Average segment length

Old Oct 19, 11, 7:01 pm
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Average segment length

Hi,
Just saw my YTD totals for United Mileage Plus. 71810 miles in 14 segments. That makes it 5129 miles per segment. And boy does my butt feel it sometimes.

Anyone have a larger average segment mileage?

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Old Oct 19, 11, 7:08 pm
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Older, but the same question:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...eage-year.html
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Old Oct 19, 11, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by jhayes_1780 View Post
Thanks, good read. Time to ask it again. I didn't see any in that particular thread with over 5000 miles/segment.

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Old Oct 19, 11, 7:40 pm
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from my openflights so far for 2011:

overall:
50 segments
101555 miles

United:
14 segments
22355 miles

Lifetime United:
56 segments
108081 miles
so I guess an average of 1930 miles/UA segment
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Old Oct 19, 11, 8:06 pm
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Right now I'm at about 4000, with 67,300 / 17 segments. Mostly ORD-GRU (5252) with a few connecting through IAD and a family vacation or two to bring down the average.
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Old Oct 19, 11, 11:47 pm
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Mine is smaller.

BIS (not counting reward tickets, excluding 500 mile min)
All *A: 579 mi, std. 289 mi
UA: 558 mi, std. 375 mi

Counting the 500 mile min:
All *A: 661 mi, std. of 201 mi
UA: 679 mi, std. of 277 mi
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Old Oct 20, 11, 12:31 am
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I'm not sure which is worse: your average segment length, or the year I qualified for US Chairmans Preferred on segments. 200 segments in a single year is no fun.

Last edited by Joshua; Dec 14, 11 at 5:43 pm Reason: Qualified for US CP, not 1K
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Old Oct 20, 11, 7:07 am
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If you're really bored, covert your flight time into how much radiation you're received in units of chest x-rays. I'm at around 23 (~20% error) YTD.
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Old Oct 20, 11, 8:07 am
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I seem to have an average of 2551 for this year.

Last year, I had 5255, though. But only in the rather trivial sense that I only took two United flights last year.

k_jupiter: Out of curiosity, do you do your domestic US flying on another airline? Or are your domestic flights cancelled out with a bunch of 6000+ milers? Or do you just not fly domestically in the US at all?
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Old Oct 20, 11, 9:10 am
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890 - this may be my highest ever... Sad, eh?
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Old Oct 20, 11, 11:21 am
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Average = 1125
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Old Oct 20, 11, 11:51 am
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2979 avg

though, looking at another 15k EQM in the next two months with 6 more segments so that might lower my avg to 2900 avg.
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Old Oct 20, 11, 2:10 pm
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Much more domestic this year than usual and bunch of LAX-SFO hops and connections on trans-cons.

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92,508 BIS (excluding EQM bonus)
60 Segments (excluding EQM bonus)
1,542 per segment
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Old Oct 20, 11, 2:12 pm
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I feel for you....

Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
I'm not sure which is worse: your average segment length, or the year I qualified for 1K on segments. 200 segments in a single year is no fun.
That's a lot of waiting in airports. I wonder if you start to think of it as a horizontal elevator.

Have you found that your pressure equalization changed from all the take offs and landings? I use to have terrible problems when I flew 30 or 40 times a year in the 80's. Now I don't even use hard candy.

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Old Oct 20, 11, 2:18 pm
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4029 eqm/segment
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