2023 In Review: Airlines & Airports Recap

by Anthony Losanno
2023 Best Airlines

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For many years, I flew almost exclusively United Airlines and Star Alliance flights. I started diversifying more in the past few years and this year saw me flying more airlines (in one year) than any other. Delta Air Lines moved to become my primary carrier with United as number two and host of others filling in the gaps.

Here are the airlines and airports that helped me explore the world in 2023:


I flew 18 airlines for 133 flights this past year (up from 13 and 113 in 2022). Here is the breakdown (in order of which carrier was flown first this year).

2023 Airlines

These flights took me to the following 12 countries (I also visited 12 countries in 2022):

  • The Bahamas
  • USA
  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Peru
  • Romania
  • Austria
  • Luxembourg
  • Hungary
  • Canada

These are the 39 airports traveled to in 2023 (one more than 2022):

  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
  • Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
  • Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Exuma International Airport (GGT)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
  • Vincenzo Bellini Catania Airport (CTA)
  • Palermo Airport (PMO)
  • Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG)
  • Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB)
  • Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • East 34th Street Heliport
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)
  • Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
  • Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP)
  • Vienna International Airport (VIE)
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  • Luxembourg Airport (LUX)
  • Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Anthony’s Take: 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 Asia in 2024 and will be filling my dance card as I see sales, good redemptions, and figure out where I need to go on business and want to go for fun next. Happy Travels in 2024!

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Christian December 30, 2023 - 5:15 pm

Interesting. I wish more bloggers would do the same. Out of curiosity, why no Southwest?

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Anthony Losanno December 30, 2023 - 6:12 pm

With the exception of Silver Airways, Ryanair, and JetBlue where a premium cabin is not offered, I flew in F or J for every flight or in the Big Front Seats on Spirit. I had one United and one American flight also in Economy due to irregular operations. I hate Southwest’s open seating and lack of a premium cabin.


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