2006: A year in flights

Volume 9, Issue 127; 31 Dec 2006; last modified 08 Oct 2010

For business and pleasure, I got around a bit again this year.

That's 31,844 miles, give or take, in 130 flights (well, 130 legs anyway).

A little over three and a half miles an hour, on average (over the whole year).

Comments

...and how much CO2? I thought these new-fangled network thingies were supposed to cut down on travel.

A friend of mine is a British Airways 757/767 captain. Looking at his Oct, Nov and December rosters he was scheduled to do 80 sectors (legs) for work (though he didn't quite do that as a couple were cancelled due to the fog in late December). There's a bit of long haul in there (all I noticed was one Toronto trip) but mostly European (anything from Manchester to Moscow, all to/from LHR). Average would be a lot longer than your 245 miles but not hughly so. He took a week or so off in early December and did two holiday sectors (Toronto and back) making a total of 82 legs. Multiply by four for an annual estimate: 328 or just over 2.5 times yours.

Humph.

—Posted by Ed Davies on 01 Jan 2007 @ 02:49 UTC #

That made me think about my bicycling. I averaged 1.12 kph for the year!

—Posted by Dave Cramer on 02 Jan 2007 @ 05:33 UTC #

The average is cool - it's like you walked and walked, 24 hours a day, for the whole year. 8-)

Anyway, happy new year!

—Posted by Jacek on 07 Feb 2007 @ 08:20 UTC #