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Old Jun 7, 19, 4:29 pm
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Last year was somewhat busy with a total of 53 flights (3 AY all econ, 2 LH both econ, 3 AA 8 econ, 5 econ+, 35 BA 8 ET, 5 CE, 9 WT, 10 WT+, 3 CW ) amounting to 126,796 air miles (or 132,631 actual miles) - 255.4 hours in the air.

This year a lot less - although I tend to plan a year out, quite a few flights get slotted in at the last minute (my record last year was a TATL booking 3 hours before the flight...).
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Old Jun 7, 19, 4:30 pm
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Last year was fairly typical. 44 flights and 128,846 miles traveled, so average flight length 2,746 miles. 3 economy, 38 business and 3 first. 25 flights for business and 19 personal.

Top airlines flown:

BA 8
QR 8
JL 6
SQ 6
AY 2
MH 2
CX 2
TG 2
BR 2
MI 2

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Old Jun 7, 19, 4:49 pm
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I have done 10 flights in a week, twice. But that was a few years ago and travel is now reduced.

Normal travel is now more civilised. 2 or 4 sectors a week. Fortunately not flying every week. But as mentioned above - it is like a bus journey to work.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 4:54 pm
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My 2019 flown or scheduled so far...

A3: 8Y 4J
BA: 6W 13J 7Y 1F
AA: 2W
JU: 4J
LA: 3J 1W 1Y
BE: 1Y
SA: 2Y

That's 53 flights and I imagine there will be about another dozen to add.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 5:22 pm
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Based in YYC:
2-3 long haul trips per year, 1-2 short haul, so maybe up to 30 sectors. Hit gold for the first time this year on BA, very unlikely to keep it after the current membership year.
Long haul almost always in business and short haul always in economy.
Zero travel for business, my job is not important enough to require me to visit anywhere else other than our own head office.

There are plenty of times where I wish I had a job that sent me on 250+ sectors per year like some people, since I love travelling. But then I realize that I'm fortunate enough to have a different type of job that affords me the ability to do all of our trips as a family, and go in business class on the long trips, even with a young child. I've done a few trips, even in J, without my family (when I had to travel on different dates than them) and I can say that I'd much rather enjoy the journey with someone special.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 6:25 pm
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Steadily increasing the last few years. I travel three to four times a month for work and nearly every weekend for leisure. Thanks to upgrades and buying premium cabin fares when I can about 60% of it is in First or Business

2017: 143 Flights
2018: 256 Flights
2019: 130 Flights so far
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Old Jun 7, 19, 8:26 pm
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I'll probably fly 80-100 sectors in 2019, all short haul (1-3 hours) all domestic, all in coach and all paid by my employer. I never get on a plane when I want to relax.... It's doubtful if I'll even make gold, after many years of 1K it's going to hurt a bit....
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Old Jun 7, 19, 10:48 pm
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I've done about 42 sectors this last year and will do 14 more this summer. This is way above my normal 16 to 20 per year. I'd imagine next year I'll be back on normal rate. Depends how many diving trips to Cancun (Cozumel) I take. Sounds glamorous? It's a 1.50 hrs flight from Mexico City
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Old Jun 8, 19, 12:16 am
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For what itís worth, this type of thread pops up every few months so with a little search youíll get quite a few additional data points
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Old Jun 8, 19, 12:19 am
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I wonder whether we are about to see a sea change in this kind of admission!

Are you going to be eyed up and down by the climate change lobby?
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Old Jun 8, 19, 12:21 am
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Are you going to be eyed up and down by the climate change lobby?
Thatís another thread that also pops up every few months!
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Old Jun 8, 19, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by tigertanaka View Post
Biggest tip is stay in control of your own work travel (worth the effort to get your head around ITA Matrix) so you can avoid the administrator booking a transfer at CDG or work out for yourself the most efficient way to get from the North East of England to a meeting in LNZ.
+1 to this!!
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Old Jun 8, 19, 1:20 am
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74 flown last year, which was a lot higher than the average of c. 45. About 4 or 5 were for work, the rest leisure. By distance 41% F, 33.4% J and 25.6% Y.
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Old Jun 8, 19, 1:58 am
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OAP Leisure Stats ... minimal, but TP-efficient to retain Gold!

Typically 4-6 trips a year, 25-30 sectors [starting JER-UK every time helps!], and only CE/CW thank you. This calendar year will be 7 trips but only 24 sectors, as no 'creative routings' are involved.

Top year so far was 2016, with 30 sectors, 63,825 miles, 13 airports and 148h in the air. Going indirect to Alaska and Hawaii helped!

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Old Jun 8, 19, 9:07 am
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For the first time since 2009 this year I will be under 50 flights with 44.

Peak was 2014-2016 with 86/93 and 94 flights. Overall, just crossed 1000 lifetime flights recently, and will cross 2 million miles soon (about 52% Y, 48% not) and still in my 30s, so hopefully quite a bit of travel left in me.

Usually do several smaller (<2 weeks) vacations and a couple larger ones (>4 weeks) every year. Helps that the wife has the time off work as well.


I have never flown any flights for work.
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