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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Did any of you see the movie Up in the Air, where George Clooney's character has a goal of flying 10 million miles in his lifetime?

Admittedly, 10 million miles is more than I think I will ever manage, and I'm glad for that! However, the sick person I am, I think a cool million miles is perfectly feasible and reasonable.

On January 17th, somewhere in the skies above Manitoba, Canada, I will have reached the 25% mark of my lofty goal - 250,000 butt-in-seat miles. Slightly over the distance to the moon. That's a lot of sore ass time!

Some interesting facts about my flying time so far:

- I've spent a total of 588 hours (24.5 days) in the air.
- My longest flight in distance is 5,663 miles (Paris to Los Angeles)
- My shortest flight in distance was 106 miles (New York City to Hartford, Connecticut)
- My longest flight in duration was 11 hours and 50 minutes (Salt Lake City to Tokyo)
- My most frequented airports are Atlanta (26 flights) and Paris (16 flights)