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Keeping track: Do you log flights?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by JParker, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. JParker

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    Ok OMAAT fam, here's a hobby question. Do y'all keep a record of each flight you take? Ben's recent post about Delta's ~well preserved~ A319 mentioned that he hadn't flown "one of these" since 2008. I first read that as he hadn't flow that specific aircraft (ex N330NB) since 2008, and I was really impressed he recorded that info (and also the amazing coincidence). Then I thought there's no way the stars aligned so precisely and he's that thorough with his logs. But, I've learned never to underestimate an avgeek's passion.

    So, friends, do you record a log of each flight you take? Is it weird that I do? If so, how? I bet the volume of Ben's data would be very interesting.
     
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    I started logging mine with JetLovers.com a few years back. Logs everything from seat assignment to aircraft registration number

    And gives you a cool map of everywhere you've flown (small screenshot of mine below) :cool:

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    I use JetLovers too. I liked that even though Twitter was banned in China, some of my Swarm check-ins that I posted to Twitter made it through and were picked up automatically. I was then able to go back and fill in the gaps.

    Here's my map [​IMG]
     
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    Midsouth, are you Memphis based? Who is the airline of choice there, or do you just shop based on price? Just curious!
     
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    I’ve kept records for the past 13 years, mostly because I own a business and need to expense out my flights and other travel costs. Mine is in a spreadsheet and has just about every detail except tail numbers. Every year I hear rumors of the IRS proposing to tax award miles (flights) and it would be hard to reconstruct business vs personal miles years after they were flown. Hopefully, we won’t see that unhappy tax change.
     
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    I am Memphis-based. We were a Northwest hub which transitioned to a Delta hub and then we were de-hubbed. But even when we were a Delta hub they weren't my airline of choice just because of the frequent flyer program. Now I rarely take them as I fly west more than east and I'd have to go to ATL/MSP/DTW before heading west. Plus I have a good friend in Chicago but DL no longer has a non-stop on that route.

    In the past I'd been an AA loyalist (just because that was the airline my dad had always flown and he'd let me use his miles) but am finding myself on UA more often than not. I had a work trip overseas last summer on UA and that was enough to give me Silver status so now I find myself giving them preference.
     
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    I was using flightdiary and they've transitioned to flight radar. I'll have to check out jetlovers!

    On a semi-related note, does anyone know of anyplace else a plane's registration number is listed other than the fuselage? Sometimes it's hard to see it while boarding and deplaning. If I don't remember to input the segment right away the system can't track it either...
     
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    That's where JetLovers comes in handy for me. As long as you enter your flight info within a week or so of when you fly, it pulls the info from somewhere (don't know where), and auto fills it.

    Say you flew AA 1 recently (JFK - LAX), you just enter the flight number and choose your date.

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