Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wrap up: Flight by numbers

I've flown a lot in the past few months within Europe, mostly on discount airlines. These are the flights I've taken, in chronological order.
  • Detroit - Washington Dulles - Copenhagen (4446 mi 7155 km)
  • Copenhagen - Amsterdam (394 mi 633 km)
  • Amsterdam - Copenhagen (394 mi 633 km)
  • Brussels - Prague (434 mi 699 km)
  • Århus - Oslo (224 mi 361 km)
  • Oslo - Århus (224 mi 361 km)
  • Billund - Barcelona (998 mi 1606 km)
  • Faro - Billund (1519 mi 2445) 8732
  • Århus - London (500 mi 805 km)
  • London - Århus (500 mi 805 km)
  • Billund - Edinburgh (485 m 781 km)
  • Edinburgh - Paris (503 mi 811 km)
  • Paris - Marseille (441 mi 710 km)
  • Marseille - Istanbul (1242 mi 1999 km)
  • Istanbul - Copenhagen (1266 mi 2037 km)
  • Copenhagen - Krakow (484 mi 779 km)
  • Krakow - Malmo (461 mi 743 km)
  • Copenhagen - Frankfurt - Detroit (4571 mi 7355 km) 
Total distance flown: 19,086 mi 30,716 km 

Number of trips on airlines:
  • Ryanair: 9
    The grandaddy of discount airlines, notorious for charging for every service possible and eliminating every measure of comfort.
  • Lufthansa: 2
    So luxurious in comparison. 
  • Wizzair: 2
    Hungarian discount airlines whose female flight attendants wear hot pink blouses and too much  makeup. The company colors are purple and pink.
  • Pegasus: 2
    Turkish discount airlines. 
  • KLM: 2
  • Norwegian: 1
    A discount airlines too but a nicer one. 
  • SAS: 1
  • United: 1
Percent of flights on discount carriers: 70%
Percent of flights within Europe on discount carriers: 88% (Gokcen airport in Istanbul is technically on the Asia side of the city, but you know what I mean.)

Wizzair 


Leaving Warsaw. You can tell it's Wizzair by the pink wingtip. You can also see the Palace of Culture and Science if you look very very carefully and other skyscraper of Warsaw city center.

1 comment:

ecomarci said...

you are totally a "Lonely Planet" author in training! Let me know if you'll be in EL tomorrow... otherwise we can make plans to hang out next Thursday before my dinner.