Wednesday, November 09, 2011

My Flight Memory: July 2010 - November 2011

After finally working off the fondue from my Swiss adventure, I've started another contract with Verge Magazine, this time writing and editing. Opportunities like these are amazing, because it gives me the chance to legitimately (well, almost) squander my time scouring the Internet for interesting travel blogs.

Today's procrastination activity: inputting my flight data from July 2010 to November 2011 into Flight Memory, a site that allows users to generate flight-related data. Travellers can track how many hours they've spent flying, their most common routes and even the seat that they were assigned most frequently. (I'm a window seat gal, myself.) The website also aggregates maps of the journeys taken.

One feature Flight Memory doesn't offer? Tracking your carbon footprint for every time you take off. (I'm actually grateful for this because in the last 17 months alone, I've nearly flown around the globe twice. Yikes.)

Knowing that my travel negatively affects the environment doesn't seem to prevent me from travelling. But if Flight Memory ever develops a feature that allows users to track the amount they spent on flights, I suspect that I'd be finding myself grounded a lot more often.

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