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For many years, I split up my flying between United and Delta with Star Alliance and SkyTeam carriers complementing those flights. Then United and I got more serious, we started going steady, and United asked me to be a Global Services member. I stopped flying almost all other airlines unless there was no other choice. We went steady for several years, but in 2022 my eye started to wander.
Let’s face it, the cooking wasn’t what it used to be. I wasn’t feeling loved. United wasn’t as attractive as it used to be. I felt trapped since I needed to keep spending to maintain Global Services.
Well, I cheated. And, once I cheated the first time it happened again and again. Now I know United doesn’t care or at least acts like it doesn’t care. I’ll know on January 13th if we’re still an item when Global Services announcements are finalized. I wrote about my thoughts here.
Part of me wants United to take me back and is hoping I get renewed. While part of me is hoping I go to 1K and maintain that along with Delta Diamond next year (I just requalified for Platinum today).
All joking aside, here are the airlines and airports that I helped me explore the world in 2022.
I flew 13 airlines for 113 flights this past year. Here is the breakdown (in order of which carrier was flown first this year).
These flights took me to the following 12 countries:
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- The Netherlands
These are the 38 airports traveled to in 2022:
- St. Kitts and Nevis Robert L Bradshaw (SKB)
- Miami International (MIA)
- Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
- Raleigh-Durham International (RDU)
- Tampa International (TPA)
- Providence Theodore Francis Green State (PVD)
- Boston Logan International (BOS)
- New York LaGuardia (LGA)
- Washington Dulles (IAD)
- Newark Liberty International (EWR)
- London Heathrow (LHR)
- Minneapolis/St. Paul International (MSP)
- Las Vegas Harry Reid International (LAS)
- San Francisco International (SFO)
- Houston George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
- Toronto Lester B Pearson International (YYZ)
- Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
- Catania Fontanarossa (CTA)
- Palermo Punta Raisi (PMO)
- Rome Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino (FCO)
- Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
- Frankfurt Rhein-Main (FRA)
- Naples Capodichino (NAP)
- Zurich (ZRH)
- Thessaloniki Makedonia (SKG)
- Orlando International (MCO)
- Atlanta Hartsfield – Jackson International (ATL)
- Philadelphia International (PHL)
- Lisbon Humberto Delgado (LIS)
- Sevilla San Pablo (SVQ)
- Madrid Adolfo Suárez, Barajas (MAD)
- Barcelona El Prat International (BCN)
- Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW)
- Denver International (DEN)
- Salt Lake City International (SLC)
- Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA)
- Los Angeles International (LAX)
- New York John F Kennedy (JFK)
Even though my travel is not what it was when I was flying 300,000+ miles a year, this was a good travel year with some new cities visited. I’m looking forward to heading back to Hong Kong in 2023 and will be filling my dance card as I see sales, good redemptions, and figure out where I need and want to go next. Happy Travels in 2023!
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