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2017: Your travel year in review

2017: Your travel year in review

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Old Jan 5, 18, 10:38 am
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: ATL
Posts: 121
For the past 3 years, I have been surprisingly consistent on air travel

Total Miles: ~250K miles
Total Countries: 29
New Countries: 6 - Bahrain, Iraq, Maldives, East Timor, Solomon Islands, and Kiribati

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Old Jan 8, 18, 9:54 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Programs: GarudaMiles, KrisFlyer, FlyingBlue
Posts: 144
New countries: none

New cities & towns: Alor Setar, Padang Besar, Kuantan

Revisited cities & towns: Semarang, Solo, Jogja, Surabaya, Malang, Bali (Denpasar), Medan, Pekanbaru, Batam, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Penang

New airports: Jakarta Halim (HLP), Semarang (SRG), Solo (SOC)

New airlines: Tigerair (TR, currently re-branded as "Scoot"), Malindo Air (OD), Nam Air (IN)

New flight experience: Tigerair, Malindo Air, Nam Air, Garuda 777 (Jakarta-Bali, my 1st domestic flight with wide-body jet)

New aircraft type: Sriwijaya Air 737-300

Shortest flight: Nam Air Jakarta-Semarang

Longest flight: KLM Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur

Best flight experience: Malaysia Airlines CGK-KUL, on-board with it after 15 years. IFE musics containing my favorite duos: Akdong Musician from South Korea and Depapepe from Japan. Malay-style fish curry served as on-board meal. The plane's speakers playing Depapepe's song "Sunshine Surf" during disembarkation.

Best accomodation:
Budget: WeLuv Guesthouse, Penang
Luxury: Marriott Hotel Tang Plaza, Singapore

Cancelled trip: Kuching & Pontianak
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Old Jan 11, 18, 10:20 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: PVD, BOS
Programs: AA EXP
Posts: 1,140
Total Airports: 15
Total Flights: 33
Total Miles: 86,719

New Countries (5): Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore
New Airports (5): AKL, HKG, NRT, PHX, SIN
New Airlines (2): Cathay, JAL

Shortest Flight: PVD-PHL @ 237 mi
Longest Flight: BOS-HKG @ 7,966 mi
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Old Jan 14, 18, 2:52 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: BOI
Posts: 223
New Countries: Peru, Hong Kong, Taiwan
New Airports: SAL, LIM, AQP, CUZ, PEM, RNO, TPE, TTT
New Airlines: TACA, Avianca, LATAM, EVA, China Airlines, Uni Air
New Aircraft: 787, 747 (seat 1K), A330, ATR 72
Best flight experience: EVA J
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Old Jan 18, 18, 8:03 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: IAH
Programs: AA EXP, UA Gold, DL PM, Hyatt Diamond, Marriott Platinum, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 991
83 flights and 125,231 miles flown.
New Airlines EVA, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Lufthansa, Malaysia, Egypt Air, Turkish, Tiger Air, Virgin America
New Airport: RDU, MAN, FRA, PRG, SGN, BHM, AVL, IST, CAI, HKT, KUL
New Aircraft: A350
New Countries Czech Republic, Vietnam, Egypt, Malaysia

Best Experience:SQ Suites!!! (Finally)
Worst Experience: transiting IST
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Old Jan 20, 18, 10:34 am
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: En Route
Programs: Many
Posts: 4,087
Total Airports: (32) PNH, HKG, HEL, JFK, EWR, FLL, PBI, CLT, MIA, BGI, YYZ, CHS, DCA, LGA, FRA, CPH, CDG, FCO, LHR, EDI, ZRH, ATH, JMK, BEY, CAI, DXB, MUC, MMU, CMH, OSU, TPE, GCM
Total Flights: 52
Total Miles: 76,938 (lowest since 2011)
Total Countries (18): Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, Finland, USA, Barbados, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Greece, Lebanon, Egypt, UAE, Taiwan, Cayman Islands
New Countries: 0
New Airports: (1) : OSU
New Airlines (1): ME, Middle East Airlines ATH-BEY ME J, BEY-CAI ME J
New Aircraft Type: (0)
Shortest Flight: ATH-JMK-ATH A3 Y 85mi
Longest Flight: HKG-JFK CX F 8,072mi

Lightest travel year in quite some time, already off to a strong start in 2018 with GCM-MIA-CDG-OSL-TOS-OSL-LHR-JFK in the books and lots more coming up.
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Old Jan 20, 18, 6:06 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Charlottesville, Va. USA
Posts: 1,264
Our 7th continent-Africa- South 'Africa - Botswana - Tanzania. 5 different safari camps. Incredible animals.
New airline QR Bus. iad/doh - Great service, lousy food, DOH/CPT - Lousy service - inedible food. I don't understand how they won best business class. YMMV.
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Old Jan 21, 18, 11:42 am
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Canada
Programs: UA*1K, AA EXP, BA Silver, Fairmont Plat, MR Platinum, Carlson Gold, HH Gold
Posts: 19,879
Total Airports: (38 on 6 continents) (lowest since 2009) YYZ LAX SIN HKG BKK SFO NRT CGK SCL LHR DPS BOS EWR ORD JFK DOH IAD TPE PHL TXL NBO AMS ZRH VIE HNL DFW LAS SYD IPC IAH DCA KOA MIA KRK APW BUF PRG PPG
Total Flights: 67 (lowest since 2012)
Total Miles: 203,980 (~53k lower than 2016, 2nd highest ever)
Total Countries (22): (lowest since 2010) Canada, USA, Poland, Germany, UK, Holland, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Qatar, Australia, Switzerland, Indonesia, Austria, Taiwan, Czech Rep, Kenya, Samoa, Chile, American Samoa
New Countries: (3) Chile, Samoa, American Samoa
New Airports: (5) : SCL, IPC, APW, PPG, PRG
Total Airlines: (20): United YCF, American YCF, British Airways CF, Qatar CF, Air Canada YC, KLM Y, Cathay Pacific YWC, Thai C, Qantas CF, Swiss C, Singapore Airlines C, LATAM C, Austrian C, Japan Airlines YC, Fiji Airways Y, Delta Y, 4 NEW: Scoot Y, Lion Air Y, Westjet Y, Talofa Airways Y
Longest Flight: 17:55 h, 14,117 km, Los Angeles (International) - Singapore (Changi)
Shortest Flight: 1:20 h, 320 km, Washington (National) - Newark (Liberty)


Lots of longhaul flights this past year. 2018 will be a much lighter year - probably with only about ~150,000 miles in planned vacations.
As always, zero work-related flying.
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Old Jan 21, 18, 2:29 pm
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Join Date: May 2016
Programs: TK Elite+, SPG Plat, Jetsmarter
Posts: 43
Total Airports (45 on 3 continents): HAM, CDG, DUS, ZRH, MIA, HAV, EWR, TXL, HAJ, IST, CAN, HKG, LEJ, MAN, FRA, IAH, HOU, DAL, MDW, FLL, KEF, LBG, LTN, GVA, NCE, CEQ, BRI, MUC, BQH, STN, GWT, PIK, AGP, GLA, LIN, SXF, TSF, OPO, FAO, NUE, FMO, MME, LCY, BSL, BRU
Total Flights: 54
Total Miles: 54.480
Total Countries (13): Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Iceland, United Kingdom, China, Turkey, Cuba, United States, Switzerland, France, Germany
New Countries (5): Portugal, Iceland, Cuba, Switzerland, France
New Airports (34): CDG, DUS, ZRH, MIA, HAV, EWR, CAN, LEJ, MAN, IAH, HOU, DAL, MDW, FLL, KEF, LBG, LTN, NCE, CEQ, BRI, BQH, GWT, PIK, AGP, GLA, LIN, TSF, OPO, FAO, NUE, MME, LCY, BSL, BRU
Total Airlines (20): Swiss Y, United Y, Lufthansa YCF, Air Berlin Y, American Y, Eurowings Y, Germanwings Y, Dragon Airlines Y, Easyjet Y, Flybe Y, WOWAir Y, Turkish Airlines YC, Ryanair Y, Norwegian Y, Germania Y, Brussels Y 8 NEW: American, Eurowings, Dragon Airlines, Flybe, WOWAir, Norwegian, Germania, Brussels
New Aircraft Type (14): SU95, Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 600, Dash-8, Citation Mustang, Piaggio 180, Lear 45, Lear 75, Citation 2, Gulfstream IV, Challenger 300, A388, B739
Longest Flight: 11:15h, 5233 miles, FRA-IAH
Shortest Flight: 1:00h, 85 miles, CAN-HKG



Lot less miles and new countries than last year - only three long haul trips - but some unique new airports and types (thanks Jetsmarter )
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Old Jan 22, 18, 12:00 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: United Kingdom
Programs: BA Exec Club - Silver | Aegean Miles & Bonus - Silver | Le AccorHotels - Silver | IHG - Gold
Posts: 29
2017 travels

Hi all,

My maps aren't as crowded but hopefully add some variety

New countries: Sweden, Malaysia, Cyprus, Israel, UAE, Australia

New cities: Stockholm, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Nicosia (Greek/Turkish), Tel Aviv, Dubai, Johor Bahru, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Alice Springs

Re-visited cities: Hong Kong, Madrid, Singapore, Amsterdam

New airports: ARN, KUL, PEN, LCA, TLV, DXB, JHB, KUL, PER, SYD, MEL, ADL, ASP

New airlines: SAS Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Cobalt, Qantas

Best flight experience: Cathay Pacific The Pier lounge & Business class for 12500 Avios

Shortest flights: JHB-KUL 153 miles, KUL-PEN 202 miles, LCA-TLV 211 miles, LHR-AMS 231 miles

Longest flight: LHR-SIN 6785 miles
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Old Jan 22, 18, 3:35 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: HHonors Diamond, SPG Plat, BA Silver
Posts: 253
Originally Posted by hauteboy View Post
Very slow year for me overall. Least travel since 1998!

Total Miles: 68207
Total Airports: 31
New Airports: CAP, PAP, BHD, WDH, PLS, MJI

Total flights: 42
New Airlines:Sunrise, Citywing, South African, Frontier, Libyan Wings

++ = miles earning, -- = miles burning

Code:
2017-01-26 AUS-MIA J AA++ (On-plane upgrade!)
2017-01-26 MIA-CAP Y AA--
2017-01-27 CAP-PAP Y S6
2017-01-29 PAP-MIA Y AA++
2017-01-29 MIA-CLT Y AA++
2017-01-30 CLT-AUS Y AA++

2017-03-04 IAH-CDG Y AF++
2017-03-05 CDG-MAN Y AF++
2017-03-06 MAN-IOM Y BE++
2017-03-07 IOM-BHD Y V9
2017-03-14 DUB-LHR Y BA++
2017-03-14 LHR-DFW Y AA++

2017-05-17 AUS-DFW Y AA++
2017-05-17 DFW-LHR Y AA++
2017-05-18 LHR-JNB Y BA++
2017-05-19 JNB-WDH J SA++ (online paid upgrade)
2017-05-23 WDH-JNB J SA++ (at-airport paid upgrade)
2017-05-23 JNB-NBO Y SA++
2017-05-28 EBB-ADD Y ET--
2017-05-28 ADD-FRA Y ET--
2017-05-29 FRA-ORD Y UA--
2017-05-29 ORD-AUS Y UA--

2017-08-05 AUS-MIA Y AA--
2017-08-05 MIA-ANU Y AA--
2017-08-06 ANU-PLS Y BA--
2017-08-07 PLS-MIA Y AA--
2017-08-07 MIA-SAT Y AA--

2017-09-29 AUS-ATL Y F9
2017-10-01 ATL-AUS Y DL

2017-10-17 AUS-ATL Y DL--
2017-10-17 ATL-CDG Y AF--
2017-10-18 CDG-TUN Y AF--
2017-10-18 TUN-MJI Y YL
2017-10-21 MJI-TUN Y YL
2017-10-21 TUN-MUC Y LH++
2017-10-22 MUC-IAH Y UA++

2017-12-02 HRL-HOU Y WN--
2017-12-02 HOU-AUS Y WN--

2017-12-08 AUS-IAH Y UA++
2017-12-08 IAH-AMS Y UA++
2017-12-10 AMS-IAD Y UA++
2017-12-10 IAD-AUS Y UA++

Shortest flight: IOM-BHD, 62mi
Longest flight: LHR-JNB, 5635mi

New Countries/Territories: Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Turks&Caicos
Revisited countries/territories: Haiti, UK, Ireland, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Antigua, Libya

Hotel nights:40

Code:
2017-01-26 Milot, Haiti AirBnB
2017-01-27 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Hotel Oloffson
2017-01-28 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Hotel Oloffson

2017-03-03 Houston, TX Hyatt Place Bush Airport
2017-03-05 ++ Manchester, United Kingdom HIEX Manchester Airport
2017-03-06 Douglas, Isle of Man Best Western Palace
2017-03-07 Belfast, Northern Ireland ETAP Belfast
2017-03-08 Ballyvaughan, Ireland B&B
2017-03-09 Ballyvaughan, Ireland B&B
2017-03-10 Ballyvaughan, Ireland B&B
2017-03-11 Oranmore, Ireland Maldron Hotel
2017-03-12 ++ Dublin, Ireland HIEX Dublin Airport
2017-03-13 ++ Dublin, Ireland HIEX Dublin Airport

2017-04-30 ++ Odessa, TX Staybridge Suites

2017-05-19 Swakopmund, Namibia Swakopmund Plaza Hotel
2017-05-20 Sesirem, Namibia Desert Camp
2017-05-21 Sesirem, Namibia Desert Camp
2017-05-22 Windhoek, Namibia Hilltop Guesthouse
2017-05-23 Nairobi, Kenya Decasa Hotel
2017-05-24 Masai Mara, Kenya Mara Sopa Lodge
2017-05-25 Masai Mara, Kenya Mara Sopa Lodge
2017-05-26 Kisumu, Kenya Sooper Guest House
2017-05-27 Kampala, Uganda Ravens Hotel

2017-06-01 -- Houston, TX Springhill Suites IH45 North

2017-07-29 -- Athens, TX HIEX Athens

2017-09-29 -- Atlanta, GA Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport South
2017-09-30 Helen, GA Unicoi Lodge

2017-10-14 Graham, TX Best Western

2017-10-18 Tripoli, Libya Hotel
2017-10-19 Tripoli, Libya Hotel
2017-10-20 Tripoli, Libya Hotel
2017-10-21 -- Munich, Germany Moxy Airport Hotel

2017-11-23 -- Houston, TX Fairfield Inn IH45 North
2017-11-24 ++ Houston, TX Fairfield Inn IH45 North
2017-11-25 ++ Houston, TX Fairfield Inn IH45 North

2017-12-01 -- Zapata, TX HIEX Zapata

2017-12-09 Amsterdam, Netherlands Train Lodge

2017-12-17 -- Dallas, TX Hilton Anatole
2017-12-18 -- Dallas, TX Hilton Anatole
You went to Kisumu? I was brought up in that town - lived there till the age of 18!
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