100 Flights

Old Dec 13, 18, 11:53 am
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100 Flights

Hi

Yesterday I completed my 100th flight of 2018. That's 83 domestic (mostly EDI to LON) and 17 Intl. 92 BA, 4 QR, 2 JU, 1 AA, 1 BE.

Reason I'm writing this? Just to say kudos to all you folks who do this year in, year out. It's been a tough year, and I really hope I do less travelling next year and get to see more of my home life!

EDI > DOH > BLR tomorrow, my final jaunt of the year, returning on 22nd. I might even get to be home for Christmas!

Seriously, fair play to those of you who are Lifetime Gold, GGL, GGL for Life etc.....100 flights in a year is probably nothing to you, but it sure as heck has pummelled me this year!


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Old Dec 13, 18, 12:14 pm
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Some of us do double that just for pure fun
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Old Dec 13, 18, 12:20 pm
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I'm on first name terms with the folks in the BA lounge, and I know that's not a good thing!
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Old Dec 13, 18, 1:25 pm
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Well done.
Certainly beats me.....unless my 300+ commutes to the countryside place count?
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Old Dec 13, 18, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by jwhite9185 View Post
Some of us do double that just for pure fun
some of us do double that out of need/obligation...
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Old Dec 13, 18, 1:34 pm
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Every single one of mine was for business, I wish they were all holiday.
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Old Dec 13, 18, 7:14 pm
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100 sectors per year is a quiet year

I’’m averaging about 165-175 sectors per year over the last 3 years, across more carriers than I care to remember.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 12:17 am
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If you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living (other than camp out in airports) ?
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Old Dec 14, 18, 12:25 am
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Given it is that time of year again... Isn't it time to start the w-waving contest thread on who had the most flights, miles, bottles of LPGS in 2018?
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Old Dec 14, 18, 12:26 am
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I did have that fear in the back of my mind when I made my post. However I suspect I cannot hold a candle to some of the folks on here in terms if flights and miles. No, my post was more a sympathy post, now that I feel some degree of the pain felt by all your seasoned travellers...
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Old Dec 14, 18, 2:10 am
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Originally Posted by rossmacd View Post
100 sectors per year is a quiet year

Im averaging about 165-175 sectors per year over the last 3 years, across more carriers than I care to remember.
Seriously...what do you do for a living?
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Old Dec 14, 18, 2:19 am
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Originally Posted by HighwayToHEL View Post
If you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living (other than camp out in airports) ?
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Seriously...what do you do for a living?
I'll be happy to discuss the specifics when we meet in some random airport lounge, but I wont post it online

However, I provide 'specialist' services in quite a specific industry where doing things by Skype or conference call isn't really possible. I get to manage my own travel schedule, so make it work for me.

That being said, there are quite a few on here who are doing significantly more flying than I do.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 4:02 am
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Originally Posted by HighwayToHEL View Post

Seriously, fair play to those of you who are Lifetime Gold, GGL, GGL for Life etc.....100 flights in a year is probably nothing to you, but it sure as heck has pummelled me this year!


Jim
I agree, I am only on 70 sector a year, of which 50 or so are Long Haul and that is enough for me.

I've considered one year going for 5000 TP as 3000 TP is a level I could just about maintain with work travel, but I don't want to use my holidays allowance on making a 3 runs to HNL a year.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 5:10 am
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I'll finish the year on 137 or 139 sectors depending on whether I go to AGP tomorrow (currently nursing some sort of virus). Vast majority of that has been private travel, although I've done a fair bit of business flying, that tends to be direct though so it doesn't multiply up the sectors.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 5:37 am
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I thought I was doing well (or badly, depending on how you look at it) at c. 80 sectors this year (about 70% long haul mainly LHR to JFK/SFO/LAX) so hats off to anyone who goes into triple digits every year... Frankly I'd be delighted if I can drop it back down to below 50 next year.
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