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    Unhappy in a car, on a plane

    One travels

    in a car
    in a spacecraft
    in a taxi

    but

    on a bus
    on a plane

    Is there any logic behind the use of in and on?

    Richard.

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    Re: in a car, on a plane

    I'm not sure of the logic, but it seems to be the case that where you need a ticket, you're on the transport, apart from bikes, etc, where you are physically on.

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