2017 Year in Travel


A map of all my flights in 2017.

Map generated by Paul Bogard using the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz

With 113 total flights, this was a record flying year for me—the first year I’ve ever exceeded 100 flights. My work flights alone this year exceeded my total flights last year.

A chart of my flights by year. 2017 shows 113 total flights (103 business, 4 mixed, 6 personal).


My hotel nights were pretty consistent with the prior three years; I ended the year with 109 total nights.

A chart of my hotel nights by year. 2017 shows 109 total nights (93 business, 16 personal).

New Airports

I only visited five new airports this year, which puts me at a total of 78 airports visited so far.

# Code Airport First Visit
74 OAJ
North Carolina, United States
9 Jan 2017
75 VPS
Florida, United States
21 Mar 2017
76 BFL
California, United States
24 Apr 2017
77 TPA
Florida, United States
6 Jun 2017
78 PIA
Illinois, United States
3 Aug 2017

Peoria wasn’t a planned visit—we ended up diverting there and deplaning due to weather in Chicago.

New Airlines

Frontier was my only new airline in 2017.

Frequent Traveler Status

I maintained American Platinum and Hilton Diamond this year, and earned Silver status for both United and Marriott.

A chart of my frequent traveler status in various programs by year. For 2017, I earned American AAdvantage Platinum, United MileagePlus silver, Hilton Honors Diamond, and Marriott Rewards Silver. Marriott Rewards Gold status was active from the previous year.