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How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:09 am

New topic here -- how many of you on this forum are regular fliers? Either crew or passenger? To qualify as regular, I'd say at least 20 round trips a year are needed
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:15 am

Every week for me, usually on AA, sometimes on WN  Smile
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:20 am

One a month and almost always domestic on Air New Zealand
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:22 am

Well, I'm a passenger only and not too much of a regular, but I fly a lot more than most people I know. Typically take 10 or so round trips per year, comprising of as many flights as possible. Airlines vary, such as FR, LH, CA, but most include sectors on either Air Southwest or Iberia. Hoping to take a few more this year.

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Edit- forgot to add airlines.

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:50 am

What do you consider frequent flying? Once a week? More often? Less often? How about long trip, i.e., over 4 hours, vs shorter trips?

As far as I'm concerned, I fly at least twice a week, normally short trips, but several times a year fly overseas or to the US west coast. I try and fly either Northwest or KLM, but fairly often fly Delta, Continental, or a Mexican/Canadian airline. I do avoid US air and AA air at all costs
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:53 am

hmm, i never paid much attention to it, but i fly typically four to six segments each month. if domestic it is eclusively on AA, but if to LHR mostly on VS. i dont take many trips to asia...just too long of a trip, whereas a trip to london is the perfect weekend getaway.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:16 am

Last year was 22 segments, probably a similar amount this year. I keep most of my flights on BA (18 segs last year) for status benefits although do sometimes switch to Star Alliance for perks.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:21 am

Last year I flew 120+ segments on NW and it's partners.
So far this year 8 flights.
I fly mostly around the mid-west, with a few trips to DEN, DFW, & SAN for work, and BZO for vacation.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:29 am

So far this year, 21 segments for me -- last year was about 180

I'm just trying to figure out how many people on here actually fly, and how many are just spotters, who'd give their left ..... to get on a plane.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:30 am

I completed 10 international segments last year, but only 2 the year before that.
It varies, but I take SQ/Star Alliance longhaul, and whichever has the cheapest fare shorthaul.
I'm planning on repeating or bettering that figure this year.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:47 am

Nwafflyer:

I would love to post my FF account here for you, but that wouldn't prove anything.

Just have to go with the flow I guess.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:48 am

2-3 times a year.

Used to fly mostly on USAirways but now being in Cleveland, Continental usually has the competitive price advantage. Otherwise, I'll fly Southwest.

Only recently have I been able to choose outside of those three airlines. I still have never flown on United (or Alaska or ATA, if considering the majors.)
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:51 am

Hey DTWClipper -- not a competition here, just informational. Only reason I'm curious is there are so many people on here who know so much, yet I suspect there are also many who are 'arm chair' flyers. Don't you feel the same way?
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:14 pm

About 10-8 times a year. Not to bad. Well used to fly ATA to MDW once a year but now will have to fly WN to MDW or AA or ORD. Fly AA most of the time. JFK/LGA is my most popular destination. Also fly to Nassau Bahamas alot. Fly Chalks when I do that. International flights I will use AA and partners most of the time. Last flight was MIA-EZE-MIA! 777! For example 04-05 Chalks FLL-PID-FLL
AA MIA-LGA-MIA AA MIA-JFK-MIA AA MIA-EZE-MIA AA MIA-BOS-MIA AA or WN MIA/FLL-MDW/ORD. Than will fly UA or AA MIA-SFO-MIA.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:57 pm

About 10 times a year, mostly Qantas or SAA domestic (depending whether I'm in Australia or SA).

Will be flying QF to LAX and AS to SEA in August/September this year...looking forward to it Big grin
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:35 pm

Fly about 4 times per year, always on NZ  Smile. With my new job I am planning on doing more flights per year.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:03 pm

I flew almost 80 segments last year, domestic and international all on AA.

I am a D3.

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:24 pm

Only reason I'm curious is there are so many people on here who know so much, yet I suspect there are also many who are 'arm chair' flyers

Airliners.net - armchair flyers
Flyertalk.com - frequent flyers

I participate on both despite being a not very frequent flyer...(see above)
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:40 am

In average, once a month domestic routes, 3 times a year international.


Airlines? LAN, of course!

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:56 am

I fly HP and WN out of PHX almost exclusively. Leisure travel about 8 times a year. Next week I'll be on an HA 767-300 to HNL. Then a 717 over to LIH.

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:09 am

I flew 9 times in Jan, of which all were on FR 738 machines.

I must have flown 30+ last year, the majority of which were on FR 732 and 738 aircraft.

I think this is the only time for a year or two when I have had no flights booked.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:23 am

AA777jr,

Were all of the almost 80 segments on AA as a D3? I would have to say that because every employee only gets 24 one ways (or 12r/t) it would be impossible to get 80 segments out of 24 one ways....

As for me I flew on 55 AA segments and 1 DL Shuttle last year....

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:53 am

I fly about 3 trips a week to and from BTL on WMU CoA Cessna 172Rs. That translates to around 150 trips a year.

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:08 am

Well I started out doing 1 trip a year on British charters, but now I am starting to travel a lot more  Smile

I took 3 flights last year and I already have 4 flights planed this year within the next 2 month (one being tomorrow)

I hope to fly a lot more  Smile,

Oh and im a reg on Easyjet hehe :P
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:28 am

Hmmm... I think I took 12 flights last year (6 return flights). Four of those return flights were with BA, and 2 were with easyJet. This year, I have got 4 return flights planned. One with Virgin Atlantic, 2 with BA, and 1 with easyJet.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:04 pm

I travel about 27,712 miles a year, based on averages. According to my record-keeping, it works out to about 21 flights a year with an average segment length of 1,319 miles.

95% of all my flights have been and will continue to be on United or its partners.

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:53 pm

20 roundtrips from Australia to anywhere else in the world would cost most of us down here a small fortune, especially since we are so isolated, i do alot of longhaul travel on QF each year, my flights each year in miles usually add up to about 3 round the worlds, i usually do between 3-5 longhauls to Europe and the US each year from Perth, sometimes onwards to Europe from the US or to the US from Europe and back, it's not regular but it's about 130-15000 miles a year.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:01 pm

I fly 30-50 segments a year. Most flights are on AA or their OW partners.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:46 pm

i'd suspect that Americans and Europeans would fly quite alot more than the rest of us, alot more airlines and routes offered on short hops at cheap prices, unlike Australia where we only have 3 choices and only 2 of those carriers serve the whole country domestically with Jetsar still relegated to the East Coast, for me i only ever do longhaul, none of this 45min stuff from London to Amsterdam and back  Smile, if i'm going to have to fly i may aswell make it a decent journey for the price i have to pay, my domestic flights are always to catch a flight to the US or back to Perth from the US and east coast Australia.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:33 pm

Between 10 and 20 sectors a year I guess. Mainly IOM-LGW and IOM-MAN with BA. Sometimes I do digress. Looking forward to IOM-LGW-ATL-SLC in September (and back of course!) with DL. Also got IOM-MAN-FRA coming up in April/May.

It helps being BACX staff - certainly on our own routes!

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:49 pm

Well, I fly less often now then when I was between 5 and 8 when I flew every two weeks SLC-ABQ and back on DL (I was probably the only kid in Kindergarten to have enough frequent flier miles for a free flight). My most common route now is SEA-SLC on either DL (or ASA/SkyWest)or (uch!) WN and back, every month or so, but common routes are also SLC-LAX(DL/UA),SLC-LAS(DL/HP),SLC-SNA(DL/WN),SLC-ATL(DL),SEA-YYC(AS!!!!!!,well actually QX),SEA-YVR(AS/QX),SLC-YYC(OO),SLC-JFK(DL),SLC-DEN(UA).
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:55 pm

2003:

MEL-SIN-CDG QF J
CDG-NRT-CDG AF J
CDG-JFK-CDG AF Y
CDG-PRG-CDG OK Y
CDG-HKG-CDG CX J/F
CDG-LHR-SIN-MEL BA J

2004:

MEL-SIN-LHR-CDG BA J
CDG-LHR-SIN-MEL QF F
MEL-CBR-BNE-SYD QF J
SYD-LAX-ORD QF/AA F
ORD-LHR BA F - CDG J
CDG-SIN-MEL AF/QF J
MEL-SYD-MEL QF Y
MEL-SIN-CDG QF/AF J
CDG-EBI-CDG BA Y
CDG-SIN-MEL SQ J
MEL-CBR-BNE-MEL QF Y/J
MEL-SIN-CDG-SQ J

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:50 pm

I am nowhere near a frequent flyer, but I am starting to fly a lot more than I used to. In general I am travelling more than before (doing more 2-day road trips too). In my first 30 years of life I flew a grand total of 8 round trips. I've doubled that number in the 3 years since, and I have 4 trips planned for 2005 so far, the first one being in March.

And I generally stay with AirTran, but also flew US Airways last year and this year I have a Delta and a possible Southwest trip in the works. And I'm trying to find an excuse to fly Independence.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:59 am

I was probably the only kid in Kindergarten to have enough frequent flier miles for a free flight

Interesting article in the lastest LH Senator magazine about a girl who has Senator at the age of 2yrs having done her first LH flight from EZE-FRA in F at the age of 11days and went to 26 countries before her first birthday!
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:05 am

me done 40 segs last year. got ff status on m&m. right in time before i quitted my job in nov. this year i think i will do about 2 segs a month.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:30 am

I try to fly 125,000 miles a year with United. However many segments that may be.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:08 am

Ok, thanks all -- I fly about 180 segments a year, over 100,000 miles, and thanks to the responses here, now I know that there are real people here, who also fly a lot -- had a bad feeling for a bit that it was 'kids', 'spotters' not people who actually use the airlines
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:21 pm

I'd say that I fly about 4 times a year and I mostly fly routes longer than 5 hours and International routes. I flew Southwest for the first time last christmas, Oak to Lax flight time was 49 minutes wheels-up to tuch down and I thought to myself I will never drive from Oakland to LA again.

I am very greatful that I have been to many large cities in europe and asia. I really don't care about flying airlines that much because I am a student pilot and I fly anyways. I'm an aspiring airline pilot so there will be time to fly later.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:45 am

I have been a Premier Executive (50k+ miles a year) on United for the past three and a half years, and was a Premier (25k+ miles a year) for a year and a half prior. United's frequent flyer program is terrific: in five years of membership, I've accumulated 500,000 miles (used quite a few, of course, but steadily rebuilding).

I must say that as much as it's a rewards program, it's also a loyalty program: even on short flights, I fly United 80% of the time because I genuinely like flying with them. Star Alliance has proved to be a boon for United, at least from my perspective, because it allows me to fly BMI, US Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore, SAS, and Thai (plus the others, but haven't flown them yet) and still earn miles. Or, better yet, redeem miles for premium cabin tickets on SQ!  Smile

I've also had a fair amount of experience flying Northwest, and a lot of flying on American. Before I changed my loyalties to United, I was an AA-exclusive frequent flyer for 12 years, except when the destination required an alternate carrier such as PIA or Emirates.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:05 am

I do about 50,000 miles a year and around 40 segments mostly on UA and Star but occasionally on other US carriers due to convenience or really good prices.
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:14 am

Almost everyday I fly Alaska (and many passengers) up and down the west coast and to many destinations in Mexico! My favorite trips I pick up are Cancun (24 hour layover) and Washington Reagan (good pay for a 2 day). I'm on reserve this month so we'll see where I end up. Before Alaska I flew for SkyWest for 2 years and that took me coast-to-coast.... from Seattle to Pensacola and Fargo to Tucson!

When I non-rev however, Alaska usually doesn't go where I want to go or I have to go through Seattle which is too much of a pain. I'm a dependent of a UA employee so I fly United a ton and have since age 10! I fly to Hawaii often to visit family-exclusively on United! When I had free time (and when UA non-rev travel was still free) I'd take day trips to JFK and back just for the great service, great food, and a movie! Just did a LAX-LHR trip on BA in Club World, and return on UA in United Business! Love flying on international routes.... so fun!

To sum it up, I have flown at least once a month since age 10 (and often times more) and have worked as a Flight Attendant for the past 3 years! Love the industry and hope to see it back to it's days of glory sooner then later.
 
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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:05 am

I fly about one to twice a month (unfortunately no more) on United.

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RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:17 am

Mostly just over breaks(Christmas, Spring Break, Summer). And I fly UA, and UA Express(Skywest), since I love Skywest.
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