How Many Flights Have I Taken Life-to-Date? I estimate 567

Yes, 567 flights.

www.openflights.org is a great website where you can key in all of your flights and it can provide beautiful maps and insightful statistics about your flight travels.  I have gone back to what I can remember from age 10 until today (a span of almost 20 years) and have attempted to represent as accurately as I could all the flights I have ever taken for work or pleasure.

 

What 567 flights looks like, over 500,000 miles flown and almost 2 full months in the air

What 567 flights looks like, over 500,000 miles flown and almost 2 full months in the air

The Trip of a Million Lifetimes will certainly add to the mileage, and gaps on the map, especially in South America and Australia/Oceania.  I’ll post that map after the trip is over in October.

Per openflights.org analysis, here are some interesting statistics:

  • 129 unique airports
  • 38 different carriers
  • 31 countries (note this does not count countries visited by train, bus, car, or boat)
  • 549491 nautical miles
  • 22 times around the world
  • 2.3x to the moon
  • The Northernmost Airport: Anchorage, Alaska; The Southernmost: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • My average flight is 969 miles long and 2 hours 25 minutes in duration
  • Atlanta is my top airport with 207 takeoffs or landings.  Charlotte comes in 2nd with 206!  3rd is Birmingham, Alabama (89), and 4th is Geneva, Switzerland (64)

Can any of my readers beat these stats?  What a great service.  It appears that it coordinates with www.tripit.com so if you forward your travel itineraries to tripit they will automatically come over to openflights.org

Below are my flight maps with special detail to North America, Europe, and Asia:

North America

North America

 

Europe

Europe

Asia Flights

Asia Flights

One thought on “How Many Flights Have I Taken Life-to-Date? I estimate 567

  1. I have flown in and or out of 133 different airports. 74 domestic, and 59 international. this has been on 349 flights, and I have visited 43 different countries and/or islands.
    Dick Bitzer

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