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On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:50 pm

As the various 'whose.. have you flown on..' threads have quietened down I thought I'd start a chain concerning the airlines we have flown with most.

This sort of presents a problem as to how you define the most, so for the purpose of this thread I have chosen three possible bases:

1 The total number of flights you have flown with any given airline - a journey on a single airline which has intermediate stops counts as one flight if you weren't required to change plane;

2 The total number of miles/nautical miles/kilometers you have flown with any one airline - the metric you use is your own choice but just use it consistently across all your airlines;

3 The average distance you have flown per flight with each airline - again any metric, just be consistent.

I suggest we post our top five airlines as calculated under any or all of the three bases.

Mine are:

Most flights:

Britsh Airways (148)
BMI/British Midland (18)
EasyJet (18)
Qantas (13)
VARIG (13)

Most nautical miles flown:

British Airways (126083)
Virgin Atlantic (43460)
Qantas (31253)
American (26257)
Malaysian Airlines (21668)

Highest average distance per flight:

Virgin Atlantic (5432)
Air Canada (4565)
Emirates (4510)
United (4320)
Thai Airways (4063)

I expect the numbers from our regular flyers will swamp mine and I am looking forward to seeing the numbers some of you throw out...
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:01 pm

I only have the data in my tally book to rank most flights:

1. United (100+)
2. American (30+)
3. Southwest (27)
4. ANA (26)
5. JAL (15)
6. Korean Air (9)
7. jetBlue (7)
8. Thai (7)
9. Cathay (6)
10. Northwest (6)
11. Delta (5)
12. Hawaiian (5)
13. Emirates (4)
14. Singapore (4)
15. EVA (3)
16. Western (3)
17. Reno Air (3)
18. Alaska (3)
19. Aloha (3)
20. StarFlyer (2)
21. Ryukyu Air Commuter (2)
22. Fuji Dream (2)
23. Horizon (2)
24. Mokulele (2)
25. Mexicana (2)
26. SAA Express (1)
27. FlySafair (1)
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:04 pm

My totals by flights:
Delta (28)
Southwest (22)
United (10)
British Airways (5)
American (4)
Alaska (4)
US Airways (4)
Lufthansa (4)
Air France (2)
Aer Lingus (2)
Frontier (1)

By distance:
Delta: 37,312
Southwest: 20,724
United: 13,974
British Airways: 12,099
Alaska: 9,316
Lufthansa: 8,782
Air France: 7,710
US Airways: 5,444
Aer Lingus: 3,547
Frontier: 1,489
American: 890
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:42 pm

Number of flights:
Ryanair (17x)
Transavia (10x)
Wizzair (7x)
Norwegian (5x)
Air Holland (2x)
Condor (2x)
EasyJet (2x)
KLM Cityhopper (2x)
Vueling (2x)
SAS operated by Blue1 (1x)
Thai AirAsia (1x)

Distance:
Norwegian (19801 nm)
Ryanair (15375 nm)
Transavia (11886 nm)
Condor (3427 nm)
Wizzair (3288 nm)
Air Holland (2127 nm)
Vueling (2032 nm)
EasyJet (1439 nm)
KLM Cityhopper (1013 nm)
SAS operated by Blue1 (624 nm)
Thai AirAsia (305 nm)

Average distance per flight:
Norwegian (3960 nm)
Condor (1714 nm)
Transavia (1189 nm)
Air Holland (1064 nm)
Vueling (1016 nm)
Ryanair (904 nm)
EasyJet (720 nm)
SAS operated by Blue1 (624 nm)
KLM Cityhopper (507 nm)
Wizzair (470 nm)
Thai AirAsia (305 nm)

For flights I counted each segment, a return flight counts as two flights.

Despite the fact Ryanair is the airline I've flown the most, Norwegian is the airline I've flown the most miles on. That's because all long haul flights I've ever done were on Norwegian, out of the 5 flights I've had with them 4 were long haul.
Last edited by PatrickZ80 on Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:57 pm, edited 2 times in total.
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:42 pm

Most flights:
Icelandair (348)
Air Iceland Connect (45)
jetBlue (38)
Southwest (31)
SAS (23)

Distance:
Icelandair (1.060.442 km)
jetBlue (66.294 km)
British Airways (46.988 km)
Southwest (35.515 km)
SAS (34.744 km)

Distance per flight:
Air Canada (8.259 km per flight; 2 flights)
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:42 pm

VUELOS
Vuelos/despegues
ESTADOS UNIDOS
ALLEGHENY COMUT 1/1
ALOHA 4/6
AMERICAN 57/60
ASA 1/1
BUSINESS EXPRESS 2/4
CONTINENTAL 24/24
DELTA 16/17
EASTERN 5/5
HAWAIIAN 1/1
NATIONAL 1/1
NEW YORK AIR 1/1
NORTHWEST 4/4
NYC HELICOPTERS 1/1
PAN AM 7/9
TWA 1/1
UNITED 68/69
US AIR 3/4
WESTERN 3/3

MEXICO
AEROCALIFORNIA 5/5
AEROCARIBE 7/8
AEROCOZUMEL 3/3
AERO JOBENI 1/1
AEROLINEAS INTERNACIONALES 2/2
AEROLITORAL 4/4
AEROMAR 7/7
AEROMEXICO 173
AEROMEXICO CONNECT 14/14
AERO TAXCO 1/1
ALLEGRO 2/2
ALMA 1/1
AVIACSA 61
AZTECA 5/6
INTERJET 36/36
MAGNICHARTERS 2/2
MEXICANA 245
MEXICANA LINK 2/2
PAL 2/2
REGIONAL CARGO 38/54
SARO 4/4
TAESA 12/13
CLICK 4/4
VOLARIS 18/18
VIVA AEROBUS 17/17

SUDAMERICA
AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS 7/12
AEROPERU 2/2
AVIANCA 2/2
ECUATORIANA 2/4
LAB 3/4
LAN CHILE 2/2
PLUNA 1/1
VARIG 2/2
VASP 1/1

EUROPA
AIR EUROPA 1/1
AIR FRANCE 12/14
CITY BIRD 2/3
CROSSAIR 2/2
CSA 2/2
IBERIA 13/19
KLM 2/2
LUFTHANSA 4/4
OLYMPIC 9/9
SWISSAIR 1/1
TAP 2/2

CENTROAMERICA Y CARIBE
AERO VIRGIN ISLANDS 2/2
COPA 4/4
LACSA 4/6
TACA 8/10

CANADA
AIR CANADA 16/16
CANADIAN 9/9

ORIENTE Y ASIA
EL AL 1/1
JAPAN AIRLINES 2/2
KOREAN AIR 2/3
CATHAY PACIFIC 1/1
THAI 1/1
CHINA EASTERN 2/2
DRAGONAIR 1/1
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:50 pm

Although I am from Lithuania and have been living (t)here my entire life, my flights list would suggest a different country of residence. well, this is where my trips took me (if I take a flight with an intermediate stop which is not a connection, such as Manado-Surabaya-Jakarta, I count it as one flight). I list only those airlines on which I have 5+ flights.
Air Asia: 25 flights (22 aircraft)
Turkish+Anadolu: 24 flights (24 aircraft)
Air New Zealand + all kinds of Mount Cook subsidiary Airlines: 18 flights (16 aircraft)
Lufthansa: 16 flights (16 aircraft)
Lion+Batik+Wings: 14 flights (14 aircraft)
LAN: 14 flights (13 aircraft)
QANTAS+all kinds of QANTASlinks: 14 flights (11 aircraft)
LOT+Eurolot: 13 flights (9 aircraft) SP-LDK will be persecuting me forever. no matter what happens and no matter where I fly I seem to get stuck with that frame...
Avianca: 11 flights (10 aircraft) including N591EL A318. damn lucky bastard 1 month before it went to scrappers
Emirates: 8 flights (8 aircraft)
GOL+Webjet: 8 flights (8 aircraft)
Aerolineas argentinas: 7 flights (7 aircraft)
Sriwijaya+Namair: 7 flights (7 aircraft) (including the doomed PK-CLC and all-survivors crashed PK-CJC)
Air Baltic: 7 flights (7 aircraft)
Malaysian+Maswings: 7 flights (6 aircraft)
Garuda+Citilink: 7 flights (6 aircraft)
Viva aerobus: 6 flights (6 aircraft)
Brussels: 6 flights (6 aircraftr)
Air China: 5 flights (5 aircraft)
TAP: 5 flights (5 aircraft)
Austrian: 5 flights (5 aircraft)
-------
in comparison:
Ryanair: 1 flight
EasyJet: 1 flight
Wizzair: stuck at zero
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:06 pm

The top few for me - I've combined flights for airlines that fly under the same brand

x 112 - easyJet Group (Europe, Swiss, UK)
x 100 - Air Southwest (Not the US Southwest)
x 71 - Iberia Group (Mainline, Air Nostrum, Express)
x 67 - Ryanair Group (Mainline, UK, Buzz, Sun, Malta Air)
x 48 - KLM Group (Mainline, CityHopper, Asia)
x 39 - British Airways Group (Mainline, CityFlyer, Connect)


Dan :)
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:03 pm

I haven't actually flown a lot, even though I'm middle aged, but anyway (based on number of sectors):
1. QF
2. AN (including various subsidiaries)
3. JL
4. KL
5. CX
6. B6
7. MA
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:51 pm

1. Delta
2. Northwest
3. United
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:02 pm

Oh Lord, I keep records of my flights, but not that detailed.

Most flown, WestJet by a long shot, followed by Air Canada, KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa.

No idea what my total number of miles I've flown with each.

Top favourites (of my most frequently used airlines) is still British Airways, followed by Air Canada, KLM. Lufthansa and WestJet.
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:08 am

well I don't those records, that would sure be Cathay Pacific by far, followed by Thai Airways and ThaiAirAsia
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:24 am

Top Ten by number of flights:

1) Air France (1,070)
2) Delta (342)
3) British Airways (149)
4) Lufthansa (125)
5) Alitalia (109)
6) Iberia (104)
7) KLM (100)
8) Air Europa (72)
8) Pan Am (72)
10) TAP Air Portugal (70)
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:33 am

How do you have the most km flown by airlines ?
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:43 am

By sectors:

1. Qantas (50)
2. Lufthansa (36)
3. Turkish Airlines (24)

By distance:

1. Qantas Airways (161,257km)
2. Lufthansa (79,324km)
3. Air China (68,075km)
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:18 am

By flights (including wetleases and subsidiaries):
Lufthansa 147 (including Cityline, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti)
Turkish Airlines 30
Air Berlin 13 (including LGW, Avanti)
Swiss 12 (including Austrian, Helvetic)
ANA 10 (including Air Do, ANA Wings)

By distance:
Lufthansa 325.846km / 175.942nm
Turkish Airlines 67.973km / 36.702nm
Singapore Airlines 39.874km / 21.530nm
Swiss 27.246km / 14.771nm
ANA 16.277km / 8.788nm

By average distance
Singapore Airlines 9.968km / 5.382nm
AirAsia X 5.415 / 2.923nm
British Airways 3.100km / 1.673nm
S7 Airlines 2.406km / 1.299nm
Lufthansa 2.378km / 1.225nm
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:26 pm

Interesting thread

For the purpose of this I've included subsidiaries and contract flights under the marketing airline brand ie. All Qantaslink flights under Qantas.

Sectors Flown

1. Qantas - 53
2. Virgin Blue/Australia - 40
3. Air New Zealand - 10
4. Jetstar - 7
=5. Ansett - 4
=5. REX - 4
=5. Tiger Airways/Tigerair - 4
=5. SAS - 4
=5. Singapore Airlines - 4

Total Distance (in nautical miles)

1. Qantas - 46868
2. Virgin Blue/Virgin Australia - 23520
3 . Singapore Airlines - 12408
4. Ansett - 5644
5. Air New Zealand - 3954

Average Distance (in nautical miles)

1. Singapore Airlines - 3102
2. Ansett - 1411
3. Emirates - 1241
4. Lan - 1169
5. Icelandair - 1089
(6. Qantas - 884)
(9. Virgin Blue/Australia - 588)

And totals for all Airlines
Sectors: 155
Total Distance: 110536 nm
Average Distance: 713 nm
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:54 am

Sectors

46...United
14...American
14...BA
14...Southwest
12...Delta

Total Nautical Miles

60,018...United
28,233...BA
24,718...Air France
18,668...American
16,009...Delta

Highest Average Per Flight

4,741...Air New Zealand
3,195...Virgin Atlantic
2,994...Air India
2,663...Varig
2,652...NWA
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:24 pm

British Airways 230
Qantas 75
Swiss 29
Lufthansa 28
Finnair 14
Air France 12
KLM 12
Qantaslink 11
SAS 10
Iberia 10
Austrian Airlines 9
Alitalia 8
Olympic Airways 6
Brussels Airlines 6
KLM City Hopper 6
Pan Am 5
British Midland 5
Aer Lingus 4
Emirates 4
Germanwings 4
TAP Air Portugal 4
United Express 2
Jetstar 2
Air New Zealand 2
BA City Flyer 2
Helvetic Airways 2
Flybe 2
Icelandair 2
United Airlines 1
American Airlines 1
Eastern Airlines 1
Alaska Airlines 1
BMI Regional 1
HOP 1
Qatar Airways 1
Latam 1
Lufthansa Cityline 1
Edelweiss 1
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:42 am

I’m amazed at the record keeping. My motto is to fly and forget
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:17 am

AA - 48
WN - 28
F9 - 13
DL - 12
VX - 2
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:49 am

does flying once with spanair before they were bankrupt in 2007-8 count (it was a flight to majorque, I was a child back then and I still have the airport playset)
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:15 pm

I spread my flying out a lot and am loyal to no one. So out of nearly 900 airline segments it breaks down like this:

United: 81 (include 21 regionals)
Delta: 77 (include 14 regionals)
American: 69 (include 14 regionals)
Southwest: 47
US Airways: 42 (include 9 regionals)
Alaska: 29 (include 5 regionals)
JetBlue: 21
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:24 pm

Airline # of Flights Miles per Airline

Southwest Airlines 383 246.349 mi
American Airlines 149 173.153 mi
Delta Air Lines 68 102.443 mi
SkyWest Airlines 7 2.773 mi
British Airways 6 12.044 mi
Spirit Airlines 5 8.127 mi
Pinnacle Airlines 5 1.922 mi
JetBlue Airways 4 3.026 mi
Sun Country Airlines 4 6.989 mi
United Airlines 4 4.751 mi
Continental Airlines 2 3.646 mi
American Trans Air 2 4.022 mi
Horizon Air 2 1.790 mi
CommutAir 2 848 mi
Virgin America 2 473 mi
Republic Airlines 2 3.495 mi
Alaska Airlines 2 1.526 mi
Mexicana 2 1.904 mi
Virgin Atlantic Airways 2 10.159 mi
ExpressJet Airlines 2 401 mi
Aer Lingus 2 933 mi
flyBE 2 370 mi
National Airlines 2 4.348 mi
Mesaba Airlines 2 1.010 mi
Northwest Airlines 2 2.295 mi
Aloha Airlines 2 5.524 mi
Compass Airlines 2 1.237 mi
Allegiant Air 2 718 mi
Frontier Airlines 2 690 mi
Comair 1 106 mi
Skyeurope Airlines 1 727 mi
Envoy Air 1 94 mi
Piedmont Airlines 1 157 mi
Chautauqua Airlines 1 737 mi
Air Wisconsin 1 119 mi
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:20 pm

nicode wrote:
How do you have the most km flown by airlines ?

Use Flightdiary, Openflights... and the likes!
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:30 pm

By flights
1.DL 95
2.WN 41
3.NW 25

By distance
1.DL 62,583nm
2. WN 28,994nm
3. QF 18,705nm

That QF mile one is my favorite stat out of my 210+ commercial flights. Only have 4 commercial flights on them but they fall as #3 mileage wise. Most of my flights are concentrated in the eastern half of the US
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:13 am

I am very impressed with members here with exact amounts of flights and miles flown. Very impressive.

My top 3 airlines flown and the 2nd will give away my age.

1 Delta
2. Pacific Western
3. Southwest
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:31 am

Probably all time DL, but recent years AA (I have more Million Miler miles with AA than DL, but only joined SkyMiles in 2005 and AAdvantage in 2007, and this excludes SkyMiles award ticket trips that I have flown).
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:12 am

Top 10
1. United - 722
2. Alaska - 401
3. Southwest - 225
4. Frontier - 101
5. American - 43
6. America West - 29
7. Delta - 20
8. Morris Air - 14
9. Icelandair - 8
9. SAS - 8
 
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Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:53 am

Not sure about average miles, but in terms of flights it's Lufthansa and American. I flew LH dozens of times when I was younger. I wouldn't be surprised if I did 100 flights with them. As for American, I've flown them 44 times (Once in Flagship Business, twice in Domestic First, once in MCE, 40 times in Main Cabin).

In terms of distance, Lufthansa might win due to sheer number of flights, but I've also flown 22,477 nautical miles transatlantically on AA. Domestically I've done 16, 438 Nautical miles for a total of 38,915 nautical miles traveled on AA.

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