How I got hooked on Flightmemory.com

My friend Tony became very ill and was confined to home. Frustrated out of his mind, because he was unable to work, Tony rested and surfed the internet to satisfy his passion for all things "Boeing". In fact his slogan was "if its not Boeing I ain't going". 

It was Tony who got me to Seattle when Boeing first unveiled the 787. It was Tony who got me onto Flight memory.com

Four years ago, Tony rang me up: "got your frequent flyer statements?” 
yes”. I said. 
"Good. Bring them round to my place",
 “Why”.
"Don't ask.  So round went my frequent flier statements"



A couple of months later,  he rang again, “
when you were a kid, did you keep a record of your flights?". Indeed, I had my BOAC Junior jet club book, which my parents had started with my first flight with BOAC in 1968.


One day when I was at work, Tony sent me a Skype message with one word: "incoming" There was a link to my own flightmemory.com page. Flightmemory is away of keeping a record of all of your flights. Tony had typed in several hundreds of these flights and maintained my flight memory until the month he died.

Flightmemory records:

  • date and time of flights
  • number of hours, kilometres and miles flown 
  • airline, plane, plane number and name
  • seat and reason for travel
  • my ratings of flights (something I have started doing more recently)
It then creates maps of travel. This is my lastest one:
You can even order glossy hardcopies of your maps to hang on a wall.

I have kept it up since. Thats how I can tell you the following:


Date
Sector
Airline
Craft
100th
21/11/96
Lismore-SYD ( Sydney)
Kendall
SAAB 340
200th
15/10/04
SYD to HNL (Honolulu)
Air Canada
Boeing 767
300th
24/06/07

AYQ (Ayers Rock)-SYD

Qantas
Boeing 737
400th
05/06/08

SAN (San Diego)
- LAX (Los Angeles)
American Airlines
Embraer 140
500th
18/04/09

BOI (Boise)-
DEN (Denver)
United Airlines
CRJ 700
600th
20/11/09


LAX-AKL (Auckland)
Qantas Airways
Boeing 747
700th
09/12/10

SIN (Singapore)-
SYD
Singapore Airlines
Boeing 747
737th
01/50/11
PDX (Portland)-GEG (Spokane)
Southwest
Boeing 737
747th
23/05/11
MEL-LAX
Qantas
Boeing 747
757th
June 11
Booked for a USA flight
US Carrier
Boeing 757
767th
?
?
?
Boeing 767
777th
?
?
?
Boeing 777

Too bad that the 787 is not flying yet! I am interested that almost all of my "significant" flights have been with Boeings and none with Airbuses! Maybe aim for my 800th on a 380?!

Tony, RIP. 
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