I’m still way behind on logging my trips from November and December, but plan to do lots of catching up now that I’m home for what looks to be a solid month! That said, 2012 had lots of great travel. Here it is by all the gory numeric details:
New Countries (28): Antigua, Barbados, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Kenya, Kosovo, Libya, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Nepal, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, St Lucia, St Vincent, Sudan, Suriname
New Airlines (11): Air Cairibes, Air India, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles, Daallo, Druk Air, East African Safari Express, Egypt Air, Ethiopian
New Airports (70 visited, of which 40 were new): Addis Ababa (ADD), Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI), Cairo (CAI), Cayenne (CAY), Dakar (DKR), Djibouti (JIB), Dominica (DOM), Fort-de-France (FDF), Grand Cayman (GCM), Georgetown (GEO and OGL), Geneva (GVA), Hargeisa (HGA), Juba (JUB), Kaiteur Falls (KAI), Kathmandu (KTM), Khartoum (KRT), Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ), Male, Maldives (MLE), Malta (MLA), Mauritius (MRU), Miami (MIA), Mumbai (BOM), Nairobi (NBO), Orinduik Falls (ODK), Ottawa (YOW), Paramaribo (ORG), Paro (PBH), Pittsburgh (PIT), Port-au-Prince (PAP), Pristina (PRN), Punta Cana (PUJ), San Juan (SJU), Skopje (SKP), Sofia (SOF), St Lucia (SLU and UVF), St Vincent (SVD), Tripoli (TIP)
Shortest Flight: Kaiteur Falls (KAI) to Orinduik Falls (ODK), Guyana, 49 miles
Longest Flight: Newark, NJ (EWR) to Delhi, India (DEL), 7323 miles
Total Number of Segments: 137, by far my highest in a year
Total Number of Butt-in-Seat miles: 139,197 – I’ve been between 128 and 161,000 a year since 2004, averaging 80-90 segments.