Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Twelve Months Of Travel: November and December 2010

Nov. 08, 2010 UA 386 L Class SEA to DEN
* 1,024 flight miles
Nov. 08, 2010 UA 43 L Class DEN to HNL
* 3,365 flight miles
Nov. 12, 2010 UA 72 T Class HNL to SFO
* 2,398 flight miles
Nov. 12, 2010 UA 504 T Class SFO to SEA
* 678 flight miles
Dec. 31, 2010 UA 916 Q Class SEA to IAD
* 2306 flight miles
Dec. 31, 2010 UA 7547 Q Class IAD to MIA
* 921 flight miles

The final two months of 2010 included both home-time and grandkid-time, something we really enjoy. In November we enjoyed an incredibly cheap flight to HNL (Honolulu), where we enjoyed seeing our Australian friends Bill and Sue, seen here relaxing on our balcony at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani.

And here we are, about to enjoy the hotel's spectacular Creation Show.

Another November memory was watching our youngest grandchild (and younger grandson) Blane checking out the baster and scrutinizing the Thanksgiving turkey at Uncle Dave's house.

New Year's Eve will see us winging our way to MIA (Miami) via IAD, en route to a bargain Caribbean cruise with Tom, Ellyn, and niece Haley, plus a college friend of Haley.

Our final flying statistics for 2010 (the actual miles flown) add up to 155,846 on United Airlines and a couple of Star Alliance partners (Austrian and Thai), documented on FlyerTalk here for Fredd. Kathy's UA Visa Credit Card adds some additional miles to her column, and we both flew about another 10,000 miles on HA (Hawaiian), AK (Alaska), and DJ (Virgin Blue Australia).

By Midnight December 31 we'll have flown about 85 segments (flight legs) on UA and partners and another eight on those other airlines, for a total of 93 takeoffs and landings and 165,000 flight miles. That's a lot of ups and downs by most standards.

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