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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

I as crunching the numbers down for the first half of 2009, and here are my results:

I had 16 flights, 14 with US, 1 with 9K, and 1 with BB.

Airline Cost/Flight Cost/Mile CoTax/Fl CoMil/Fl
US $16.50 $0.05 $19.75 $0.07
9K $73.50 $1.63 $79.00 $1.76
BB $75.00 $1.63 $81.00 $1.76


Spent $417 incld taxes for 16 flights on three airlines  Smile

Majority going to US Airways, spending $257 incld taxes over 14 flights  Smile.

Right now, I have one upcoming trip and one pending trip:

US Airways ORF-DCA-PVD-DCA-ORF ($128 r/t taxes incld) (it was a gift hehe)

and hopefully

AirTran/American BWI-TPA-MIA-ORF ($175 taxes incld)

So, how much do you spend?  Smile

Roar, lion, roar
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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):

To be honest, I don't have a clue. I don't really keep track of that as well. I did so many flights this year, mostly HAM-FRA-HAM and because I am non- reving these tickets are rather cheap  Smile


User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 4271 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

Looking at my year Apr-Mar08 I spent £15,000 on 5 transatlantic Club and a few domestics, all pleasure. Really enjoyed it.  Wink

you don't get a second chance to make a first impression!
User currently offlineSebjacques92 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

Well as a student i spend as little as possible on flights but in this past year i have managed to get 2x return flights to Prague for about £60 each which i think is excellent value!

When travelling long haul i tend to choose an airline i am comfortable flying with so money is not so much a concern, i just want to make sure my flight is enjoyable. A return fair to Thailand in October 2009 on Emirates (EK) is going to cost me about £400 which i think is reasonable and means i get my first trip on the A380!!


User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1175 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 6345 times:

Most of my flying is for business, and I don't keep track of the fares (although I need to check for the cheapest before booking, and usually take those). This year, also paid only a bit more than $100 in taxes/fees for a reward ticket AKL-CGN-AKL in C.
The only tickets I paid for myself this year were
AKL-WLG-AKL on QF: About $NZ200 incl.
PLZ-DUR-CPT-JNB-PLZ on SA: $NZ420 incl.


User currently offlineTheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 6341 times:


26 segments. 2 First Class segments.
13,355 miles.

That is 2009 only.

I don't have any FF miles  Sad

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 6333 times:

Having browsed through my monthal credit card statements, I got the following figures:

For flights taken in 2009, I have spent 4624 € sofar (part of it was spent in 2008). This got me 40 sectors for 23421 miles and 15 new airports to my log. Cost includes a paid-for Business class ticket from Germany to MEM v/v.

Add to above costs about 250 € for 3 sectors I did not show up for; plus some credit I still hold on WN..

20 more sectors are booked until end of September 2009, setting me back by 1354 € and adding another 4 airports to my log.

Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 11964 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 6313 times:

Zilch, zero, nada....................however, it has been awhile since I've flown international, so there's no fees from that, either.  Wink

"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineTennis69 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 419 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 6300 times:
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So far in 2009 -

37 segments
79172 K

3 in first
9 in business
25 in economy

58386 DL Skymiles
11050 VN Golden Lotus
4200 KE Skypass

User currently offlineBPS3458 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 602 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 6299 times:

JAL / BNE-NRT-FRA return / economy 2 adults, 1 child, 2 infants = A$ 6200.00
KE / BNE-ICN return / business 1 adult (A$ 4500.00)
SQ / BNE-SIN-FRA return / business 1 adult (A$ 6479.00)
EY / BNE-SYD-AUH-FRA return / first 1 adult (A$ 7579.00)

Total: A$ 24758.00 plus approx. A$ 3000 for domestic flights

Cheers from Brisbane,


User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6241 times:

Flights for 2009:
01/24/2009- DFW-ATL Delta 757-200 (N656DL)
01/24/2009- ATL-STL Delta MD-88 (N997DL)
01/24/2009- STL-ORD United Express EMB-145 (N***HK)
01/24/2009- ORD-DFW United 737-500 (N912UA)
03/18/2009- DFW-DEN American MD-82 (N7535A)
03/23/2009- DEN-DFW American MD-83 (N9618A)

Upcoming flights:
09/19/2009- DFW-IAH Continental 737-500
09/19/2009- IAH-MSP Continental Express EMB-145
09/19/2009- MSP-ORD American 737-800
09/19/2009- ORD-DFW American 777-200
10/02/2009- DFW-LBB American Eagle CRJ-700
10/04/2009- LBB-DFW American Eagle EMB-145

01/24: $140 with tax
03/18-23: $197 with tax
10/02-04: $124 with tax

I doubt this will be the extent of my flying for 2009. I'm sure I'll make LBB and or DEN at least once more before the year is over.

"Things change, friends leave, life doesn't stop for anybody." -- EAT'EM UP EAT'EM UP KSU!!
User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6210 times:

Flights I've taken so far and their prices:

Air Southwest BRS-NQY @ £30.00 one way
Ryanair BRS-DUB @ £1.00 one way
Ryanair DUB-LGW @ £1.00 one way
Ryanair LGW-DUB @ £1.00 one way
Ryanair DUB-BRS @ £1.00 one way
Ryanair NQY-STN @ £2.50 one way + Airport development fee @ £5.00
Ryanair STN-SNN @ £1.00 one way
Ryanar SNN-LGW @ £1.00 one way
FlyBe LGW-NQY @ £17.50 one way

Coming up:

Ryanair NQY-STN @ £10.00 one way
FlyBe LGW-NQY @ 29.00 one way

Virgin Atlantic LHR-HKG-LHR @ a couple of hundred *shrugs!*

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9022 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6166 times:

Total spend is $3159.91. Miles flown is 61,771 miles on 53 flights (4 airlines - DL, NW, CO, AS). Over $3000 of that revenue went to Delta/Northwest (small amount went to Continental). I didn't pay for all of those tickets though.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8590 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6108 times:
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Personally I don't spend much. Most of my flying is for business, and when I fly for personal purposes I can non rev so usually only pay for taxes.

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlinePocho From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6104 times:

I've flown commercially only a handful of times. Most recently BDL-SAN $109 o/w.

User currently offlineSancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6000 times:

How do some of you get such nice fares domestically? I guess I should start flying Q or U class instead of Y, even though half the time the full Y fare is a first class seat.

kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out-USMC
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12150 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5989 times:

Quoting NQYGuy (Reply 11):
Airport development fee @ £5.00

Which sucks, big time, but not quite as much as BLK's £10 ADF fee!

So far this year I've flown 42 segments at a total cost of £1,964.11, or an average of £46.76 per flight. Even taking off the £474 cost of the three Il-18 charter flights, the average is still £38.21, which is about £10 more than I'd like and aim for. It has though netted me 12 new airlines, 6 new aircraft types, 16 new airports and 26 new routes.

Value Per Mile of Scheduled Flights Only:

Best: GRO-LBC with FR; £3.70 or £0.004p per mile (including my bank conversion fee to €)
Worst: TSR-CLJ with Carpatair; £76.54 or £0.58p per mile.

This easily beat my previous best of HKG-LGW with Oasis Hong Kong for £78.87, or £0.01 per mile, but the 'worst' is still GCI-ACI with Aurigny for £34.75, or £1.34 per mile.

Last year I spent an estimated £10,000 on flying and travelling combined, but I've yet to troll back through all the figures and reservations to work it all out. If it's still raining, I'll probably do that tomorrow.

Dan  Smile

...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1564 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5936 times:

I've spent around 1700€ since november 2008, including a 150€ fee for a date modification and 60€ for a no-show. Not a lot compared to some of you guys but considering what I earn at work it's a lot of money...
The good thing is that most of the flights are still to be made. I've also added my best deal ever this afternoon, 8€ for CRL-ZAZ r/t with FR including priority boarding  Smile

Life is short : eat dessert first !
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