Wrapping up 2018

Old Dec 31, 18, 4:16 am
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Had my last flight on 2018 yesterday, so:

Airports: 31
Carriers: 11
Segments: 115 (53 on AY/Norra)
Distance: 306,068 km
Countries: 22
Longest: HKG-LHR
Shortest: HEL-TLL
Northernmost: HEL
Southernmost: CGK
Westernmost: SFO
Easternmost: HKG
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Old Dec 31, 18, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by intuition View Post
Just landed last flight of the year and here are my stats. A slow year for me, and especially for my AY+ account. Only one AY longhaul in the beginning of the year.
NKG return in May wasnt long enough?
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Old Dec 31, 18, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by OH-LGG View Post
NKG return in May wasnt long enough?
That was the only one I did.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 5:17 am
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Here it comes, first FT post for this long time lurker.

Airports: 13 (AUS, CLT, DFW, HEL, LGA, LHR, MIA, MSY, MUC, ORD, PDX, RDU, SJC)
Carriers: 3 (AA, AY, BA)
Segments: 34
Distance: 68870 km
Countries: 4
Longest: LHR-MIA (7121 km)
Shortest: RDU-CLT (209 km)
Northernmost: HEL
Southernmost: MIA
Westernmost: PDX
Easternmost: HEL

Tracking period ends in July. Hoping to (and most likely will) re-qualify for AY+ Gold.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 5:59 am
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Airports: 13
Carriers: 2 (AY+Norra and BA)
Segments: 50
Longest: HEL-LHR
Shortest: HEL-TLL
Northernmost: OUL
Southernmost: FRA
Westernmost: GLA
Easternmost: LED

Just short domestic and European hops this year. Renewed AY+ Gold but was too lazy to obtain the Plat. Let there be more and longer flights in 2019. Maybe some shine of platinum as well.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 6:49 am
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And today's AY102 was the final flight of the year (BTW an excellent flight which was super empty and guaranteed a very nice service in J!), so the statistics are in:

Total flights: 259, of which domestic 92.
Total mileage flown: 171 264
Carriers: 52 (no way I'm going to list them)
Airports: 82 (top 3: HEL, OUL, ARN)
Countries: 29

This was my best ever flying year, mostly because of the Lumo madness - 2017 I had 240 segments so managed to even improve on that.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 11:03 am
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Airports: 46 (HEL, HKG, LHR, CDG, TUN, LGW, VNO, MAN, TMP, ARN, ZRH, DXB, MCT, CPH, HAM, WAW, TLV, KBP, VAA, OSL, DUB, EDI, WUH, BRU, RIX, ALA, CIT, SVO, AMS, GOT, MUC, BIO, BRE, FRA, CKG, CTU, TNA, PEK, ICN, HEM, CAI, SFO, IAD, DEC, ORD, JFK)
Carriers: 20 (AY, CX, AF, TU, SK, LX, LO, PS, BA, KA, BT, DV, SU, DY, LH, MU, KE, 9K, UA, AA)
Segments: 83 (2*F, 24*J, 3*PE, 54*Y)
Distance: 173 701 km
Countries: 26
Longest: HKG - LHR 9640 km
Shortest: DEC - ORD 251 km
Northernmost: VAA
Southernmost: HKG
Westernmost: SFO
Easternmost: ICN

A little bit down on segments compared to last couple of years but still a nice travelling year. ^ Managed to renew BA Gold and LH Silver, but next year have to change *A program to OZ as would have earned Gold there already this year. Nice surprise to log HEM airport for the first time before it's gone!
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Old Dec 31, 18, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by intuition View Post
Just landed last flight of the year...
Me, too. NT NKC-LPA, or to open it up a bit, Binter Canarias from Nouakchott to Las Palmas. Last time I was in NKC in 2003, I booked the hotel over the phone with a travel agent and since she had never heard of Nouakchott and didn't know how to pronounce it, she preferred to talk about N-K-C. Fine with me!

I'll have to wait until I get to HEL to go through my flights, but NKC is probably as exotic as it gets this year. When AT joins OW, maybe we'll have a DO at NKC and be the surprise of the year, no the century, for the visa issuers. (You get the visa at the airport nowadays, and it took a while for them to understand that I was actually a tourist and didn't have a company contact in Mauritania...)
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Old Dec 31, 18, 12:31 pm
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Welcome to FT, UNC!

Originally Posted by UNC View Post
Tracking period ends in July. Hoping to (and most likely will) re-qualify for AY+ Gold.
Now that you're an FTer, surely you'll do a nice midsummer MR if needed to ensure requalifying.

Originally Posted by kanamurva View Post
Since my tracking period is almost the same as the calendar year, I'm gonna wrap up a little differently: in the beginning of 2018 I got a gold card from a good platsku friend. This totally changed my way of traveling. Previously I bought the cheapest flights available and thus used a lot of Norwegian. After the gold, I've done only one trip with Norwegian and 25 legs with AY...
I think this is great proof of how the Platsku Gold-gift-benefit is not just a nice gesture and good PR, but a wise commercial decision from AY, too. They won you over, and probably many more.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
They won you over, and probably many more.
This! You get into the game not even knowing how. Isn't that nice?
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Old Dec 31, 18, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
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she preferred to talk about N-K-C. Fine with me!
...
^
Reminds me of speaking to a japanese agent over the phone. I mistakenly said I wanted to go to "KICKS" and she immediately replied "Osaka Kansai".

Now where is that thread where we wallow on the un-nessecity of knowing IATA codes by heart?
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Old Jan 1, 19, 2:58 am
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Carriers: 9 (AY, BA, AA, D8, KL, IB, I5 (airasia india), AI, UK (Vistara))
Distance: 45'032 miles
Segments: 59
Countries: 7 (Switzerland, Spain, UK, Finland, Estonia, USA, India)
Longest: LHR-ORD
Shortest: HEL-TLL
Northernmost: OUL
Southernmost: BLR
Westernmost: ORD
Easternmost: AGR (Agra, India)
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Old Jan 1, 19, 3:00 am
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Carriers: 7 ( AY, LH, SQ, QR, 9W, QF, AI)
Segments: 53
Distance: 146230 km
Countries: 11
Longest: FRA-SIN
Shortest: SYD-BNE
Northernmost: HEL
Southernmost: SYD
Westernmost: TLS
Easternmost: BNE

Renewed AY Gold and TK Gold
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Old Jan 2, 19, 6:54 am
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Airports: 19
Carriers: 6 ( AY, CZ, SQ, AA, BA, CA)
Segments: 31
Distance: 153151 km
Countries: 14
Longest: HEL-SIN
Shortest: HEL-CPH
Northernmost: HEL
Southernmost: SIN
Westernmost: SFO
Easternmost: ICN

Super happy manage to slow down the travelling in 2018, 100k km less than 2017 )))
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Old Jan 2, 19, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by Clydez View Post
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Super happy manage to slow down the travelling in 2018, 100k km less than 2017 )))
Rare words to be heard around here!

But I call your 100 km less and raise you -167 000 km!
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