My CRAZY Thanksgiving Trip Routing

For my close family and friends, I’ve been “bragging” of my crazy Thanksgiving week trip, and the airline routings behind it. In the interest of your amusement, I thought I would share what I have planned for this now hellish of a week. Previously I wrote a post on the reasons to fly west to go east; boy, does this apply here!

So, let’s start from the beginning, shall we?

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Saturday November 22

  • Washington Reagan Airport (DCA) to John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
  • John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to London Heathrow (LHR) [Overnight Red-Eye Flight]

Sunday November 23

  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schipol Airport (AMS)

Thursday November 27

  • Amsterdam Schipol Airport (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR)
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Friday November 28

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Saturday November 29

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) [Overnight Red-Eye Flight]

Sunday November 30

  • John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) to Washington Reagan Airport (DCA)


Total miles? Over 17,200. Combine that with a class of service bonus for the LAX-LHR-AMS-PHL-LAX segments, and my AAdvantage elite status bonus, and this trip will come out to more than 40,000 of redeemable miles!

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Do you have any crazy trips planned for Thanksgiving? 


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