A crazy (but comfortable) three weeks of travel

A crazy (but comfortable) three weeks of travel

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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. nelton New Member

    30,000 status miles in ua so far, i can see a more relaxed myself at the end of 2013 than 2012

  2. Wade Guest

    "@Zz said,

    My schlong is only half yours..."

    That's why Lucky is so popular among the flight attendents!

  3. Denis Guest

    @ Jeff
    Next flight is to meet Janesis on thursday!

  4. ben Guest

    i would probably die with that amount of flying :0

  5. Jeff Guest

    I think your next trip on Thursday is to TPA

  6. ZippyPam Guest

    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. :-)

  7. lscorpio Guest

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

  8. stef Guest

    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. The Global Traveller Guest

    130k flown in 5 weeks from late December 2012.

  10. Andrew Guest

    Just think...Tom Stuker has do that many miles on United! You have it easy.

  11. Carl Guest

    For once I have you beat. Well over 100K, but only about 80K EQM.

  12. Ozaer N. Guest

    ..and where are we off to next??? Y'all betta hide yo wife...hide yo kidz...cuz Ben is home now!

  13. Peter D. Guest

    DEN-SFO-SYD on Tuesday...United Global First...hoping for a good crew....

  14. Ben Haylock (@zbender) Guest

    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*.

    :-)

  15. lucky OMAAT

    @ 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.

  16. Andrew Gold

    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.

  17. Jim R Guest

    That's awesome! Would you share how many of these flights were paid tickets and how many were awarded?

  18. Physicist Guest

    Have you ever considered wearing a Geiger counter around??

  19. LR Guest

    Wow. That is soooooo awesome.

  20. Amol (@PointsToPointB) Member

    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.

  21. JGfromOC Guest

    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 :/

  22. Zz Guest

    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.

  23. Ryan K Guest

    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? :D

  24. Grant Guest

    Keep it up Lucky and you might never sleep in your own bed.

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nelton New Member

30,000 status miles in ua so far, i can see a more relaxed myself at the end of 2013 than 2012

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Wade Guest

"@Zz said, My schlong is only half yours..." That's why Lucky is so popular among the flight attendents!

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Denis Guest

@ Jeff Next flight is to meet Janesis on thursday!

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