Hitting The Century Mark

On my way back from Denver last night, I hit 100,000 miles flown for the year.  Now, most of my frequent traveler friends will chuckle at that, having surpassed that number earlier in the year.  But, for most mere mortals, 100,000 miles seems like a lot.  So, I figured I’d provide a bit of a breakdown.  First, here’s an overview of what 100,000 miles looks like in terms of time.

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That’s a whopping 265 hours (or 11 days) of the first 8 months of the year on airplanes.  And, just shy of halfway to the moon in terms of distance.  88 total flights, with the longest being my flight on the inaugural 787 trip from Boston to Tokyo.

So, where did I go?  Here’s a couple of maps to show where I’ve been (click on them to make them larger).

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For those more into lists, the airports I’ve found myself in this year:

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New destinations this year include Tokyo (NRT), Toronto (YYZ) and San Antonio (SAT).  This is also the first year where I’ve logged more miles on United as opposed to American (and hopefully the last).

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Finally, a quick breakdown of how many times my butt had to sit in coach (all of which were on United)

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Still have a perfect upgrade percentage on American for this year (and last year as well).

I figure to log another 50K miles between now and the end of the year, which will certainly rank this amongst my longest travel years ever.  Here’s hoping next year’s charts show more personal travel to fun and exciting places!


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