Christian’s Past and Future Travels

Here I want to list all my past and upcoming travels, not to brag or anything, but so I have a record of them, linked to any relevant posts which I may have written about them.

*Dates are year/month/day; Two-digit IATA airline Code followed by flight number; three-digit IATA airport code; all times at location. Parentheses next to cities are the number of times I’ve been since DJ inception.

Upcoming Trips:

2015/12/24 – 2016/01/03 New York to Kyiv (3).

Past Trips (Since the beginning of DJ, August, 2010):

2015/10/22 – 2015/11/01 New York to Tbilisi (1), Istanbul (1), and Kyiv (2).

  • 10/22 AF 7 JFK (19:10) to CDG (8:30)
  • 10/23 AF 1752 CDG (10:20) to KBP (14:25)
  • 10/23 PS 517 KBP (19:45) to TBS (23:30)
  • 10/26 TK 385 TBS (11:45) to IST (13:25)
  • 10/30 TK 457 IST (8:45) to KBP (9:50)
  • 11/1 KLM 1382 KBP (6:50) to AMS (9:00)
  • 11/1 KLM 1009 AMS (10:15) to LHR (10:45)
  • 11/1 KLM 6102 LHR (12:30) to JFK (15:47)

2015/07/17 – 2015/07/26 New York to Gdańsk (1), Toruń (1), and Warsaw (6), Poland.

  • 07/17 AF 7 JFK (19:10) to CDG (8:30)
  • 07/18 AF 1146 CDG (9:35) to WAW (11:50)
  • 07/26 AF 1147 WAW (12:40) to CDG (15:05)
  • 07/26 AF 10 CDG (16:55) to JFK (19:00)

2015/04/30 – 2015/05/10 New York to Kiev (1). Going to see Ukraine’s capital with some local friends.

  • 04/30 SU 103 JFK (19:10) to SVO (11:25)
  • 05/01 SU 1800 SVO (14:15) to KBP (15:50)
  • 05/10 SU 1805 KBP (11:35) to SVO (13:05)
  • 05/10 SU 102 SVO (14:20) to JFK (17:20)

. . . and just a bit more:

2014/12/19 – 2014/12/28 New York to Warsaw (5) to Milan (3) to Udine (2) to Bratislava (1) to Vienna (1). Went to see my friends for the Christmas holidays. From Udine, took a side trip to Bratislava and Vienna before heading home.

  • 12/19 UN 2222 JFK (14:25) to VKO (7:10)
  • 12/20 UN 2051 VKO (9:45) to RIX (10:20)
  • 12/20 LO 782 RIX (18:10) to WAW (18:25)
  • 12/23 FR 3899 WMI (18:25) to BGY (20:35)
  • 12/27 UN 284 VIE (19:30) to VKO (00:05)
  • 12/28 UN 1111 (10:10) to JFK (12:15)

2014/09/27 – 2014/10/05 New York to Milan (2) to Prague (1) to Krakow (1) to Warsaw (4). Emirates had a special offer to celebrate their latest route – JFK to MXP nonstop; return tickets as low as $499, so Joseph and I booked a pair, at just over that sale price. Prague is new for me; both cities are a first for Jo. Booked cheap Wizz Air tix to and from Milan, and will do an overnight train from Prague to Warsaw.

  • 09/27 EK 206 JFK (22:20) to MXP (12:15)
  • 09/28 W6 2682 BGY (17:30) to PRG (18:50)
  • 09/30 Czech Rail Prague to Krakow
  • 10/02 Polish Rail Krakow to Warsaw
  • 10/05 W6 1431 WAW (6:05) to BGY (8:10)
  • 10/05 EK 205 MXP (16:00) to JFK (19:00)

04/18/2014 – 04/22/2014 New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico (1). Again, I was extremely lucky to find a fare glitch on the Delta website, and I booked a trip to San Juan for a few days for my friend and me for about $100 each! The fare was ticketed, I was ecstatic, and then I was shocked further to find out that the glitch had booked me on two legs of my trip in 1st class!                        Trip Skipped.

  • 4/18 DL 421 JFK (6:15) to ATL (8:43) (First Class!!!)
  • 4/18 DL 559 ATL (9:55) to SJU (13:30)
  • 4/21 DL 1595 SJU (14:29) to ATL (18:30)
  • 4/22 DL 1563 ATL (6:00) to LGA (8:07) (First Class!!!)

1/24/2014 – 2/02/2014 New York to Warsaw (3), Münster (1), Cologne (1), and Zürich (1). I found a crazy deal on Wideroe.no, maybe it was a glitch or maybe it was a premature Black Friday-type sale, but I paid only $262!!! So back to my favorite country, Poland :) Also stayed in Münster, Germany for 5 days, Zürich, Switzerland for a day, and Cologne for some hours.

  • 1/24 UA 106 EWR (17:10) to MUC (7:20)
  • 1/25 LH 1612 MUC (10:45) to WAW (12:20)
  • 1/26 LX 1349 WAW (14:35) to ZRH (16:40) (SWISS)
  • 1/27 4U 767 ZRH (13:00) to CGN (14:05) (Germanwings)
  • 1/31 LH 3617 QKN (13:55) to FRA (14:50) (Operated by DB Rail)
  • 1/31 LH 1350 FRA (16:15) to WAW (17:55)
  • 2/2 LH 1353 WAW (6:55) to FRA (8:50)
  • 2/2 UA 51 FRA (11:05) to EWR (14:10)

12/13/2013 – 12/16/2013 New York to Charlottesville, VA (1). Sooo, my parents moved to central Virginia a little over a decade ago, and I even lived there for several years; however, I actually don’t care to go back usually, since the stagnant environment kinda frightens me. I tend to meet my parents somewhere in between. But, for the long weekend of Thanksgiving, 2013, I was fortunate enough to host 3 wonderful Polish girls who are currently studying at UVA: Beata, Marta, and Kasia. I haven’t been back to Virginia in a few years, but after meeting them, I felt compelled to book a trip down, see my parents and these new friends, though I booked the trip not even a week after they left my flat. Polish things are my weakness ;) (I had a free Delta flight, though)

  • 12/13 DL 6256 LGA (21:40) to CHO (23:07)
  • 12/16 DL 6195 CHO (6:10) to LGA (7:30)

10/11/2013 – 10/20/2013 New York to Riga, Latvia (1), Stockholm (1), & Copenhagen (1). Trip originally intended for me to go visit a good friend, solo. Then my best friends wanted to join me, so how could I refuse? Layover in Moscow, Russia, each way (Aeroflot), with an 8 hour right on the arrival segment. 3 days in Riga, followed by an overnight ferry from Riga to Stockholm, 2 days in Stockholm, 2 days in Copenhagen, followed by 3 more days in Riga.

  • 10/11 SU 103 JFK (19:10) to SVO (12:15)
  • 10/12 SU 2102 SVO (19:20) to RIX (20:00)
  • 10/14 Tallink-Silja ferry Riga (17:30) to Stockholm (10:30)
  • 10/17 DY 4151 ARN (7:00) to CPH (8:15)
  • 10/18 DY 3320 CPH (13:10) to RIX (15:35)
  • 10/20 SU 3681 RIX (9:25) to SVO (12:00)
  • 10/20 SU 102 SVO (15:20) to JFK (17:10)

2/2/2013 – 2/3/2013 New York to Montego Bay, Jamaica (1) to Negril. Spur-of-the-moment trip booked less than 12 hours before departure with one of my best friends, Joseph. Flew to Montego Bay, rented a car, drove to Negril, had jerk chicken and spent the night chatting with some locals on a beach.

  • 2/2 DL 719 JFK (8:00 am) to MBJ (12:15 pm)
  • 2/3 DL 718 MBJ (1:28 pm) to JFK (5:30 pm)

12/24/2012 – 1/1/2013 New York to Berlin (2) to Milan (1) to Torino (1) to Venice (1) to Padova (1) to Udine (1) to Trieste (1) to Sežana, Slovenia (1). Trip with one of my best friends, Joseph Chakola, to see two of our other best friends, Paolo Cocco and Alessandra Feruglio, in Italy for the holidays. Mini reunion with Rocio, Julia, and Sara. Started off in Berlin on Xmas Day, then flew to Milan, followed by Torino, back to MilanVeniceUdineTrieste, and Padova for New Year’s Eve. Missed several flights due to a suicide on a train.

  • 12/24 DL 70 JFK (4:25 pm) to AMS (5:55 am)
  • 12/25 DL 9571 AMS (9:55 am) to TXL (11:15 am)
  • 12/25 AB 8432 TXL (6:35 pm) to MXP (8:15 pm)
  • 1/1 DL 87 VCE (12:50 pm) to JFK (4:30 pm)

10/26/2012 – 10/28/2012 New York to Worthing (1) and Bridgetown (1), Barbados. A trip due to winning an email lottery from jetBlue. Stayed at Cleverdale Guesthouse in Worthing.

  • 10/26 B6 871 JFK (8:29 am) to BGI (1:19 pm)
  • 10/28 B6 872 BGI (2:35 pm) to JFK (7:59 pm)

8/2/2012 – 8/8/2012 New York to Berlin (1) to Warsaw (2).Went back to visit Warsaw and some of my close Polish friends, who threw a birthday party for me. Stayed at Ania’s.

  • 8/2 UA 96 EWR (5:50pm) to TXL (8:05am)
  • 8/3 Berlin-Warszawa Express EC 45 Berlin HBF (2:40pm) to Warsaw Centralna (8:15pm)
  • 8/7 PKP Intercity/BWE EC 46 Warsaw Centralna (6:35pm) to Berlin HBF (12:15am)
  • 8/8 UA 97 TXL (9:35 am) to EWR (12:40 pm)

7/20/2012 – 7/23/2012 New York to Niagara Falls, NY to Niagara Falls, ON to Buffalo to Sodus to Syracuse. Road trip with Paolo Cocco, Alessandra Feruglio, Ian Johnson, Gian Alberti, and Jason Shah. Stayed at Ian’s family’s home in Sodus, NY; saw the Chimney Bluffs at Chimney Bluffs State Park on Lake Ontario.

  • 7/20 Rented Jeep Liberty from Hertz in Hackensack, NJ. Picked up gang at 10:30 pm at Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn and drove all night towards Niagara Falls, NY.
  • 7/21 Arrived in Niagara Falls, NY at 7:00 am. Alessandra and I walked across Rainbow Bridge to Canadian Side. Drove to Buffalo, NY to try Anchor Bar, home of original Buffalo chicken wings, then continued on to Sodus, NY to stay the night at the Johnson Family home.
  • 7/22 Left Sodus, NY for Chimney Bluffs State Park for hiking. Later that afternoon, headed to Syracuse, NY for dinner, then drove back to New York City, arriving sometime after midnight.

2/2/2012 – 2/6/2012 New York to Montreal (1) to Amsterdam (1) to Warsaw (1) to Paris (1). G2012MR Mileage Run; sightseeing in Warsaw, Montreal, Amsterdam, and Paris. Couchsurfed for the first time in Praga District, Warsaw; Saturated Party.

1/14/2012 – 1/15/2012 New York to San Francisco (2). Visited my friends in East Bay; Stayed with a friend in Walnut Creek, CA. Award Ticket (Redeemed 32,500 Skymiles).

  • 1/14 DL 1865 JFK (7:05am) to SFO (10:50am)
  • 1/15 DL 2340 SFO (10:30pm) to JFK (6:55am)

12/30/2011 – 1/1/2012 New York to Cancun (1). “Mileage Run“, sort of, as I needed 3400 more miles with Delta by 12/31/11 to be a Silver Medallion in 2012. Stayed at Courtyard Marriott Cancun and Microtel RDU Airport.

  • 12/30 DL 1919 LGA (6:07 am) to MSP (8:15 am)
  • 12/30 DL 515 MSP (9:20 am) to CUN (1:31 pm)
  • 12/31 DL 524 CUN (3:55 pm) to RDU (7:52 pm)
  • 1/1 DL 3114 RDU (7:00 am) to LGA (8:55 am)

12/10/2011 – 12/11/2011 New York to Chicago (2). Visited friend Reni. Stayed at Allerton Hotel.

  • 12/10 DL 5935 LGA (8:00 am) to ORD (9:39 am)
  • 12/11 DL 5839 ORD (4:45 pm) to CVG (7:04 pm)
  • 12/11 DL 3116 CVG (8:10 pm) to LGA (10:07 pm)

9/23/2011 – 9/25/2011 New York to Bogota, Colombia (10). Visited the girlfriend. Stayed with family.

  • 9/23 DL 395 JFK (4:55 pm) to BOG (9:54 pm)
  • 9/25 DL 396 BOG (11:18 pm) to JFK (6:12 am)

4/14/2011 – 4/20/2011 New York to Chicago (1) to Bogota, Colombia (9). Visited brother for his US Navy boot camp graduation in Chicago; Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Chicago Airport; Visited the girlfriend; Stayed with family.

  • 4/14 DL 3173 JFK (9:00 pm) to ORD (11:10 pm)
  • 4/15 DL 1877 ORD (11:43 am) to ATL (2:42 pm)
  • 4/15 DL 443 ATL (5:00 pm) to BOG (8:44 pm)
  • 4/20 DL 396 BOG (11:18 pm) to JFK (6:00 am)

3/11/2011 – 3/14/2011 New York to Bogota, Colombia (8). Visited the girlfriend. Stayed with family.

  • 3/11 DL 395 JFK (3:52 pm) to BOG (10:00 pm)
  • 3/14 DL 396 BOG (11:18 pm) to JFK (6:01 am)

2/18/2011 – 2/20/2011 New York to Bogota, Colombia (7). Visited the girlfriend. Stayed with family 2/18 – 2/19; Stayed at Ibis Bogota Museo from 2/19 – 2/20.

  • 2/18 DL 395 JFK (3:45 pm) to BOG (9:59 pm)
  • 2/20 DL 396 BOG (11:59 pm) to JFK (6:00 am)

1/21/2011 – 1/30/2011 New York to Bogota, Colombia (6). Visited the girlfriend. Stayed with family.

  • 1/21 DL 395 JFK (3:45 pm) to BOG (9:59 pm)
  • 1/30 DL 396 BOG (11:59 pm) to JFK (6:00 am)

12/24/2010 – 12/28/2010 New York to Bogota, Colombia (5). Visited the girlfriend for Christmas. Stayed with family 12/24 – 12/26, and 12/27 – 12/28; Stayed at Ibis Bogota Museo from 12/26 – 12/27. 5 hour delay on the way there, but upgraded for the first time to Business Elite, seat 1B :)

  • 12 /24 DL 1647 LGA (11:00 am) to ATL (1:46 pm)
  • 12/24 DL 443 ATL (5:00 pm) to BOG (9:47 pm)
  • 12/28 DL 396 BOG (11:59 pm) to JFK (6:00 am)

12/3/2010 – 12/6/2010 New York to Bogota, Colombia (4). Visited the girlfriend. Stayed with family.

  • 12/3 AV 285 JFK (11:55 pm) to BOG (5:30 am)
  • 12/5 AV 20 BOG (11:25 pm) to JFK (5:00 am)

11/19/2010 – 11/21/2010 New York to Bogota, Colombia (3). Visited the girlfriend. Stayed with family 11/19 – 11/20; Stayed at Ibis Bogota Museo from 11/20 – 11/21.

  • 11/19 DL 395 JFK (11:35 pm) to BOG (5:09 am)
  • 11/21 DL 396 BOG (11:59 pm) to JFK (5:44 am)

10/30/2010 – 11/2/2010 New York to Bogota, Colombia (2). Visited the girlfriend. Stayed at Ibis Bogota Museo from 10/30 – 10/31; Stayed at Rocamar Motel from 10/31 – 11/1; Stayed with family 11/1 – 11/2.

  • 10/30 DL 6870 JFK (12:55 am) to BOG (5:30 am)
  • 11/2 DL 6873 BOG (10:55 pm) to JFK (5:30 am)

9/23/2010 – 10/02/2010 New York to Bogota, Colombia (1)First place visited for Dauntless Jaunter. Flight 571 lost pressure and had to circle for two hours to dump fuel and returned to JFK; had to take Avianca flight the next morning. Stayed at Hotel Maria Isabel Bogota from 9/24 – 9/27; Stayed at Ibis Bogota Museo from 9/27 – 10/2.

  • 9/23 TA 571 JFK (10:53 am) to SAL (1:43 pm)
  • 9/23 TA 6051 SAL (2:55 pm) to BOG (7:00 pm)
  • 10/2 TA 6050 BOG (11:55 am) to SAL (2:00 pm)
  • 10/2 TA 570 SAL (3:00 pm) to JFK (9:55 pm)

9/9/2010 – 9/12/2010 New York to San Francisco (1).Visited my friends in East Bay; Stayed with a friend in Walnut Creek, CA. Used AA award ticket, paid one-way with US Airways home.

  • 9/9 AA 59 JFK (6:50 am) to SFO (10:20 am)
  • 9/11 US 404 SFO (10:20 pm) to CLT (6:12 am)
  • 9/12 US 1640 CLT (7:46 am) to EWR (9:30 am)

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