Topic of the Week: 2015 Flying Summary

Miscellaneous

It’s the end of the year, so let’s see how we all did. My total mileage was up thanks to the Japan trip in May. It was good to get back into some international flying with a couple of trips, but the ANA 787 and Singapore A380 on that Japan trip was a clear highlight. I’m also glad to have finally tried the 787, and both variants at that. Here are the stats.

Miles: 37,816 (32,199 last year)
Segments: 31 (33 last year)
New Aircraft: 787-8, 787-9
New Airlines: ANA, Singapore
New Airports: Tokyo/Narita, Lihu’e
Most Common Aircraft: A320 (10 flights)
Most Common Airline: American/US Airways (11 segments)
Most Common Airport: LAX (10 departures/11 arrivals)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: Los Angeles – San Francisco (4 segments)

So far, next year isn’t looking to be a big one, but it’s far too early to know for sure. (The big family trip for next year won’t involve an airplane at all.)

How did your year shape up? And how is next year looking?

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  1. BIS Miles: 124,941 (10% fewer than last year)
    Flights: 147 (133 domestic, 9 intercontinental, 5 other)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (62 legs)
    Most Common Aircraft: B737-700
    New Cities: GIG, LIS, DBV
    New Airlines: VX, OU, TP

  2. Miles: 12,040 (11,598 last year)
    Segments: 11 (9 last year)
    New Aircraft: A321, EMB-175, A320 Winglets
    New Airlines: Condor (New PVD-FRA service), Lufthansa, Alitalia, Alitalia Cityliner
    New Airports: Frankfurt, Milan-Linate
    Most Common Airline: N/A
    Most Common Airport: Rome-Fiumicino
    Most Common Route: N/A

  3. Miles: 69.424 (+12,532)
    Segments: 62 (-45)
    Time Spent: 168h 4m (+20h 48m)
    New Aircraft: 777-300ER, 747-8, A380, 787-8, E-175
    New Airlines: Lufthansa
    New Airports: Frankfurt, Pensacola, Birmingham
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (16 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (36 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Dallas Love Field (27 segments)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DAL – HOU (4 segments)

      1. All on United primarily to my home in San Diego,  a trip to MSY and  MCO and 3 trips to LAS

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  4. Miles: 153,054
    Segments: 110
    New Aircraft: 787-8
    New Airlines: Qatar
    Most Common Aircraft: B767 (15 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (39 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LHR
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LHR EWR

  5. Miles: 32,322
    Segments: 38
    New Aircraft: 787-8, Brittan-Norman Islander, Saab 2000
    New Airlines: Aer Arann Islands, Wow Air, Air Baltic, Alitalia, Vueling, Malmo Aviation, JetBlue, Braathans Regional, GoJet
    New Airports: Cancun, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Connemara, Inis Mor, Dallas Love, Provincetown, Keflavik, Riga, Rome FCO, Palermo, Rome CIA, Gothenburg, Umea, Stockholm BMA
    Common Aircraft: A320 (x7)
    Common Airline: WestJet (x6)
    Common Airport: Halifax (x7)
    Common Route: YHZ-YYZ (x2)
    Longest Flight: YHZ-GLA (2631 mi)
    Shortest Flight: NNR-IOR (12 mi)

  6. Miles: 32,289
    Segments: 38
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: BNA, MEM, CHA, BUF, LFT, LIR
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 & CRJ-900 tied
    Most Common Airline: Delta
    Most Common Airport: RDU & DCA tied
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MSP – ATL

  7. Miles: 94,893
    Segments: 58
    New Aircraft: B717, E175, E190
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: Charleston
    Most Common Aircraft: B737 all variants (16 segments), B757-200 ps configuration (15)
    Most Common Airline: United/UX (50 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SFO (20 take-off/arrival)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-JFK (5 flights)

  8. Miles: 173,838
    Segments: 133
    New Aircraft: E175
    New Airlines: SA, XZ (SA Express), EK
    New Airports: COS, DTW, YUL, JNB, HDS, CPT, DXB
    Most Common Aircraft: B737
    Most Common Airline: American/US Airways (64 Segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-DFW

  9. Miles: 66,866 (63,134 last year)
    Segments: 97 (77 last year)
    New Aircraft: B712,B739ER
    New Airlines: N/A
    New Airports: DCA
    Most Common Aircraft: CRJ9
    Most Common Airline: Delta
    Most Common Airport: SLC
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SLC-ABQ

  10. Miles: 42,681
    Segments: 18
    New Aircraft: E175, A388
    New Airlines: U2, FR, RV, CP, AB
    New Airports: DFW, LGW, OPO
    Most Common Aircraft: A320
    Most Common Airline: BA
    Most Common Airport: LAX
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-LHR

  11. Miles: 68,501
    Segments: 37
    New Aircraft: B747-8i
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: DFW
    Most Common Aircraft: B737 (17)
    Most Common Airline: Alaska (17)
    Most Common Airport: OAK (18)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: OAK-SEA (12)
    Also just realized that I never got a middle seat this year, which is probably a first for me.

  12. Miles: 288,995 (285,417 last year)
    Segments: 169 (189 last year)
    New Aircraft: ATR42, Q400, Bellanca CH-300
    New Airlines: Aegean, Alaska, Allegiant, Bulgaria Air, Egypt Air, Etihad
    New Airports: ABQ, AKL, ATH, AUH, BAH, BNA, BON, BSB, BZN, CAI, DAY, EDI, FRA, GCM, GRU, JAC, KWI, LIH, MCI, MKK, OSL, PDX, PSP, PVR, SJD, SOF, YEG
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 family (34 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (44 segments)
    Most Common Airport: IND (37 departures/34 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: IND-LAX (10 segments), IND-PHX (10 segments), HNL-LAX (10 segments)

  13. 2015, the year miles flown went one way, award miles another, like 35,000 miles flown; award miles earned: 12!

    Whatever, Happy New Year to everyone!

  14. Miles: 122,997 (87,621 last year)
    Segments: 78 (99 last year)
    New Aircraft: B777-300, B717
    New Airlines: Cathay Pacific, WestJet
    New Airports: AUA, BDL, BGH, BGR, COS, EZE, HKG, LHR, OGG, SJU, YQX (Gander), YYZ
    Most Common Aircraft: B737 (27 flights)
    Most Common Airline: American/US Airways (62 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DFW (28 departures/29 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DFW-DEN (4 segments)

  15. Miles: 15619 (last year: 11156)
    Segments: 5 (lowest since 2002)
    New Aircraft: A380
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: Chicago (ORD)
    Most Common Aircraft: none (1 segment each type)
    Most Common Airline: British Airways (4 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LHR (2 arrivals, 2 departures)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LHR–TLV (2 segments)

  16. Miles: 57,642 (46,255 last year)
    Lifetime Airmiles: 2,426,821
    Trips to Europe: 123
    Segments: 20 (15 last year)
    New Aircraft: E-175
    New Airlines: N/A
    New Airports: NCL
    Most Common Aircraft: 763
    Most Common Airline: UA
    Most Common Airport: ORD, AMS
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD-AMS

  17. Here we go…

    Miles: 52,421 (55,063 last year)
    Segments: 38 (33 last year)
    New Aircraft: Sadly, None!
    New Airlines: Virgin America & WestJet
    New Airports: PBI (West Palm Beach), MIA (Miami), LIS (Lisbon)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (10 Segments)
    Most Common Airline: American Airlines (18 segments) – Includes US Airways
    Most Common Airport: LAX (9 departures/9 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Burbank – Oakland (8 segments)

    Happy New Year, Cranky.

  18. Nice round up, newly subscribed to your blog. Making for some good reading!

    I only had one flight to Amsterdam and back from Glasgow, UK.

    Next year though, got a trip to Australia Via Dubia booked, and pencilled in a trip to New York which i still need to book! So fair chunk of mileage there I guess!

    Have a good new year :)

  19. Miles: 50,917(48,000 last year)
    Segments: 30
    New aircraft: 737-800
    New airline: none
    New airports: ITM
    Most common aircraft: A321 (10 segments)
    Most common airport: PHX (19 segments)
    Most common non-directional route: PHX-SNA (10 segments)

  20. So here are my stats, what looks like it is not the lowest, but still below average for most:

    Total Miles: 23418
    Total Flights: 16
    Longest Flight: Seattle to Frankfurt – 5109 miles
    Shortest Flight: Seattle to Spokane – 224 Miles
    New Airports: 5 – Frankfurt, Newark, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Spokane
    New Airlines: Condor
    New Aircraft: Boeing 787-9, Boeing 747-8i
    Most Flown Airline: TIED! United – 6, Alaska Airlines – 6
    Most Flown Aircraft: Boeing 737 (all variants) – 6

  21. I’m just very happy that airplanes will still exist next year since they were saved with the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. I had planned on living in a cave next year when society collapsed because the whiny grovellers at Boeing didn’t get its way.

    If I wasn’t so loyal to Southwest, I’d purposely fly non-Boeing planes so I could take advantage of foreign tax slaves subsidizing my high-flying lifestyle.

    Happy New Year (except to James McNerny)!

  22. Miles: 30,966 (32,237 last year)
    Segments: 17 (23 last year)
    New Aircraft: E175
    New Airlines: N/A
    New Airports: BRU, FRA
    Most Common Aircraft: B752, B763, B772, MD88, A319 (2 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: United (10 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DSM (4 departures/4 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DSM-ORD (3 segments)

  23. Miles: 33,899 (23,983 in 2014)
    Segments: 30
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: DCA, ALB, BTV
    Most Common Aircraft: 319 (7 segments)
    Most Common Airline: United (17 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (6 departures/6 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX–DEN; LAX-HNL (3 segments each)
    Longest Segment: BOS-LAX (2606)
    Shortest Segment: HNL-LIH (102)

  24. Miles: 141,272 (131,115 last year)
    Segments: 69
    New Aircraft: 787-8, 787-9, Dash 7
    New Airlines: Kenya Airways, Virgin Australia, Turkish Airlines, AirKenya, Vueling, Air New Zealand, Jetstar Asia, Pegasus
    New Airports: NAN, AKL, CHC, ZQN, BCN, IST, ATH, NBO
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (9 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (29 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SFO (23 movements)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO-AMS (5 segments)
    Longest Flight: 7,502m (SYD-LAX)
    Shortest Flight 114m (NBO-Mara)

  25. Miles: 29,827 (46,035 last year)
    Segments: 34 (31 last year)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: IST, MDZ, GYN, THE, PMW
    Most Common Aircraft: Embraer 195 (12 Flights)
    Most Common Airline: Azul (20 segments)
    Most Common Airport: CNF (11 departures / 11 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: CNF-GRU (6 segments)

    Took my shortest comercial flight ever: MDZ-SCL 121 Miles over the Andes…

    Happy new year full of flights!

  26. Miles: 25,722
    Segments: 20
    New Aircraft: 787-8, A318, 737-600, A340-300, DHC-8-400
    New Airlines: Envoy* AZAL, Ukraine Intl, Air France, TAP, SAS, Finnair, Horizon
    New Airports: DAL, AUS, MCI, MDW, CMH, GYD, EVN, KBP, VIE, LIS, ARN, HEL, PDX
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 & 787-8 (3 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest Airlines (5 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DFW & LAX (4 segments)
    New Countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Austria, Portugal, Sweeden, Finland
    New Northernmost: HEL
    New Westernmost: PDX

  27. Miles: 5,826 mi (per Great Circle Mapper)
    Segments: 7
    New Aircraft: MD-82 (At least I’ven’t flown on an MD-82 since I started this log in 2006, might’ve flown one of them back in the US Air days long ago.)
    New Airlines: OO (Skywest. Flown as Alaska Skywest)
    New Airports: PDX (Although I spent almost no time there.)
    Most Common Aircraft: Tie: 737-823 with Q400/DHC-8-402
    Most Common Airline: AA (Three segments)
    Most Common Airport: SEA (Two arrivals, Two Departures)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: n/a
    Shortest Scheduled layover: -1 minutes. (Yes, negative 1 minute.)

    1. And one more tweak:
      “Shortest Scheduled layover: -1 minutes. (Yes, negative 1 minute.)”
      Replace with
      “Shortest layover per schedule: -1 minutes. (Yes, negative 1 minute.)”

    2. So the whole thing revised would look like this:

      Miles: 5,826 mi (per Great Circle Mapper)
      Segments: 7
      New Aircraft: MD-82 (At least I’ven’t flown on an MD-82 since I started this log in 2006, might’ve flown one of them back in the US Air days long ago.)
      New Airlines: OO (Skywest. Flown as Alaska Skywest)
      New Airports: DFW (Thought it was the morning after a redeye.) PDX (Although, I spent almost no time there.)
      Most Common Aircraft: Tie: 737-823 with Q400/DHC-8-402
      Most Common Airline: AA (Three segments)
      Most Common Airport: SEA (Two arrivals, Two Departures)
      Most Common Non-Directional Route: n/a
      Shortest layover per schedule: -1 minutes. (Yes, negative 1 minute.)

  28. Miles: 32,906
    Segments: 20
    New Aircraft: A380, E-190
    New Airlines: Silk Air
    New Airports: BKK, PNH
    Most Common Aircraft: B737 (12 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Virgin Australia (8 flights)
    Most Common Airport: MEL
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MEL-SYD (3 segments)

  29. Miles: 13,977
    Segments: 11
    New Aircraft: 737-800, A330-300
    New Airports: CRP, MSP, SJC, MIA
    Most Common Airline: US/AA (all)
    Most Common Airport: PHX (10 of 11 flights)

  30. Miles: 154,500 (135, 000 last year)
    Segments: 110 (98 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787-9
    New Airlines: ANA, Vietnam Airlines, Air India, China Eastern Airlines, Swissair
    New Airports: HND, PTY, HAN, SGN, PVG, PEK, XIY
    Most Common Aircraft: b737 (42 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United Airlines (82 segments)
    Most Common Airport: BIL (12 departures/12 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Den – IAH (10 segments)

    About the same for next year.

  31. Miles: 128,391
    Segments: 124
    New Aircraft: Dreamliner (787-8), E170/E175
    New Airlines: N/A
    New Airports: SMF, SAT, RNO, YVR, FLL, LIT, OAK, SNA.
    Most Common Aircraft: 737
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: ORD
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD-SFO

  32. Miles: 161,379 (164,790 last year)
    Segments: 209 (182 last year)
    New Aircraft: Boeing 767-200ER, Embraer E-190, Airbus A340-300, ATR 72-500, Boeing 737-300, Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain, Cessna 208 Caravan, Airbus A310-300, Embraer E-195, Airbus A318-100
    New Airlines: Japan Airlines, Tyrolean Airways, Air Berlin, Estonian Air, CSA Czech Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, Finnair, Flybe Nordic, Southwest Airlines, Makani Kai Air, SATA Internacional, Air Europa, SATA Air Açores, Air France
    New Airports: DSM, YYZ, DUS, HAM, VIE, PRG, CPH, TLL, HEL, CDG, YVR, FAR, DAB, ELP, HOU, LUP, MKK, PVD, SRQ, MAD, LIS, TER, HOR, PDL
    Most Common Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 (32 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: Delta Air Lines (123 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DAY, ATL (43 departures/43 arrivals each)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DAY-ATL (48 segments)

    1. Guess you could also add:
      Longest Flight: DTW-NGO, 6,544 mi
      Shortest Flight: LUP-MKK, 9 mi
      # of Airports: 63
      # of Airlines: 26
      # of Aircraft Types: 33

    2. Ah you were in Dayton a lot. My condolences. That’s an efficientish airport but the windows suck for spotting.

      Also it’s Dayton. I have a long an not always bright history with that are.

  33. Miles: 26,105 (25,467 last year)
    Segments: 20 (16 last year)
    New Aircraft: 747-8, A330-300
    New Airlines: Korean Air, Shanghai
    New Airports: ORD, MSP, IAH, SAT, ICN, PVG, SHA, WNZ
    Most Common Aircraft: CRJ-700/A320/A330-300 (3 segments each)
    Most Common Airline: American/US Airways (8 segments)
    Most Common Airport: CLT (5 departures/5 arrivals) All connections to/from EWR
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Newark – Charlotte (5 segments)

  34. Miles: 63,755
    Segments: 38
    New Aircraft: A319, 787-800, A380-800, Saab 2000
    New Airlines: Etihad Regional, Air Berlin, CSA, Skymark, Spirit
    New Airports: PRG, TXL, OTP, UKB
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (12 segments)
    Most Common Airline: American (18 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DFW (19 departures/arrivals)
    Most Common Route: DFW-LAX (3 segments)
    Other Tidbits: I was on the inaugural flight of American’s 787 (DFW-ORD, May 7th) and the final flight of US Airways (SFO-PHL on the night of October 16th).

    This year was most definitely an outlier, thanks to a couple of unscheduled international trips due to unusually cheap airfares. 15-20k is typical in my new life and I’ll most likely revert to that next year, if not less.

  35. Miles: 59,016
    Segments: 46
    New Aircraft: N/A
    New Airlines: N/A
    New Airports: Too many to list
    Most Common Aircraft: B738 (20)
    Most Common Airline: AA (21)
    Most Common Airport(s): YUL (9); DFW (8)
    Most Common Route: YUL-DFW (4); DFW-YUL (4)
    Longest Route: LAX-BNE (7,174)
    Shortest Route: FLL-BIM (61)

  36. Miles: 28350 (new high for me).
    Segments: 17.
    New Aircraft: None.
    New Airlines: ANA (Business & First), Air China, Juneyao, Korean Air, China Eastern.
    New Airports: Tokyo/Narita, Beijing, Shanghai/Hongqiao, Seoul/Incheon, San Diego, Denver.
    Most Common Aircraft: B777-300ER (4), B737-700 (4).
    Most Common Airline: Air Canada, Southwest (4 segments each).
    Most Common Airport: DTW (4 departures/2 arrivals), PVG (3 departures/3 arrivals).
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Shanghai-Detroit (4 segments), Detroit-San Diego (4 segments).

  37. Miles: 73,456
    Segments: 53
    New Aircraft: Ilyushin Il-96
    New Airlines: Aeroflot, Estonian, Norwegian, Saudia Arabian, Tarom
    New Airports: Basel, Berlin/Schonefeld, Bordeaux, Bucharest, Cedar City (UT) [lol], Dammam, Dubai, Hamburg Kuwait, Madrid, Milan/Malpensa, Moscow/Sheremetyevo, Oslo, Prague, Tallinn
    Most Common Aircraft: A320
    Most Common Airline: KLM (16)
    Most Common Airport(s): AMS
    Most Common Route: AMS-YYZ
    Longest Route: ORD-OGG
    Shortest Route: KWI-DMM

  38. Miles: 45,924
    Segments: 68
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: YQF, LRD, BDL, SGF
    Most Common Aircraft: B-737-700
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (I achieved A-List Status!)
    Most Common Route: 3-way tie DAL-LAX; LAS-LAX; MDW-MCI
    Longest Flight: BDL-LAS
    Shortest Flight: ORD-MKE

  39. Miles: 7831
    Segments: 12
    STL-DTW, DTW-BTV, BTV-ORD, ORD-STL (twice), STL-IAD, IAD-RIC, RIC-ORD, STL-TPA, TPA-SJU, SJU-ATL, ATL-STL.
    New Aircraft: DH8-200
    New Airports: BTV, SJU
    New Airlines: CommutAir
    Historic Significance: I was 1 of the 100 million+ passengers that flew through ATL, the first airport to achieve the 100 million passenger threshold.

  40. Miles: 22,830 ( a new Low)
    Segments: 27
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: B6
    New Airports: MSY
    Most Common Aircraft: 319
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Route: TPA-DCA
    Longest Flight: IAD-DEN
    Shortest Flight: DAL-MSY

  41. Miles: 86,546 (32,505 last year)
    Segments: 39 (28 last year)
    New Aircraft: 777-300ER
    New Airlines: Cathay Pacific, AA
    New Airports: Hong Kong, Vancouver
    Most Common Aircraft: E190 (15 flights)
    Most Common Airline: American/US Airways (14 segments)
    Most Common Airport: BOS (33 flights)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: BOS-LGA (15 segments)

    2016 should be about the same

  42. Miles: 759,000 (more or less) Segments: 116 New Aircraft: none New Airlines: Porter New Airports: Sao Paulo (both), Billy Bishop Toronto, Rotterdam, Monterrey MX Most Common Aircraft: 320 Most Common Airline: United 102 Segments Most Common Airport: SFO 69 arrivals or departures Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO-LHR 16 segments

  43. Miles: 21,502
    Segments: 13
    New Aircraft: 777-300ER, 717-200
    New Airlines: Emirates, FlyDubai, IndiGo
    New Airports: O’hare, Dubai, Kathmandu, Delhi
    Most Common Airport: SDF

  44. Miles: 29,827 (46,035 last year)
    Segments: 34 (31 last year)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: IST, MDZ, GYN, PMW, THE,
    Most Common Aircraft: Embraer 195 (12 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Azul (20 segments)
    Most Common Airport: CNF (11 departures/11 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: CNF-GRU (6 segments)

    Took my shortest flight ever: MDZ-SCL 121 Miles over the Andes

  45. Miles: 103,017 (110,749 last year)
    Segments: 88 (126 last year)
    New Aircraft: 767-400, 787-8, ERJ 140, Fokker 70, Fokker 100, Q300
    New Airlines: Austrian, Etihad, JetBlue, LOT
    New Airports: AUH, AUS, BQN, BUD, CPH, MCO, MSQ, MXP, SJU, VIE, VNO, WAW, YUL
    Most Common Aircraft: CRJ200 (14 flights) – yikes!
    Most Common Airline: United/United Express (42 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LGA (28 combined departures & arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LGARIC (17 segments)

  46. Just while I’m looking at this, does anyone know what the medians for these numbers look like for a pilot or FA? I’m sure it varies significantly for regional jet, narrowbody jet, and widebody jet. It’d be interesting to know, and perhaps something the companies would be willing to tell us?

  47. Miles: 88,510
    Segments: 70
    New Aircraft: B717, missed out on A350 with an equipment change
    New Airlines: Singapore, Silk, Qatar, Emirates, Cathay
    New Airports: Adelaide, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Hong Kong, Doha, Dubai, Budapest, Chengdu
    Most Common Aircraft: B738 (43 Sectors)
    Most Common Airline: Qantas (48 Sectors)
    Most Common Airport: MEL (47 times)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MEL-SYD (36 Sectors)

    Conclusion: Moving to Australia has changed my flying patterns

  48. A bit less than last year. Got my first ride on a 787, though it ended up being delayed and I only made the connection from it thanks to Global Entry. Also completed my collection of the E-Jet family with the E-190 (if you include the older models I haven’t been on the EMB-110 and ERJ-135). Also managed to collect all the new airlines on a single trip. Finally, and this is mostly for Cranky, I got my first flight out of Long Beach since 1999 this week; the last time was on WinAir!

    Miles: 36,292 (68,502 last year)
    Segments: 22 (32 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787-8, E-190
    New Airlines: Compass, KLM, KLM Cityhopper, SAS, Widerøe
    New Airports: Houston-Intercontinental, Oslo, Tromsø, Bodø, Bergen
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700, E-175 (tie – 4 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: Compass, Delta (tie – 4 segments each)
    Most Common Airport: Los Angeles (4 departures/5 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: San Diego-Los Angeles (4 segments)
    Longest Flight: Los Angeles-Amsterdam (5571 miles)
    Shortest Flight: San Diego-Los Angeles (109 miles)

  49. Only completed my flying last night, so that’s why it’s late –

    Miles: 117,475 BIS (130.945 last year)
    Segments: 53 (54 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787-9
    New Airlines: Indigo
    New Airports: Savannah, Pune
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (13 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (40 segments)
    Most Common Airport: PDX (11 departures/11 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: PDX-SFO (12 segments)

  50. Miles: 38160
    Segments: 28
    New Aircraft: Dornier Do 228
    New Airlines: STP Airways, Wizzair, Swiss, TAP Portugal
    New Airports: Sao Tome, Principe, New Doha airport, Beirut, Dublin, Skopje, Gdansk, Vilnius, Dortmund, Zurich
    Most Common Aircraft: probably B737
    Most Common Airline: Wizzair
    Most Common Airport: Munich
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: every flight was unique…

  51. Miles: 290,111 (v. 235,147 last year)
    Segments: 172 (v. 174 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787
    New Airlines: Aer Lingus, LAN Chile, Virgin Atlantic
    New Airports: AKL, BRU, DUB
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737
    Most Common Airline: American
    Most Common Airport: ORD
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD-DCA (37 segments)

    1. And, if you’re wondering how LAN Chile was a new airline while there are no new airports in South America, it’s because I flew them on fifth freedom segments SYD-AKL.

  52. Miles: 227,522
    Segments: 121
    New Aircraft: N/A
    New Airlines: Frontier (F9)
    Most Common Airline: American Airlines (AA)
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
    Most Common Airport: BOS (Boston Logan)
    Most Common Route: BOS-LAX

  53. Miles: 64,028 (41,729 last year)
    Segments: 56
    New Aircraft: E170/175, 787-9
    New Airlines: Lufthansa
    New Airports: Oklahoma City, Nashville, Munich, Frankfurt, Nice
    Most Common Aircraft: 737
    Most Common Airline: United (All but 7 segments)
    Most Common Airport: IAH
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Houston – DC

  54. Busiest year of flying ever – virtually entirely short haul; gotta reduce for next year. Still going for my target of flying to or from all airports in Europe (except Russia and Belarus) with commercial passenger service. Have decided to widen the scope to riding every passenger airline that flies within Europe as well.
    CF – if you’re wondering what happened to America West’s HP airline code, I flew on it this year in the form of a very small Swedish carrier called AmapolaFlyg
    Miles: 80,833 (33,670 last year)
    Segments: 127 (76 last year)
    New Aircraft: A310, Avro RJ 100, Beechcraft King Air B200, B717, CRJ-200, CRJ-1000, Cessna 208 Amphibian, Dash 6 Seaplane, Emb-120, Emb-145, Jetstream 41, MD-82
    New Airlines: Adria, Air Berlin, Air Italy, Air Nostrum, AirExplore, Amapola Flyg, Arkefly, Bergen Air, Blue1, BMI Regional, Carpatair, Cimber, Cinnamon Air, European Coastal Airlines, Finnair, Flybe Nordic, Garuda Indonesia, Iberia Express, Jet2, Jetairfly, Meridiana, Miami Air Intl, MIAT Mongolian, Norwegian Air Intl, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Skytaxi, Sri Lankan, Swiftair, Swiss, Swiss European, Thomas Cook Air, Trade Air, Tyrolean, VLM, Wideroe, Wizzair Ukraine
    New Airports: Alesund, Badajoz, Beauvais, Bentota, Bergen, Beziers, Bristol, Bucharest-Otopeni, Castellon, Chateauroux, Colombo, Constanta, Haugesund, Jelsa, Kalmar, Kandy, Karlstad, Kosice, Kristianstad, Leon, Liege, Lugano, Lviv, Mahon, Maribor, Milan-Linate, Norrkoping, Notodden, Ohrid, Orebro, Poprad-Tatry, Prague, Rabat, Rijeka, Rodez, Rostock, Rzeszow, Salamanca, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tangiers, Tetouan, Turin, Venice-Treviso, Vigo
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737 (48 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Ryanair (33 flights)
    Most Common Airport: London-Stansted (28 flights)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: London-Luton to Copenhagen (4 flights)

  55. Miles: 47,580 (46,617 last year)
    Segments: 29 (36 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787-9, A380-800
    New Airlines: Etihad, Korean, Cathay Pacific, Copa, British Airways
    New Airports: Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Panama City, Hong Kong, Penaang, Seoul
    Most Common Aircraft: Sadly, CRJ200
    Most Common Airline: American/US Airways (9 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DCA (4 departures, 3 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Nashville-DCA (4 segments)

  56. 2015
    Miles: 61,874
    Segments: 132
    New aircraft: C-208B; (missed out on 787 due to late inbound flight)
    New Airlines: Sea Port Airlines
    New Airports: FAY, HOT, ELD, PWM, SRQ, MLB
    Most common a/c: A319
    Most common airline: US (87)
    Most common airport: CLT (72)
    Most common non-directional route: MEM-CLT (19)
    109 segments in F (83%)

  57. Miles: 77,569 (26,498 last year)
    Kilometers: 124,835 (42,645 last year)
    Segments: 55 (30 last year)
    New Aircraft: B747-400, SSJ100, B737-700, B777-200ER
    New Airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Japan Airlines, SAS + operating airlines: HiFly (5K), Cityjet (WX), Jet time (JTF)
    New Airports: 11 – TLS, MUC, LHR, MIA, JFK, LGA, DFW, SFO, LAX, GCN, NRT
    Most Common Aircraft: Dash8-Q400 (11 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Finnair (25 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Helsinki: 43 (22 departures/21 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Helsinki – Riga (20 segments: 11 HEL-RIX, 9 RIX-HEL)

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