How Much Do You Fly?

May 30th, 2008, 07:42 AM
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50K - 100K per year, almost all of it international (Europe/Africa/Asia/Latin America -business thing). Some US travel for vacations and visiting family. I REALLY hate traveling.......and with so much business travel, I now try to plan vacations that I can drive to...
Debi is offline  
May 30th, 2008, 01:55 PM
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About 60-70K per year. I love visiting other places but I wish there were a way to avoid the flying part to get there. Whoever came up with the old saying "Getting there is half the fun"?
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May 30th, 2008, 03:16 PM
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I fly 15 trips per year, all leisure. Almost all in the U.S., one or two out of the country.
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May 30th, 2008, 06:22 PM
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Hey, getting there IS half the fun. I always look forward to flying (and taking pics of planes at the airport).
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May 30th, 2008, 09:42 PM
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About 70 - 80k.(mostly in Europe) a year and I just hate hanging around at airports. There is only so much booze you can drink in the lounges.
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May 31st, 2008, 07:41 AM
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Either you are having a lot better luck than I have been having with the airlines, or have a much bigger sense of adventure!

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May 31st, 2008, 04:00 PM
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I fly at least 50k a year - enough to have kept my United Premier Executive status for the past 6-7 years. This year was close - I earned only 50,042 miles.

I've lived outside the US for about 12 years and make trips "home" about twice a year, plus a trip or two per year to NZ or Australia, so the miles usually add up pretty quickly. These are all leisure trips and it's always a balancing act - deciding whether or not to redeem miles for international flights, or get credit for the miles actually travelled.

My solution? Upgrade to business on international flights using miles and still earn miles on the purchased ticket. For me, it's win-win.
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