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Wow – what a year!
I’ll be posting a more complete account of all my travel, including a video with highlights, but 2017 has been a pivotal year. In 2016, I flew a little over 100k miles and thought that was a lot. I figured, maaaaaaaybe I’d do 130-140k in 2017, but things really got cray towards the end of the year ( I flew over 50k miles since November 20th). In total, I’ll end up with roughly 170k miles, and at 500mph, that’s the equivalent of flying 24 hours a day for 14 days. WHAT?! Never, did I ever imagine I’d be doing this. Truly where there’s a will, there’s a way. What made it even crazier was that the vast majority of my travel was aspirational. Places, experiences, and cabins I’d always wanted see and share with those close to me. And did I…
Trips with loved ones are the most meaningful.
I was able to take my mother and father on an incredible $125k around the world surprise 75th birthday trip, surprise my girlfriend with a birthday trip to Tokyo, hit up Vietnam, Cambodia, Shanghai, and Hong Kong with my besties, go to a weekend wedding in London, go through Europe 4 times, see Stockholm, launch #weekendwarrior trips, see the Great Wall of China twice, and fly a ton of first and business class products ( I think 14 different premium products this year).
In 2018, you’re going to see a new Monkey Miles.
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Our flights this year!
I’ll update the spreadsheet with how we did our flights, but this is the overview.
My Mom’s Surprise Around The World Trip:
WeekendWarrior Trip to Tokyo
Cathay First 70k Alaska
Cathay Business 50k Alaska
Japan First 80k AA
BA First 20k upgrade avios
Singapore Suites and First Class – 97.5 Singapore
Lufthansa First Class 80k Singapore
Swiss Throne 70k United
Putting my parents on Etihad’s Apartments
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