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    #1

    air line or air route

    Dear teachers, Id like to know how to say the way a plane travels along in the air from a place to another. Is it an air line or air route or anything else?

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    Re: air line or air route

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    Dear teachers, Id like to know how to say the way a plane travels along in the air from one place to another.
    It's its flight path.

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    Re: air line or air route

    In the United States, airplanes often follow airways, a formal system of routes between radio navigation markers. But flight path is, as Rover noted, the general term for a plane's route.
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    Re: air line or air route

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    I’d like to know the term/word for an airplane traveling from one place to another. Is it an air line or air route or something else?
    As has already been noted, it's flight plan.


    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Oct-2019 at 11:26. Reason: Added a missing word and a full stop, and corrected a typo.
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    #5

    Re: air line or air route

    I think "flight route" is more likely to be used by travellers when talking about getting from A to B..
    "Flight path" is more like aviation language.
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    Re: air line or air route

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think "flight route" is more likely to be used by travellers when talking about getting from A to B..
    Not by native English-speakers, it isn't.

    We'd say 'There's no direct flight from Glasgow to Montreal, so I had go via Frankfurt and Chicago'.

    diamondcutter, note that airlines (one word) are the companies that operate flights, such as Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, Emirates, American Airlines and British Airways.
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    Re: air line or air route

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Not by native English-speakers, it isn't.

    We'd say 'There's no direct flight from Glasgow to Montreal, so I had go via Frankfurt and Chicago'.

    diamondcutter, note that airlines (one word) are the companies that operate flights, such as Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, Emirates, American Airlines and British Airways.
    Which route do you take to fly from Singapore to the US - the Pacific route or the Atlantic route via Europe?
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    Re: air line or air route

    I'd use "route" in things like "What route do you take to get from London to Singapore?" However, when talking about flights I take regularly, I tend to refer to the flight path.

    I love the flight path to my place in Portugal. We go over the Serra de Estrella. It's beautiful from the air.
    The flight path back to Gatwick takes me right over my house! I wish they could just drop me off!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: air line or air route

    Flights that traverse the Arctic are said to follow the polar route.
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