2018 Flying Summary

I said I was going to leave North America in 2018, but that didn’t happen.  For a variety of reasons (many work-related), I had to scrap trips that I had planned.  In the end, I was left with another really weak year of travel.  Let’s start with the anemic visual, thanks to the Great Circle Mapper.

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Map via Great Circle Mapper

Miles: 19,406 (37,306 last year)
Segments: 17 (43 last year)
New Aircraft: A321neo
New Airlines: none
New Airports: Charleston
Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 and 737-800 (3 flights each)
Most Common Airline: Southwest (4 segments)
Most Common Airport: Los Angeles (5 departures/7 arrivals)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: a bunch at 2 segments

Yeah, not much to write home about last year, though at least I did get my first neo and logged a new airport.  

Happy new year to all!

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  1. ChuckMO says:

    Miles: 7,544
    Segments: 14
    New Aircraft Type: None
    Most Common Aircraft Type: 737-700
    New Airlines: None
    Most Common Airline: Delta (8 Segments)
    Most Common Airport: St. Louis
    New Airports: ABQ, BIL, DAL*
    * I flew thru DAL in 1969 when I was not yet 4 years old, I have no memory of that trip so I counted DAL as new.
    Most Common Non-Directional Routes: 4. 1 each STL-DTW, DTW-PWM, PWM-LGA and LGA-STL

  2. Chicago Chris says:

    Miles: 54,063 (71,923 last year)
    Segments: 27 (36 last year)
    New Aircraft: A350-900, A330-300, MD-90, 767-300
    New Airlines: HX, VS
    New Airports: HKG, IAH, MSY, SLC, TPE
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (6)
    Most Common Airline: United (15)
    Most Common Airport: Los Angeles (5 departures/5 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Several 2 segments

    Here’s to more flying in the new year!

  3. Jason H says:

    Miles: 30,082
    Segments: 15
    New Aircraft Type: A350
    Most Common Aircraft Type: 777/737 (4 each)
    New Airlines: Peach
    Most Common Airline: Thai/ANA (4 each)
    Most Common Airport: BKK/ITM/HND/KIX (4 each)
    New Airports: MYJ, CTS (Matsuyama, Sapporo)
    Most Common Non-Directional Routes: NGO-BKK, HND-ITM, KIX-CTS, OAK-SEA (2 each)

  4. Jared says:

    Happy New Year, Cranky!

    Miles: 50,354 (58,664 last year)
    Segments: 29 (32 last year)
    New Aircraft: Airbus A380 & Boeing 787-9
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: AUS (Austin), SAT (San Antonio), CUN (Cancun)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700/800 (13 flights)
    Most Common Airline: American (12 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (9 departures/8 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX – MIA (6 segments)

    New things this past year: I was able to fly premium economy on a BA 787-9 and A380. The upper deck of the A380 was great with the extra space near the window. A380 was LAX – Heathrow and the plane is SO quiet. It doesn’t feel like it is moving so quickly when we took off. Marvel of modern engineering.

  5. smallmj says:

    Come to Canada this year!

    Sadly, your map is much more exciting than mine.

    Miles: 0
    Segments: 0
    New Aircraft Type: None
    Most Common Aircraft Type: None
    New Airlines: None
    Most Common Airport: YHZ* (but only for picking up and dropping off others)
    New Airports: None

    * I drove past YQM more often, but I actually went to YHZ a couple of times.

  6. A says:

    Miles: 55,718
    Segments: 35
    New Aircraft: Airbus A350
    New Airlines: Air Busan
    New Airports: JAX, ICN, GMP, PUS, CJU
    Most Common Aircraft: A321
    Most Common Airline: Delta (27 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MSP – BNA

    Rather robust year of flying for me. Looking forward to new adventure in 2019.

  7. bnatraveler says:

    Miles: 202,080
    Segments: 176
    New Aircraft Type: A350-900
    Most Common Aircraft Type: B738 (distance) E175 (segments)
    New Airlines: Joon
    Most Common Airline: Delta (distance and segments)
    Most Common Airport: BNA
    New Airports: ADL, MEL
    Most Common Route: BNA-LGA (13x)

    http://my.flightmemory.com/rcollie

  8. James Burke says:

    Miles: 12,574
    Segments: 16
    New Aircraft: 737-Max 8, Piper Navajo
    New Airlines: FlyGTA
    New Airports: YXU (London Ontario)
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (5)
    Most Common Airline: Air Canada (9)
    Most Common Airport: Toronto YYZ (6 Arrivals/Departures)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: YHZ-YYZ (5)
    Longest Flight: 2,085 mi (YYZ – YVR)
    Shortest Flight: 51 mi (YKF-YTZ)

  9. Shane says:

    Miles: 73,704
    Segments: 29
    New Aircraft Type: 787-900
    Most Common Aircraft Type: 777 (10)
    New Airlines: (none)
    Most Common Airline: United (25)
    Most Common Airport: DCA (14 D/A), TLV (12 D/A)
    New Airports: (none)
    Most Common Non-Directional Routes: DCA-EWR, EWR-TLV

    Shortest flight: AMM-TLV: 68 miles, 20 minutes

  10. terminalwander says:

    Miles: 55,221 (68,373 last year)
    Segments: 51 (53 last year)
    New Aircraft: CR9 (twice),
    New Airlines: SAS, Turkish
    New Airports: IST, DUS, CPH
    Most Common Aircraft: CRJ-700 (11 segments)
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: Washington Dulles (16 departures/ 17 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: IAD-PIT

  11. Singblue says:

    Miles: 91,222 (52,743 last year)
    Segments: 46 (31 last year)
    New Aircraft: A321ceo
    New Airlines: Air Asia, Malaysian, Scoot, Veuling
    New Airports: Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Beirut, Tacloban
    Most Common Aircraft: A330-300 and A320-200 (10 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: Philippine Airlines (12 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Riyadh (16 departures/16 arrivals)

    Happy New Year to all!

  12. SubwayNut says:

    Miles: 17,550 (last year 22,070)
    Segments: 17 segments (last year 22)
    New Aircraft Type: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: SFB – Orlando/Sanford
    Most Common Aircraft Type: Tie 3 segments each – A320, CRJ200, ERJ145
    Most Common Airline: Delta (7 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SBN (4 arrivals, 5 departures)
    Most Common Non-Directional Routing: SBN-SFB and SBN-EWR (3 segments each, SBN-EWR non-stop is about to be discontinued next weekend)

  13. TULERJ145 says:

    Miles: 43,590
    Segments: 25
    New Aircraft Types: 767-400, EMB-135, A340-600, A380-800
    Most Common Aircraft Type: A340-600 (distance) 737 (segments)
    New Airlines: Air Astana, Frontier, Lufthansa, JetBlue, Malawaian Airlines, South African Airways
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (7 segments), South African (distance)
    Most Common Airport: TUL (4 departures, 4 arrivals)
    New Airports: JNB,BLZ,LLW,IAH,FRA,ALA,TSE,ZRH,IAD
    Most Common Routes: TUL-DAL,TUL-IAH,TUL-MCO (2x each)

  14. Alex Hill says:

    Miles: 46,153
    Segments: 43
    New airports: YYF (Penticton BC), YVR, CXU (Vancouver Harbour), YHJ (Victoria Harbour), YYJ, HND, KMI (Miyazaki Japan), YUL
    New aircraft: Twin Otter (!)
    New airlines: Harbour Air, ANA
    Most common non-directional route: YLW-SEA (10 times)
    Most common airport: SEA (12 times, mostly connections, counting a connection as one visit)
    Most common O&D airport: YLW (10 times)
    Most common aircraft: Dash-8 Q300/400 (20 times, 14 on the Q400)
    Most common airline: AS/QX (23 segments)

    http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=PDX-SEA-YLW;YYF-YVR-SEA-DCA-SEA-YLW;CXH-YWH;YYJ-YVR-YLW;YYF-YVR-YYJ-SEA-LAX-HND-KMI-HND-YVR-YYF;YLW-SEA-KOA-SEA-YLW-SEA-BOS-SEA-YLW-SEA-OAK-SEA-YLW;YYF-YVR-YUL-CDG-EDI-CDG;AMS-LHR-YVR-YYF;YLW-SEA-SAN-SEA-YLW

  15. Ron says:

    Miles: 32,434 (last year: 18,359)
    Segments: 12 (11)
    New Aircraft: 737-900
    New Airlines: All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines
    New Airports: Tokyo Haneda (HND), Miyazaki (KMI), Seattle (SEA), Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
    Most Common Aircraft: 777-200 (4 segments) [a total of six 737, but varying subtypes]
    Most Common Airline: Delta (4 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (4 departures, 3 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional route: LAX-HND, HND-KMI, LAX-PVR (2 segments each)

  16. ted says:

    Miles: 57,100
    Segments: 24
    New Aircraft: na
    New Airlines: China Eastern
    New Airports: OGG, PVG, HND,
    Most Common Aircraft: 777
    Most Common Airline: AA (11 segments)
    Most Common Airport: MSP
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MSP – DFW
    Shortest Flight: MSP-ORD 334 miles
    Longest Flight: BOS-HKG 7,970 miles

  17. Chris in BZN says:

    Miles: 63,453
    Segments: 72
    New Aircraft Type: 787-9
    Most Common Aircraft Type: 737-800 (the Delta workhorse)
    New Airlines: Vueling, Norwegian, Iberia, Air France
    Most Common Airline: Delta (64 of 72)
    Most Common Airport: BZN
    New Airports: BCN, GRX, PMI, MAD, MXP, DUS, PEK
    Most Common Route: BZN-SLC (18)
    Most Unusual Route: SLC-MSO-BZN (diversion to Missoula)

  18. CrankyDavid says:

    Map: https://goo.gl/8p5Xax

    Miles: 45,651 (65,399 last year)
    Segments: 32 (38 last year)
    New Aircraft: A350-900, A350-1000, Xian MA-60
    New Airlines: Lao Skyway, LOT, Silk Air
    New Airports: BUD, DAC, LPQ, VTE, WAW
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 and 737-800 (7 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (9 segments)
    Most Common Airport: BNA (7 departures/7 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: a bunch at 2 segments

  19. CP says:

    Miles: 194,169 (183,373 last year)
    Segments: 174 (165 last year)
    New Aircraft: Boeing 737-MAX8, Boeing 787-9
    New Airlines: Condor
    New Airports: Louisville (SDF), Frankfurt (FRA), Stockholm (ARN), Oslo (OSL)
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737-8
    Most Common Airline: American
    Most Common Airport: Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) (
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Chicago-O’Hare (ORD)-Washington National (DCA) (32 segments)
    New Routes: LHR-MIA, SEA-LHR, SEA-FRA, FRA-OSL, OSL-CPH, LHR-ARN, ARN-ORD, DCA-SDF, SDF-ORD, PHX-MCO, MIA-MCO, CMH-ORD, SLC-PDX, MCO-DTW

  20. Tim Dunn says:

    100,010 miles (comparable to last year)
    15 cities in N. America
    6 cities in Latin America
    2 cities in Europe
    2 cities in Asia

    New plane: 737 MAX 8

  21. David says:

    Still trying to chase after everything in Europe… need to find AirNerd-aholics :-)

    Miles: 108,082 (96,047 last year)
    Segments: 169 (144 last year)
    New Aircraft: Agusta Westland 169, Airbus 350, Antonov 24, Antonov 140, Beechcraft King Air 350, Boeing 787, Bombardier CRJ 700, Bombardier CS 100, Cessna Citation II, Eurocopter EC135, Piper PA-31, Quest Kodiak, Sukhoi Superjet 100
    New Airlines: Aer Arann Islands, Air Corsica, Air Europa Express, Airlinair, Airwing, Anisec, APG Airlines, AtlasGlobal Ukraine, Belavia, Bulgaria Air, Charlie Airlines, Edelweiss Air, El Teu Soci Aeri, Evelop Airlines, FlyCompass Service, GetJet, Icelandair, Isles of Scilly Skybus, IZair, Joon, LATAM Airline Chile, Laudamotion, Lease Fly, Lyddair, Motor Sich Airlines, Nordica, Orange2Fly, Oya Vendee Helicoptere, People’s Viennaline, Primera Air Scandinavia, PrivatAir, Private Wings, Privateways, RAF-Avia, Royal Air Maroc, SAS Ireland, SHS Antwerp Aviation, Sichuan Airlines, Small Planet Airlines Poland, SmartLynx, Specialist Aviation Services, Star East Airlines, Sundair, SunExpress, Tayaran Jet, TUI Nordic, Twin Jet, VLM Airlines Slovenia, Volotea, Windrose Airlines, Wizz Air UK, WOW Air, Zimex Aviation
    New Airports: Aarhus Sea Airport, Agen, Ankara, Braunschweig, Brest, Cagliari, Chernivtsi, Chester, Connemara, Copenhagen Waterdrome, Dakhla, Debrecen, Figari, Fromentin, Grosseto, Ile d’Yeu, Ingolstadt, Inisheer, Inishmaan, Ivalo, Izmir, Kiev-Zhuliany, Kuusamo, Lands End, Lannion, Lappeenranta, Le Havre, Le Touquet, Lille, Lydd, Minsk, Mora, Namsos, Oradea, Orland, Pardubice, Perigueux, Plovdiv, Reykjavik-Keflavik, Rhodes, Savonlinna, Scilly Isles-St Mary’s, Seu d’Urgell, Sofia, St Gallen, St Peter-Ording, Stockholm Bromma, Stord, Suceava, Sylt, Tours, Trondheim, Wilhelmshaven, Zaporizhia
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737 (56 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Ryanair (35 flights)
    Most Common Airport: London-Stansted (19 departures / 21 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Paris CDG – Luton (4 flights)

    • Nils says:

      Well, it seems that I was not the only one flying to Mora in 2018 just for the airports sake :D

      Congratulations to Grosetto! I missed that opportunity unfortunately. But where the hell is Fromentin?

  22. BoudreauSean312 says:

    Happy New Year Cranky!

    Managed to hold on to 1K this year (Just barely) due to a change in my territory (shrunk). 2019 will be a record year for me as my territory has just changed (expanded) again. With the new 1K requirements I should still hit it.

    I use JetLovers to track all of my travel, if anyone is looking for such an app/website – this is my favorite. I use Swarm (AKA 4Square and just check in at each airport and it loads your flight and tracks everything for you. You can get as detailed as you like and later go in and add Flight #, Airline, Class, Seat, ETC.). They don’t have a formal app, but I saved it from Safari on my home screen so it functions just like a web-based app. It’s the best one I know.

    Here’s a link to my profile: https://www.jetlovers.com/profile/4798/#_=_

    Here are my stats for 2018. I added a few more just for S&G’s.

    Miles: 107,204 (117,697 last year)
    Segments: 96 (97 last year – hilarious!)
    New Aircraft: 777-3ER, 787-9, 737 Max 9
    New Airlines: None (Every flight this year was on United with the exception of flying AirAsia X from SIN-HKT R/T – second time flying them – very efficient operation)
    New Airports: SIN, MFE, STL, AUS, MSY
    Most Common Aircraft: Easily 737-8/9 and A319/320
    Most Common Airline: United (94 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Chicago O’Hare
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: a bunch at 2 segments
    *Longest Flight: SFO-SIN (Amazing trip on the 787-9)
    *Shortest Flight: ORD-STL (Still beats driving)
    *Heaviest Travel Month: September
    *Heaviest Travel Day: June 15-16 – Mileage run :-D (MSP-SFO-DEN-SFO-BOS-ORD-AUS). SFO-DEN and back was just to fly in Polaris on the new 777-300ER since we’ll never see that aircraft or a Dreamliner out of ORD (But, I digress – does this bother anyone else from ORD?)

    Happy New Year!

  23. Dan says:

    Miles: 23,469 (19,807 last year)
    Segments: 11 (14 last year) 1 segment canceled due to Ryanair strike in Italy
    New Aircraft: 787-9
    New Airlines: Norwegian Air Shuttle, Air Canada (Mainline, Rouge & Express), British Airways, jetBlue
    New Airports: LGW, YYZ, BCN, YUL, LHR
    Most Common Aircraft: 787-9 (3 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Air Canada and British Airways (4 segments each)
    Most Common Airport: Boston (3 departures/3 arrivals) London Gatwick (2 departures/2 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: BOS-LGW (2 segments)

  24. USBusinessTraveller says:

    Happy New Year!.

    Miles: 109,098
    Segments: 59
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: Singapore Airlines
    New Airports: Honolulu, Singapore
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-900
    Most Common Airline: United (55 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Portland (14 departures/14 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: PDX-SFO (12)

    Longest Flight: SFO-SIN (8444 miles)
    Shortest Flight: EWR-BOS (200 miles)

    GCMap summary – https://bit.ly/2RsCbDC

  25. DesertGhost says:

    I hope 2019 is a good year for you.

  26. ZuluLima says:

    Miles: 19,983
    Segments: 10
    New Aircraft: A380, Dash 8-300, SA227, F100, 747-400ER
    New Airlines: Qantas, Eastern Australia, FlyCorporate, Jetstar, Alliance, Virgin Australia, Sunstate
    New Airports: SYD, MRZ, BNE, ASP, ADL, MEL, CBR
    Most Common Aircraft: F100 (2x)
    Most Common Airline: Qantas, Alliance (2x)
    Most Common Airport: SYD (2A/3D)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: N/A
    New Countries/Continents: Australia

  27. Douglas Swalen says:

    This year I did the most flying ever…nothing like what you guys do but for me it was a lot. Beat out 2009 and 2011 by 1,000 miles.

    Miles: 34,375
    Segments: 16
    New Aircraft: 737 MAX
    New Airlines: Air Canada, Cebu Pacific
    New Airports, MNL (Yes, it’s as bad as they say it is. Worst major airport in Asia hands down), DGT, YUL, IAH
    Most Common Airline: United (8 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SFO (8 departures/8 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO-LAX (4 segments)

    • Andy says:

      How was Cebu Pacific? They may be an option for part of a trip I’m planning in Spring 2019.

      • Douglas Swalen says:

        It’s an LCC, which is bad. And it’s an Asian LCC which is worse than being just an LCC. I flew them because that part of the trip had been pre-arranged…otherwise I would have preferred to fly Philippine Airlines.

        I arrived at MNL, having overnighted after landing from Taipei the previous day, at least three hours early. The line to check in took an hour to get through. They announced a gate change five minutes before boarding and mine wasn’t the only gate change…I must have heard four others announced before it happened to me. The seats were slimline. There was advertising on the overhead compartments. Everything was for sale…even the water.

        I had to repack my carry on to make it smaller out of a fear that they’d force me to check it (normally I take my rollerboard on the plane with me but that’s impossible to do with Cebu unless you pay for it). You have to make sure you have your baggage allowance paid for. The resort did that for me but you’d have to do it.

        If this is what Asian LCC flying is like, consider me not a fan. I suspect Air Asia is probably better but I’ve never flown them (and don’t intend to if I can help it)

        The only thing I won’t fault Cebu for is the fog in the cabin prior to take off. I’d never seen that phenomenon before flying in the South Pacific but I have read about it happening occasionally in the the more humidity challenged parts of the U.S. It was weird. It looked like we were being gassed.

  28. Andy says:

    Miles: 64,614 (66,589 last year)
    Segments: 55 (70 last year)
    New Aircraft: 777-200, 777-300, DHC Turbo Otter*
    New Airlines: Virgin Australia (VA), Porter (PD), Harbour Air (H3)*
    New Airports: Sydney (SYD), Detroit (DTW), Toronto Bishop (YTZ), Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH)*, Victoria Harbour (YWH), Victoria International (YYJ), Portland (PDX)
    Most Common Aircraft: MD-88 (13 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (41 segments)
    Most Common Airport: MSY (15 departures/18 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MSY-ATL (17 segments)

    *In 2013 I did a sightseeing flight out of CXH on a Harbour Air DHC Turbo Otter, but this year was my first trip on a scheduled service with them

  29. Carl Anderson says:

    Miles: 60, 523 (62, 072 last year)
    Segments: 54 (61 last year)
    New Aircraft: B789, B77W, P750XL
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: YUL, TUS
    Most Common Aircraft: E175
    Most Common Airline: Delta (37 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (17 A/D)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-IAH
    Shortest Flight – KOCN – Jumped out at 13,000 feet.

  30. Al Bonowitz says:

    Miles: 42,510 (26,556 in 2017)
    Segments: 27
    New Aircraft: 340-300, 787-9
    New Airlines: Air Tahiti Nui, Air Canada
    New Airports: PPT, YYZ
    Most Common Aircraft: A319 (4 segments)
    Most Common Airline: United (17 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (8 departures/8 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-ORD (4 segments)
    Longest Segment: LAX-PPT (4,294 miles)
    Shortest Segment: ORD-CMH (311 miles)

  31. LT_DT says:

    Miles: 44,835 (49,090 last year)
    Segments: 47
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: ABQ, EWR
    Most Common Aircraft: 737
    Most Common Airline: United (all flights – first time in ~20 years that all my flights have been on one airline)
    Most Common Airport: IAH
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: IAH-DC (combo of IAD and DCA)

  32. boltzr says:

    Butt in Seat Miles:
    18,679 miles (18,639 ly)

    Segments:
    28 (30 ly)

    New Airlines:
    Go Jet Airlines
    PSA Airlines

    New Airports:
    Charlotte
    Ketchikan
    Dulles

    Most Common Aircraft Type:
    Boeing 737-800 (includes std and ER)

    Most Common Airline:
    Alaska Airlines

    Most Common Non-Directional Route:
    Tied
    SLC – DEN x4
    SLC – SEA x4

  33. Luiz says:

    Happy new year! A 20,000 mile trip to Australia saved my year…

    Miles: 39,491 (23,635 last year)
    Segments: 41 (37 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787-800
    New Airlines: Copa, Qantas
    New Airports: AKL, BNE, SYD, MEL, PTY, CTG, JPA, TXF, XAP
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (15 segments)
    Most Common Airline: LATAM (14 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Belo Horizonte (CNF) (13 departures / 13 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: CNF-SDU (4)
    Longest Flight: MEL-SCL (7,018 mi miles)
    Shortest Flight: CNF-GIG (224 miles)

  34. ktenorman says:

    Decent year for me. Happy New Year everyone!

    Miles: 45,960 (43,679 last year)
    Segments: 43 (41 last year)
    New Aircraft: A321neo
    New Airlines: GOL, Azul, LATAM Brasil, Southwest (thanks for nixing the peanuts!)
    New Airports: Gunnison, Montrose, Redmond, Albuquerque, Newark, Fort Lauderdale
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 and 737-800 (17 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Alaska/Virgin America (13 segments)
    Most Common Airport: San Francisco (22 departures/arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO-DEN 3x, SFO-LAX 3x

  35. Paul says:

    Miles: 235.375 (263,053 last year)
    Segments: 73 (93 last year)
    New Aircraft: B737-8Max, B787-10
    New Airlines: LOT
    New Airports: MXP (Milan), FLR (Florence), WAW (Warsaw)
    Most Common Airline: Singapore Airlines (40 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Singapore Changi (23 departures, 24 arrivals)

  36. Chris says:

    Miles: 33,950
    Segments: 25
    New Aircraft: 737 MAX 9, 777-300
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) & Chicago Midway (MDW)
    Most Common Aircraft: A-320, 737-800
    Most Common Airline: United (23 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Tampa (TPA)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: TPA-IAH, SRQ-ORD

    • Chris says:

      And an added bonus of clearing into United Polaris on the 777-300, FRA-IAD only to go down with the Norovirus around Ireland and emerging from the lav around Montreal. Good times…my family said Polaris was very nice!

  37. David Sconzert says:

    Miles: 53,067 (30,299 last year)
    Segments: 110 (60 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: United (first time in about 20 years, Delta re-booked me on United due to weather issues in DTW)
    New Airports: BIL (Billings, MT) and XNA (Northwest Arkansas)
    Most Common Aircraft: CRJ900 (36 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (108 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Green Bay (26 departures/25 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: GRB-DTW (11 segments) and GRB-MSP (10 segments)

  38. Miles ~ 67,000 (up from 55k last year)
    Segments – 74
    New Aircraft Type – None
    Most Common Aircraft Type – E175
    New Airlines – None
    Most Common Airline – Delta (100% of travel)
    Most Common Airport – SEA
    New Airports – None
    Most Common Non-Directional Routes – SJC – SEA

  39. davidrosen says:

    Here’s my 2018.

  40. MeanMeosh says:

    Miles: 45,737
    Segments: 27
    New aircraft: B767-400, A350-900
    New airlines: Brussels Airlines, Joon, KLM, Scandinavian
    New airports: ARN, BMA (Stockholm Bromma), BRU
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737 (9 segments)
    Most Common Airline: WN (9 segments)
    Most Common Airport: DFW (4 departures, 4 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DFW-LAX (2 segments); every other segment was unique

  41. Al says:

    Miles: 91768 (93817 last year)
    Segments: 22 (25 last year)
    New Aircraft: Airbus A330-200
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: none
    Most Common Aircraft: 787-9
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: SFO
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SYD to SFO

  42. haolenate says:

    Glad TripIt keeps some of these stats.

    Miles: 243,639
    Segments: 116
    New Aircraft: B747-800i, B737-Max8 (2 days ago), A321Neo
    New Airlines: Edelwiess, Harris Air, Iberia, AC Jazz
    Most common aircraft: 737-800 (Alaska, Copa)
    Most Common Airline: Alaska
    Most common airport: Juneau
    New Airports: Madrid, Dubrovnik
    Most common route: Juneau-Seattle

  43. Johosofat says:

    Miles: 99,958 (120,161 last year)
    Segments: 117 (282 last year)
    New Aircraft: Embraer Phenom 100, Boeing 727-200, Sabreliner 65, Shorts C-23 Sherpa, Curtiss-Wright Travel Air 4000, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 737-200, Embraer ERJ-140, PAC 750, Flight Design CTLS, Cameron Balloons A-250, Agusta A109, Ford 4-AT Trimotor, Bell 47G, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Viking DHC-6-400 Twin Otter, Lisunov Li-2, Airbus A321-100, Polikarpov Po-2, Ilyushin Il-96, Learjet 40, Boeing 727-100
    New Airlines: Elite Airways/Cal Jet, JetSuite, Everts Air Cargo/Zero G, Mesa Airlines, Westjet Encore, Air Inuit, Loganair, Cubana, California Pacific Airlines
    New Airports: Carlsbad, Livermore, Spirit of St. Louis, Belleville/St. Louis MidAmerica, Coolidge (AZ), Eloy (AZ), San Diego-Montgomery Field, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro, La Grande (QC), Charlottesville, Oceanside, Cottonwood (AZ), Grand Canyon West, Seligman (AZ), Port Allen (HI), Oshkosh, Oshkosh-Pioneer Airport, Appleton, Bismarck, Jersey, Tiree, Glasgow, Buadoers, Budapest, Santiago de Cuba, Havana, Tijuana, Le Bourget, Stockton, San Carlos, Gibraltar, Bagdad (AZ)
    Most Common Aircraft: Private – Flight Design CTLS (17 flights), Airline – A319 (14 flights)
    Most Common Airline: American (13 flights)
    Most Common Airport: Boston (11 departures/9 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Flagstaff-Phoenix (5 flights)

  44. Anthony says:

    Wow.

    Some Cranky correspondents did more flying in 2018 than I’ve done in a lifetime…

    • haolenate says:

      The movie Up In The Air really could be a true story!!!

      My travels have me away from home for 3 weeks at a time, sometimes 4. TripIt says I was away from home for 327 days – it wasn’t nearly that much, but probably not too far off. And I’m not flight crew, I’d be home more if I was!

  45. Henning says:

    Miles: 26,041 (20,315 last year)
    Segments: 18 (18 last year)
    New Aircraft: B787-9 (VN)
    New Airlines: Wizz (W6), Germania (ST), Aegean (A3), Vietnam (VN)
    New Airports: BUD, NUE, LPA, SKG, DUB, SGN, HUI, HAN, BKK
    Most Common Aircraft: A321-200 (11 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Turkish (TK) (6 segments)
    Most Common Airport: FRA (4 departures/6 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: FRA-IST (4 segments)

  46. juhanh says:

    Miles: 250000-ish
    Segments: 65ish
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: LATAM, EgyptAir, Singapore Airlines
    New Airports: Santiago, Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, Mataveri/Easter Island, Calama, Cairo, Sharm-el-Sheikh
    Most Common Aircraft: A380-800 (10+ segments)
    Most Common Airline: Finnair (most probably)
    Most Common Airport: SYD (10+ D/A)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SYD-SIN

  47. Ben says:

    Miles: 475,662
    Segments: 423
    New Aircraft: A350, A380, B737MAX
    New Airlines: AF, CX, EK, QK, WE, TO, WS
    New Airports: BDL, BOG, CDG, CNX, DXB, GUA HKG, HKT, SAL
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 – 181 flights
    Most Common Airline: Spirit – 388 flights
    Most Common Airport: ORD – 187 flights
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD-LAX – 17 times

  48. MK03 says:

    Really weak year for me, but eh:

    Miles: 2,367 (~3809.32 km)
    Segments: 4
    New Aircraft Type: B777-300, B787-9
    Most Common Aircraft Type: A330-300
    New Airlines: ANA
    Most Common Airline: Philippine Airlines, ANA (2 segments each)
    New Airports: CTS

  49. grichard says:

    Miles: 49,373
    Segments: 42
    New Aircraft: A350-900
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: PEK, CLE, RIC, ORF
    Most Common Aircraft: Gotta be the B737
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: STL-ATL, 7x
    Longest segment: DTW-PEK, 7632 mi
    Shortest scheduled segment: SEA-BLI, 107 mi
    Shortest segment: KTN-Winstanley Lake, 32 mi

  50. Es out of SEA says:

    Miles: 66,366
    Segments: 75
    New Aircraft: Pilatus PC-12
    New Airlines: California Pacific, JetBlue, Boutique Air, Contour Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Easyjet,
    Transavia, Mokulele, JetSuite X
    New Airports: SMF, STS, FAT, SJC, MRY, MCE, CCR, IPL, SBA, HDN, COS, BOI, EUG, RDM, LWS, LGW,
    LIN, MXP, KTW, CEC, OTH, ACV, ICT, SLN, HYS, ABE, AVP, PQI, PWM, ISP, BTV, PBG,
    FAY, ILM, PBI, EYW, MIA, FLL, BFL, YUM, CLD, RNO, TUS, MMH
    Most common aircraft: 737-900
    Most common airline: Alaska
    Most common airport: SEA
    Longest flight: AMS-DFW
    Shortest flight: COS-DEN
    Other: tech stop for fuel at MTY from CUN-YVR, go-around at MFR, diversion from SUN to BOI, cancelled from MMH-LAX

  51. Bobber says:

    Happy New Year. Just managed to sneak in another LHR-EWR over New Year (with a very generous bump up to Polaris last night);

    Miles: 63,257
    Segments: 27
    New Aircraft: 737-800, 737-MAX, 773ER
    New Airlines: Tui
    New Airports: Nashville
    Most Common Aircraft: 772, 757
    Most Common Airline: United (19)
    Most Common Airport: Heathrow

  52. Carter says:

    Miles:15,089
    Segments: 19
    New Aircraft Types: NA
    Most Common Aircraft Type: a320
    New Airlines: JetBlue
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: MSN
    New Airports: SLC, LAX, ATL, OAJ, LAS, JFK
    Most Common Routes: LAS-MSN

  53. wes says:

    Miles: no clue
    Segments: see above
    New Aircraft Types: Cessna Caravan, ATR-72-600
    Most Common Aircraft Type: ERJ-145
    New Airlines: Mokulele, BahamasAir, Alitalia, Fiji Airways, Silver Airways, EasyJet
    Most Common Airline: AA
    Most Common Airport: TLH
    New Airports: MKK, FPO, NAN, FCO, MHH, CMH
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: TLH-MIA

  54. It’s an LCC, which is bad. And it’s an Asian LCC which is worse than being just an LCC. I flew them because that part of the trip had been pre-arranged…otherwise I would have preferred to fly Philippine Airlines.

    I arrived at MNL, having overnighted after landing from Taipei the previous day, at least three hours early. The line to check in took an hour to get through. They announced a gate change five minutes before boarding and mine wasn’t the only gate change…I must have heard four others announced before it happened to me. The seats were slimline. There was advertising on the overhead compartments. Everything was for sale…even the water.

    I had to repack my carry on to make it smaller out of a fear that they’d force me to check it (normally I take my rollerboard on the plane with me but that’s impossible to do with Cebu unless you pay for it). You have to make sure you have your baggage allowance paid for. The resort did that for me but you’d have to do it.

    If this is what Asian LCC flying is like, consider me not a fan. I suspect Air Asia is probably better but I’ve never flown them (and don’t intend to if I can help it)

    The only thing I won’t fault Cebu for is the fog in the cabin prior to take off. I’d never seen that phenomenon before flying in the South Pacific but I have read about it happening occasionally in the the more humidity challenged parts of the U.S. It was weird. It looked like we were being gassed.

  55. James says:

    Miles: 18,132
    Segments: 7
    New Aircraft: none
    Most Common aircraft: A321/A319
    New Airlines: TAP, Jet Blue, Turkish
    Most Common: Three tied at 2
    Most Common Airport: SFO
    New Airports: IST,BCN,MAD,LIS
    Longest Interval Airport: MSY, not since 1985
    No repeated routes — indeed every route was new life.
    Seats: 6 aisle, 1 window; 2 first, 5 business

    https://my.flightmemory.com/CACondor

  56. Alaska Sean says:

    Miles: 37,461 (17,122 last year)
    Segments: 46 (29 last year)
    New Aircraft: E175
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: JNU, SFO, SNA, PSP, ABQ, BOS
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (22 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Alaska (46 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Anchorage (17 departures / 17 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ANC-ADQ (21 segments), ANC-SEA (7 segments)

  57. Mike says:

    Is Hawiai considered North America?

  58. Michael G says:

    Total Miles: 7,344
    Segments: 6
    Countries: 1
    New Airports: None
    New Aircraft: ERJ170
    New Airlines: None
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 – 3 Segments
    Most Common Airline: United – 3 segments
    Most Common Airport: EWR
    Shortest Flight: 529 miles EWR-CLT
    Longest Flight: 2176 miles PHL-LAS

    Miles and segments at lows that rival when when I was in college, not looking to get much better going forward.

  59. Halders1 says:

    Miles: 193,598
    Segments: 131
    New Aircraft Type: None
    Most Common Aircraft Type: Either A320 or CSeries / A220
    New Airlines: Middle East Airlines, Adria, Cathay Dragon, Air India
    Most Common Airline: Swiss
    Most Common Airport: Geneva
    New Airports: Delhi, Kiev, Shanghai, Skopje, Guatemala City, Accra, Prague

  60. JohnD says:

    Somewhat slow year –

    Miles: 227,100 (283,619 last year)
    Segments: 133 (146 last year)
    New Aircraft: A380
    New Airlines: Asiana
    New Airports: KOA,EDI
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 and 737-800 (3 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (123 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Atlanta (45 departures/45 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: AGS-ATL
    New things this year:
    Discovered that Delta is not offering free upgrades to Premium Select, which is replacing Economy Comfort on international flights on A350, 777, and soon to be all aircraft (Thanks for your loyalty, too, Delta!)

    http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=ags-atl-lax-koa;ags-atl-bwi;atl-dtw-pek-icn-atl;atl-tys;atl-ind;atl-slc-ida;atl-dca-jfk-acc-abv-fra-atl;atl-muc;myr-atl;atl-eyw;atl-sea-pek;atl-phl;atl-bwi-dca-atl;atl-ams-acc;bna-atl;atl-cdg-abv;atl-jfk-edi-ams-svo-ala-icn-jfk;atl-mco;atl-yul

  61. Greg Mermel says:

    Miles: 24,718
    Segments: 17
    New AC: B788, E175, B744Combi
    New AC I don’t want to fly again: AA’s 788 business
    New AC (and seat) I really want to fly again: KLM’s 744 combi, the solo seat in business right behind the radome.
    New airlines: KLM, Vueling
    New airports: XRY (Jerez), AGP (Malaga), BIO (Bilbao), BRU (Brussels)
    Most common aircraft: 737-700. Seven segments, I think; WN may have used an -800 on one of them.
    Most common airline: WN
    Most common airport: none, unless you count my home airport of MDW. All of the destinations were one-offs.
    Longest flight: BCN-ORD, 4,419 sm
    Shortest flight: AMS-BRU, 98 sm. This might qualify for the shortest route regularly flown by a 737.

  62. Eric says:

    Miles: 14,225 (new personal record for yearly mileage)
    Segments: 20
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (12)
    New Airlines: Boutique Air
    New Airports: DAL, MCI, MKE, OKC, CDR (Chadron, Nebraska)

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