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

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Bobber
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Here goes – pitifully low compared to the miles monsters that will no doubt populate the rest of these comments:

Miles: 62,501 (52,000 last year)
?Segments: 15 ?New Aircraft: 777-300, 757-300?
New Airlines: JetAirways?
New Airports: San Luis Obispo?
Most Common Aircraft: 777-200 ?
Most Common Airline: United ?
Most Common Airport: LHR

Bobber
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Sorry +2182 for LTN-FAO-LTN. Forgot about that.

Michael
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Miles: 4305(5360 last year)
Segments: 6 (8 last year)
New Aircraft: none
New Airlines: United
New Airports: None
Most Common Aircraft: CRJ-200 and 717 2 flights each
Most Common Airline: United and United express (4 segments)
Most Common Airport: MKE (2 dep/2 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: all one

James Burke
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A fair number of segments, but not a lot of miles for me…
Miles: 13,672 (17,001 last year)
Segments: 37 (21 last year)
New Aircraft: CRJ900, C402, DC-95, 752, Metroliner
New Airlines: Delta/DL Connection, United/UAX, Cape Air, Spirit, AA/Eagle, Bearskin
New Airports: JFK, Lancaster PA, Harrisburg, Dulles, Detroit, Columbus, O’Hare, Philly, Islip, LaGuardia, Sudbury ON, Ogdensburg NY, Albany, DCA, DFW, Tulsa, Hobby, Houston-Bush, Tyler TX, Charlotte, Waterloo ON
Most Common Aircraft: Dash-8 (DH4 x7, DH3 x1, DH1 x1)
Most Common Airline: Air Canada (9 segments)
Most Common Airport: YTZ (3 Dep / 2Arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: YTZ-YUL x3

Rui A.
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Miles (34287 mi.) and segments: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=LIS-LHR-LIS-FRA-YYZ-LHR-LIS-DXB-BKK-USM-KUL-KIX-NRT-DXB-LIS-FRA-TXL-BRU-LIS
New aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER, Airbus A380-800, Airbus A340-300.
New airlines: Lufthansa, Air Canada, Air Asia X, Emirates, Bangkok Airways
New airports: DXB, BKK, USM, KUL, KIX
Most common aircraft: Airbus A32x
Most common airline: TAP (7 segments)
Most common airport: LIS
Most common non-directional route: LIS-LHR

Charles
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Miles: 89,472 (79,838 last year)
Segments: 181 (175 last year)
New Aircraft: Boeing 717
New Airlines: Hawaiian, Island Air
New Airports: LIH, BOS, SEA, MSY
Most Common Aircraft: CRJ-200 (53 flights)
Most Common Airline: Delta (169 segments)
Most Common Airport: MSP (47 dep/48 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: MSP/DSM (46x)

LT_DT
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Miles: 32440 (~55000 last year)
Segments: 28
New Aircraft: Q400
New Airlines: Horizon
New Airports: PDX, IAH
Most Common Aircraft: 737
Most Common Airline: United
Most Common Airport: SEA

Ralfinho
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Miles: 27,152
Segments: 10
New Aircraft: None
New Airlines: None
New Airports: CVG
Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 767-400ER
Most Common Airline: Delta Air Lines (all 10 segments)
Most Common Airport: ATL (4 Dep / 4 Arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: FRA-ATL (4 flights)

A
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Miles: 31,257
Segments: 27
New Aircraft: 767-400ER
New Airlines: WestJet
New Airports: YUL, YHG
Most Common Aircraft: 757-200
Most Common Airline: Delta
Most Common Airport: MSP (all departures) YYZ, SEA, SLC (destination – all tied)
Most Common Non-Directional: DTW-YUL (3 flights)

Jared Hanner
Member

Miles: 43,063 (34,173 in 2011)
Segments: 27
New Aircraft: ERJ-190, de Haviland Twin Otter,
New Airlines: Allegiant, Wizz Air, Air Canada, Harbour Air, Lufthansa
New Airports: Munich (MUC), Bellingham (BLI), Budapest (BUD), Prague (PRG), Vancouver (YVR), Vancouver-Coal Harbour (CXH), Victoria Harbour (YWH), Chicago-Midway (MDW)
Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737 (13 Segments) or Boeing 777-200 (16,326 mi.)
Most Common Airline: American Airlines (10 segments & 26,624 mi.)
Most Common Airport: LAX (8 Dep / 7 Arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: 2 each: LHR-LAX, BUR-OAK, OAK-BUR

Jason H
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Miles: 23,058 (21,884 last year)
Segments: 20 (15 last year)
New Aircraft: None
New Airlines: Southwest
New Airports: SJU, LAS, MKE, JFK, IAD, DCA
Most Common Aircraft: A320
Most Common Airline: Delta (8 segments)
Most Common Airport: DEN (8 dep/8 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: DEN-SFO

Eric in ICT
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Miles: 2,794 (paltry compared to most, I know)
Segments: 6 (2 last year)
New aircraft: None
New airlines: None
New airports: None
Most common aircraft: ERJ 145 (2 segments)
Most common airline: United (6 segments)
Most common airport: ICT (2 dep/2 arr)
Most common non-directional route: 2 tied at 2

Ryan
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Miles: 65,657 (79,596 last year)
Segments: 55 (53 last year)
New Aircraft: none
New Airlines: TAM, GOL, Expressjet
New Airports: STL, GRU, GIG, CWB, CGH, MIA, OAJ, LGB, SJD
Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (16 flights)
Most Common Airline: Alaska (27 segments)
Most Common Airport: SEA (14 dep/13 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: CLT-ILM

Sanjeev M
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Miles: 34,828 miles
Segments: 22
New Aircraft: 77W, A333, E175, 739ER
New Airlines: Cathay, GoAir (India), Lufthansa (at least in my memory)
New Airports: NRT, HKG, MUC, FCO, MSP, and FRA
Most Common Aircraft: A320 and B737 tied at 5 segments each
Most Common Airline: Delta (8 segments)
Most Common Airport: DTW (10 segments)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: DTW-BWI

I just discovered openflights.org which is so amazing! Happy new year to you all!

davidwhotz
Member

Miles: 28,856 (54,215 last year)
Segments: 26 (65 last year)
New Aircraft: none
New Airlines: none
New Airports: SCL, MDZ, EZE, AEP, IGR
Most Common Aircraft: A320 (6 flights)
Most Common Airline: United (8 segments)
Most Common Airport: TYS
Most Common Non-Directional Route: Many tied at 2

ChuckMO
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I don’t fly for business, and took two flying vacations this year.
2012 stats:

Miles: 6,342
Segments: 4
New Aircraft: WN 737-800 routing STL-LAS
New Airline: Frontier
Home Airport: STL, 2 flights out, 2 back
Most Common Airport excluding STL: DEN
Airlines Flown: Frontier STL-DEN-PSP return. All segments A-319
Southwest STL-LAS-SAN-DEN-STL. 1 737-800, 3 737-700

ChuckMO
Guest

Sorry, segments: 8!

scbailey55
Member

Miles: 32495
Segments: 18
New Aircraft: A380-800
New Airlines: Singapore Airlines, Tiger Airways, Air Asia
New Airports: SIN,KUL,KBV,SLC
Most Common Aircraft: A320-200
Most Common Airline: Jetblue
Most Common Airport: BOS
Most Common Non-Directional Route: all one

Patrick
Guest

Besides the below, it was my first long-distance helicopter trip, from Lo Manthang to KTM.

Miles: 142,788
Segments: 76
New Aircraft: Q400, Dornier 228, A300-600, Saab 340b, Airbus A380
New Airlines: Agni Air, Etihad, China Eastern, China Southern, Dragonair, Cathay Pacific, Silk Air
New Airports: Kathmandu (KTM), Pokhara (PKR), Jomsom (JMO), Chengdu (CTU), Xi’an (XIY), Hong Kong (HKG), Brisbane (BNE), Ulan Bator (ULN), Dalanzagad (DLZ)
Most Common Aircraft: 757-200 (18 flights)
Most Common Airline: United (36 flights)
Most Common Airport: ORD (39 visits)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD – SEA (31 trips)

David K.
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Miles: 64, 664
Segments: 39
New Aircraft: 777-200LR
New Airlines: none
New Airports: LIH, OGG, BDA
Most Common Aircraft: A330 (12 flights)
Most Common Airline: Virgin America (11 segments)
Most Common Airport: LAX (14 dep/14 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-ATL (5 segments)

David K.
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Miles: 64, 664
Segments: 39
New Aircraft: 777-200LR
New Airlines: none
New Airports: LIH (Lihue, HI), OGG (Maui, HI), BDA (Bermuda)
Most Common Aircraft: A320 (12 flights)
Most Common Airline: Virgin America (11 segments)
Most Common Airport: LAX (14 dep/14 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-ATL (5 segments)

Joe
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Mostly confined to the western US and Canada this year.

Miles: 31379
Segments: 36
New aircraft: 737-900, Emb 190
New airline: none
New airports: SEA, STL, DSM, FCA, BZN
Most common aircraft: CRJ-200 (sadly)
Most common airline: UA
Most common (non-home) airport: DEN
Most common route: DEN-SMF

brian
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Miles: 67,455
Segments: 20
New aircraft: N/A
New airlines: JAL, LAN, FlyNiki
New airports: KUL, EZE, BRC
Most common airline: Delta
Most common airport: JFK
Most common route: JFK-CDG

brian
Guest

oops forgot HAV under ‘new aiports’ … that was interesting…

Jaymanlb
Member

Miles: 140,301 (89,365 last year)
Segments: 114 (65 last year)
New Aircraft: 777-300ER (Air New Zealand, ANA), A300 (China Eastern)
New Airlines: ANA, China Eastern, Brussels Airlines, Icelandair
New Airports: Tokyo HND, Beijing Capital, Hangzhou, Xian, Hong Kong, Keflavik
Most Common Aircraft: A320, CRJ-900, A321
Most Common Airline: US Airways, jetBlue Airways, Air New Zealand
Most Common Airport: Long Beach LGB (lots of connections through PHX), LAX, SNA, LHR

Brian Lusk
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Miles 17,950
Segments: 36
New Aircraft: Q/400, 737-800
New Airlines: 0
New Airports: 0
Most Common Airline: Southwest
Most Common Airport: DAL
Most Common Aircraft: 737-700, 737-300
Most Common Route: DAL AUS
Longest Flight: ABQ-SEA
Shortest Flight: BHM-ATL

joeyhotto
Member

Miles: 6,784
New Airlines: None
Most Common Aircraft: A320
Most Common Airline: Delta
Most Common Airport: SAN

joeyhotto
Member

Miles: N/A
New Aircraft: N/A
New Airports: AVL, JAC, DEN
Most Common Airline: United
Most Common Airport- Hometown Airport: SAN
Most Common Aircraft: A320, 737-900ER
Most Common Route: ORD-SAN
Longest Flight: ORD-SAN
Shortest Flight: AVL-ATL

dedris682
Member

Here goes:
Miles: 116,000 (122,000 last year)
Segments: 68.5 (66.5 last year)
New Aircraft: 767-300 (new United configuration
New Airlines: Jet Airways
New Airports: Hyderabad, Bangalore, Barcelona, Cannes
Most Common Aircraft: 737 (of some sort)
Most Common Airline: United
Most Common Airport: SEA (home), 2nd is SFO (connections)

Robert Wagner
Guest

Miles: 42,618 (39,914 in 2011)
Segments: 37
New aircraft: n/a
New airline: Etihad; Orient Thai
New airports: ABZ, AUH, BFS, BOD, CGN, CIA, DUS, HHN, KUL, LYS, RMI, SEN, TRN, TSF
Most common aircraft: 737
Most common airline: Ryanair (12 Segments)
Most common (non-home) airport: EWR (4 segments)
Most common route: LHR ? EWR (4 Segments)

Dale
Guest

Miles: 103,092 miles (94,500 in 2011)
Segments: 59 (46 in 2011)
New Aircraft: none
New Airlines: Qatar, Buddha Air
New Airports: Doha, Kathmandu
Most Common Aircraft: A321 (18 segments), A319 (17 Segments)
Most Common Airline: US Airways
Most Common Airport: CLT (home) DCA (work)

johnny
Member

2012 Miles Flown: 176,039
Segments: 92
Carriers: 29 (Southwest, Delta, American, Caribbean Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Horizon, Skywest, United, Hawaiian, US Airways, Qatar Airways, Jet Airways, Jet Konnect, Air India, American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Express, Air France, Porter, Air Canada, CommutAir, British Airways, WestJet, Korean Air, Virgin Australia, Direct Air, Qantas, REX, Pinnacle)
Countries: 20 (USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Qatar, India, Maldives, France, England, Italy, Montenegro, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Panama)
States: 14 (FL,CA,NY,PA,HI,AZ,CT,MI,TX,RI,GA,CO,OH,IL)

Link to routes and airlines http://www.johnnyjet.com/2012/02/johnny-jets-2012-flights/

Robert Swinney
Guest

Miles: 190,619 (86,651 last year) record year for me, lots of international travel
Segments: 147 (83 last year)
Most Common Airline: Delta
Most Common Airpot: BZN (home), SLC (connector)

mstengel
Member

Miles: 50,000+ (unknown last year)
Segments: 40 (unknown last year)
New Aircraft: none
New Airlines: none
New Airports: Kansas City, Osaka KIX, San Diego, Houston IAH, Maui,
Most Common Aircraft: 757-200 (15 flights)
Most Common Airline: United (all segments)
Most Common Airport: SFO (5 dep/3 arr)
Most Common Routes: SFO-LAX and ORD-DTW (4 segments)

Bobber
Guest

1,138,958 miles reported so far.

47,456 ave.

Anybody want to work out the CO2 emissions on our recklessness!?

Bobber
Guest

OK, scratch that and add another half a million (blame Robert and JJ).

Ron
Guest

Super simple flying year for me, just two transatlantic round-trips.

Miles: 30214 (last year: 33054)
Segments: 8 (last year: 14)
New Aircraft: 747-400 Combi
New Airlines: none
New Airport: Istanbul
Most Common Aircraft: 747-400 (2 passenger, 2 combi)
Most Common Airline: Delta and KLM tied at 4
Most Common Airport: LAX, JFK and AMS tied at 4 (2 dep/2 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: all tied at 2

A
Guest

Wow, I thought a lot more would be in the 100,000+ range

razzle
Guest

Miles: 14,674 (+1400? on La Costena)
Segments: 9 (+4 on La Costena)
New Aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan
New Airlines: La Costena
New Airports: MIA, MGA, Bluefields, Corn Island, Bilwi
Most Common Aircraft: 737-800
Most Common Airline: American
Most Common Airport: SEA

Brian
Guest

Miles: 13,250 (57,906 last year)
Segments: 10 (27 last year)
New Aircraft: 767-400ER; Avro RJ100
New Airlines: Swiss, US Airways
New Airports: EWR, FCO, PHX, VCE, ZRH
Most Common Aircraft: Tied: E170 and A320 (2 flights)
Most Common Airline: United (6 segments)
Most Common Airport: Tied: DSM, ORD (2 dep/2 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: DSM-ORD

brandonclewis
Member

Miles: 74,012 (5,735 last year) all domestic
Segments: 80 (8 last year)
Carriers: 13
New Aircraft: Q400, 777-300ER, CL-600, 767-400ER
New Airlines: Allegiant, GoJet, CommutAir,
New Airports: GTF, BZN, MSO, FCA, SFO, LAX, AZA, BUF, HLN, CLT, IAD, PHX, GEG, TUL,
Most Common Aircraft: CRJ-700 (14)
Most Common Airline: United (62) (Express 36 (Skywest (16), mainline (26))
Most Common Airport: ORD (32)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD-BZN

MeanMeosh
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I just took a new job that involves pretty much no travel at all, so sadly, this is probably the last year I’ll have any fun flying numbers to speak of – and the year I finally lose that coveted elite status for good :( Miles: 38,633 Segments: 33 New Aircraft: 737-800; ERJ-145 New Airlines: Copa, plus ExpressJet if you count regionals separately New Airports: SCL, PTY, MDW, OKC, DXB (an airport I hope to NEVER have to deal with again…) Most Common Aircraft: Technically the 737, though through a variety of variants which I didn’t keep proper track of… Read more »
MeanMeosh
Guest

Oops, forgot the most important “other” factoid – flew in the upper deck of a 747 for the first time :)

AbFabSkyLife
Guest

Miles: 61,9071 (39,119 last year)
Segments: 98 (66 last year)
New Aircraft: None
New Airlines: None
New Airports: Nashville (BNA), Midland/Odessa (MAF)
Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (44 flights)
Most Common Airline: Southwest (79 flights)
Most Common Airport: DAL
Most Common Non-Directional Route: DAL/OKC (6 segments)

Axelsarkiss
Member

I fly once a year. Depressing, yes, but what is one going to do?

AZ LAX-MAD return via FCO.

777 and A320.

(Of note: my LAX-FCO 777 carried the Pope at one point.)

Sadly, being in school, I don’t fly.

umbelifer
Member

Miles: 38,200
Segments: 39
New Aircraft:
New Airlines: none
New Airports: SAN, FLL
Most Common Aircraft: 737-800
Most Common Airline: Alaska(20 segments)
Most Common Airport: ANC
Most Common Non-Directional Route:

Missed qualifying for MVP Gold by 2800 miles, and would have had them if I hadn’t miscalculated and made the last trip of 2012 on a miles award ticket. Rats!

CP
Guest

Total Miles: 224,772 (v. 198, 567 in 2011)
Segments: 181 (149 domestic U.S., 12 intercontinental, 4 intra-continental, 16 domestic Australia) (v. 187 in 2011)
New Aircraft: None
New Airports: SYR (visited a total of 43)
Most Common Aircraft: 737
Most Common Airport: DCA
Most Common Route: DFW-DCA
Most Common Airline: American

Kevin
Guest

Miles: 89,572
Segments: 59
New Aircraft: none
New Airlines: none
New Airports: BCN, SAN, DUB
Most Common Aircraft: tied, 757 & 737-800
Most Common Airline: United
Most Common Airport: EWR
Most Common Route: EWR-SFO-EWR

eduardoaguilar83
Member

Miles: 45,996
Segments: 32
New Aircraft:777-200ER, A321, A330-200, A340-600
New Airlines: Lufthansa, Vueling, Easyjet.
New Airports: DXB, FRA, BRN, ORY, ATL
Most Common Aircraft: 737-700
Most Common Airline: COPA (23 segments)
Most Common Airport: PTY
Most Common Non-Directional Route:PTY-MDE (5 segments)

Jeremy
Guest

In Miles 13,207

Hours 32:36

Domestic 17

Longest Flight (distance): 1,670 mi, 3:32 h, New Orleans (Louis Armstrong) – Los Angeles (International), 06-17-2012
Longest Flight (duration): 3:52 h, 1,463 mi, Dallas/Fort Worth (International) – San Francisco (International), 11-16-2012
Shortest Flight (distance): 337 mi, 0:44 h, Los Angeles (International) – Oakland (International), 06-17-2012
Shortest Flight (duration): 0:44 h, 337 mi, Los Angeles (International) – Oakland (International), 06-17-2012
Fastest Flight: 540 mi/h, 1,233 mi, 2:17 h, Los Angeles (International) – Dallas/Fort Worth (International), 11-12-2012
Slowest Flight: 314 mi/h, 680 mi, 2:10 h, Seattle (Seattle-Tacoma International) – San Francisco (International), 03-03-2012
Average Flight: 777 mi, 1:55 h

David M
Guest

Miles: 55,708
Segments: 31
New Aircraft: 747-400
New Airlines: China Airlines (CI), JetBlue (B6), Allegiant (G4)
New Airports: Carlsbad (CLD), Brussels (BRU)
Most Common Aircraft: 757-200 (6 segments)
Most Common Airline: SkyWest (5 segments)
Most Common Airport: LAX
Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-HNL (4 one way segments, 2 each direction)

Interesting side note: I flew on special livery airplanes on all three new airlines: CI SkyTeam, B6 Red Sox, G4 Blue Man Group.

Frederick R
Guest

Miles: 8,005 (12,044 last year)
Segments: 12 (12 last year)
New Aircraft: ERJ-140
New Airlines: American Eagle, Allegiant, Frontier, Republic
New Airports: EUG, TUS, BLI, DEN, CID, DFW
Most Common Aircraft: 737-700, CRJ-700, ERJ-140 (2 each)
Most Common Airline: Skywest (3 segments)
Most Common Airport: LAX (3 dep/2 arr)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-TUS, 2 segments (All others unique!)

Jbr787
Member

Miles: 11964 (4087 last year)
Segments: 13 (4 last year)
New aircraft: ERJ-145, 757-300, MD-88
New airlines: (none)
New airports: PHX, MSP, BDA, DTW, ATL
Most common aircraft: 737-800, 3 segments
Most common airline: Delta, 8 segments
Most common airport: BOS – 3 departures, 4 arrivals
Most common non-directional route – BOS-MSP, BOS-BDA, ATL-SRQ – 2 segments each

Kyle B
Guest

Miles: 21,775 (25,727 last year)?Segments: 34 (33 last year)?
New Aircraft: 767-200ER (United)?New Airlines: none?
New Airports: Austin, TX
Most Common Aircraft: 737 (24 flights: 16 -700, 6 -300, 2 -500 )?
Most Common Airline: Southwest (21 segments)?Most Common Airport: BOS (8 dep/8 arr)?
Most Common Non-Directional Route: BOS-BWI (7)

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