Who is new Prince of Pain--King of GOM?

Old Dec 25, 2005, 3:11 am
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Programs: GSA City-Pair; emeritus AS MVPG/UA 1K/US Plat, etc.
Posts: 2,635
Totaling my travels this year...

BIS miles on HP/US: 26,681 in 26 segments - 1,026 miles average per segment. Yeah, I do a *lot* of transcons, and that's even skewed by a bundle of short segments... PHL-ELM, BTV-PHL, PHL-BWI. 35,212 RDMs. I live in San Francisco and most of my work is in the Midwest and Southeast. Do the math

19,619 BIS miles on AA (before I switched to HP/US) in 19 segments, for a 1,032 miles-per-segment average.

10,946 miles on NWA... in two segments. SFO-AMS-SFO

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Old Dec 25, 2005, 8:44 am
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: KUSA
Programs: Whatever AMEX Plat comes with... I buy on price.. Spirit Big Front Seat, want First/buy First
Posts: 1,568
Well, counting my flight PHL-JAX today....

Going to end the year with 56617 Preferred Miles and 85 segments, making an average of 666.0823 miles per segment.

Guess that works out averaging all these 740 mile JAX-PHL and 500 mile JAX-CLT flights.
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Old Dec 25, 2005, 9:42 am
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NY Metro Area
Programs: AA 2MM Yay!, UA MM, Costco General Member
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Well, 28644 miles on 20 segments for me on US. Im still not sure how I ended up qualifying for silver.

Just went to 100,469 EQM on 59 segments on UA which included some bonuses. Still about 3000 or 4000 miles to post there.

Dont have my final AA numbers yet but it is going to be about 54000 Q-points on about 29 segments. My wife is going to have a very high points to miles ratio. She is going to be at 29000+ Q-points on AA for 5 segments. Ive never done that well on any carrier. It was one RTW ticket in business for her (JFK-LHR;LHR-Madras;CMB-BKK; SGN-HKG and HKG-JFK).

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Old Dec 25, 2005, 2:57 pm
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Germany
Programs: US SP
Posts: 43
Year to Date Preferred Miles: 75,581
Year to Date Preferred Segments: 32

2,361.90 per segment
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Old Dec 25, 2005, 4:44 pm
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Athens, WV, USA; a US cockroach long before it was in FFOCUS; now a lowly US5 for only the 2nd time in 20 years.
Programs: US5
Posts: 3,050
Klaus got me beat

Year to Date Preferred Miles: 46,224
Year to Date Preferred Segments: 25

1848.96 per segment

Then again, all of this was before May 15. The only travel I had after 5/15 was my SFO trip in August that was on a 50K premium award.
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Old Dec 25, 2005, 7:40 pm
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ZRH
Posts: 659
YTD on US: 29,908 on 40 segments, for average of 747.7 miles/segment.

Constant RDU/CLT, CLT/ILM, CLT/ATL, and CLT/NOWhere segments/travel have me whipped into the court of Pain.
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Old Dec 26, 2005, 10:58 am
Join Date: May 2000
Location: HH Gold, Marriott Gold, PC Plat, Emirates Silver
Posts: 2,682
I started the year on 1/1/05 with LH FC award then it all went downhill fast. The FC terminal in FRA is VERY nice.

US figures:
YTD miles: 19,000
YTD Segments: 14
Upgrade percentage : 100% - 3rd straight year.

Other carriers: 0

Hopefully they will give me a XMAS present and not drop me all the way to a US4(5).
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Old Dec 26, 2005, 11:02 am
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Programs: United Gold
Posts: 2,051
47109 on 29 segments, but that's basically all before June. I should have noticed this more and flown another trip recently to get the last 3k. Oh well, CP to SP in a few months..
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Old Dec 26, 2005, 2:51 pm
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Reading, PA
Programs: US lowlife
Posts: 2,006
Made out with CP this year by luck.. Here's what I ended up with:

- 2005 Preferred Miles: 35,566
- 2005 Preferred Segments: 32

- Total fare expenses: $1402.31
- Cheapest domestic fare: $1.86 (LEB-SFO)
- Most Expensive domestic fare: $153.10 (PHL-FLL)
- Cheapest/Expensive international fare: $556

- 17 Successful
- 2 Missed (CLT-FLL)
- 1 Upgrade on award ticket

Miles Earned / Burned:
- 58k miles earned (counting flight miles + Pref. bonus only)
- 110k miles burned (2x30k PHL-STT, 2x25k PHL-ROC)

- 1 successful, VDB ticket plus confirmed F/C on next segment


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Old Dec 26, 2005, 6:06 pm
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: DC; US Gold
Posts: 3,139
Made CP in October due to that promotion. 62,643 EQMs on US this year. Spent about 200,000 miles to send myself to Australia & Israel this year.
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Old Dec 26, 2005, 8:44 pm
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: DCA/LAX/
Programs: Hilton Gold
Posts: 512
127,540 bis miles
184 segments

all travel on us/ua

do I win the title?
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 5:07 am
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Whitehall, PA, USA
Programs: HHonors Gold
Posts: 580
US/HP and UA credited to DM

Segments: 76

EQMs: 91,113. So close to CP yet so far!!!
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 7:31 pm
Join Date: May 2005
Location: SEA
Programs: UA GS, SPG Plat
Posts: 132
Made CP with a Challenge.

EQM: 71,165
Segments: 82
Ratio: 867 miles / segment

I think I had about 60 segments that were PHL - YUL, 394 big miles.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 5:43 pm
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 2
lots of short runs

102 Segments / 68772 miles

674 miles per segment
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