The end of 2013 is here, which seems like a perfect time to summarize my flight activity over the last year.
Last year’s numbers were high due to a particularly busy July and August 2012, which were alone responsible for a third of that year’s travel. I didn’t end up having quite that busy of a travel season this year, so my number of flights dropped, but they were still higher than most years.
I visited 11 airports for the first time this year:
- AUS | Austin
- BOS | Boston
- DTW | Detroit
- DEN | Denver
- GRK | Killeen/Fort Hood
- ITO | Hilo
- PDX | Portland
- TUL | Tulsa
- IAH | Houston-Intercontinental
- MHT | Manchester, NH
- MDW | Chicago-Midway
I’d actually diverted to GRK before for a DFW thunderstorm, but we didn’t get off the plane, so I didn’t get to count it then. Otherwise, I was able to pick up a few hubs I hadn’t been to before, and the rest were new destinations.
I flew on three airlines for the first time:
I had hoped to maintain at least American Airlines AAdvantage Gold and United Mileage Plus Silver this year, but I only ended up having two trips on American, so I’m back down to nothing there. I did maintain Silver on United, and Gold with Hilton HHonors.
- Longest Flight: PHX – HNL (2917 miles)
- Shortest Flight: SEA – PDX (129 miles)
- Shortest Net Distance Traveled: DFW – DFW (0 miles)