Reach 100K flight miles

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Jenn added this goal on Sunday December 8, 2013 @ 5:55pm.

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!

Progress Report added Jan 21, 2014. 1 Comments
Jeremy Mar 09, 2014

While admittedly I am at ~60k so far this year since January, I will warn you this goal is a lot harder than it seems!

JFK -> SEA and back = 4842 miles. This is going to be more difficult than I thought!

Progress Report added Feb 04, 2014.

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? :\

Progress Report added Mar 16, 2014. 1 Comments
Joan Mar 17, 2014

that's badass! Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars. Don't worry about being too aggressive, worry about being not aggressive enough! :P

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.

Progress Report added Apr 10, 2014.

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

Progress Report added Aug 02, 2014.

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! :\

Progress Report added Oct 29, 2014.

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 :)

Progress Report added Nov 19, 2014. 1 Comments
Phil Nov 25, 2014

More than okay! Fantastic :)

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!

Progress Report added Oct 07, 2015.

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!

Progress Report added Dec 02, 2015.

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 😂😂.

Progress Report added Dec 15, 2015.

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!

Progress Report added Feb 11, 2016.

93130+ 8760 = 101,890! Finally did it! Only took 2.2 full calendar years!

Progress Report added Mar 15, 2016.

Jenn reached this goal on Tuesday March 15, 2016 @ 4:21pm!