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    Load into or onto

    Hi,


    Do you load a bike into the truck bed or onto the truck bed? I have seen both, is there any difference?


    Also with planes do you load the baggage into the plane or onto?

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    Re: Load into or onto

    1. Do you load a bike into the truck bed or onto the truck bed? I have seen both, is there any difference?
    Answer:No significant difference
    2. Also with planes do you load the baggage into the plane or onto?
    Answer: "Into the plane" is better. "Onto the plane" might be wrongly construed as "onto the outside of the plane."
    [Like inadvertently setting the baggage on the wing]

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    Re: Load into or onto

    It depends on whether the truck, lorry or van is open or enclosed. It it has sides and a roof, use into. But if is is just a flat base use onto.

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