To be more specific, this goal is to fly 100,000 miles this calendar year. That works out to about 8334mi/mo which I find a bit overwhelming, but with a few long-distance international flights in there I don't think it'll be impossible!
Right now I have two trips lined up: a spontaneous trip I just booked to Seattle next weekend because of an insane airfare deal ($96 round trip? yes please.) and then a mini tour of CA in March for @gmeli456's birthday extravaganza.
I won't be counting any bonus mileage or credit card mileage. This is "butt-in-seat" mileage as the travel gurus call it.
Should be an interesting adventure!
JFK -> SEA and back = 4842 miles. This is going to be more difficult than I thought!
Tacking on another, unexpected, 7394 miles! Totally wasn't expecting to go anywhere until my CA trip later this month but I took advantage of an amazing flight deal to Oslo, Norway for the weekend and managed to up my mileage! Woot!
I should also note that at this point in the year I should be amost a quarter of the way done with this goal. By Mar 31 I should have at least 25K miles to be on track, which seems a bit of a stretch. Hoping I can throw in a few longer-haul trips during the summer/fall to pad things out. I'm starting to worry that this goal may have been a bit too aggressive? :\
Finished up my California adventure and added another 5466 miles. Way behind where I should be for this point in the year but hoping to take some more trips this summer. Fingers crossed.
Up to 27,818 miles! Even with the rest of the trips I have planned for this year, hitting 100K feels a bit out of reach. Anyone have a plane and want to fly me in circles a few times around the globe?! :D
39,865 at the moment. Should around 58,365 by mid-November, plus or minus depending on whether I fly within S. Africa. This one is definitely going to have to roll into next year, but I'm glad I at least made it more than 50% of the way! :\
I think 59,945 will be my total for the year unless I have some unplanned travel between now and 2015. Not the 100,000 I wanted, but I think still a solid effort. I did as much flying as I possibly could. I could have done a bit more between April and July I suppose. Hey, putting it into perspective, I flew enough miles to circumnavigate the globe 2.4 times. I'm ok with that :)
Continuing on this one even though it's not 100K in a year: just added on 5851 with a combination of flights from LGA -> CLT -> SFO, LAS -> CLT -> EWR and LGA -> PHL -> ITH, ITH -> PHL, LGA.
I have a bunch of flights coming up before the end of the year including to Chicago, San Francisco, Iceland, and Berlin, which if I've done my math correctly should account for another ~21K miles. I doubt I'll squeeze in any more this year, but with the flight I already have planned for next year plus roughly 1 trans-con, I should be able to hit the 100K!
Up to 77,602! That accounts for Chicago, San Francisco, and Iceland. I'm headed to Berlin next week on a 3-leg flight/mileage run (even though it won't get me status). That should be another 9,142 miles which would give me 86,744 total. I may have one intra-Germany flight during that trip, but that's still TBD.
All told, my mileage for 2015 will be somewhere around 26,799 which isn't bad considering I didn't even get on a plane until August!
86,744! All that flying to/from Berlin was tiring, but yay for miles. I have 7507 miles planned for next year so far. That would put me at 94,251 putting me 5,749 from my goal. That's about 1 round trip to California. I can't believe it's taking me over 2 years to complete this goal. Here I thought I would be able to do it in a year 😂😂.
Spontaneous trip to Dublin = 6386 miles! Total of 93130. With my trip to Europe in March/April, pretty sure I'll cross the 100K mark. If only I did this all in 1 year to get the 100K status!
93130+ 8760 = 101,890! Finally did it! Only took 2.2 full calendar years!
Jenn reached this goal on Tuesday March 15, 2016 @ 4:21pm!