British Airways' New Feature is Totally Cool with Obsessive Mileage Counting
At the beginning of this year, we reviewed the most popular flight tracking websites for managing your personal miles flown and more. Well, there's a new kid on the block with British Airways' just-released My Flightpath.
As with the other websites we reviewed, My Flightpath keeps all data under your own account, but you'll need to sign in with your BA Executive Club number. Then, the data will be populated with your full, associated flying history since joining the frequent flyer program. The tool will track the full mileage flown, minutes in the sky, and how many 'round-the-world' trips it equates to.
Since some of the best things about these websites are the bragging rights, BA's website has a "My Passport" feature giving 'awards' and badges for milestones, like number of countries visited and total flights flown. Naturally, these passport stamps can be shared with Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
Automation is the name of the game here and is a key perk to this log; tracking couldn't be easier after a flight. One obvious disadvantage is the fact that only flights that have an Executive Club number attached get counted, so if you're racking up some miles with other alliances, the diary isn't a full picture of your time in the air.
[Screenshot: British Airways]