Well as the year comes to an end, I was looking through my flight log book and lordy have I done some flying this year. I mean anytime you put a crazy round the world into the mix, thats gonna mean a lot of flying (well unless your just doing it the easy way but i mean what person like me would). Add on all the work flying, all the personal flying and all the extra lovely flying i’ve done, man has it been a LOT!
So heres some of the stats:
Miles Flown: 64028 (That is Butt In Seat Miles not miles/points earned)
Segments Flown: 39
Longest Segment: Brisbane-Los Angeles – 7161m
Shortest Segment: Cooktown-Cairns – 106m
New Airlines: Air Canada, Emirates, Skytrans, Swiss International Airlines, Lufthansa, bmi, ANA, Asiana, Singapore Airlines, V Australia
New Aircraft Types Flown: Airbus A380, Boeing 747-400ER, Boeing 737-500,Embraer E190,Boeing 777-300ER, DeHavilland Dash 8-100, Aerospatiale ATR-72
New Airports: Vancouver International (YVR), San Francisco International (SFO), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), New York City La Guardia (LGA), London Heathrow (LHR), Zurich International (ZRH), Paris Charles De Guale (CDG), Berlin Tegel (TXL), Seoul Incheon (ICN), Hong Kong International (HKG), Singapore Changi (SIN), Christchurch Internationl (CHC), Queenstown (ZQN), Cooktown (CTN)
Airlines Flown: United, Virgin America, Virgin Blue (aka Virgin Australia), Qantas, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, Emirates, Skytrans, Swiss International Airlines, Lufthansa, bmi, ANA, Asiana, Singapore Airlines, V Australia
New Countries: Hong Kong, South Korea, Switzerland, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore
Through all of that travelling I managed to earn quite a number of Points credited to my Star Alliance account with Aegean Airlines and get gold status, which I then used to status match to Virgin Australia and that makes all of those flights so much more comfortable. All I need is some status with Qantas and I would be set!
All in all it has been an amazing year really. Heaps of travelling, some very unique flights and experiences and some that I wish i could continue at times! Hopefully next year will be just as huge, but probably not, maybe some new airlines to tick off my list!
For anyone interested here are my Trip Reports as posted on Flyertalk this year for some of the journeys: