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2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« on: December 25, 2020, 12:32:30 AM »
It's that time of year again...

Feel free to include road trips this year, as many people chose to drive instead of flying. Screenshots of Google driving directions are the easiest way to do that.

For flight maps, note that linking directly to GCMap does not work at the moment. To use GCMaps, save the image and then upload it here instead.
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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2020, 12:43:08 AM »
With immeasurable gratitude to HKB"H for keeping me healthy and providing me the means to undertake twice-monthly transcontinental flights during the pandemic to be with my wife and children, as well as some amazing travel to Italy, Cairo, and Israel before Corona, here's my summary for 2020:
1. Almost 120,000 miles (Ad meah v'esrim  ;) ).
2. Twenty transcontinental roundtrips.
 --Most eastbound flights were redeye, mostly ghetto lie-flat in B6
 --Several connecting flights, ~April-July, when the airlines cut way back on flights and made schedules difficult
3. LY J TLV-YYZ in January, culminating in making my first siyuum (thanks to my chevruta @Yehudaa )
4. I'm now Platinum Medallion on DL and expect to keep it through 2021 (status match challenge from Mosaic, thanks @Dan )
 --These days, seems more likely than not to be upgraded to First or Delta One
5. Here are the segments:
VCE-IST-CAI
CAI-AMM-TLV
TLV-TOR
TOR-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
--WHO declares pandemic--
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-BUR
LGB-BOS
BOS-BUR
LAX-BOS
BOS-ORD-LAX
LAX-PHX-BOS
BOS-DEN-LAX
LAX-PHX-BOS
BOS-DEN-LAX
LAX-PHX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-JFK-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-DEN-LAX
LAX-BZN
BZN-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX
LAX-BOS
BOS-LAX

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy 2021.
 


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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2020, 01:09:04 AM »
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2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2020, 01:14:31 AM »
I have many questions.
My bad.  I entered TOR but meant YYZ, as in where I had my siyuum.

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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2020, 01:16:21 AM »
I entered TLV-YYZ.  GCM seems to have autocorrected it to TOR.  Unless maybe LY was looking to pick up another government bonus for new route?

LOL, I was thinking maybe Israel finally made peace with Wyoming.
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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2020, 12:57:17 PM »
Definitely an off-year.

40.8k miles flown in 2020 vs 110k-140k per year on average over the past 7 years.

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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2020, 04:26:33 PM »


21,719 miles
14 segments


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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2020, 06:29:10 PM »

21,719 miles
14 segments



KSA TR please
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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2020, 12:07:37 AM »
Oddly enough this year has been my busiest travel year ever, with the most trips, flights, miles flown, and miles driven. Other than a February trip to Iceland, all 2020 travel was domestic.

Flights:

67 segments and 64,194 miles flown.

Total spend: 481.8k miles + $6,227.06

  • JFK-PHX-HNL-LIH-HNL-PHX-EWR: American F, Hawaiian Y+, Southwest Y+; 83k AA + 7.5k DL + 2.1k WN + $22.40.
  • LGA-MSP-ANC-FAI-SCC-BRW-ANC-FAI-ANC-JNU-PSG-WRG-KTN-SEA-BOS-JFK: Delta Y+ and Y, Alaska Y+ and Y, Jetblue Y+; 20k AS + 57.4k UR + 46.4k TYP + $24.56.
  • EWR-KEF-EWR: Icelandair J; $1382.95.
  • LGA-ORD-ANC-AKN-BKF-AKN-BKF-AKN-ANC-ORD-LGA: American F, and Y+, Alaska F and Y+, Katmai Air Y+; 52k AA + 5k AS + $1242.20.
  • LGA-DFW-ANC, TKA-KLTNA-TKA, AQY-PNCBL-AQY-PNCBL-AQY, LHD-CRSNT-LHD, ANC-CDV-YAK-JNU-SEA-EWR: American F, K2 Aviation Y+, Alpine Air Alaska, Alaska West Air Y+, and Alaska F and Y+; 90k MR + 5k AS + 1893.70
  • LGA-DFW-ANC, AQY-COLNY-AQY, L85-CRSNT-L85, ANC-ORD-EWR: American F, Alpine Air Alaska, and Talon Air Service Y; 30.2k MR + 63.9k UR + $919.85.
  • LGA-DEN-BOI-DEN-LGA: Southwest Y; 19.3k WN + $11.20.
  • SFO-LAX-EWR: United F and J; $473
  • JFK-SEA-PSP-SEA-JFK: Alaska F and Y+; $257.20

(The 5-letter codes are the custom reference ones I created for my Flight Memory. These are for places without official airport codes.)

All flights (67):




Flights wholly within the state of Alaska (31):




Close up of south-central Alaska:





Road trips:

14,083 miles driven:

  • 5207 miles: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Kentucky, West Virginia
  • 4428 miles: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California
  • 2678 miles: Alaska (spread over 4 trips, not shown on map)
  • 1251 miles: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
  • 519 miles: Iceland (not shown on map)





2020 Stats:New Total
States Visited734
National Parks Visited   1521
Airports Flown20     33
Airlines Flown612
Aircraft Flown618
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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2020, 10:29:31 PM »
How do we say "Please post your Alaskan TR" in Eskimo–Aleut?

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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2020, 10:31:31 PM »
Here's my extensive travel map of 2020:




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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2020, 10:33:19 PM »
How do we say "Please post your Alaskan TR" in Eskimo–Aleut?

The title and first two paragraphs are already done, so we're nearly there!
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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2020, 10:35:57 PM »
The title and first two paragraphs are already done, so we're nearly there!
So post it and I will get more helpers pushing for the next segment :)

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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2020, 07:29:38 PM »
40,972 total miles flown.

Red = Back of the bus
Green = Business
Purple = First
Blue = Private

  • JFK-NRT, HND-UKB-CTS-FUK-HND, NRT-JFK: ANA F and ANA Y for Japan Domestic; 120k VS + 10k UA + $266.83.
  • FRG-FID: Blackbird App; free with expiring referral credit.
  • LGA-YYZ-LGA: AC Y and WS Y; ~$160 RT.
  • LGA-DEN-EGE-DEN-LAX-JFK: UA Y and B6 Y+; ~$280.
  • VNY-AVX: Blackbird App; free with expiring referral credit.
  • JFK-LAX-SMF-ATL-LGA: B6 J, WN Y+ and DL Y+; 33k B6, 2.5k WN and ~$150.
  • EWR-LAX-JFK: UA J and AA J; 20k LH, 22.5k AA and $10.20.
  • EWR-RSW-EWR: B6 Y; $40.20.
  • JFK-AUS-EWR: B6 Y; $34.20
  • JFK-CUN-JFK: B6 Y and DL Y; 5.5k DL and $137.35


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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2020, 07:35:20 PM »
40,972 total miles flown.

Red = Back of the bus
Green = Business
Purple = First
Blue = Private

  • JFK-NRT, HND-UKB-CTS-FUK-HND, NRT-JFK: ANA F and ANA Y for Japan Domestic; 120k VS + 10k UA + 2.1k WN + $266.83.
  • FRG-FID: Blackbird App; free with expiring referral credit.
  • LGA-YYZ-LGA: AC Y and WS Y; ~$160 RT.
  • LGA-DEN-EGE-DEN-LAX-JFK: UA Y and B6 Y+; ~$280.
  • VNY-AVX: Blackbird App; free with expiring referral credit.
  • JFK-LAX-SMF-ATL-LGA: B6 J, WN Y+ and DL Y+; 33k B6, 2.5k WN and ~$150.
  • EWR-LAX-JFK: UA J and AA J; 20k LH, 22.5k AA and $10.20.
  • EWR-RSW-EWR: B6 Y; $40.20.
  • JFK-AUS-EWR: B6 Y; $34.20
  • JFK-CUN-JFK: B6 Y and DL Y; 5.5k DL and $137.35



Impressive for 2020.

Would love to read that Japan TR.
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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2020, 07:43:49 PM »
Impressive for 2020.

Would love to read that Japan TR.

Thanks!

This was with 5 months of not travelling from mid March to mid August, so I would agree it is not bad.

The Japan trip was in the end of January 2020 / early February. COVID was a big thing in Asia, and was just barely making the news in the US at that point. I remember how foreign it felt to have the First class flight attendants wearing masks on the flights, something that only started here at the end of March / April.

We were from the few not wearing masks around Japan, many of the locals were and stores were already sold out of them there..

Sapporo Snow and Ice Festivals were the highlight of the trip. Beautiful city and amazing what they pull off making out of snow and ice.

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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2021, 08:41:02 PM »
Strictly Flights:

1) F9 Ewr-las
2) NK las-bwi
3) DL jfk-iah
4) DL iah-jfk
5) NK lga-dfw
6) WN dal-fll
7) DL mia-lga
8 ) AA ewr-mia
9) G4 sfb-alb
10) AA jfk-mia
11) G4 sfb-swf
12) G4 swf-pie
13) B6 mco-ewr
14) NK lga-fll
15) NK mco-ewr
16) AA lga-mia
17) AA mia-lga
18) UA ewr-mia
19) G4 sfb-swf
20) UA ewr-mia
21) AA mia-lax
22) DL lax-msp
23) SY msp-anc
24) AA anc-ord-phl-swf
25) UA ewr-fll
26) WN fll-mco
27) G4 sfb-swf
28) B6 ewr-fll
29) UA mco-ewr
30) B6 ewr-fll
31) AA mia-mci
32) DL mci-msp-iah
33) NK iah-ewr
34) NK lga-fll
35) B6 mco-jfk

Total Mileage: 45,701
New Airlines: G4,SY 
New Airports: DFW, IAH, SFB, ALB, SWF, PIE, ANC, MCI




http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=ewr-las,las-bwi,jfk-iah,iah-jfk,lga-dfw,dal-fll,mia-lga,ewr-mia,sfb-alb,jfk-mia,sfb-swf,swf-pie,mco-ewr,lga-fll,mco-ewr,lga-mia,mia-lga,ewr-mia,sfb-swf,ewr-mia,mia-lax,lax-msp,msp-anc,anc-ord-phl-swf,ewr-fll,fll-mco,sfb-swf,ewr-fll,mco-ewr,ewr-fll,mia-mci,mci-msp-iah,iah-ewr,lga-fll,mco-jfk

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Re: 2020 Year In Review: COVID Edition
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