flight


flight
noun
1 trip by air; plane making a flight
ADJECTIVE
round-trip (AmE)

The first prize is a round-trip flight to Rio.

inbound, return

The return flight was held up by six hours.

The first prize is a return flight to Rio. (BrE)

outbound

The outbound flight was smooth.

connecting
shuttle
commercial
regular, scheduled
charter
daily, weekly
direct, non-stop
delayed
two-hour, three-hour, etc.
short
long, long-distance, long-haul, red-eye (esp. AmE)
cross-country (esp. AmE), domestic, internal (esp. BrE)
international, transatlantic
maiden

The aircraft made its maiden flight in January 2000.

early
day, evening, morning, night
bumpy, smooth

The bumpy flight brought on a bout of airsickness.

mercy (BrE), relief
military
reconnaissance, surveillance
routine
training

a routine training flight

solo
air, space
airline, balloon, helicopter, plane, rocket

a hot-air balloon flight

cargo, passenger
budget (BrE), cheap, discounted
VERB + FLIGHT
catch, take, travel on

They caught an early flight back to Boston.

miss
make

We arrived at the airport just in time to make our flight.

have

Did you have a good flight?

enjoy

I hope you enjoy the flight.

make

The plane made its maiden flight in 1976.

be booked on, be booked onto, be on

I'm on the first flight to Milan in the morning.

book (sb), book sb/yourself on, book sb/yourself onto, get

He asked her to book him on the next available flight to Geneva.

We managed to get a non-stop flight to New York.

charter

The team has chartered a special flight for their fans.

confirm
cancel, suspend

The UN has suspended relief flights because of shelling around the airport.

change

If you need to change a flight, the fee is $100.

board
operate

The airline operates regular flights to Greece.

delay, hold up
divert

The flight was diverted to Delhi because of a bomb scare.

ground

All flights have been grounded for security reasons.

blow up

She was accused of planting the bomb that blew up flight 217.

FLIGHT + VERB
be bound for sth

a flight bound for Antigua

leave, take off
originate

a flight originating from Tokyo

arrive
land
be full

I'm afraid I can't book you onto that flight as it's full.

FLIGHT + NOUN
number

We need your time of arrival and flight number.

schedule
operations

The snow was severe enough to disrupt flight operations.

time

The flight time from Heathrow to Marseilles is less than two hours.

delay

Your travel insurance compensates you for flight delays.

cancellation
attendant, crew
commander, engineer (both military)
school
deck
controller
instruments
recorder

The flight recorder should help to establish why the plane suddenly crashed.

simulator
path

They have persuaded the authorities to divert the flight path of the military jets away from their town.

PREPOSITION
aboard a/the flight, on a/the flight, on board a/the flight

passengers aboard a flight bound for Johannesburg

during a/the flight

Please refrain from smoking during the flight.

flight for

She took a flight for Los Angeles.

flight from, flight out of

They waited for the first flight out of Lisbon.

flight to

a flight from Sydney to Tokyo

2 action of flying
ADJECTIVE
soaring, sustained
low-level
horizontal, level
high-speed, supersonic
space
manned

the enormous costs of manned space flight

VERB + FLIGHT
be capable of

Barn owls are capable of flight at 56 days.

achieve

Bats are the only mammals to have achieved sustained flight.

take

They watched the young eagles take flight.

PREPOSITION
during flight

The wings vibrate during flight.

in flight

a flock of geese in flight

PHRASES
the line of flight

the line of flight of a golf ball

Don't get into the line of flight of the bees—you'd be sure to get stung.

3 number of stairs/steps
ADJECTIVE
long, short
narrow, wide
steep
VERB + FLIGHT
climb, climb up, go up, run up, walk up
descend, go down, run down, walk down
fall down
FLIGHT + VERB
lead … 

a flight of steps leading to the foyer

go down sth, go up sth

A flight of steps goes up the left-hand side of the room.

PREPOSITION
down a/the flight, up a/the flight

My office is just up that flight of stairs.

PHRASES
a flight of stairs, a flight of steps

The villa is fronted by a flight of stairs.

Thomas waited at the top of the flight of steps.

4 running away
ADJECTIVE
headlong
urban, white (= the movement of white people from cities) (both AmE)
VERB + FLIGHT
put (sb/sth) to (literary)

The army was defeated and the king put to flight.

take

As soon as they detected the cheetah it took flight.

PREPOSITION
in flight

Left-wing opposition leaders, in flight from persecution, went across the border.

flight from

a headlong flight from danger

flight into

a flight into the unknown

flight to

The story tells of his flight to safety.


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