This year I chalked-up close to a 100 flights, mostly within Asia. Best experience, I got upgraded on almost half of those – mostly compliments of CX.
Worst flight was probably on AA (JFK-ATL) when the pilot apologized for using an old TWA plane! Transit in Chicago was just as bad. Lots of boards showing departure times, but no clocks.
Another “amazing” incident was when my bag went to SFO (when I was in TPE). Was told to wait for my bag and given a measly allowance – that probably enabled me to purchase a toothbrush and underwear. Eventually called the Country Manager directly and he gave me a 10-fold increase immediately!
Above all, it was a good year of travels and I’m home safely today writing this to wish everyone a great new year ahead!