2022 Flying Summary

Miscellaneous

This map looks weird. Any year without Hawai’i is a sad one.

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

Of course, this was primarily due to me doing the Oakland Corridor Challenge.

Miles: 13,167 (11,674 last year)
Segments: 26 (16 last year)
New Aircraft: A320neo
New Airlines: JSX, Air Transat
New Airports: Montreal
Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (11 flights)
Most Common Airline: Southwest (15 segments)
Most Common Airport: Oakland (8 departures/8 arrivals)
Most Common Non-Directional Route: Long Beach – Phoenix (6 segments)

How’d you do?

70 comments on “2022 Flying Summary

  1. Miles: 125,539 (60,515 in 2021, 110,278 in 2019)
    Segments: 176 (108 in 2021, 154 in 2019)
    New Aircraft: None

    New Airlines: Aeroitalia, Aerro Direkt, AirConnect, Airhub Airlines, Animawings, Avion Express, Avion Express Malta, Azores Airlines, Azur Air Ukraine, Binter Canarias, Bluebird Airways, Bul Air, Canarias Airlines, Chair Airlines, Emerald Airlines, Eurowings Discover, Fly2Sky, flyBE (the post-Covid one), Flyr, Freebird Airlines Europe, Global Airways, Global Aviation Operations, Heston Airlines, Hi Fly, Hibernian Airlines, HiSky, Iberojet, Ifly Aviation Services, ITA Airways, Jettime, Jump Air, Leav Aviation, Lufthansa CityLine, Luxwing, Maleth-Aero, Marathon Airlines, Mavi Gok Aviation, Nordica, Norse Atlantic Airways, Norwegian Air Norway, Norwegian Air Shuttle AOC, Norwegian Air Sweden AOC, Regourd Aviation, SAS Connect, SAS Link, SATA Air Azores, Wamos Air

    New Airports: Adana, Ambrolauri, Angelholm-Helsingborg, Baia Mare, Balaton, Cherbourg, Cluj, Dinard, Gdansk, Granada-Jaen, Ivano-Frankivsk, Karup/Midtjyllands, Kiruna, Kutaisi, Langeoog, Madeira, Mestia, Natakhtari, Ponta Delgada, Salen Trysil, Santorini, Satu Mare, Syros, Terceira, Trollhattan-Vanersborg, Uetersen

    Most Common Aircraft: Boeing 737 (69 flights), Boeing 737-800 (58 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Ryanair (30 flights, 47 flights if you include union-busting and Brexit subsidiaries)
    Most Common Airport: London-Stansted (26 departures, 23 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: London-Stansted – Cologne, London-Stansted – Oslo, London Gatwick – Copenhagen, Adana – Antalya (each 4 times)

  2. Cranky, on Chrome the image I see before I click on the post to read it appears to show LAX-HNL/JFK/EWR, which is obviously at odds with the first line of the post. Not a big deal, just figured I’d let you know.

    Thanks. I know we all look forward to your take on the WN holiday fiasco later this week.

  3. Total miles: 32,792 (2021: 449)
    Total flights: 19 (2021: 1)

    New airports: MDW, UKB
    New aircraft: A220
    No new airlines

    Most common airport: HND (11)
    Most common nondirectional route: HND-ITM (5)
    Most common aircraft: B787 (9)
    Most common airline: ANA and JAL (6 each)

    Finally traveling internationally again for the first time in 2 1/2 years.

  4. 2022 was yet another year spent almost entirely in a zero-COVID economy including 2.5 months that I couldn’t go outside of my neighbourhood, so flight count still suffered, but not as bad as 2021’s paltry 4 flights. 2023 will be much much better as normality has returned.

    Miles: 8,329 (1,960 last year)
    Segments: 13 (4 last year)
    New Aircraft: Sunward Aurora SA60L, DLE DL-2L, AirBorne Edge XT-912
    New Airlines: Korean Air, Asiana
    New Airports: Chengdu-Tianfu, Anji Tianzihu General Airport
    Most Common Aircraft: A380, A330-300, A320 each with 2 segments
    Most Common Airline: Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Emirates each with 2 segments
    Most Common Airport: Hong Kong (3 departures/3 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: didn’t fly more than a single roundtrip on any route

  5. New Airports: AUS, CLT
    Most Common Airport: LGA
    New Aircraft: A220
    New Airline: Emirates
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: FCO-EWR (3)
    Most Common Aircraft: A321
    Most Common Airline: American

    Finally travelled overseas again for the first time since December 2019.

  6. Say you’re a flight attendant, without saying you’re a flight attendant…

    Miles: 370,487 (338,283 last year)
    Segments: 291 (346 last year)
    New Aircraft: A220
    New Airlines: CommuteAir
    New Airports: HOU, MLI, PXM
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (132 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Spirit (250 segments)
    Most Common Airport: ORD (212 flights)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD-CUN (40 segments)

    1. Looks like you were able to get the bids for the CUN run on a regular basis, so at least there’s that.

      How many other people visited Cancun 40+ times last year? :-)

      (I’m not a flight attendant, but I imagine there are far worse routes to work.)

      1. I’m super senior in my base, so I definitely get my choice of lines. I’m going for PHX this year haha.

  7. Miles: 25,577 (2,380 last year)
    Segments: 33 (4 last year)
    New Aircraft: A220 (a few of us this year!) (Maybe Boeing 737-500, my records are fuzzy from 10+ years ago, may have it already)
    New Airlines: Lynx Air, Air North (the Canadian one, not the Aussie one)
    New Airports: Phoenix, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Atlanta, Savannah
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-Max 8(11 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Air Canada & Express (11 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Halifax (10 departures/ 10 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Halifax-Ottawa, Halifax Toronto (3 Times)
    Shortest Flight: Victoria-Vancouver (39 miles)
    Longest Flight: Vancouver-Halifax (2,760 miles)

  8. Miles: 43,712 (6,191 in 2021)
    Segments: 38 (8 in 2021)
    New Aircraft: B787-9, A321ceo, B737 MAX 9
    New Airlines: Lufthansa
    New Airports: Madison, Newark, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Paris/CDG, Washington/Dulles, Charlotte, New York/LaGuardia
    Most Common Aircraft: B737-800 (6 segments)
    Most Common Airline: United (17 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Departures -Seattle/San Francisco (6 departures, 5/4 respective arrivals), Arrivals:-Madison (5 departures, 6 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO-SEA (4 segments)

  9. Miles: 37,186 (Highest year ever, previous being 14,255 miles)
    Segments: 24
    New Airlines: Alaska
    New Airports: MYR, SAN, CVG, SEA, ANC, SFO, DTW
    Most Common Airline: Delta

    Look forward to this post ever year! Cheers to 2023!

  10. Miles: 45,886
    Segments: 40
    New airlines: none
    New airports: Edinburgh, New Orleans, Maui, Hilo, San Diego
    Most common route: St. Louis Orlando (10 segments)
    Most common aircraft: gotta be the 737-800, what with all the Southwest flights.

    1. Just learned about flightmemory from your post. Looks a lot cleaner than what I’ve been doing with Great Circle Mapper.

  11. Miles: 22,721 (last year: 3,239)
    Segments: 3 (3)
    New Aircraft: 787-900
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: None
    Most Common Aircraft: 787-900 (3 segments)
    Most Common Airline: El Al (3 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX, TLV (3 each)
    Most Common Non-Directional route: LAX–TLV (3 segments)

  12. Miles: 26,508 (20,012 last year)
    Segments: 27 (26 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: Steamboat Springs, Greenville/Spartanburg, Great Falls, Calgary
    Most Common Aircraft: 737s (didn’t keep track of variants, probably 700)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (13 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Sacramento
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: No repeats this year

    http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=color%3Agoldsmf-den-hdnhdn-den-slcslc-smfsmf-den-cltcolor%3Agreygsp-dfw-smfcolor%3Agoldsmf-seasea-smfcolor%3Aredsmf-slc-gtfgtf-slc-smfcolor%3Anavysmf-sea-yycyyc-sea-smfcolor%3Agreysmf-phx-lhrlhr-phx-smfcolor%3Agoldsmf-las-abqsmf-denden-smf&MS=wls&DU=mi

  13. I made my first trip to Hawaii (on United 777-300ERs; actually turned out being the same plane to and from) … hope you get back to the islands this year. New aircraft was a Delta 737-900. My other highlight would have to be cashing in Southwest Rapid Rewards miles to come to my first — and hopefully not last — Cranky Dorkfest. Still haven’t gotten to fly on a Max yet; hoping to cross that one off this year. Happy New Year!

  14. Miles: 15552 (0 in 2020 and 2021)
    Segments: 9 (0 in 2020 and 2021)
    New aircraft: A220 (sat on for two hours but never left gate), 737-MAX8
    New airports: None
    Most common aircraft: Q400, 737-800, 787-9 (2 each)
    Most common airline: WestJet (5 segments; 4 originally scheduled, which would tie with Alaska)
    Cancellations or >20 hour delays: 2 (in 4 scheduled trips)
    Most common segment: YLW-SEA; YLW-YYC (2 each)
    Most common O/D airport: YLW (2 departures, 2 arrivals)
    Most common airport (connecting only): SEA and YYC (tie, 2 departures and 2 arrivals each)

    Got back in the air in a light way last year, and I can’t say I missed it. The travel experience was pretty miserable this year compared to the past, and both Air Canada and WestJet have refused to pay compensation for cancellations and missed flights that they said at the time, quite clearly, were their fault but then magically weren’t their fault when it came time to take responsibility. Leaves a pretty sour taste.

    1. Wrinkle in mine that’s new for 2022 travel: One of my two 787 flights was short-haul domestic (YYC-YYZ), and one of my trans-Atlantics was a 737-MAX8 (YYZ-EDI). And I didn’t mind the narrowbody for the long haul at all; nice to have the option on a classic route that probably wouldn’t exist if it could only be flown with widebodies.

  15. Cranky, when you say most common airport, do you mean O/D airport or do connections count the same? I guess you probably don’t think about this since most of your trips are non-stop, but for those of us who begin and end every single trip flying outstation to hub, the hubs effectively get double-counted and thus are artificially inflated.

    1. Alex – I’d count connections. After all, most of those arrivals and departures of mine were effectively connections during the California Corridor Challenge!

  16. Miles: 60,093 (25,463 last year)
    Segments: 50 (24 last year)
    New Aircraft: A320neo, A220-100, A220-300
    New Airlines: Norwegian
    New Airports: Charleston, Bergen, Longyearbyen
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (15 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (23 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Denver (16 departures/16 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Denver-Oakland (9 segments)

  17. Miles: 111,748 (70,844 in 2021)
    Segments: 79 (56 in 2021)
    New Aircraft: A220-100, ERJ-195, 737 MAX 9
    New Airlines: GOL, Azul, LATAM, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, Qantas
    New Airports: MEX, CGH, SDU, SCL, CJC, NCE, LHR, YYC, FRA, LUX, WLG, ZQN
    Most Common Aircraft: B737-800 (14 segments)
    Most Common Airline: United (65 segments)
    Most Common Airport: ORD (48 departures/arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DCA-ORD (17 segments)

  18. Segments: 42 (2021: 59, 2020: 27)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airports: GSP, CHS
    Most Common Aircraft: A321 (16)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: BOI-ATL (12)
    Most Common Airline: Delta
    Most Common Airport: ATL (20)
    Cancellations: 2 (Southwest Not-Holiday Meltdowns)
    Delays > 2 Hours: 8 (6 Southwest Not-Holiday Meltdowns)

    My flying normalized a little in 2022 after a busy 2021. In my line of work with everyone trying to come back online quickly after literally packing everything up in 2020, 2022 seems to be settling back into a rhythm. Southwest has really burned me the last two years, nearly all of my delays and cancellations came from them and they are only about 20% of my flying. This wasn’t even during any of their “meltdowns.” Their lack of reliability means I’m back to connections because now there’s no difference in time between a non-stop on WN and a connection on anyone else. Don’t take this to mean I’m a Delta apologist, they had plenty of issues, just not in as disruptive way that affected my work and getting home to my family.

  19. Miles: 16,021
    Segments: 18
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: SGU
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 and 737-900(4 segments each)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (12 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SJC
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SFO – LAS (4x)

    It’s never a good year when the plane you fly on the most is the 737.

  20. Miles: 85,291 (30,079 last year)
    Segments: 72 (32 last year)
    New Aircraft: 737-500, 737 MAX 8, E145
    New Airlines: Aegean, Aer Lingus Regional (Emerald Airlines), Aeroitalia, BA CityFlyer, Blue Air, flybe, ITA Airways, Jet2, Kuwait Airways, Loganair, MIAT, RwandAir, TAAG, TAP, TAP Express (Portugália Airlines), TAROM, Vueling
    New Airports: Athens, Belfast/City, Brussels/Zaventem, Cluj-Napoca, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Faro, Fuerteventura, Frankfurt/Hahn, Ia?i, Johannesburg/OR Tambo, Kigali, Kerry, Kuwait City, Luanda, London/City, Derry, London/Heathrow, Milan/Linate, Lisbon, Liverpool, London/Luton, Lusaka, Manchester, Manila, Perugia, Southampton, London/Stansted, Timi?oara, Ulaanbaatar
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (24 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Ryanair (24 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Dublin (8 departures/9 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Dublin-Milan/Linate (3 segments)

  21. To confirm, does “Non-Directional Route” mean, including layovers? For example, if I fly SMF-DEN-CLT and SMF-MDW-CLT, those both count as the same non-directional route from SMF-CLT?

  22. Miles: 84,511 (37,302 in 2021)
    Segments: 72 (44 in 2021)
    New Aircraft: A220, A350-900, A330-300
    New Airlines: Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, WestJet
    New Airports: Billings, El Paso, Fort Myers, Nadi
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-900 (23 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Alaska (40 segments)
    Most Common Airport: PDX (50 departures/arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-PDX (7 segments)

  23. Miles 157,800
    Segments: 148
    American Airlines Loyalty Points: 447,000 (200,000 gets you Ex Plat Status)

    New Airports: SBA, BLI, COD, IDA, MWA, ATH, FRA, VCE, BLV
    New Countries visited: Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Greece, Luxembourg, Belgium

    New Airlines: Lufthansa, Aegean, Breeze

    Total of different airports flown into: 395

    Gonna try that tracking program.

  24. Miles: 17,028 (9,333 last year)
    Segments: 19 (14 last year)
    New Aircraft: A330-200, 757-300
    New Airlines: American, Hawaiian
    New Airports: PVR, HNL, LGB, OAK, LAS
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (8 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (7 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (6 departures/5 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Los Angeles – Denver (4 segments)

  25. Miles: 12,106 (9,017 last year)
    Segments: 20 (14 last year)
    New Aircraft: A321, 320neo, 737 Max 8
    New Airlines: Allegiant, Alaska, Hawaiian
    New Airports: SJC, SMF, PDX
    Most Common Aircraft: A319 (4 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Allegiant (6 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAS (19 departures/19 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Tied between LAS-RNO/LAS-OAK (2 segments each)

    (I’m an airline employee and have had tons of fun exploring new airlines, new routes, and new planes via my nonrev benefits)

    1. I flew on Breeze from CHS to TPA about six weeks ago.

      The flight was an hour and a half late, with no explanations. They had one person working the counter with a line of about 30 people checking in bags. I am pretty sure they went and hired their gate and counter people from the DMV.

      The plane was a brand new 220 and it was nice. The service was limited to just a bottle of water.

      If you can be really flexible and avoid having to check anything, they might be worth checking out. Otherwise… It’s basically a cheapo version of spirit.

    2. I flew them SDF-CHS in Nice Class, and CHS-MSY in Nicer on the E190 last year. I have reviews of both up on my site. You can click on my nickname and it’ll take you to the main page, and you can search for the Breeze reviews from there.

      I’m trying to book a trip in Nicest Class to round out the trifecta, though planning a review trip on Breeze is harder than it looks when you have to position both to and from secondary airports that you live nowhere close to…

    3. I’ve flown Breeze a couple times this year SDF-SFO in nicest. The staff are friendly. The app is easy but with some rough edges to still work out. Their on-time performance is average and it still beats the cost in time and money of connecting in Atlanta, Salt Lake, Dallas, or Denver.

    4. I had a failed LAS-HPN on breeze that was delayed for over 5 h the day before citing crew availability. I have a B6 booked as backup and took that instead.
      Another HPN-LAX on breeze worked in my flavor with a similar delay (original flight time was a bit too early for me). The service is fine nothing great or bad. Breeze proactively provided $50 in credit as compensation in both cases. They also refunded the first trip I did not take after I submitted the request using thier online form. If your trip is not critical and you can have an alternative fully refundable (ex. Award flight) backup, it does not hurt to try them.

  26. A big fat goose egg. Zero. Zilch. Nada. No flying at all in 2022. In 2021 it was Cancer and I learned I have heart trouble that prevents me from working. In 2022 it was more Cancer, COVID and even more Cancer.

  27. After a little bit towards the end of 2021, 2022 was quiet until August when my flying, umm, took off.

    Miles: 43,499 (5,193 last year)
    Segments: 16 (4 last year)
    New Aircraft: A321neo, A350-1000, 737 MAX 8
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: Dallas/Love Field
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700 (4 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (8 segments)
    Most Common Airport: San Diego (4 departures/5 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: San Diego – London/Heathrow (4 segments)

    Number of 737 MAX 8 reservations that swapped to 737-800: 2
    Number of visits to LGB: 1

  28. An infinite increase over 2021’s zero, but still really, really sad…sorry for the dull summary:

    Trips: 1
    Segments: 4
    MIles: 1,337
    Routes: TPA-BWI-SDF and back again
    Airlines: 1 (Southwest)

    SDF is a new airport for me, so that’s something at least. And while I’m usually not that fond of airport renamings (they’re still “McCarran” and “Dorval” as far as I’m concerned), I like the “Muhammad Ali International Airport” name and logo very much.

    2023? Nothing planned yet, although I’m going to try (yet again) to make Dorkfest.

  29. Trips: 2
    Segments: 6
    Miles: 7,015
    Airlines: 2 (United and Lynx)
    New airports: HNL, YVR, YYC.
    New Planes: 777 (but it was an old one without gaspers!) and the 737-8 Max

    I also flew my first non-US registered airplanes in Canada. I also had the fun of taking the bus across the border from Seattle then flying from YVR. When I booked my tickets I had an enhanced driver’s license but my passport was off being renewed, so I went with the ground option. Everything went smoothly, although the Lynx staff didn’t know that any document you can cross the border with in Canada is valid to fly with domestically. In YYR, the checkin agent had to ask a supervisor, but it was a non-issue. In YYC, there was only one person at the counter, and since there was a line behind me I dug out my Passport for her, even though per CATSA-ACSTA an EDL is fine.

    HNL was fun. I wouldn’t stay in Waikiki again except as a way to be close to the airport for a flight. I spent most of a day up on the North Shore which is where I’d go. It was a short trip, that I booked less than a week before travel. Oh, and it included a visit to the In n’ Out that Cranky Dorkfest is at, since I had a three hour layover at LAX. All in all a good trip.

  30. Total miles: 35,367 (2021: 6,788) Total flights: 34 (2021: 9)

    New airports: AMS, CPH
    New aircraft: A350K, A320N
    No new airlines

    Most common airport: RNO (22)
    Most common nondirectional route: RNO-LAS (15)
    Most common aircraft: B737 (15)
    Most common airline: SWA (17)

  31. Miles: 32,140 (22,779 last year)
    Segments: 36 (23 last year)
    One-way flights, ignoring connections: 30 (20 last year)
    New Aircraft: A350-1000, B787-9
    New Airline: Virgin Atlantic
    New Airports: Albuquerque
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-700/800/MAX8/900ER (~24 segments)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (19 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Austin (14 departures, 13 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: AUS-ABQ (7 segments)

    Of the 737 flights, one -700 was United, one -800 was United, two -900ER were Alaska, one or two -800s were AA, one wass a WN MAX8, and the rest I believe were a blur of mostly -700s on Southwest. This was the first year I spent time in DFW since 2015, and the first year in IAH since 2007.

    Last year I predicted I’d fly less in 2022 than in 2021. I was wrong. Guessing this year will have fewer segments, but only because AUS-ABQ is up to three nonstops per day. Fingers crossed I’ll finally make it onto an A220 this year, and maybe make it onto a new-to-me airline to boot. Already know I’ll be hitting at least one new airport (EYW).

    http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=aus-atl-lhr-aus-stl-aus-mdw-aus-dal-abq-aus-iah-abq-aus-iah-abq-den-aus-stl-aus-dfw-abq-aus-lax-aus-abq-aus-sfo-aus-den-abq-iah-aus-abq-aus-den-abq

  32. Miles: 47,628
    Segments: 32
    New aircraft: A220-300, B787-10
    New airlines: SWISS, Austrian, Finnair, Avelo
    New airports: TUS, ZRH, VIE, HEL, IVL (Ivalo, Finland), RVN (Rovaniemi, Finland), LGB
    Most common aircraft: If we’re talking aircraft families, then the winner is the A320 family with 12 segments. If we’re talking a specific variant, it’s a tie between the 737-800 and the non-neo A321 (4 segments each)
    Most common airline: WN (6 segments)
    Most common airport: DFW (8 departures, 6 arrivals)
    Most common non-directional route: none; all 32 segments were unique

    Next year may yield more miles but likely fewer segments.

  33. Miles: 73,157 (32,496 last year)
    Segments: 65 (41last year)
    New Aircraft: B737 Max 9
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: AUS, CUN, MXP, PSP, LIT,
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (13 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (65segments)
    Most Common Airport: ORD
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: ORD – EWR (6 segments)

  34. Miles: 56,317 (56,046 last year)
    Segments: 48 (50 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: Bologna (BLQ), Venice (VCE)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (23 flights)
    Most Common Airline: American (29 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Chicago O’Hare (ORD) (39 total arrivals and departures)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Chicago O’Hare (ORD) – London Heathrow (LHR) (5 segments)

  35. Miles: 31,043 (35,523 last year)
    Segments: 89 (112 last year)
    New Aircraft: Boeing 789
    New Airlines: Etihad
    New Airports: Abu Dhabi, Dubai
    Most Common Aircraft: A320 (43 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Lufthansa (87 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Munich (80 departures/81 arrivals)

  36. Happy New Year, Cranky!
    Miles: 52,671 (25,772 last year) – back to business travel?
    Segments: 29 (16 last year)?
    New Aircraft: A321neo?
    New Airlines: JetBlue (B6)?
    New Airports: FLL (Fort Lauderdale, FL), ATH (Athens, Greece)?
    Most Common Aircraft: B737?
    Most Common Airline: American (18 segments)?Most Common Airport: LAX ?
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Lots of two times flights
    Cheers to 2023!

  37. Miles: 8,292
    Segments: 8
    New aircraft: 787-9
    New airline: Brussels Air
    New airports: FCO, FLR
    New class of service: Polaris (yay!)
    Most frequent airport: IAD (boo!)
    Most frequent airline: United

    1. Even though I know nobody cares, out of respect for the sanctity of this blog, I have to issue a corrected version for 2022:

      Miles: 8,977
      Segments: 9
      New aircraft: 787-9
      New airline: Brussels Air
      New airports: FCO, FLR
      New class of service: Polaris
      Most frequent airport: IAD, DCA (tie)
      Most frequent airline: United

      So I figured I’d double down and throw in 2021 while I was at it:

      Miles: 20,988
      Segments: 22
      New aircraft: 737 MAX 8 (and I lived to tell the tale)
      New airport: FLL
      Most frequent airport: DCA
      Most frequent airline: American

      1. Wow I must really be losing it! Here is the FINAL amended version of 2022:

        Miles: 9,787
        Segments: 12
        New aircraft: 787-9
        New airline: Brussels Air
        New airports: FCO, FLR
        New class of service: Polaris
        Most frequent airport: DCA
        Most frequent airline: United

    1. Non-directional includes both directions. So LAXSFO would include LAX->SFO and SFO->LAX. Directional for LAXSFO would only include LAX->SFO.

      1. Thanks, I didn’t know that either. Seems a bit counterintuitive though!

        1. I figured it out, non directional means it doesn’t matter which direction is being flown on a particular route. Yikes that probably took way too long for me to figure out!

  38. Miles: 27,859 (1,913 in 2021)

    Segments: 29 (2 in 2021)

    New Aircraft: 737 MAX 8

    New Airlines: None

    New Airports: None

    Most Common Aircraft: B737-700 (11 segments)

    Most Common Airline: Delta (16 segments)

    Most Common Airport: SNA (14 departures/arrivals)

    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SNA-SJC, SNA-LAS (2 segments)

  39. Happy New Year Brett! Here’s mine:

    Miles: 26,442 (18,901 last year)
    Segments: 27 (16 last year)
    New Aircraft: A220
    New Airlines: Air Tahiti Nui
    New Airports: KOA, PSP, SBA, EGE, TLS
    Most Common Aircraft: 737 (15 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Southwest (15 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Oakland (7 departures/7 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: OAK-LAX (2 Segments)

  40. Miles: 57,248
    Segments: 38
    New Aircraft: A321neo, 777-300ER
    New Airlines: Air France
    New Airports: CDG, KOA, SJU
    Most Common Aircraft: 757-200, ERJ-175 (5 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (24 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (14 departures/14 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Los Angeles – NY Kennedy (6 segments)

  41. Miles: 25,291 (7,605 last year)
    Segments: 20 (6 last year)
    New Aircraft: E175, Q400, 717-200
    New Airlines: Southwest, Skywest, Horizon
    New Airports: BOI, DAL, DFW, MSP, SEA, BOS
    Most Common Aircraft: A321 (3 flights)
    Most Common Airline: Delta (9 segments)
    Most Common Airport: SNA (4 departures/3 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: SNA-SLC (2 segments)

  42. UGH – I used to fly globally like a mad man. Now it is domestic, and essentially one route, every month… So here goes with the stats:

    Miles: 23,291
    New Aircraft: E145
    New Airlines: none
    New Airports: Montreal
    Most Common Aircraft: A319/20/21
    Most Common Airline: AA (28)
    Most Common Airport: DCA
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: NONE

  43. Miles: 19, 361 (20,086 in 2021)
    Segments: 18
    New Aircraft: 787-8, 220-300
    New Airlines: None
    New Airports: YOW, ERI
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (5 segments)
    Most Common Airline: United (8 segments)
    Most Common Airport: LAX (4 departures, 4 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: LAX-ORD, ORD-CMH, CMH-ORD (tied at 2 segments)
    Longest Segment: LAX-YYZ (2,368 miles)
    Shortest Segment: YOW-YYZ (237 miles)

  44. A trip from Brazil to Japan through Chicago was the highlight of the year…

    Miles: 26,716 (1,656 last year)
    Segments: 16 (4 last year)
    New Aircraft: 737 MAX 8, 787-9
    New Airlines: ANA
    New Airports: None
    Most Common Aircraft: A319 (4 segments)
    Most Common Airline: LATAM (6 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Belo Horizonte (CNF) (6 departures / 5 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: CNF-SDU (3 segments)
    Longest Flight: NRT-ORD (6259 miles)
    Shortest Flight: SDU-CGH (227miles)

    Happy new year!

  45. Miles: 126,555 (128,487 last year)
    Segments: 119 (153 last year)
    New Aircraft: CS100, A319neo, 767-400
    New Airlines: LATAM, British Airways, KLM, LOT
    New Airports: Brussels (BRU), Montreal Trudeau (YUL), Santiago (SCL), Milwaukee (MKE), London City (LCY), PIttsburgh (PIT), Amsterdam (AMS), Warsaw (WAW), Tokyo Haneda (HND)
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-900 (17 flights)
    Most Common Airline: United (85 segments)
    Most Common Airport: Chicago O’Hare (38 departures/37 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: Chicago O’Hare – Atlanta (9 segments)

  46. Miles: 59,029 (11,375 last year)
    Segments: 38 (8 last year)
    New Aircraft: None
    New Airlines: Ryanair, EasyJet
    New Airports: DUB, MXP, NAP, OLB, TUN
    Most Common Aircraft: 737-800 (15 segments)
    Most Common Airline: WestJet (17 segments)
    Most Common Airport: YYC (11 departures / 11 arrivals)
    Most Common Non-Directional Route: DEN-YYC (8 segments)

  47. Miles: 76,419
    Segments: 44
    New Aircraft: 737-700, A330-300, A320-NEO
    New Airlines: Delta (and they were the most mediocre full-service airline I have ever experienced; no need to try again)
    New Airports: BRU, ATL, SBA, NAP
    Most Common Aircraft: 767-300
    Most Common Airline: United
    Most Common Airport: LHR, DTW

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