2019 Flying Summary

Miscellaneous

It’s the last day of the year, so that means it’s time to look at the year in flying.

Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper – copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Miles: 33,378 (19,406 last year)
Segments: 36 (17 last year)
New Aircraft: none
New Airlines: FlyBe, Loganair
New Airports: Edinburgh, Islay, Hilo
Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 and 717 (6 flights each)
Most Common Airline: Hawaiian (9 segments)
Most Common Airport: Los Angeles (5 departures/6 arrivals) (Long Beach was 5/4)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: Las Vegas – Long Beach (4 segments)

It’s hard to see it on the map, but there was a whole lot of flying up and down the west coast. Of course, there was my Hawaiian adventure and my trip to Europe, and that made for what Ii’d consider to be a pretty decent year.

How’d you do?

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  1. Highlight of the year – flying to and from Aero airport in Denmark

    Miles: 110,277 (108,083 last year)
    Segments: 154 (169 last year)
    New Aircraft: Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Cessna Citation Sovereign, Dornier 328 Jet, Yakovlev 40
    New Airlines: Alsie Express, Air Horizont, Air Leap, AirTanker, BH Air, Braathens Regional Airways, Braathens Regional Aviation, Bulgarian Air Charter, Canaryfly, Condor, Corendon Airlines Europe, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Etihad Airways, EuroAtlantic Airways, FLN Frisia Luftverkehr, FlyBosnia, Freebird Airlines, Georgian Airways, Go2Sky, Great Dane Airlines, Hahn Air, HiFly Malta, Just Us Air, Lumiwings, MHS Aviation, MyWay Airlines, Nouvelair Tunisie, Novair, Nyxair, Privilege Style, Royal Air Maroc Express, Ryanair UK, SmartLynx Estonia, Starling Air, SUN-AIR, Sunwing, Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, Thomas Cook Aviation, Transaviabaltika
    New Airports: Aalborg, Aero, Banja Luka, Billund, Bornholm, Bouarfa, Bourgas, Burgos, Carlisle, Comiso, Dole, Jonkoping, Kharkiv, Kuressare, La Palma, Lemnos, Logrono, Mannheim, Mytilene, Nador, Odense, Pajala, Pantelleria, Parnu, Piestany, Region de Murcia, Ronneby, Ruhnu, Sonderborg, Svendborg, Tbilisi, Torsby, Turku, Uzhhorod, Zaragoza
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737-800 (49 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Ryanair (32 segments)
    Most Common Airport: London Stansted (17 departures/16 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: London Stansted – Oslo (4 times)

    http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=STN-CMF%2CGNB-LTNSTN-ILD%2CZAZ-STNLTN-HRK-VIE-LHRSTN-DLE%2CLYS-LGWLTN-VRN%2CBLQ-TIA-LGWSTN-FRA%2CMHG-TXL-STNLGW-CPH%2CRNB-ARN-KSD%2CTYF-HFS-ARN-LGWLGW-SPC-TFN%2CTFS-BHXLGW-RVN-LGWLGW-CGN%2CDUS-LUX-LGWSTN-BLL-LCYSTN-OSL-TOS-LGWLTN-ACE-LGWLTN-DEB%2CUDJ-LWO-WAW-LHRSTN-VGO%2CSCQ-STNLTN-ALC%2CRMU-STNLGW-EDI%2CDND-STNLHR-ARN-TLL%2CEPU-EERU-URE-TLL-LGWSTN-BVE%2CCDG-LGWSEN-BES-ORY%2CCDG-LTNSTN-BGY%2CMXP-STNSTN-OSL-CDG-LTNLHR-CPH%2CJKG-RHO-LGWLTN-KEF-LGWSTN-TLS%2CRDZ-STNSTN-BLL%2CODE-RNN-CPH%2CEKST-EKAE-EKST%2CCPH-STNLTN-BTS%2CPZY-AYT-SXF-STNSTN-OSL-RHO-DUS-LCYLGW-MAD-STNLTN-CTA%2CCIY-STNLTN-ATH-LXS-LGWLTN-BUD%2CUDJ-IEV-LTNLGW-VRN%2CBLQ-PNL-TPS-AMS-LGWCAX-SENLGW-ARN-OSL-STNLGW-DUS-BOJ-LGWMAN-PMI-CGN-STNSTN-AAR%2CAAL-EDILTN-CDG-HER-LGWSTN-PGF%2CBCN-PMI-HAM-PMI-BCN%2CRJL-MAD%2CRGS-BCN-LTNLHR-ARN-TKU-LTNLTN-ATH-MJT-VIE%2CBTS-STNNWI-MAH-BCN%2CCCF-STNLTN-BEG-BNX-BEG-LHRLTN-SJJ-BUD-LGWSTN-BLL%2CSGD-LPLLGW-TBS-TLV-LTNLGW-PJA-LGWSTN-GOT-BMA-MMX%2CCPH-STNLGW-CDG%2CORY-NDR%2CUAR-CMN-LIS-LTN&MS=wls&DU=mi

  2. Miles: 91,591
    Segments: 32
    New Aircraft: A350
    New Airlines: Korean, Cathay Pacific
    New Airports: Beijing PEK Incheon, Hong Kong
    Most Common Aircraft: 777-300
    Most Common Airline:United (18 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Washington National, Washington Dulles, Newark, Tel Aviv
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Newark – Tel Aviv (6 segments)

  3. Not a milestone year for me and next year will be likely less as I’m changing jobs so I can spend more time with my daughters. Hopefully I’ll get an opportunity to spend some of those skymiles on a nice international trip.

    Miles: 26,614
    Segments: 18
    New Aircraft: A220
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: None
    Most Common Aircraft: CRJ-900 (Ugh)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (all flights)
    Most Common Airport: IAH
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: BNA-DTW

  4. Miles: 40,389
    Segments: 61
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: New Haven, Hilton Head, Gainesville, Toronto
    Most Common Aircraft: MD-88 (probably the last time that happens!)
    Most Common Airline: Delta
    Most Common Airport: ATL
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ATL-IND

  5. Miles: 27,686 (55,221 last year)
    Segments: 55 (54 last year)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: Caspar, WY
    Most Common Aircraft: CRJ-700 (12)
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: Dulles (13 departures/11 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DCA-ORD

  6. Miles: 116,000
    Segments: 100
    New Aircraft None
    New Airlines None
    Most Common Aircraft 737-800/900
    Most Common Airline United
    Most Common Airports ORD/MCO
    Best Trip ORD-CDG-MCO
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: MCO-ORD

  7. Miles: 64,480 (60,523 last year)
    Segments: 62 (54 last year)
    New Aircraft: Airbus A220-100
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: HOU,MEX,STL
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (16 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (52 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (22 A and D)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX to HOU (4 segments)

  8. Miles: 8,742 (12,574 last year)
    Segments: 13 (16 last year)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: Swoop, Exploits Valley Air Service
    New Airports: Gander
    Most Common Aircraft: Q400 (4 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Air Canada & Express (6 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Halifax
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Halifax – Toronto – 6 segments
    Shortest flight: YYT-YQX 124 miles
    Longest flight: YHZ-YHM 823 miles

  9. Miles: 28,211 (26,041 last year)
    Segments: 22 (18 last year)
    New Aircraft: 737-700 ^^, A380, E190
    New Airlines: EasyJet Europe, KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Scoot, IndiGo, Austrian, Air Serbia, SunExpress, BA Cityflier
    New Airports: Milan MXP, Amsterdam AMS, Porto OPO, Cebu CEB, Bangalore BLR, Goa GOI, Belgrade BEG, New Istanbul IST, Vienna VIE, Izmir ADB, London City LCY
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 and A321 (4 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: Turkish (4 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Frankfurt FRA (6 departures/5 arrivals)

    https://my.flightradar24.com/HenningN/2019

  10. Miles: 6,486 (20,454 last year)
    Segments: 8 (12 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: Salt Lake City
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (2 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Delta/United (4 segments each)
    Most Common Airport: Des Moines (2 departures/2 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: None

  11. Miles: not enough for status this year
    New Aircraft: CRJ-550, 787-9
    New Airlines: Frontier, Air China, Juneyao
    New Airports: PEK, CKG, PVG, RSW
    Most Common Airline: American
    Most Common Airport: GRR

  12. Miles: 114,210 (61.465 last year)
    Segments: 121 (51 last year)
    New Aircraft: Embraer 190
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: Edinburgh (EDI), Columbus (CMH), Louisville (SDF), Raleigh (RDU), Constable Point (CNP), Cordova (CDV), Yakutat (YAK), Jacksonville (JAX), Quebec City (YQB), Long Beach (LGB), Montgomery (MGM), Omaha (OMA)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-900ER
    Most Common Airline: Alaska (74 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Seattle
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Denver-Seattle, Seattle-Juneau (32 segments/each)

  13. In Miles 35,669
    All 9
    Domestic 1
    Intercontinental 6
    Other flights 2

    What a weird year. Only 1 domestic flight, 2 trips to Europe and one to China. My first time in international business class.

  14. Miles: 51,265 (33,029 last year)
    Segments: 74 (44 last year)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: Porter
    New Airports: Evansville (EVV), Grand Rapids (GRR), Toronto-Billy Bishop (YTZ)
    Most Common Aircraft: E-175 (13 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (34 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Omaha (OMA) (27 departures/27 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Omaha (OMA) – Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) (16 segments)

    Highlight of year: Flying on final AA MD-80 departure OMA-DFW.

    https://my.flightradar24.com/gtown044/2019

  15. Miles: 26,837 (last year 17,500)
    Segments: 29 segments (last year 17)
    New Aircraft Type: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: OMA
    Most Common Aircraft Type: 737 various types at 10
    Most Common Airline: Tie Delta and United (both 9 segments)
    Most Common Airport: ORD (4 arrivals, 5 departures, 3 connections to and from the SBN to ORD flight, otherwise took the train to and from home in South Bend)
    Most Common Non-Directional Routing: 4 (SBN to SYR), although 6 flights total evenly split to LAX from ORD or MDW

    Fun Facts:

    I exclusively traveled domestically on Basic Economy tickets (except 3 Southwest segments, and one each on Spirit and Frontier) and never purchased any seat assignments. All but 3 segments were flown with my partner and we sat together on every flight only having to switch seats with people twice once on board.

    Most Comfortable Flights: United’s still 3-3-3 777, the E175 flights, and on Southwest using the customer of size policy giving us a full row to ourselves.

    Least Comfortable Flight: United’s 757 and the CRJ flights.

  16. Map: https://bit.ly/35cUHmF

    Miles: 32,943 (45,651 last year)
    Segments: 33 (32 last year)
    New Aircraft: Jetstream 32
    New Airlines: Eagle Air, Sun Country
    New Airports: EYW, ANU, PDX, SAV, HFN, RKV
    Most Common Aircraft Type: 737-800 (10)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (10)
    Most Common Airport: BNA (10 departures/10 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: BNA-LAS (4 times)

  17. Your Travel Stats 2019 Total Trips 26 150 Days 123 655 Distance 48,253 mi 431,821 mi Cities 19 105 Countries 1 10

    I use Tripit to keep people informed of my travel plans and they have this summary.
    I enjoy your emails.

  18. Miles: 306,658 – 283,251 for business, 23,407 for pleasure (235,375 last year)
    Segments: 91 – 28Y, 1PE, 63J (73 last year)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: Austrian, Xiamen
    New Airports: Samui, Xiamen, Sanya, Barcelona, Paris (CDG), IST New, Saltzberg, Krakow
    Most Common Airline: Singapore Airlines (I know, lucky me – 37 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Singapore (27 departures/28 arrivals)

  19. total segments
    75
    total mileage
    94,901 (-5% compared to 2018)

    4 cities Europe/ Mediterranean
    4 cities Asia
    5 cities S. America
    20 US cities
    1 Canadian city
    14 airlines

    New aircraft: A220, A330-900

  20. Map: https://bit.ly/2QzIaEn

    Miles: 58,813 (85,777 last year)
    Segments: 60 (47 last year)
    New Aircraft: Airbus A350-900, A350-1000, A330-900
    New Airlines: Malawian Airlines, Air Tanzania, TAP Air Portugal
    New Airports: BNA, BLZ, JNB, LLW, VFA, LVI, CPT, LIS, SAF
    Most Common Aircraft Type: 737-800 (11)
    Most Common Airline: American (24)
    Most Common Airport: RDU (8 departures/9 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DAR-IRI (4 times)

  21. Miles: 42,218
    Segments: 36
    New Aircraft: A380
    New Airlines: H2, QF, AR, F9, G4, NK
    New Airports: BRC, AEP, MEL
    Most Common Aircraft: A321
    Most Common Airline: AA
    Most Common Airport: AUS
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: AUS-DFW

  22. Miles: 189,290 (194,169 last year)
    Segments: 161 (174 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: TAP Air Portugal
    New Airports: Basel, Switzerland (BSL); Paris-Orly, France (ORY); Toledo, Ohio (TOL)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800
    Most Common Airline: American (88 segments)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Chicago (ORD)-Orlando (MCO) (25 segments)
    New Routes: BSL-LHR, CPH-AMS, DFW-PVR, LAX-SMF, LIS-ORY, LHR-IAH, MCO-LAX, MCO-MIA, MSP-SMF, ORD-LIS, ORD-TOL, PDX-LHR, PVR-ORD, SEA-MCO, SJC-SEA, SLC-SJC, SLC-SMF, SMF-ORD, SMF-PDX, SMF-SFO

  23. Miles: 104,455 (135,438 last year)
    Segments: 90 (100 last year)
    New Aircraft: Britten-Norman Islander, Avro RJ85
    New Airlines: Aer Lingus, BA, Alitalia, Aer Arann Islands (!)
    New Airports: 24 (ASE, BHM, BTR, DAY, DBV, DRO, GRK, GRR, IOR, KEF, LCY, LGW, LHR, MAF, MOB, MTJ, MVD, NNR, OMA, ONT, RNO, SNA, SNN, VCE)
    Most Common Aircraft Type: 737-800 (29)
    Most Common Airline: American (83)
    Most Common Airport: DFW (69 departures+arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DFW-IAH (6 times)

  24. Miles: 30,221 (42,510 in 2018)
    Segments: 26
    New Aircraft: ATR-42, CRJ550
    New Airlines: ‘Ohana by Hawaiian
    New Airports: JHM, MSN
    Most Common Aircraft: E175 (7 segments)
    Most Common Airline: American (13 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (6 departures/6 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-HNL (4 segments)
    Longest Segment: HNL-LAX (2,621 miles)
    Shortest Segment: HNL-MKK (66 miles)

  25. Miles: 91,788
    Segments: 59
    New Aircraft: A220-100, A350-900
    New Airlines: GA, VA
    New Airports: GJT, MSY, SYD, ADL, MEL
    Most Common Aircraft: E175
    Most Common Airline: DL (51 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SJC
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SJC-SEA

  26. Miles: 64,840
    Segments: 46
    New Aircraft: A380, Twin Otter, Cessna 208 Caravan
    New Airlines: Harbour Air, Westjet
    New Airports: CXH, YVR, YWH, MSY, DEN, SMF, MEX, FAT
    Most Common Aircraft: Not tracked
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (21 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (12 departures/11 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: OAK-BUR (9 segments)
    Longest Segment: JFK-TLV, 5,671 miles
    Shortest Segment: YWH-CHX, 62 miles

  27. Ok, here goes it: [Image] Map: my.flightradar24.com 163 segments 145,000 miles 43 airports. New: HKG, ICN, BKK, SYD, ANC, CBR, GSP, RDU Most common route: MSP-MKE Aircraft: 26 different types, new: 787, A330, A350, ATR72, Q-400. Most common-CRJ900 Airlines: Delta-154, Virgin Australia-2, KAL-2, Hong Kong Air-4, Westjet-2

  28. Flying is usually a great experience, and the employees are normally helpful.
    I fly AA, this year 130 segments, 89,000 miles, spending $15k. Exec Platinum since 2000. Have 1,998,000 miles.
    You do a great job.
    Thanks.

  29. Miles: 61,612 (44,835 last year)
    Segments: 47
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: Jetstar
    New Airports: none
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (multiple variants)
    Most Common Airline: United (all but three segments)
    Most Common Airport: IAH
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: IAH-DC (combo of IAD and DCA)

  30. Miles: 152,354 (109,098 last year)
    Segments: 83 (159 last year)
    New Aircraft: 737-MAX8, 737-MAX9, A350-900
    New Airlines: Spicejet, Alliance Air (Air India), AeroMexico, Brussels Airlines
    New Airports: Norfolk VA (ORF), Tiruchirappalli India (TRZ), Monterrey MX (MTY), Queretaro MX (QRO), Santago de Chile (SCL)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-900 (15)
    Most Common Airline: United (74 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Portland (17 departures/17 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: PDX-SFO (9 segments)

    https://bit.ly/2FbFS9f

  31. Miles: 25,704 (last year: 32,434)
    Segments: 10 (12)
    New Aircraft: E-175, 777-300
    New Airlines: Swiss
    New Airports: Zürich (ZRH)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800, 767-300, E-175, 777-300 (2 segments each)
    Most Common Airline: American (3 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SLC (2 departures, 2 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional route: LGB-SLC, SLC-LHR, LAX-DCA (2 segments each)

  32. I didn’t think I would be flying as much .since I had no big international long haul dive trips going this year but I actually did fly my second or third most ever in terms of distance…

    Miles: 31,102 (34,374 last year)
    Segments: 17 (18 last year)
    New Aircraft: 787-9 (Upgraded to Biz!), A321Neo
    New Airlines: AS
    New Airports: YYZ
    New Airport Hotels: TWA Hotel JFK (yes I’m bragging), H Hotel LAX (Crankyspotting)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (8 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (8 segments), Air Canada (5 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SFO (7 departures/7 arrivals) (YUL was 2/2)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO-LAX (4 segments)

  33. Miles: 52,401 (27,273 last year)
    Segments: 29 (22 last year)
    New Aircraft: A330-200, A380
    New Airlines: Air Serbia, Lufthansa
    New Airports: IAD, BRU, PHX, MSP, JFK, BEG, MUC, SOF
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800/900/900ER (8 segments); add another 4 for -700
    Most Common Airline: United (7 segments), Southwest (6 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Austin (10 departures, 10 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Austin – Denver (5 segments)

    http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=aus-iad-bru-iad-aus-mia-aus-phx-den-aus-msp-aus-den-aus-jfk-beg-jfk-aus-pdx-aus-den-aus-dca-aus-ord-muc-sof-muc-sfo-aus

    Was my first time in an economy seat on a 777…and my first time on a business-class ticket on a 777 (last-minute paid upgrade to get out of 10-across on a newly-upgraded UA bird)…but not my first time on a 777. Back in 2017 AA mis-labelled a business class seat as Economy DFW-MIA, and I hopped right on that. Almost forgot about that flight when compiling this list. The other two 777 trips were in 3-3-3 economy so I stayed put there.

    Was also my first time bus-boarding an aircraft (JFK-BEG), my first time deplaning by bus (SOF-MUC), and my first time using AUS’s South Terminal (DEN-AUS on Frontier).

    Most memorable flight was absolutely the long MUC-SFO leg on the upper-deck Economy cabin of an A380. Glad I could make it onto both jumbo jets before each gets retired (I flew the 747 2x last year).

  34. Miles: 49,869 (45,960 last year)
    Segments: 38 (43 last year)
    New Aircraft: A318, A330-900neo, A330-300, 787-9
    New Airlines: Delta, TAP Portugal, Air France, Vueling, Qantas
    New Airports: SYD, MEL, CDG, ORY, AMS, FLR, LIS, BZN, BUR, ONT, OGG, LAS
    Most Common Aircraft: 737NG (21 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (16 segments)
    Most Common Airport: San Francisco (15) (Oakland was 14)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Oakland – Salt Lake City (3 segments)

    An excellent year in travel! Cheers to 2020.

  35. Miles: 73,654
    Segments: 33
    New Aircraft: a350, 787-10
    New Airlines: Ethiopian, ANA, Air Asia, Air Canada, Myanmar National Airlines
    New Airports: Addis Ababa, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Yangon, Taunggyi, Toronto, Rochester, Blantyre, Narita
    Most Common Aircraft: ERJ-175, 777-300 (6 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: United (9 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Newark (6 departures/6 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Newark – Pittsburgh (6 segments)

  36. Highlights for me this year were flying United’s Island Hopper route and taking my first A380 flight.

    Miles: 65,934 (13,485 last year)
    Segments: 43 (13 last year)
    New Aircraft: A380
    New Airlines: Air France, Emirates, JamboJet
    New Airports: COD, DXB, KIX, KSA, KWA, MAJ, MUC, NBO, PNI, TKK, UKA, YYJ
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (16 segments)
    Most Common Airline: United (28 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Calgary (19 arrivals) and Denver (19 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DEN-YYC

  37. Segments Flown: 15

    Miles Flown: 11,110

    Airlines Flown: Delta, Southwest

    New Aircraft: A321

    New Airport: NAS (Nassau, Bahamas)

    Routings: STL-ATL-NAS-ATL-STL, STL-LAX-PHX-STL, STL-ATL-JFK-ATL-STL, STL-ATL-GCM-ATL-STL.

    Fun Fact: This was my third time flying PHX-STL, but I have never flown STL-PHX.

  38. Highlight of the year: JFK-SVO-DXB-NBO-JFK in 5 days, just to see Alicia Keys in Dubai (airfare less than $800)

    Miles: 62,255 (70,341 last year)
    Segments: 60 (65 last year)
    New Aircraft: Fokker 50, DHC-7, Do228, B787-9, Q400, DHC-2, DHC-3T
    New Airlines: Kenya Airways, LOT Polish, Mayair, Air Tindi, Spirit, VivaAerobus, Air Belgium, Harbour Air
    New Airports: Warsaw, Villahermosa, Merida, Munich, Dubai, Nairobi, Vancouver, Abbotsford
    Most Common Aircraft: CRJ-900
    Most Common Airline: Delta (20 segments) and Endeavor Air (20 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Knoxville (27 segments)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Knoxville – Atlanta (12 segments)

    http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=tys-lga-jfk-svo-dxb-nbo-jfk-lga-tys-atl-msy-atl-tys-atl-iah-atl-tys-dtw-sea-msp-tys-lga-tys-atl-den-sea-msp-tys-dtw-sea-atl-tys-msp-yvr-yxx-yvr-atl-tys-atl-mex-vsa-mid-cun-dfw-tys-atl-mci-atl-tys-lga-jfk-waw-prg-muc-waw-jfk-lga-tys-atl-sea-msp-tys-lga-tys

  39. Happy New Year, Cranky!

    Miles: 55,282 (50,354 last year)
    Segments: 32 (29 last year)
    New Aircraft: Sadly, none
    New Airlines: Qantas
    New Airports: DSM (Des Moines, IA), HBA (Hobart, Tasmania), LST (Launceston, Tasmania), ADL (Adelaide, South Australia)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700/800 (17 flights)
    Most Common Airline: American (18 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (7 departures/7 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: BUR-OAK (6 segments)

    I got to fly on an AA MD80 about two weeks before retirement from DSM-DFW. It was exciting but the plane was so old, I was kind of scared in a weird way and I am not a scared flyer. I also got to fly on a Q400 between Launceston and Melbourne, which was an absolutely beautiful view!

  40. Last year was so weak I didn’t even post, this year was a bit better. Only four trips total, but three were west coast-Europe and the other was west coast-Hawaii, so pretty good on miles.

    Miles: 39,162 (12,816 last year)
    Segments: 10 (8 last year)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: none
    Most Common Aircraft: A330-200, 747-400, 777-300ER (2 flights each)
    Most Common Airline: British Airways (4 segments, United was also four but I the title to BA since it was two separate trips while UA was one)
    Most Common Airport: San Diego (4 departures/4 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: San Diego-London/Heathrow (4 segments)

    http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=san-lhr;+san-sfo-ams-iad-san;+san-hnl

  41. Miles: 36,267
    Segments: 21
    New Aircraft: A350
    New Airlines: Cathay Pacific, Qantas, KLM, Montenegro Airlines, Lufthansa
    New Airports: Cardiff, Hong Kong, Brisbane, Sydney, Amsterdam, Munich, Dubrovnik, Tivat, Bolonga
    Most Common Aircraft: A319 (11 Segments)
    Most Common Airline: British (6 Segments)
    Most Common Airport: Toulouse (5/5)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Toulouse-Gatwick (5 Segments)

  42. Only two flights in 2019: PR MNL-SIN on an A330 and SIN-MNL on an A321. I did ride on a cruise ship though, which is pretty cool.

  43. Miles: 120,352 (99,958 last year)
    Segments: 111 (117 last year)
    25 New Aircraft: Cirrus SR22, A220-300, A220-100, CRJ-100, Aeroprakt A-22, Swearingen Merlin III, IAI Westwind I, DeHavilland DHC-4 Caribou, King Air A90, Boeing Stearman, Beech 99 Airliner, E190-E2, Antonov An-12, 787-10, Miles Messenger, DeHavilland Hornet Moth, Yak-42D, Eurocopter EC130, DeHavilland Dash 7, Guimbal Cabri G2, Cessna Caravan Amphibian, Cirrus SR20, Grumman Gulfstream I, A320neo, Ikarus C42
    22 New Airlines: Air Georgian, GoJet, Jet Airways, BA CityFlyer, Wideroe, Rubystar, Jiangxi Air, Izhavia, Nordica, Ryanair UK, Vueling, Monacair, Alitalia, Vietnam Airlines, Air Tindi, Meiya Air, Suparna Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Phoenix Air, Qingdao Airlines, 9 Air, JSX
    27 New Airports: Henderson (NV), Pristina, Podgorica, San Antonio, Addison (TX), Hawthorne (CA), Titusville-Arthur Dunn, Winter Haven, Dunkeswell, Bergen, Liverpool, Nanchang, Old Warden, Izhevsk, Tallinn, Vilnius, Barcelona, Nice, Monte Carlo, Rome (FCO), Abbotsford, Sanya, Tianjin, Beijing-Daxing, Cartersville (GA), Rome (GA), Rizhao
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (16 segments)
    Most Common Airline: American (8 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Shanghai-Pudong (6 departures/6 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Chengdu-Shanghai & Shanghai-Los Angeles (3 flights each)

  44. Happy New Year – Cranky!

    2019 ended up being a record breaking travel year for me. Thanks to some extended projects across the country and a couple international trips. I also branched out a bit and visited a ton of new airports and took a couple non-Star Alliance flights (Delta, Cathay Pacific and Cape Air).

    Miles: 156,923 (107,204 last year)
    Segments: 140 (96 last year)
    New Aircraft: 737 MAX 8, 787-10, A321, Cessna 402 & Robinson R22
    New Airlines: ANA, Cathay Pacific Dragon, Cape Air
    New Airports: MIA, SRQ, SBP, MRY, HKG, LGK, PEN, HND, KIX, NRT, PDX, BWI, PBI, TPA, PIT, BVT, MAZ (MAYAGUEZ), SJU AND AVL.
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-8 & 900
    Most Common Airline: UNITED (136 SEGMENTS)
    Most Common Airport: CHICAGO O’HARE (MY SECOND HOME) AND SFO.
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS IS/MEANS :-)
    *Longest Flight: HKG-ORD
    *Shortest Flight: SJU-MAZ (CAPE AIR!)
    *Heaviest Travel Month: JUNE

    2020 is already looking to be just as heavy and I have my first flights kicking off tomorrow on 1/1 from PHX-DEN-MSP – all upgraded already, so I hope the momentum keeps up.

    Cheers!

  45. Miles: 123,110 (84,367 last year)
    Segments: 95 (84 last year)
    New Aircraft: A321
    New Airlines: Virgin Atlantic
    New Airports: Rarotonga, Adelaide, Everett/Paine
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800, E175 – 17 each
    Most Common Airline: Alaska- 37
    Most Common Airport: Portland PDX (60 departures arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: PDX-LAX

  46. For me, 2019 was a pretty good year for travel, so so for work. Hoping that 2020 is even better.

    Miles: 26,408 (33,261 last year)
    Segments: 59 (35 last year)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: Compass Airlines (Delta Connection)
    New Airports: None
    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 717 (52 segments) and Airbus A330-200 (4 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Hawaiian (58 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Honolulu (HNL) and Lihue (LIH)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LIH-HNL

    Biggest 2019 travel highlight: Attending my first Cranky Dorkfest and Cranky Dorkfest LAX airfield bus tour and progressive dinner. Thanks Jeff and happy new year to you and everyone. Hope that 2020 brings everyone good health and prosperity.

    Bricen

  47. Here’s mine: [image: image.png] 23 Airports 4 Continents 8 New Airports (CPH, VNO, KEF, DOH, CPT, JNB, LVI, VFA) Most Common Airport: IAH No most common segments.
    Most common European Transfer point: DUB (Twice) Most common US transfer point:EWR (Twice) DEN (Twice) Most common ASIAN transfer point:DOH (Twice) New Airlines: South African, Qatar, British Airways South Africa (Comair) SAS, Aer Lingus, Alitalia

    It was a great year and I look forward to more!!!!

  48. Miles: 14,505
    Segments: 12
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Lawton
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (12 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Los Angeles (8 departures/12 arrivals) (Long Beach 3 departures/0 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Los Angeles / Denver (8 segments)

  49. Miles: 430,196
    Flights: 360
    New Aircraft: Non
    New Airlines: Air Tahiti Nui, Empire, Norwegian Long Haul, Omni Air International
    New Airports: AUS, BCN, HNL, JHM, OGG, RDU
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 – 175 flights
    Most Common Airline: Spirit
    Most Common Airport: ORD – 216 flights
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD-CUN 24 times

  50. A record breaking year for me—work kept me on the road a bit more this year than last. Should be interesting to see 2020’s numbers since I’m moving to an internationally focused project this year.

    Miles: 53,923 (41,112 last year)
    Segments: 42 (33 last year)
    New Aircraft: none
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: LAX, MSY, MOB, PHL, IAD
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (15 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (all flights)
    Most Common Airport: Seattle (14 arrivals/14 departures)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Seattle – Atlanta (5 segments)

  51. Happy new year!

    Miles: 25,987 (39,491 last year)
    Segments: 29 (41 last year)
    New Aircraft: A350
    New Airlines: Iberia
    New Airports: Madrid (MAD), Sevila (SVQ), Belem (BEL), Pelotas (PET)
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (13 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Azul (19 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Belo Horizonte (CNF) (8 departures / 8 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: CNF-SDU (4)
    Longest Flight: GRU-MAD (5205 miles)
    Shortest Flight: POA-PET (137 miles)

  52. Miles Flown: 6758
    Segments: 10
    New Airlines:0
    New Airports: JFK
    Most Common Airliner: JetBlue

    Happy New Year!

  53. 2020 will be much leaner as I have stopped making weekly trips from Denver to the Bay Area for work.

    Miles: 35,267
    Segments: 29 (41 in 2018)
    New Aircraft: A340-300, A320NEO
    New Airlines: SAS, Eurowings
    New Airports: CPH, HAM, ARN
    Most Common Aircraft: 757-300 (7 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (24 segments including Express)
    Most Common Airport: Denver (12 departures, 12 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DEN-SFO (16 segments)

    2019 Travel Highlights: LAX Dorkfest including the airfield tour (my first and hopefully not my last). Also flying SFO-CPH on the SAS A340-300 in Business.

    Happy New Year Brett.

  54. Miles: 66,000
    Segments: 25
    New Aircraft: 737-800, A321neo
    New Airlines: Lufthansa
    New Airports: Frankfurt, Helsinki, Munich
    Most Common Aircraft: 772/773
    Most Common Airline: United (19 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Heathrow

    I’m guessing most of us posting these stats aren’t sufficiently ashamed of our contribution to damaging the climate; but we should be.

  55. Miles: 25,891
    Segments: 19
    New Aircraft: CRJ-900, 787-9
    New Airlines: JetSmart and LATAM in Chile, jetBlue, the new and improved Sun Country
    New Airports: LAS, GCM, SCL, PUQ
    Most Common Aircraft: 5 737-800s: 3 American, 1 Southwest, 1 Sun Country
    Most Common Airline: 7 American segments
    Most Common Airport: 5 departures and 7 arrivals at DFW
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: no repeats because one trip to SDF was from DFW and the other was from DAL.

    http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=dfw-bos-dfw,dal-las-dfw,dfw-sdf-dfw,dal-sdf-atl-gcm-dfw,dfw-gsp-atl-dfw,dal-mdw-dal,dfw-scl-puq-scl-dfw&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=540×540&PM=*

    Happy New Year

  56. Miles: 252,000 Segments: 103 New Aircraft: none New Airlines: Scoot New Airports: Granada, Porto Most Common Airline: United 92 Segments Most Common Airport: SFO Most Common Non-Directional Route: LHR SFO

  57. Miles: 57,209
    Segments: 37
    New Aircraft: 6 – CRJ-550, CRJ-900, A220-100, 747-8, 747-8i, 737-900
    New Airlines: 2 – Air New Zealand, ANA
    New Airports: 7 – ITO, SJC, YYZ, YVR, SLC, BUR, BNA
    Most Common Aircraft: B738 (6 segments)
    Most Common Airline: tie – 8 segments each on DL and WN
    Most Common Airport: DFW (7 departures, 5 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: 3 way tie – 2 each on LAX-DFW, SJC-DAL, and DFW-LGA

  58. Just did one trip this year flying to the Philippines:

    Delta FLL-JFK-FLL A321 both directions
    Philippine Airlines JFK-MNL-JFK A350-900 both directions
    CebuGo MNL-WNP-MNL A72 both directions

    New plane A350-900, enjoyed it a lot Premium Economy outbound, Business Inbound

  59. Total Miles: 14,508 (7,344 last year)
    Segments: 12
    New Airports: ACY, DFW
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: Spirit (and I’d fly them again)
    Most Common Aircraft: A321 – 6 Segments
    Most Common Airline: American – 6 segments
    Most Common Airport: PHL

  60. Miles: 200069
    Segments: 123
    New Aircraft: Fokker 100
    New Airlines: Bek Air (first and last time!)
    New Airports: Amman, Gdansk, Aruba
    Most Common Airline: Delta
    Most Common Airport: AGS

  61. 32 segments – all personal
    3 new airplanes- 737Max8, 787-10 (20 days old), E90
    3 new airports – CMH, BNA, NAS
    Shortest – LAS-BUR
    Longest – LAX-JFK
    TWA hotel visit with runway view in October. We had Runway View room 880, and lucky for us they were using 4/22 all weekend, with rotations right in front of the pool!

  62. Miles: 38,326 (37,461 last year)
    Segments: 51 (46 last year)
    New Aircraft: 777-200, A319
    New Airlines: United Airlines
    New Airports: DCA, DEN
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (24 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Alaska (47 flights)
    Most Common Airport: Anchorage (18 arrivals / 18 departures)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ADQ-ANC (11 each way)

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