2016 Flying Summary

I knew this wasn’t a good year for flying, but I didn’t realize just how terrible it was until I added the numbers up. Get ready for some embarrassing stuff.

Miles: 13,391 (37,816 last year)
Segments: 23 (31 last year)
New Aircraft: None
New Airlines: None
New Airports: None
Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (13 flights)
Most Common Airline: Southwest (13 segments)
Most Common Airport: Long Beach (5 departures/3 arrivals)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: Long Beach – Oakland (4 segments)

Can you believe that? That’s the fewest number of miles flown since I started keeping records when I was in high school. I did a fair number of short hops (9 Airports, 1 Day), so the number of segments wasn’t at an all-time low. But it wasn’t good. I had no new airports, no new aircraft, and no new airline. Wow. I just can’t believe it.

Fortunately, I already have two new airports, one new airline, and one new aircraft type planned for next year, so that’s good news. But I may need to try to do better than that.

Now it’s your turn to put me to shame. How did your 2016 look?

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  1. Jeruen says:

    Miles: 31,442 (45,550 last year)
    Segments: 33 (42 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: DY, JP, EW, JI
    New Airports: IKA, THR, SYZ, OSL, BGO, ORY, LJU, GVA, BIO
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (13 flights)
    Most Common Airline: British Airways (8 segments)
    Most Common Airport: TXL
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: TXL-LHR (4 segments)

  2. SingBlue says:

    Miles: 72,029 (37,439 last year)
    Segments: 43 (34 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: Cebu Pacific (5J)
    New Airports: HKG
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (21 flights)
    Most Common Airline: flynas (13 segments)
    Most Common Airport: RUH
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: RUH-AUH (2 segments)

  3. ChuckMO says:

    Miles: 9,894
    Segments: 16
    New Aircraft: 757-300 (UA)
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: 5 CVG ICT MKE OAK SLC
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 WN 6 segments
    Most Common Airline: Southwest
    Most Common Airport: STL (home airport) then ORD (twice)
    Most Common Non-Directional route: N/A

  4. JAXBA says:

    I’m embarrassed myself.. This is the first year I haven’t flown BA in over 30 years… :(

    Miles: 5,983 (42,716 last year)
    Segments: 4 (20 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: UA
    New Airports: MSP
    Most Common Aircraft: 757
    Most Common Airline: UA
    Most Common Airport: JAX
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: None

  5. Gthomas10 says:

    Miles: 211,862,

    Segments: 75 New Aircraft: I don’t know one from another New Airlines: Easy Jet (MAD/LIS) New Airports: 1 (SJO) Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 do not know one from other

    Most Common Airline: Delta Most Common Airport: Atlanta

    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Sorry-unsure what this means

    I send this to you every year but don’t keep a copy so cannot compare to last year.

  6. James Burke says:

    Miles: 7,996 (32,322 last year)
    Segments: 14
    New Aircraft: N/A
    New Airlines: WestJet Encore
    New Airports: 1 BDA
    Most Common Aircraft: Q400 – 6 times
    Most Common Airline: Air Canada – 7 segments
    Most Common Airport: YHZ (home airport) 4 times, YYZ, YOW, BOS 2 times
    Longest Flight – YYZ-BDA 1126 mi
    Shortest Flight – YTZ-YOW 217 mi

  7. Thomasp168 says:

    168 segments (+3 non revenue)123,226 miles Most common airline:  Delta (all)50 airports, 15 newMost common:  MSP.

  8. Brian says:

    It was a terrible year for me as well…

    Miles: 6,899 (30,966 last year)
    Segments: 12 (17 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: OMA
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-900 (3 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (10 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DSM (4 departures/4 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DSM-ORD (4 segments)

  9. Wes says:

    Miles: ?
    Segments:?
    New Aircraft: 787-8, 787-9, Emb-190
    New Airlines: Air Europa, Iberia, Iberia Express, Meridiana, Vueling, JetBlue
    New Airports: MAD, NAP, AMS, CZM
    Most Common Aircraft: Emb-145
    Most Common Airline: American/American Eagle
    Most Common Airport: MIA
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: N/A
    Longest Flight: MIA-MAD 4,424 mi
    Shortest flight: OGG-HNL 100 mi

  10. Jared says:

    Happy New Year, Cranky!

    Miles: 48,129 (52,421 last year)
    Segments: 33 (38 last year)
    New Aircraft: ERJ-175
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: SNA, PVR, ARN, OSL, MEX
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (14 flights)
    Most Common Airline: American (14 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX & Burbank (7 departures/7 arrivals each)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Burbank – Oakland (11 segments)

  11. JBR says:

    Miles: 12,687 (9,340 last year)
    Segments: 10 (9 last year)
    New Aircraft: A330-200, A321
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: MDW, BUF, CVG
    Most Common Aircraft: 2 flights each on MD-88 and 757-200
    Most Common Airline: AA (4 flights)
    Most Common Airport: BOS (2 departures, 3 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: all segments unique

  12. Bob says:

    Miles: 132,128 (124,941 last year) – butt in seat, not elite miles
    Segments: 139 (147 last year)
    New Aircraft: A330-300E
    New Airlines: South African Airways, WestJet, OneJet
    New Airports: RAK
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (22 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (56 segments)
    Most Common Airport: BNA (62 touches)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: BNA-ATL (18 segments)
    Longest Flight: JNB-ATL 8,449 mi, 15:36 h
    Shortest Flight: SCL-MDZ 122 mi, 0:43 h

  13. SubwayNut says:

    Miles: 36,694 (don’t know where my data from last year is)
    Segments: 25
    New Aircraft: A321
    New Airlines: El Al, Privelaged Style
    New Airports: SBN, TLV, RNO, ABQ
    Most Common Aircraft: ERJ-145
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: Newark
    Most Common Non-Directional Routing: 5 (SBN-EWR)
    Longest Fight: EWR-TLV, 5692 miles
    Shortest Flight: SBN-ORD, 84 miles

  14. Tedd Adams says:

    Miles: 66,929 (66474 last year)
    Segments: 127 (136 last year)
    New Aircraft: A319
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: EZE, CDG, SEA
    New Countries: France, Argentina, Uruguay
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (58 segments)
    Most Common Airline: American
    Most Common Airport: DFW (108 segments)
    Longest Flight: DFW-EZE (5308 miles)
    Shortest Flight: DFW-OKC (178 miles)

  15. dwh says:

    Miles: 38,063 (47,580 last year)
    Segments: 32 (29 last year)
    New Aircraft: Sadly, none
    New Airlines: CI, VN, OZ
    New Airports: ONT, HOU, HAN, HUI, SGN, YQB
    New Countries: Vietnam
    Most Common Aircraft: 3-way tie CRJ-200 and 737-700 and -800 (4 each)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (8 including Connection partners)
    Most Common Airport: BNA (19)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Nashville-Washington National (3)

  16. Carl says:

    Miles: 75,222 (66,866 last year)
    Segments: 73 (97 last year)
    New Aircraft: A333
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: KEF, CHS
    New Countries: Iceland
    Most Common Aircraft: 717 (11 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Delta
    Most Common Airport: SLC (32 segments)
    Longest Flight: CDG-SLC (5072 miles)
    Shortest Flight: LAX-LAS (237 miles)

  17. INDHNL says:

    Miles: 217,653 (288,995 last year)
    Segments: 93 (169 last year)
    New Aircraft: A380-800, A340-600
    New Airlines: China Airlines, Philippian Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Tiger Airways Australia, Japan Airlines, Azores Airlines, Ryanair, TAP, Virgin Atlantic
    New Airports: TPE, GRR, ITO, CTS, MNL, DPS, PEK, PDL, LIS, RAK, LTN
    Most Common Aircraft: A330-200 (26 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Hawaiian Airlines (52 segments)
    Most Common Airport: HNL (31 departures/31 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: HNL-ORD (4 segments)

  18. jkealing says:

    Miles: 60,110 (42,556 last year)
    Segments: 47 (29 last year)
    New Aircraft: 747
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: NKG, SLC, BZN, KOA, JFK,
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (13 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta Air Lines (42 segments)
    Most Common Airport: MSP
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MSP-BOS (21 segments)

  19. Joe Rogers says:

    Miles: 77,216 (60,432 last year)
    Segments: 59 (64 last year)
    New Aircraft: A340
    New Airlines: Swiss
    New Airports: GVA, LHR, MKE
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (33 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (57 segments)
    Most Common Airport: IAH (23 departures/23 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: No idea what this means

  20. David says:

    Miles: 100,515 (80,831 last year)
    Segments: 148 (127 last year)
    New Aircraft: BAe 146, Britten Norman Islander, Dash 6 (land), Embraer 195, MD-83, Piper PA-32 (yes, scheduled flight, really),
    New Airlines: Aegean Airways, Aero VIP, Aigle Azur, Air Malta, Air Vallee, AIS Airlines, Alitalia, Arkia Israel, ASL Airlines France, AtlasGlobal, Avies, Belair Airlines, Blue Panorama Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Chalair Aviation, Cobaltair, Danish Air Transport, DOT LT, GermaniaFlug, Jet Time, Korean Air, Medavia, Mistral Air, Montenegro Airlines, NextJet, Niki, OFD, Olympic Air, Pegasus Airlines, Portugalia, S-Air, SiAvia, Singapore Airlines, TAP Portugal, Titan Airways, Transavia France, Turkish Airlines, WDL Aviation, White Airways
    New Airports: ACE, AGB, AJA, AOK, BLE, BRV, CAL, CAT, CLY, CRV, CTA, DBV, EAS, EBU, ECN, EGOQ, EPL, ETH, HAD, HGL, ILD, IST, KSF, LPA, LSZ, Lumbarda Seaport, OER, OLB, OMO, PRM, PSR, Pula Seaport, PUY, QSR, REG, SDV, SIR, Split Seaport, TGD, TLL, TLN, TRS, VBS, VDA, Vela Luka Seaport, XCR
    Most Common Aircraft: A319 (33 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Easyjet (32 flights)
    Most Common Airport: London-Gatwick (29 flights)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: London-Gatwick – Rome Fiumicino

  21. Ryan Williams says:

    Miles: 18,765.3 (0 last year)
    Segments: 7 (0 last year)
    New aircraft: embraer 195, Boeing 787, Boeing 777
    New airline: American
    New airports: KSY, LAX, BSN, CLT, EWK, SFO
    Most common aircraft :a319
    Most common airline: American (6 flights)
    Most common airport: LAX (2 flights)
    Most common non-directional route: AKL – LAX
    This may not look like much but I’m a 19 year old from NZ who’s only flying was going to, from and in the US.

  22. Sean Boudreau says:

    Miles: 121,088 (118,391 last year)
    Segments: 103 (123 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787 Dreamliner, 747-400
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: HNL, SAN, BUR, SNA
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-900
    Most Common Airline: United (All segments)
    Most Common Airport: ORD – Chicago O’hare – Home airport.
    Longest Flight: ORD-HNL
    Shortest Flight: ORD-FWA (Fort Wayne, IN)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: No idea what this is.

    Will be flying more frequently in 2017 – looking forward to catching UA’s new 777-300ER and Polaris class somewhere.

  23. Miles: 9,042 (26,105 last year)
    Segments: 13 (21 last year)
    New Aircraft: MD80 (AA); Saab 340 (Silver)
    New Airlines: 1 – Silver Arways (3M)
    New Airports: 1 – NAS
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 – 4 segments (JetBlue, UA & AA 2x)
    Most Common Airline: American – 6 Segments
    Most Common Airport: EWR (home airport) then ORD (twice)
    Most Common Non-Directional route: N/A

    Increase in leisure travel can’t offset major business travel reduction. (Trips to Asia and LAS last 2 years, didn’t get west of MSP this year).

  24. LT_DT says:

    Miles: 51,205 (64,028 last year)
    Segments: 56
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: DAL, LIT (on a divert – didn’t get off the plane), RIC
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (>75% of flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (52 segments)
    Most Common Airport: IAH
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: IAH-WAS (DCA or IAD)

  25. David M says:

    Miles: 39,566 (36,292 last year)
    Segments: 16 (22 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787-9
    New Airlines: Iberia
    New Airports: Madrid, Milan-Malpensa, New Orleans, St. Louis
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (6 segments)
    Most Common Airline: American (7 segments)
    Most Common Airport: San Diego (5 departures/5 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: N/A
    Longest Flight: Madrid-Dallas/Ft. Worth (4960 miles)
    Shortest Flight: St. Louis-Washington/National (718 miles)

  26. Dan says:

    My new airline, no joke, was Ryan Air.

    My stats are always in the toilet, but there’s usually a new airport in there somewhere. I take two domestic trips a year, but then take a very substantial international trip. That’s usually good for some new airports, a new airline and every once in awhile, a new aircraft type.

  27. Patrick says:

    Miles: 35,226 (15,475 last year)
    Segments: 20 (10 last year)
    New Aircraft: A380
    New Airlines: Singapore Air, Jetstar, Regional Express
    New Airports: Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Mildura, Stavangar
    Most Common Airline: SAS (11 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Oslo (4 departures/4 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: London Heathrow – Oslo (2 segments)

  28. Jeremy says:

    In Miles 38,404
    In Kilometer 61,805
    Earth Circumnavigation 1.54 x
    Distance to the Moon 0.161 x
    Distance to the Sun 0.0004 x

    Hours 80:23
    Days 3.3
    Weeks 0.5
    Months 0.11
    Years 0.009

    All 24
    Domestic 15
    Intra-Continental 0
    Intercontinental 4
    Other flights 5
    Your flight-map, click for details

    Longest Flight (distance): 6,717 mi, 13:23 h, Istanbul (Atatürk) – San Francisco (International), 05-16-2016
    Longest Flight (duration): 13:23 h, 6,717 mi, Istanbul (Atatürk) – San Francisco (International), 05-16-2016
    Shortest Flight (distance): 122 mi, 0:25 h, Kalamazoo (Battle Creek International) – Chicago (O’Hare), 10-02-2016
    Shortest Flight (duration): 0:25 h, 122 mi, Kalamazoo (Battle Creek International) – Chicago (O’Hare), 10-02-2016
    Fastest Flight: 571 mi/h, 5,691 mi, 9:58 h, San Francisco (International) – Frankfurt (Rhein-Main), 05-05-2016
    Slowest Flight: 283 mi/h, 340 mi, 1:12 h, Nevsehir – Istanbul (Atatürk), 05-16-2016
    Average Flight: 1,600 mi, 3:21 h

  29. TL says:

    Miles: 110,031
    Segments: 74
    New Aircraft: 787-9
    New Airlines: AZ
    New Airports: ASE, ATH, BCN, TRS
    Most Common Aircraft: Tie A319 & 738 (25 Flights Each),
    Most Common Airline: American (40 Flights)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (52)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Los Angeles – St Louis (29 Flights)
    Longest Flight: LHR-LAX (5,456 miles)
    Shortest Flight: ASE-DEN (125 miles)

  30. RJPazara says:

    Dear Cranky,

    Being retired for 23 years with no kids or job responsibilities makes travel a lot easier. Collecting planes,airports, and new travel experiences as a hobby makes the year end flying summary a bit more interesting.

    Miles: 160,727

    Segments: 117

    New Aircraft: 5 B77W; A388; ATR 72-600; E-195; Kubicek K28T/BB-45Z Hot Air Balloon

    New Airlines: 16

  31. Henning says:

    Miles: 12,457 (26,236 last year)
    Segments: 12 (18 last year)
    New Aircraft: E175 (BE)
    New Airlines: Pegasus (PC), Atlasglobal (KK), Onur Air (8Q)
    New Airports: MAN, BHX, BJV, DLM
    Most Common Aircraft: A320-200 (3 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Turkish (4 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Istanbul Atatürk (3 departures/4 arrivals)

  32. Marissa says:

    Miles: 202,764
    Segments: 121
    New Aircraft: A380, B777-300
    New Airlines: SAS, Aeromexico, Singapore Airlines, Air Dolomiti
    New Airports: BGO, SVG, CPH, CNX, SIN, BNE, GLA, MUC, FLR, TXL, WLG, TAP
    Most Common Aircraft: A320
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: Billings, MT (home airport)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Billings-Denver
    Longest Flight: LHR-SIN (6760 miles)
    Shortest Flight: SVG-BGO (100 miles)

  33. TRC says:

    I don’t keep track of all of those fancy stats (and if I did they’d be pathetic). I do know that for the second year in a row I’ve traveled all four major US airlines. The legacy 3 are…pretty much the same. Southwest would be heads-and-shoulders better if they just did seat assignments.

    One new airport: LAS.

  34. Georjet says:

    Miles: 25,500 (made medallion silver-first time!)
    Segments: 14
    New Aircraft: E 190 (I think!)
    New Airline: None
    New Airport: None
    Most Common Aircraft: A320
    Most Common Airline: Delta
    Most Common Airport: Missoula, MT (hometown)
    Most Common Non-Direct Route: Missoula-Tucson
    Longest Flight: MSO-LAX appx 1100 miles
    Shortest Flight: MSO-STL appx 750 miles

    I LOVE CRANKY FLIER!

  35. Johnny Jet says:

    It was my slowest year of travel in 20+ years (that’s what happens when you have a kid!) I haven’t left California since July but before that…

    Miles Flown: 101,974
    Segments: 62
    Carriers: 10 (American Airlines, British Airways, Air Canada, TAP, Envoy, Skywest, Sun Country, Ohana by Hawaiian, SAS, Air Georgian)
    Countries: 11 (USA, Cayman Islands, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Sweden)
    States: 14 (Hawaii, California, New York, Florida, Illinois, Virginia, Nevada, Kentucky, New Jersey, Connecticut, Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska, Louisiana)
    Read more at: http://www.johnnyjet.com/2016-a-year-in-photos/

  36. Adam says:

    0 miles
    0 non-rev miles
    … I’m not going to finish the rest of it. This went from doing 120K NRSA miles to this.

    Ugh.

  37. Miles: 110,383 (87,560 last year)
    Segments: 33 (31 last year)
    New Aircraft: Britten-Norman Islander, ATR-72
    New Airlines: Qantas, Stewart Island Flights, Mount Cook / Air New Zealand Link, Cathay Pacific, Aer Lingus, TAP Portugal
    New Airports: MEL, ZQN, IVC, SZS, CHC, ARN, DUB, LIS, KOA
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 777 (8 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (12 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SFO (9 departures/9 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO-TPE (4 segments, 2 of which paired as a round-trip, and 2 that were parts of separate multi-city trips)
    Longest Flight: SFO-SYD (7417 mi)
    Shortest Flight: IVC-SZS (35 mi)

    • Also, two half-new airports: my first departure from HND (before, I’d only arrived there) and first arrival at TSA (before, only departed), on the same flight. I’d flown the route the other direction before (in June 2013, which was not only my first 787 flight, but probably the first revenue service 787 flight taking off from the island of Taiwan). Also listing ZQN as a new airport was only really half, since I still haven’t done a departure from ZQN.

  38. Miles: 94.583
    Segments: too lazy to count all segments, but 36 trips, of which 7 international
    New Aircraft: Still waiting to add the B787
    New Airlines: UA, tried them for 3 months then gave up on them. Horrible.
    New Airports: none
    Most Common Aircraft: Airbus family
    Most Common Airline: AA
    Most Common Airport: CLT (home), ORD (domestic), LHR
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: CLT – ORD

  39. Kyle says:

    Miles: 56,606 (49,657 last year)
    Segments: 25 (17 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: Ryanair
    New Airports: BCN, BNA, CLT, DUB, GRU, MAN, RDU
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (7 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (7 segments)
    Most Common Airport: JFK (4 departures/4 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: JFK – Seattle (2 segments)

  40. Kevin says:

    Miles: ?
    Segments: 11
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: PHL, PNS
    Most Common Aircraft: MD90
    Most Common Airline: Delta Air Lines
    Most Common Airport: MSN
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MSN-MSP

  41. Daniel says:

    Miles: 160,512 (161,378 last year)
    Segments: 230 (209 last year)
    New Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER, British Aerospace Avro RJ85, British Aerospace Avro RJ100
    New Airlines: IBEX Airlines, CityJet, Swiss Global Air Lines, Helvetic Airways, Virgin America, Island Air
    New Airports: SDJ, KMQ, TUL, LCY, ZRH, MUC, AXT, HSV, SDF, JAN, ORF
    Most Common Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 (43 flights, First time in 8 years something other than an MD-88)
    Most Common Airline: Delta Air Lines (153 segments)
    Most Common Airport: ATL (54 dep/arr each)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ATL-DAY (61 segments)
    Longest Flight: MSP-NRT (5,942 miles)
    Shortest Flight: DAY-DAY (0 Miles, Air Return)
    Shortest Normal Flight: HNL-OGG (101 Miles)

  42. terminalwander says:

    Miles: 28,405 ( 22,831 last year)
    Segments: 34 (27 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: WW, AC, FL
    New Airports: YUL, FLL, KEF
    Most Common Aircraft: CR7 (11)
    Most Common Airline: United operated by mesa (12)
    Most Common Airport: IAD
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: IAD-PIT (12)

  43. Ron says:

    Miles: 16,483 (last year: 15619)
    Segments: 9 (5)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: Denver (DEN), Kansas City (MCI)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (3 segments) [all 737: 5]
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (4 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (4 departures, 3 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional route: LAX-MCI (2 segments)

  44. AJ says:

    Miles: 22,994 (last year: 32,906)
    Segments: 16 (20)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: Vietnam Airlines
    New Airports: SGN, DAD, HAN, KBV
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (5 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Virgin Australia (6 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SIN
    Most Common Non-Directional route: MEL-BNE (4 segments)

  45. Nicc says:

    Miles: 150K (arse in seat)
    New Aircraft: A380 (Honourable mention my 100th and final flight on a CX 747)
    New Airlines: Republic operated on behalf of AA
    New Airports: Kunming, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Rangoon (Yangon), Bucharest, Zagreb, Brussels, Miami and Leeds/Bradford
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 All Series 17 and 777 All Series 15
    Most Common Airline: American 21 followed by BA 11 Big change for me as every year for 20 years have done about 25 to 30 pa on CX
    Most Common Airport: HKG 26 Departures and Arrivals
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: HKG-DFW 7 Segments

  46. Seby says:

    Miles: 42,396 (47,415 last year)
    Segments: 22 (26 last year)
    New Aircraft: ATR 72, Norman Islander
    New Airlines: Q3,TP,EI
    New Airports: SXM,AXA,CLT,LIS,SVQ,AGP,BHD,SNN,SEA
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (6 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United Airlines (13 flights)
    Most Common Airport: SFO
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO-MIA (3 flights)

  47. Jack in SFO says:

    Miles: 63286 (46110 last year)
    Segments: 30 (20 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787-9 (UA)
    New Airlines: Hawaiian, Alaska
    New Airports: TVC, HNL, OAK
    Most Common AC: unknown, didn’t keep track
    Most Common Airline: UA; 21 segments
    Most Common Airport: SFO; 14 departures / 14 arrivals
    Most Common Non-Directional route: SFO-ORD; 5 flights

  48. johosofat says:

    Miles: 134,918 (102,781 last year)
    Segments: 111 (133 last year)
    New Aircraft: BAe 146-100, A340-200, AgustaWestland AW139, MD Helicopters 902, A340-500, BAe 146-300, Yak-40, Mil Mi-26, Mil Mi-2, Mil Mi-8, Tu-154M, An-140, An-26, Saab 340A, Aerophile 5500, Cessna Citation CJ4, Diamond HK36 Motorglider
    New Airlines: West Air, Skyjet Airlines, Cebgo, Air Vanuatu, Hong Kong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Tigerair, China Airlines, Air Leisure, EgyptAir Express, Royal Jordanian, Air Macau, Sky Shuttle Helicopters, Philippines AirAsia, Donghai Airlines, Okay Airways, Chongqing Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Dragonair, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Sunstate Airlines, Emirates, SunExpress Deutschland, Motor Sich Airlines, Belavia, Sprint Air, Wizz Air, Niki, Swiss, Helvetic Airways, Loong Air, Hahn Air, Eurowings, Air Serbia
    New Airports: SZX, CZX, HKG, USU, DRW, BNE, SON, VLI, SYD, DPS, SIN, IWO, HRG, LXR, AMM, BKK, WUX, MFM, XZM, HHP, MPH, KLO, HAK, CKG, HUZ, HAN, HLI, BTV, DXB, GVA, BRS, OTP, MSQ, LED, SXF, TXL, WAW, NYO, ZRH, HGH, LUX, DUS, BEG, BNX, BTS, LNZ, PJB
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (20 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Tie between Delta & China Southern (5 segments each)
    Most Common Airport: Tie between Vienna & Shenzhen (10 arrivals & 10 departures each)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Shenzhen-Beijing (5 segments)

  49. jckbs says:

    Miles: 47,110
    Segments: 29
    New Aircraft: A321, ATR72, 777-200LR
    New Airlines: FD, K6, VJ
    New Airports: PHL, BKK, REP, PNH, SGN, HAN, KOA
    Most Common Aircraft: A321 (5 flights)
    Most Common Airline: American (8 flights)
    Most Common Airport: LAX
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-SFO / LAX-EUG (tie at 2 flights each)

  50. dgies says:

    Miles: 108,200
    Segments: 77
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airports: SLO, MRY
    Most Common Aircraft:: 737-800/900, 757-300
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: ORD, MCO
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX/SFO

  51. Jason says:

    Miles: 30,748 (personal best)
    Segments: 22 (personal best)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: AS
    New Airports: BDL, FLL
    Most Common Aircraft: B738 (9 flights)
    Most Common Airline: American & United (8 segments each)
    Most Common Airport: SAN (home, 6 departures, 6 arrivals); BOS (2 departures, 4 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SAN-DFW (5 segments)

    Flew on 5 of the USA’s 6 largest carriers. No Vegas trip meant no Southwest for me.

  52. Eric says:

    Miles: 11,642 (chump change to many, but new record for me)
    Segments: 18
    New Airports: EWR, DFW, IAH, ELP, MIA, BZE, PLJ
    Breakdown: American (5), United (5) Southwest (4), JetBlue (3), Tropic Air (1)
    New Airlines: United, Tropic Air
    Most Common Airport: BOS

  53. southbay flier says:

    Miles: ~106,000
    Segments: 86
    New Aircraft: 777-300, A330-300
    New Airlines: CX, CI
    New Airports: HKG, DPS, TPE, MSN
    Most Common Aircraft: E175
    Most Common Airline: Delta (78 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SJC
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SJC – SEA

  54. Chris says:

    Sadly, a very boring travel year…moving will do that!

    Miles: 7,147
    Segments: 9
    New Aircraft: MD-90, 737-900ER
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: None
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (4 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (5 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Newark (EWR) & Tampa (TPA) (2 departures/2 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: EWR – TPA (4 segments)

  55. Dale says:

    My travel in 2016

    44 segments
    35,682 miles
    Longest flight 2,609 miles 5:45 BOS-LAX (both time and duration)
    Shortest flight 134 miles 0:32 BHM-ATL (both time and duration)
    New airports: GJT, MOB, MHT
    Most frequent airport: LAX
    Most frequent airline: Southwest though American would if American mainline and American Eagle are combined
    Most frequent route: Tie between LAX-MCI and LGB-PHX

  56. CP says:

    Miles: 183,741 (v. 290,111 last year)
    Segments: 155 (v. 172 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: Iberia
    New Airports: CUN, HHH, LIS, MAD, OPO, SAV
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800
    Most Common Airline: American
    Most Common Airport: ORD (94 total arrivals/departures)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD-DCA (29 flights)
    New Routes: ATL-SAV, BOS-DTW, CUN-ORD, HHH-CLT, JFK-LAX, MAD-PHL, ORD-ATL, OPO-MAD, ORD-CUN, PHL-LAX, PHL-LIS, PHL-SEA, SJC-BUR, SJC-PDX

  57. Doug Swalen says:

    Miles: 21,060 (14,028 last year)
    Segments: 10 (6 last year)
    New Aircraft: Bombardier CRJ-1000
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: MDC, SOQ, UPG
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (4 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Garuda Indonesia/EVA Air (4 segments each)
    Most Common Airport: SFO/TPE/DPS (2 departures/2 arrivals each)

  58. john says:

    Looking forward to my millionth (recorded at least) mile in the air next week on KE LAX-ICN

    Miles: 66,645 (98,967 last year)
    Segments: 43 (58 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787-900
    New Airlines: 3M, MH, VN, KE
    New Airports: HAN, SGN, DPS, KUL, SJO, JAC, IDA
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (11 flights)
    Most Common (marketing) Airline: B6 (18 flights)
    Most Common Airport: SLC (14 departs, 15 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: JFKSLC (9 flights)

  59. Michael says:

    Miles: 5959 (5556 LY)
    Segments: 7 (6 LY)
    New aircraft: none
    New airlines: Spirit
    New Airports: MSY
    Most common aircraft:A320
    Most common airline:SWA
    Most common airport: MCO (4) MKE (3) Home airport
    Most common nondirectional route: MCO-MKE

  60. Ed says:

    Miles: 245,651
    Segments: 125
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: FZ, NZ, NH
    New Airports: AKL, CMH, KWI, BAH, DXB, PNI, TKK
    Most Common Aircraft: B738 (18 Times)
    Most Common Airline: United (115 Flights)
    Most Common Airport: LGA (30 Flights)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route:
    Longest Flight: SIN-SFO (8448 Mi)
    Shortest flight: PSP-LAX (109 Mi)

  61. Carter says:

    Miles: 15,719
    Segments: 12
    New Aircraft: A330, A321, 747Combi
    New Airlines: Alitalia, KLM, Spirit
    New Airports: PHX, LGA, FCO, AMS
    Most Common Aircraft: A320
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: ORD
    Most Common Route: MSN-PIT
    Longest Flight: ORD-FCO
    Shortest flight: MSN-ORD

  62. Luiz says:

    Miles: 62,245 (29,827 last year)
    Segments: 42 (34 last year)
    New Aircraft: A340
    New Airlines: LH, S7
    New Airports: MUC, FRA, ARN, LHR, DME, SVX
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (9 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Azul (14 segments)
    Most Common Airport: CNF (Home) (11 departures / 11 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: CNF-VCP and CNF-CGH (5 segments each)
    Longest Flight: GRU-MUC (6124 Mi)
    Shortest flight: CNF-GRU (307 Mi)

  63. Al B says:

    Miles: 22,841 (34,881 in 2015)
    Segments: 18 (31)
    New Aircraft: (hoping for 787-9; but missed due to equipment delay August 4)
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: PWM
    Most Common Aircraft: ERJ145 (4 segments)
    Most Common Airline: United (16 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (5 departures/5 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: (tie) LAX-DEN; DEN-CMH (3 segments)
    Longest Segment: LAX-HNL (2,556 miles)
    Shortest Segment: ORD-CMH (257 miles)

  64. Austin says:

    Miles: 86,481 (103,017 last year)
    Segments: 83 (88 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: Air Serbia, Garuda Indonesia, Swiss
    New Airports: AMS, BEG, BUF, CGK, DPS, KUL, PNS, RDU
    Most Common Aircraft: Embraer 145 (17 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United Airlines (60 segments)
    Most Common Airport: EWR
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: EWR-DCA (9 segments)
    Longest Flight: NRT-ZRH (5968 miles)
    Shortest Flight: PHL-EWR (80 miles)

  65. Geoff says:

    Miles: 54,871
    Segments: 38
    New Aircraft: A380-800, B717
    New Airlines: Aeromexico, Interjet, jetBlue
    New Airports: SAT, MCO
    Most Common Aircraft: B737-800 (15 segments)
    Most Common Airline: American Airlines (13 segments)
    Most Common Airport: JFK (5 landings, 4 takeoffs), MEX & ORD tied for 2nd at 8 takeoffs or landings
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MEX/JFK (3 segments) & LGA/ORD (3 segments)

  66. Dan says:

    Miles: 27,602 (12,040 last year)
    Segments: 14 (11 last year)
    New Aircraft: A340-300, 747-400, Avro RJ100, E190, A330-300, CRJ-700
    New Airlines: Swiss, Eidelweiss, Ryanair, Swiss Global
    New Airports: Zurich, Madrid, Milan-Bergamo, Milan-Malpensa, Philadelphia
    Most Common Airline: Lufthansa
    Most Common Airport: Rome-Fiumicino (2 years in a row)
    Most Common Route: Multiple 2 time segments: PVD-PHL, PHL-FCO, PVD-FRA-FCO

  67. MeanMeosh says:

    So I’m late, but hey, better late than never. Mine’s pretty pathetic, too, but I have a good excuse (new baby arrived in August).

    Miles: 15,318
    Segments: 8
    New Aircraft: Boeing 787-900
    New Airlines: easyJet, Norwegian Air, jetBlue
    New Airports: BOS
    Most Common Aircraft: Airbus A319, Airbus A320, and Boeing 737 (2 each)
    Most Common Airline: AA (3 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DFW (2 departures, 2 arrivals)
    Most Common Route: none – I flew each segment exactly one time

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