on/in a flight

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by ceteach, May 12, 2010.

  1. ceteach Member

    Hi everybody!

    Can you tell me which is the correct, please?

    A) I was on a flight to London.

    B) I was in a flight to London.

    Thanks a lot!
  2. x3xleggedxninja

    x3xleggedxninja Senior Member

    English (US)
    A. On a flight.
  3. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    Yes, "on a flight".
  4. CAPCH

    CAPCH Senior Member

    Pucallpa, Peru
    They transported some passenger ON/IN night flight.

    este caso cual seria correcto? ON or IN

  5. scw2011

    scw2011 Senior Member

    American English

    A person is on the flight.
    The plane is in flight.
  6. CAPCH

    CAPCH Senior Member

    Pucallpa, Peru
    yep, in a night flight means "un vuelo por la noche"
    NVG (night vision goggle), es un aparato que usan los pilotos para volar de noche
    They transported food and water on a NVG mission. Ellos transportaron comida y agua en un vuelo NVG. (es decir usando este equipo).
    ok mi duda era la preposición "on",

    ok thank you scw2011
  7. scw2011

    scw2011 Senior Member

    American English
    De nada. Normalmente, un "night flight" es llamado "red eye".
  8. CAPCH

    CAPCH Senior Member

    Pucallpa, Peru
    yes, "red eye" that's correct for long trips on airplanes..
    but in this case I'm talking of helicopters. They do, let's say, short flights ejm. one hour of training, one hour to deploy to different location
  9. gwbook4 Senior Member

    Hello everyone!

    I have read a sentence and I don't know if it is correct: "This kind of tickets is the most sold ticket issued by airlines to customers in national flights."

    Also, can one say "In long-haul flights the plane flies over six hours"?

    Can one use "in" in this context? Or better "on"?

    Thank you :)
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
  10. Wandering JJ

    Wandering JJ Senior Member

    British English
    I would never use the expression IN a night flight - only ON a night flight.

    scw2011 has already explained perfectly: people are ON A flight, whether it's during the day or during the night; the plane itself is IN flight whenever off the ground.

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