Finally, my last required mileage run for Star Alliance …

Whew! I’m in San Francisco and on my back to Toronto. In the last two months, I’ve would have run myself through 35,319 miles in pursuit of Star Alliance Gold Status. I’ve done about more than that in miles for the year, but the rest count as American Airlines / OneWorld miles.

Flight Distances


Flight Time



In Miles 45,972
In Kilometer 73,984
Earth Circumnavigation 1.85 x
Distance to the Moon  0.192 x
Distance to the Sun 0.0005 x
Hours 99:13
Days 4.1
Weeks 0.6
Months  0.14
Years 0.011
All 38
Domestic 19
Intra-Continental  15
Intercontinental 3
Other flights 1


Some interesting statistics about my last two months of mileage runs and accumulated flights

Longest Flight (distance): 3,946 mi, 7:33 h, Frankfurt (Rhein-Main) – Toronto (Lester B Pearson Intl.), 03-19-2010
Longest Flight (duration): 7:33 h, 3,946 mi, Frankfurt (Rhein-Main) – Toronto (Lester B Pearson Intl.), 03-19-2010
Shortest Flight (distance): 256 mi, 1:08 h, Phoenix (Sky Harbor Airport) – Las Vegas (McCarran International), 05-13-2010
Fastest Flight:
523 mi/h, 3,946 mi, 7:33 h, Frankfurt (Rhein-Main) – Toronto (Lester B Pearson Intl.), 03-19-2010  
Average Flight: 1,210 mi, 2:37 h


It’s good to track the number of hours I’ve spent in the air, since I’ve underestimated the time spent in the air in the US and Internationally. Most of my flight time has been spent in the continental US.  Time in Spain, Morocco and Portugal doesn’t count, since I didn’t fly across those countries but enjoyed the beauty of the rail systems.

I’m almost there!!!

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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