A crazy (but comfortable) three weeks of travel

I was just crunching the numbers for how much travel I’ve done between mid-January and the first week of February, and it looks like I flew roughly 52,000 butt-in-seat miles in a three week period, mapped out below:

While I’m sure many of you have me beat, that’s a $*&^ ton of travel in my book, and I’m actually surprised I’m not more exhausted. I guess that’s the benefit of most of the flights being in first/business class on premium airlines (well, with one notable exception). 😉

I’ve been sleeping extraordinarily well in the past four days I’ve been home, and have found myself going to bed at a reasonable hour, falling asleep within minutes, and waking up in the single digit column on my digital clock, which is usually off limits for me. So I guess the moral of the story is that I need to keep pace and fly 900,000 miles per year!

The fun continues on Thursday, as I’m off to ___________!

How’s everyone else’s flying/travel year going so far?

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  1. Looks like fun! I’m only at 21k EQMs or so on the year but I’m going to have a strong March. I’ve even managed to best my previous record that came about due to those UA fares that allowed connections in HNL…remember those?

    Anyways, I booked a BOS-PVG run on AA and then decided to nest one of those HKG-FNC mistake fares inside of it. 35k miles BIS in about 10 days…and half of that is in coach. Will I survive? 😀

  2. My schlong is only half yours. But it’s all long haul coach for work, My butt, legs and back are hurting and we are only 2 months into the year.

  3. Shoot, I am only on a little over 10,000 miles so far this year – another 15,000 though in the next month. All domestic, and so far, all in coach :/

  4. Where’s AUH? 😉

    I’m currently in-flight JFK-LAX, my 3rd NY-CA transcon of the year. Only at 14K BIS, but DL has me at 39K MQMs thanks to Rollover.

  5. I’ve flown 5343 across 8 segments, and I’m perfectly okay with it. Looking forward to not being on the road the next two weeks and spending some time with family and friends.

  6. @ Jim R — SEA-SFO-HKG-SIN-CMB was an award ticket, CMB-SIN-DXB-LHR-SEA was a paid ticket (details in the introduction post of the current trip report I’m working on), SEA-JFK was a paid ticket, JFK-BRU-VIE-NRT-IST-WAW-ORD-TPA was an award ticket, and TPA-ORD-SEA was a paid ticket.

  7. I’m on 55,000km so far this year, but two friends of mine are on 70,000 and 71,000 respectively.

    I have a 43,000km trip at the end of the year, so I know at least how my year *ends*.


  8. Hmm … for these roughly 52,000 miles, are you rounding up or rounding down?!?

    You got me curious as to how much flying I’ve done since January 15. Great Circle Mapper says … 51 segments for 51,013 miles.

    However, my map is a lot messier than yours!

    But at least I know what I will be doing on Thursday (Valentine’s Day, ya know) … I will be flying from LAS-CMH-LAS! :p

  9. I would say the craziest flight is the VIE-IST route via NRT!? 🙂 that is many miles for an intra-europe flight.

  10. Coming up: MCO CLT SFO OSA SIN PER SYD AKL Queenstown (forgot the code) AKL SYD ICN HND LAX IAH MCO. All award in biz with 2 longhauls on SQ. 🙂

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