While I’m fortunate that my health and finances have both been well during the COVID-19 crisis, this has been the longest time I’ve been home for this long since I started traveling for work in 2009. I created a chart and some statistics about this time spent at home.
Paul’s maps, charts, and other travel statistics for the entire decade of the 2010s.
Paul’s travel statistics for 2019.
A summary of Paul Bogard's 2018 hotels, flights, and driving.
Paul’s 2017 travel statistics.
Overall, my travel increased slightly this year. Unlike in 2015, my travel was relatively evenly spread throughout the year.
With two recent work trips and a five-city European vacation, combined with the changes to summer time in the US and Europe, I've gone through quite a few time zone changes in the past six weeks.
2015 was a relatively strong year for me for business travel, with the first and last thirds of the year being particularly busy. Due to that, my total flights and hotel nights just edged above 2014’s numbers, for another record year.
2014 has been a record travel year.
American Airlines was the first airline I gained elite status on. Because of the substantial lead I’d built up with American, it still took me until this month for AA to dip below 50% of my total flights. I’ve decided to commemorate the occasion with a graph.