My 2018 Flights in Review $3,300 for 18 tickets flying 75,000 miles

13 airlines, 38 flight segments, 28 different airports, 13 countries and 4 U.S. states, 17 revenue tickets and one award ticket flying 74,782 flight miles for $3,307 are data points of my 2018 travel year.

13 airlines

  • Air Canada
  • Allegiant
  • American
  • British Airways
  • Czech Airlines
  • Frontier
  • Icelandair
  • LOT Polish
  • Lufthansa
  • Ryanair
  • Swiss
  • United
  • Wizz


28 Airports (6 transit only airports)

  • Amsterdam AMS
  • Atlanta ATL
  • Cluj-Napoca CLJ
  • Copenhagen CPH
  • (Frankfurt FRA)
  • Gdansk GDN
  • Kaunas KUN
  • Krakow KRK
  • Las Vegas LAS
  • London Gatwick LGW
  • London Heathrow LHR
  • London Luton LTN
  • (Los Angeles LAX)
  • (Madrid MAD)
  • Miami MIA
  • Monterey MRY
  • (Munich MUC)
  • Prague PRG
  • Reykjavik KEF
  • Rome CIA
  • Rome FCO
  • San Francisco SFO
  • San Jose SJC
  • Toronto YYZ
  • Vienna VIE
  • Vilnius VNO
  • (Warsaw WAW)
  • (Zurich ZRH)


13 Countries (3 transit only countries)

  • Austria
  • (Canada)
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • (Germany)
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • (Spain)
  • United Kingdom
  • USA: California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada

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Loyalty Traveler 2018 Flight Record

January 2018 Prague to San Francisco after spending New Year’s in Prague.

Prague Christmas 2017

January 2018 Monterey to Miami and Key West, Florida 

February 2018 San Jose to Amsterdam

Bundle up warm for a party boat Amsterdam in February.

June 2018 San Francisco to Copenhagen, Lithuania, Poland and Rome

Sopot, Poland

Colosseum of Rome in late afternoon June.

July 2018 San Francisco to Rome, Vienna, Krakow

Schonbrunn Palace Vienna

September 2018 San Jose to Atlanta

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, Auburn Avenue, Atlanta

October 2018 San Francisco to London and Romania via Iceland

Hotel Indigo Leicester Square rooftop view over the square to London Eye

Cluj National Theatre

Reykjavik, Iceland

December 2018 San Jose to London and Amsterdam

Windsor Castle Middle Ward gardens. Entrance to North Terrace between towers is way to State Apartments tour.

Light a Wish – Amsterdam Light Festival Edition #7

Loyalty Traveler Travels

My 2018 hotel stays 85 nights for $4,000

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. @A U – only one award ticket. 30,000 AAdvantage miles + $132 to fly Krakow-Madrid-SFO in economy.

    Airfare was so cheap in 2018 that I only needed one award flight to get home from Poland in August in the week before low fares were available from Europe to USA.

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