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How much have you flown in 2014.

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It's that time of year again everyone, how much have you flown this year?

Last year showed there is a few amongst us who practically live on aircraft! It was a great thread and gave a great insight into life as a road warrior.

I've taken my last flight for the year so thought id share what my year involved to get the ball rolling.

Flights: 81 (down 15)
Carriers: QF 53, CX 2, AA 12, EK 9, VA 2, NF 2, SK 1
QF SC's: 4430
Notes: LTG achieved.

BIS Miles: 149,215 (up 49899)
Hours in the air: 322.22 (up 86.45) = 13.43 days in the air

Airports Visited:
ADL, AKL, BDL, BKK, BLL, BNE, CHC, CPH, DCA, DFW, DXB, HAM, HKG, JFK, LAS, LAX, MCO, MEL, MIA, NOU, ORD, PER, SEA, SIN, SYD, TSV, VLI
New Airport: DCA

Most popular Airframe: Boeing 737 x 30
Post popular Aircraft: VH-VXQ(737) x4 and VH-OGT(767) x4
Airbus: 31
Boeing: 48
ATR: 2

Best Airline Meal: Qantas HKG-SYD
Worst Airline Meal: Qantas MEL-SIN

Luggage lost: Twice; AA x2

Best Flight: EK DXB-HAM in F
Worst Flight: QF BNE-MEL in J

Longest Flight: QF 7 SYD-DFW 15.5 hours 8589 miles.
Shortest flight: AA 1695 MCO-MIA 26 minutes 197 miles.

Hottest celebrity spotted: Gwyneth Paltrow
Worst celebrity spotted: Geoffrey Eddelston.

My Airline of the Year: Qantas
My dud airline of the year: Cathay Pacific.

AFF'ers met on my travels: Lots!

Summary:
Quite a few less flights this year, but much longer ones, and I know this goes against the AFF grain, but time became an issue this year so began taking more direct flights.
 

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I'll play :) Definitely not up to the standards of many here ;)

Flights: 21 (up 4)
Carriers: VA 11, QF 5, JQ 3, NZ 2


BIS Miles: 13,449 (down 22,281)
Hours in the air: 39:39 (down 40)

Airports Visited:
ADL, AKL, BNE, MEL, OOL, SYD
New Airport: none

Most popular Airframe: Boeing 737 x 11

Airbus: 2
Boeing: 15
ATR: 1
Embraer: 3

Best Airline Meal: Qantas MEL-BNE
Worst Airline Meal: Qantas ADL-MEL

Luggage lost: What's that? :p

Longest Flight: NZ AKL-MEL
Shortest flight: VA SYD-ABX

No celebrities spotted

My Airline of the Year: Qantas
My dud airline of the year: Qantas

AFF'ers met on my travels: A few

Summary:
A job change meant my travel budget was slashed and any long trips were off. It turned into a year where I took more flights than last year and saw a bit more of Australia than I had previously but didn't spend as much time on an aircraft as I have tended to previously.
 
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Don't have a list like that. But I've flown enough to go from zero to AA Executive Platinum.
Me too! My 4 AA/US Air sectors totaling <2,000 miles were welcome, not so much for the mileage but for the 4~. PHL-LGA took the cake @ 93 miles with a nice view of Manhattan from only 8,000 feet.
 

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Just a tad over 45.5K miles

Visited MEL - DPS - SIN - KUL - BKK - MNL - ICN - LHR - BER

Fortunately most of the flights were in J. No bottles of champers were injured during my adventures, though they did seem to be rather empty on a few occasions :). I've went from being meh about champers to acquiring a taste for it.

Plenty of Ks need to be jogged as well to ensure my jeans still fit me now.

Best meals in the air - TG masaman beef and OZ bibimbap.
Worst meal - scoot biz class (they could have gave me a can of Campbells cafe soup as it would have been better)
best sleep - BR LHR to BKK at 6 hours of zzzzzz
Worst sleep- TG A340 BKK - LHR (I was wishing I had an AAX premium seat)

All up a happy year using cheaply purchased points to make the journey as much an experience and pleasure as the actual site seeing and experiencing of what's on the ground.

next year looks like I should hit 60K miles with F with TG SQ and OZ, along with AAX / QF / BR / OZ J thrown in and sadly some AC and UA Y with the hope I can do some online checkin upgrading.
 
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Due to a change in jobs late last year, my flying is nowhere near as diverse or enjoyable as previous years when it was mainly international;

Flights: 71
Carriers: VA 25, QF 44, JQ 2


BIS Miles: 50,176
Hours in the air: 126:26

Airports Visited:
ADL, MEL, SYD, PER, DPS
New Airport: none

Most popular Airframe: Boeing 737-x00 x 61

Longest Flight: ADL-DPS
Shortest flight: ADL-MEL

Best Airline Meal: None
Worst Airline Meal: None

No celebrities spotted

My Airline of the Year: VA
My dud airline of the year: QF

AFF'ers met on my travels: A few
 

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A busy year for me, not so compare to some others here!

Flights: 89
Carriers: QF 85, CX 2, JQ 2,
QF SC's: 1280
Aircraft: QF 763, 744, 388, 738. CX 333, 772. JQ 788, 320

Airports Visited:
SYD, MEL, ADL, BNE, CHC, WLG, HKG, TPE, SIN
New Airport(s): HKG, TPE, SIN, WLG

Most popular Airframe: Boeing 767-300 (QF) x 73
Airbus: 9
Boeing: 80

Best Airline Meal: QF SYD - HKG
Worst Airline Meal: JQ MEL - SYD

Luggage Damaged - QF x 2

Best Flight: QF SYD-HKG in J
Worst Flight: QF MEL-BNE in Y

Longest Flight: QF 128 SYD-HKG
Shortest flight: JQ 288 CHC-WLG

Hottest celebrity spotted: Josh Thomas
Worst celebrity spotted: Josh Thomas

My Airline of the Year: Qantas (Duh)
My dud airline of the year: Jetstat (Double Duh)

Summary: I need to fly J more. 87 of my flights in Y
 

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Flown miles: 109917
Flight hours: 240.55
27 Airports in 15 countries
51 flights: 21 in Y, 27 in J and 3 in F
Window seat: 10, Aisle seat: 41
 

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OK, including flights in next few days...

Segments: 82 (2013: 90)

Km: 232,237 (2013: 283,615)
Miles: 144,312

Of this, Qantas 41,671km, down from 91,888 in 2013 and 93,670 in 2014. Yes, Alan Joyce, I'm punishing you. Put YVR on the permanent schedule and we'll talk ...
Kept QF Plat, upped Air Canada status to 75K elite (90,000km on Air Canada!)

Airports: 32 (really?)
Airlines: 16
Countries: 17 (6 new :) )

(37,000km booked and ticked for next year already :) )
 

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A reasonable year for myself (sadly all of my travel is self funded :( )

Flights: 26
Carriers: SQ 12, LO 4, CZ 3, CA 2, SK 2, MU 1, HO 1, CN 1
Asiana Club miles earned: 42,809
Status: OZ Diamond/*A Gold (retained until July 2016)

BIS Miles: 55,134
Hours in the air: 123.45 :shock: = 5.2 days in the air

Window: 21
Aisle: 4
Middle: 1

Airports Visited:
CGQ, CPH, DUB, HRB, MEL, PEK, PVG, SIN, TSN, WAW
New Airports: CGQ, TSN, WAW

Most popular Airframe: Boeing 777 x 8
Post popular Aircraft: 9V-SKH (380) x2 and 9V-SWO (777) x2
Airbus: 12
Boeing: 12
Embraer: 2

Longest Flight: LO92 PEK-WAW 9h25m 4,320 miles.
Shortest flight: LO464 CPH-WAW 1h20m 414 miles.

Best Lounge: SAS Lounge, CPH
Worst Lounge: CA (or whoever they co op with), HRB

Only celebrity spotted: Niall Quinn

Quirkiest travel occurrence: Flying the same plane (9V-SWO) on two connecting legs (MEL-SIN-PVG)

Nest year, I have at least one long haul journey planned, which should re-qualify me for *A Gold for another couple of years. Also looking to book an award J to the US to do some shopping, hopefully on EY or QR.
 

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89 flights so far with 2 more before the new year starts. The worst was definitely virgin domestic.
 
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Flights: 48 (self-funded except for a MEL-BNE-MEL run)

Carriers: DL, FR, SQ, VA and VY

Aircraft: DL 77L, M88; FR 73H; SQ 333, 388, 773, 77W; VA E90, 73H, 77W; VY 320

Airports: ADL, ATL, BCN, BKK, BNE, CDG, LAX, LPA, MAD, MEL, MIA, OOL, SIN, SYD
New airports: ATL, BCN, BKK, CDG, LAX, LPA, MAD, MIA

Most popular airframes: VA 73H x28

Best airline meal: VY Y BCN-LPA bought on board sandwich (it wasn’t the one I wanted but due to my dodgy Spanish it was the one that I ended up with)
Worst airline meal: VA W VGML LAX-MEL (steamed vegetables, raw vegetables, a salad and plain rice cakes because apparently I'm a rabbit and it's the depression)

Luggage damaged/lost: not even once

Best Flight: VA W MEL-LAX
Worst Flight: FR Y LPA-MAD
Favourite trip: Melbourne to Canary Islands

Longest Flight: MEL-LAX
Shortest flight: SYD-MEL

Best lounge: Star Alliance Lounge LAX
Worst lounge: KrisFlyer Gold Lounge SIN (I hate this thing with an unreasonable passion)

Hottest celebrity spotted: Ron Barassi in the OOL VA Lounge
Worst celebrity spotted: Ron Barassi in the OOL VA Lounge (being the only competitor means he wins all awards)

My airline of the year: SQ (best Y in the world in my experience)
My dud airline of the year: FR (curiosity satisfied, now never again)

Nicest hotel room: Hilton Madrid Airport (great room in a dodgy neighbourhood)
Worst hotel room: Embassy Suites LAX North (dodgy room in a dodgy neighbourhood)
Most interesting hotel: Lopesan Baobab, Maspolamas, Canary Islands (giant plastic giraffe in the pool - that'll make a hotel memorable)

Summary: There's Y and then there's "OMG whY?"
 
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That's 2 of us.
Make that 3.

Last year by some quirk of statistical analysis I was found to have quite long average flight distances on a similar thread. This year only a return trip to HKG and about 8 domestic legs, so I refuse to embarrass myself further by putting up the details. Moving to part-time from January as part of transitioning to retirement, so expect that any work travel will go to others. Oh well, have to content myself with some nice long overseas trips over the next few years (already planned out to mid 2017) instead of lots of short ones.
 
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