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direct flight

This page is about the collocation direct flight

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a flight that doesn't stop on its way to a destination

For example

  • Do you want a direct flight, or do you want to stop over in Singapore?

  • Flights to Los Angeles used to stop over in Hawaii, but you can get direct flights now.

Note:
The meaning above is the most common one. Other meanings include a flight that stops over, but passengers aren't required to change planes, or two or more connecting flights that share the same flight number. When booking, it's best to ask for a "non-stop flight" if you want to fly directly to your destination.

Quick Quiz

I prefer direct flights because they usually

a. fly much faster

b. don't fly as far

c. don't take as long

Contributor: Matt Errey