In visiting 70 countries I’ve spend a lot of time traveling with lots of different airlines. As at 28 November 2018 I have undertaken 105 flights for leisure travel outside of Australia covering 30 airlines and 289,942 miles taking 612 hours 43 minutes in the air!
Those 105 flights are broken into
- 76 economy class flights (200,295 miles / 427 hours 55 minutes)
- 2 premium economy class flights (15,842 miles / 28 hours 50 minutes)
- 22 business class flights (62,840 miles / 131 hours 11 minutes)
- 5 first class flights (10,965 miles / 24 hours 47 minutes)
Two of these first class flights where internal USA flights which are more like premium economy or business (at best). As I’m getting older it appears I’m flying less in economy and more in business class 🙂
My Travel Journals cover the on the ground overseas experiences.
2018 Asia Trip
During this trip I visit three countries over 19 days (Hong Kong, Nepal & Tibet). Two of these countries are autonomous regions under China.
2017-18 Africa Trip
During this trip I visited twelve countries over 62 days (United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa).
2017 Indonesia (Bali)
For this short seven day trip to Bali I went with my two sister (Kara & Lana) and two nieces (Erin and Darby) and one nephew (Harry).
2016 South East Asia Trip
This trip I visited five countries (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Sri Lanka) undertaking 11 flights across 7 airlines (Qantas, Thai Smile, Laos Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Bangkok Airlines, and Sri Lankan Airlines) traveling 22,439 km and spending 76 hours 50 minutes in the air.
2015 India and Japan Trip
This trip I visited two countries (India and Japan), undertaking 7 flights across 4 airlines (Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Air India, Sri Lankan Airlines) traveling 29,085 km and spending 67 hours in the air.
2012-13 The Big World Trip
This trip I visited nineteen countries (Singapore; Malaysia; Thailand; Germany; England; Spain; Iceland; Chile; Argentina; Antarctica; USA; Mexico; Cuba; Belize; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Costa Rica; and Panama), undertaking 24 flights across 10 airlines (Qantas, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, IcelandAir, Iberia, Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines, Cubana and Aeromexico) traveling 76,155 km and spending 114 hours 45 minutes in the air.
2011 United States of America
This trip was only to the USA but included the remote State of Alaska which meant I need to fly over Canada. For this I undertook 8 flights across 3 airlines (Qantas, American Airlines, Alaskan Airlines) traveling 33,996 km and spending 43 hours 10 minutes in the air.
2010 Fiji Trip
For my 2010 Fiji trip I traveled between 30 October 2010 and 6 November 2010. To do this I flew on six flights and two airlines (Qantas, Air Pacific – now known as Fiji Airways. I was flying across 11,925 km km for 17 hours 55 minutes.
2009-10 World Trip
This trip I visited seven countries (USA, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, New Zealand) undertaking 9 flights across 4 airlines (Qantas, American Airlines, LAN Airlines, Jetstar NZ) traveling 20,753 km and spending 59 hours 55 minutes in the air.
2009 World Trip
During this trip I visited four countries (USA, Egypt, England and Belgium) undertaking 10 flights across three airlines (Qantas, British Airways, and Iberia) traveling 48,858 km and spending 62 hours 15 minutes in the air.
2006 World Trip
This was the big trip. I visited twenty-four countries (South Africa; Swaziland; France; England; Belgium; Holland; Germany; Czech Republic; Austria; Switzerland; Italy; Vatican; Monaco; Spain; Finland; Russia; Belarussia; Lithuania; Latvia; Estonia; Canada; USA; Hong Kong; China) undertaking 12 flights across seven airlines (Qantas, Comair, British Airways, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Air China, Xiamen Airlines) traveling 54,031 km and spending 73 hours 20 minutes in the air.
1999-2000 World Trip
My first world trip book without family I traveled between 11 November 1999 and 6 March 2000 (118 days) visiting six countries – New Zealand, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and Wales, undertaking 8 flights across two airlines (Air New Zealand and United) traveling 46,479 km and 59 hours 25 minutes in the air.
1998 World Trip
My second international trip back in 1998was between 31 October 1998 and 20 November 1998 visiting USA undertaking 4 flights with Qantas traveling 26,222 km and 32 hours 10 minutes.
1986 World Trip
My first ever international trip back in 1986 was between 27 November 1986 and 9 December 1986 visiting USA and Mexico undertaking 4 flights with Qantas traveling 25,942 km and 32 hours 50 minutes.