Alaska (15 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SFO (9 dep/8 arr)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO – PDX

  10. johosofat says:

    Miles: 24,456 (22,410 last year)
    Segments: 30 (23 last year)
    New Aircraft: Beechcraft King Air 350, Douglas DC-8-62 Combi, Embraer 145
    New Airlines: Air Transport International, Pinnacle, ExpressJet
    New Airports: Ontario, CA (ONT), Sacramento Executive (SAC), Sacramento McClellan (MCC), Long Beach (LGB), Lincoln, CA (LHM), Detroit (DTW), Hewanorra, St. Lucia (UVF), Washington-National (DCA), South Bend, IN (SBN), Quebec City (YQB), Boston (BOS), Seattle (SEA)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (5 flights, 4 on 737-800 as well)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (9 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SMF (7 dep/7 arr)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SMF-PHX (4 flights)

  11. chbrown03 says:

    Miles: 8,866
    Segments: 10
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: jetBlue
    New Airports: None
    Most Common Aircraft: A-320 (5 segments)
    Most Common Airline: jetBlue (4 segments)
    Most Common Airport: EWR (2 dep/3 arr)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: None

    All in all a pretty unexciting year compared with years past!

  12. AJ says:

    Miles: 34,434
    Segments: 14
    New Aircraft: A340-500, A340-600, DHC-8 Dash 8
    New Airlines: Etihad, Aegean, Olympic Air, Air Berlin
    New Airports: Phuket (HKT), Abu Dhabi (AUH), Athens (ATH), Milos (MLO), Crete Heraklion (HER)
    Most Common Aircraft: A320-200
    Most Common Airline: Jetstar (4 Segments)
    Most Common Airport: MEL
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Several tied on 2.

  13. John G says:

    Miles: 158,950
    Segments: 159
    New Aircraft: 787-8 (yes!)
    New airlines: none
    New Airports: Providentiales/Turks and Caicos (PLS), Southwest Fla (ECP), Grand Island (GRI), Sioux City (SUX), YQT (Saskatoon), YQR (Regina), Billings (BIL)

    Total airports to date: 277

  14. Sandra W says:

    Miles: 119589
    Segments: 38
    New Airlines: Virgin America & America Airlines
    New Airports: Asheville, NC & Geneva Switzerland
    Most Common Aircraft:
    Most Common Airline: Virgin Australia (16 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Brisbane Australia

  15. malbarda says:

    Miles: 230,000 (I estimated non-program flights with 2x Jet Blue and 4x Porter)
    Segments: 78
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: Jet Blue, Jet Airways (India)
    New Airports: Dallas FW, Aspen, Co.
    Most Common Aircraft: 767, 777
    Most Common Airline: 1. Delta (25 segments); 2. KLM (17 segments); 3. AA (13 segments)
    Most Common Airport: JFK
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: JFK – LHR tied with JFK – AMS

  16. David says:

    Okay, I’ll play along. Nice to see so many others keep such fastidious logs of this stuff.

    Miles: 44,190 (38,026 last year)
    Segments: 37 (31 last year)
    New Aircraft: none (that I remember)
    New Airlines: Austrian (missed Malev by 3 days)
    New Airports: Toronto (YYZ), Nuremberg (NUE), Stuttgart (STR), Vienna (VIE), Budapest (BUD), Amsterdam (AMS), Basel (BSL), Zurich (ZRH)
    Most Common Aircraft: A319 or A320
    Most Common Airline: United (27 segments)
    Most Common Airport: ORD (5x), SJC (4x), FRA (4x)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DEN-ORD
    Longest Leg: DEN-FRA (5020 miles)
    Shortest Leg: VIE-BUD (133 miles)

  17. Austin says:

    Miles: 221,351 (102,008 in 2011)
    Segments: 137 (68)
    New Aircraft: Airbus A380, Bombardier Q400, CRJ700, CRJ900
    New Airlines: Air France, Asiana, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore, Thai, Turkish
    New Airports: Albuquerque (ABQ), Paris (CDG), Cleveland (CLE), Seoul (GMP; ICN), Istanbul (IST, Prague (PRG), Providence (PVD), Richmond (RIC), Yeosu (RSU)
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 757 (33 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (81 segments)
    Most Common Airport: BOS (58x)
    Most Common Route: BOS-SFO (16x each way)
    Longest Flight (distance): 6,922 mi, 12:06 h, Hong Kong (International) – San Francisco (International), 07-15-2012
    Longest Flight (duration): 12:06 h, 6,922 mi, Hong Kong (International) – San Francisco (International), 07-15-2012
    Shortest Flight (distance): 180 mi, 0:54 h, Zurich (Kloten) – Frankfurt (Rhein-Main), 07-08-2012
    Shortest Flight (duration): 0:38 h, 227 mi, Charlotte (Charlotte/Douglas International) – Atlanta (Hartsfield Jackson), 10-04-2012
    Fastest Flight: 572 mi/h, 6,922 mi, 12:06 h, Hong Kong (International) – San Francisco (International), 07-15-2012
    Slowest Flight: 160 mi/h, 200 mi, 1:15 h, Boston (Logan) – Newark (Liberty), 04-12-2012
    Average Flight: 1,616 mi, 3:32 h

  18. Daniel says:

    A little late

    Miles: 137,024 (104,097 last year)
    Segments: 160 (172 last year)
    New Aircraft: Airbus A330-300, Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, McDonnell Douglas MD-11, Boeing 777-300
    New Airlines: Hawaiian Airlines, Frontier Airlines, KLM, All Nippon Airways
    Most Common Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-88 (53 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta Air Lines 10(4 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DAY (35 dep/36 arr)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DAY-ATL (46 flights)

  19. Dave says:

    Miles: 54,098
    Segments: 42
    New Aircraft: Boeing 787
    New Airlines: All Nippon Airways
    New Airports: NRT, HAV
    Most Common Airline: United (34 segments)
    Most Common Airport: IAH
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: IAH-HRL (6 flights)

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