Late West Coast Trips Rack Up Air Miles

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings 2019 schedule is back-loaded with air miles.

December trips to Seattle and Los Angeles will account for nearly half of Minnesota’s miles in the regular season.

The roundtrip to and from Sea-Tac checks in at 2,780 miles, and the back-and-forth to LAX will chalk up a season-high of 3,060, giving the Vikings 5,840 miles in a three-week span that will be offset by three home contests.

Based on webflyer.com’s mileage calculator, the Vikings total for eight regular-season road games will be 12,566 miles, some 1,688 fewer than last year’s total of 14,254.

Minnesota’s highest regular-season total in the past four seasons occurred in 2017, when the Vikings racked up 17,114 thanks to an 8,000-mile roundtrip from MSP to London’s Heathrow Airport.

The lowest total for eight games in that span was 11,610 in 2016.

2019 Roundtrip Air Mileage

Week 2 | Green Bay 486*

Week 4 | Chicago Bears 696

Week 5 | New York Giants 2,000

Week 7 | Detroit Lions 1,052

Week 9 | Kansas City Chiefs 788

Week 10 | Dallas Cowboys 1,052

Week 13 | Seattle 2,780

Week 15 | Los Angeles Chargers 3,060

Regular-season total: 12,566

Preseason 1 | New Orleans 2,080

Preseason 4 | Buffalo 1,464

Preseason total: 3,544

Preseason and regular-season total: 16,110

*Minnesota is flying into Appleton and out of Green Bay.

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