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What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?  
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2667 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

I maintain a List of Airports I've Landed At, but strangely, I do not have a list of ones I've taken off from. This is why Reno/Taco International and Halifax International, both of which airports I've walked into, checked in for flights at, browsed through the shops at, gone through the checkpoints at, boarded flights at like a normal air traveler, are NOT on any of my lists. (SJC is on my landed-there list; even though I've never taken off from there.)

Also the list only officially includes airports I've landed at in my adult life; on journeys for which I booked & paid for my own ticket. There are 6 airports that I know I've landed at at some point in my life, but only in childhood. Therefore FLL, MCO, LGA, DCA, STL, and LHR appear in parentheses or italics or small font on the list. (MIA used to have that status but I did finally land there as an adult two Januaries ago.)

Naturally I have a List of Airlines I've Taken, but that list only permits airlines I've originally booked with; so if I get interlined onto a carrier I've never bought a ticket from, that carrier doesn't get onto the list.

I have all sorts of other silly compulsive lists but I think I've bared my bizarre brain enough for one thread.

How compulsive are you at listkeeping?

[Edited 2009-09-03 14:55:12]


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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks ago) and read 5224 times:
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If you look at my list of photo albums, you will see a collection of every aircraft I have ever flown on. The WN, US, NWA ,Independence, and DL birds are the exact tail numbers, while the Pan Am, TWA, and CO birds are not. When I flew PA, CO, and TWA, I was too young to know about tail numbers, so I didn't record them. The exception is the PA 727 Clipper Universe. I do remember that aircraft specifically.

Also since I work for UPS, I get to see all the lease aircraft UPS hires for the Christmas season. I keep a list of all the lease planes that I see with my own eyes during this time right down to airline, type, and tail number.

[Edited 2009-09-03 16:12:12]


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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1944 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks ago) and read 5217 times:

My travel list includes (if I know it) every, airline, aircraft type, and registration I've flown on. I also remember every airport I've in or out of. The only things I have missing are some aircraft types and regs from when I was a wee youngster.

My spotting list includes every unique airline, aircraft type, and, if possible, registration I've viewed overhead with either the naked eye, binoculars, or through my telescope at my home. That list is fairly long considering that I don't live in a high traffic area or an area with many common international flights. But I've been viewing with my telescope for 6-7 years now, so it builds up eventually. I welcome uncommon wind patterns that bring different airlines overhead!


User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5207 times:

I have lists of every airport (arrival or departure), aircraft by manufacturer (including variants), airline, all since birth. My dad kept the list until I was 12 - I've been doing it ever since. I have started entering into flight memory - but still many years and hundreds of flights yet to add.

I also have every boarding card since birth (my first flight was a JL flight ex-BEY in 1973).



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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2013 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5172 times:

I keep a spreadsheet with all my flight details, (aircraft type, airline, airports, terminal if LHR or LGW, engine manufactuter, but not registration). I've gradually been updating the older entries with correct airport and airline codes, as I tended to make them up previously, e.g. TOR for Toronto  embarrassed 


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User currently offlineAlexEU From Serbia, joined Oct 2007, 1817 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

This is my ´´list of everything´´

-Airports (take-off or landing)
-Airlines I flew
-Aircraft I flew
-Engines of the aircraft I flew
-Registrations of the aircrafts I flew
-Countries of the aircraft´s I flew

And non-aviation I also have these lists:
-Countries I´ve been to
-Administrative unitary authorities (states, provinces, counties)
-Unrecognized states I´ve been
-Capital cities
-Border crossings and airport borders
-National Parks
-World Heritage Sites
-Autonomous areas
-Enclaves and exclaves

Alex  wink 


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5117 times:



Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 2):
My travel list includes (if I know it) every, airline, aircraft type, and registration I've flown on. I also remember every airport I've in or out of. The only things I have missing are some aircraft types and regs from when I was a wee youngster.

Same here. And the list is getting bigger... I wished TW was still around.... I only did one segment on them to STL....



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week ago) and read 5017 times:

I'm not that compulsive, just a little...

* Airports, noting whether that was my origination, destination, and/or connection, or if I just landed there and if so whether or not I got off the plane. There's a few asterisks involved, such as IAH, where because of a weather misconnect I had to spend the night...I still count Houston as a "connect only", since Sheraton and the Taco Bell across the street don't really count as visiting Houston. 68 airports total.

(btw, OP, why did ya have to put "Reno/Taco International"? 'Cause now I really want tacos...mmmmm, tacos. I love tacos, I love them so.)

* Airlines, by brand...I don't keep track of "commuter" carriers, with the exception of SkyWest, which I've flown as both DL and UA. 33 of these, 13 of which I flew on internationally.

* Aircraft flown, with airline noted. Not 100% complete, as I haven't kept track of some variants separately - I have 737s broken down into "200"/"300-400"/"500 to 900", for example. 34 of these, including one helicopter.

* For 2006 onward, I have a full list of each flight taken, so I can track miles (actual flown, not FF miles for short flights) by airline.


User currently offlineAlexEU From Serbia, joined Oct 2007, 1817 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4948 times:



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 7):
* Aircraft flown, with airline noted. Not 100% complete, as I haven't kept track of some variants separately - I have 737s broken down into "200"/"300-400"/"500 to 900", for example. 34 of these, including one helicopter.

What about B777-200 and B777-200ER. Do you people keep them the same or different (e.g. 772 and 77E)?


User currently offlineElBandGeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4947 times:

I have a list for all the flights I've been on and what airline/type it was on. Unfortunately I haven't been able to keep track of most of the regs except for my most recent ones.

User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4896 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 8):
What about B777-200 and B777-200ER. Do you people keep them the same or different (e.g. 772 and 77E)?

Unfortunately I didn't keep good enough records to split out most of the Boeing variants - I do have 757-200 and 757-300 broken out, as well as 747-100 and 747-400, which is easy since except for one flight as a kid on a -100 they've all been -400s. But the 767s and 777s I didn't keep track of.


User currently offlineAlexEU From Serbia, joined Oct 2007, 1817 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4844 times:



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 10):
Unfortunately I didn't keep good enough records to split out most of the Boeing variants - I do have 757-200 and 757-300 broken out, as well as 747-100 and 747-400, which is easy since except for one flight as a kid on a -100 they've all been -400s. But the 767s and 777s I didn't keep track of.

What I ment to say is that, I don´t know wheter to count B777-200 and B777-200ER as one same aircraft type or 2 different.


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6098 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4769 times:
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I keep a list of all the different beers I have drank. It is over 700 different beers now.


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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2667 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4763 times:

You mean the different beers you have drunk. "Drunk," in addition to being an adjective, is also the pluperfect form of the verb "to drink." (It's also the plain ol' perfect form of a bunch of other things...)

Last night I landed at FLL on DL2045. My Landed There List now has 47 entries.

(And Delta actually got something right for the first time in my Delta customerhood, more on that when I put my trip report up.)



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (4 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4710 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 11):
What I ment to say is that, I don´t know whether to count B777-200 and B777-200ER as one same aircraft type or 2 different.

Same situation as mine, just one level of detail lower - I wish I'd kept my list at the lowest level of detail like you're talking about, and be able to list 777-200 vs 777-200ER, etc. But I didn't. I didn't even keep track of the different 737 higher-level variants (-500 to -900 families.) In future I'm going to try to keep the lowest level of detail.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4611 times:



Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 4):
I keep a spreadsheet with all my flight details, (aircraft type, airline, airports, terminal if LHR or LGW, engine manufactuter, but not registration). I've gradually been updating the older entries with correct airport and airline codes

That's what I do too, except I don't do the engines but I do do the registration. Also the actual times of take-off and landing.

I'm not sure that qualifies as compulsive.  Confused


User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4562 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 11):
What I ment to say is that, I don´t know wheter to count B777-200 and B777-200ER as one same aircraft type or 2 different.

Using FlightMemory, I do count the 777-200, 777-200ER and 777-200LR as one type, but everyone has to pick his preferred level of detail. By default, FM only says 'Boeing 777', which I personally found too generic. I would at least distinguish between a -200 and -300.

Since I have most regs, I do note the exact version incl. customer code in the 'Comments' field (e.g. '777-2D7' or '777-2D7ER'). Some people even count a 777-2D7 and 777-267 as a different type, which I find too excessive. I still try to fly all three 777-200 sub-versions individually (and for most other types if they are still around).

I think FlightMemory allows recording most of the discussed flight details. Maybe some day they could also include fields for gate numbers, runways used for departure / arrival, etc. Just send them an email and suggest what you think.

Loran



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4537 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 8):
What about B777-200 and B777-200ER. Do you people keep them the same or different (e.g. 772 and 77E)?

I count them as different types, likewise I count the 767-200, 767-200ER, 767-300, 767-300ER and 767-400ER all as different aircraft and so on for all types.

I don't though log aircraft which have been retroequipped with winglets separately; if I've only flown a 757-200 with winglets then I would list it as '757-200W', but if I have flown the same aircraft both with and without winglets I will list it as 'B757-200 (W)' to indicate that I have also been on the retrofitted version.


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User currently offlineSebjacques92 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

I have created quite an advanced Database for keeping track of just about everything to do with aviation. I keep spotting logs on there with:
- Aircraft Registration (e.g. EC_JJS)
- Airline (e.g. Royal Air Maroc [Swift Air])
- Manufacturer (e.g. McDonell Douglas)
- Aircraft Type (e.g. MD-83)
- Sub Type
- Airport Viewed (e.g. London Gatwick)
- Date / Time
- Flown on? (tick box) (e.g. Yes)
- Further notes
These also include detailed reports on flights that i fill out during flights and i have stored in binders. And this binder also contains other aviation related stuff.


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