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What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:43 pm

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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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:05 pm

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.

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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:54 pm

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!
 
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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:47 am

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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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:54 pm

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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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:44 am

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

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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:00 am



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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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:41 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:33 am



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)?
 
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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:51 am

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.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:13 pm



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.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:18 am



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.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:35 pm

I keep a list of all the different beers I have drank. It is over 700 different beers now.
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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:11 pm

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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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:01 pm



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.
 
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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:45 am



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
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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:41 am



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.

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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:04 am



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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RE: What Kind Of Compulsive Lists Do You Keep?

Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:05 pm

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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