in-flight

adjective

ˈin-ˈflīt How to pronounce in-flight (audio)
(ˌ)in-
: made, carried out, or provided for use or enjoyment while in flight
in-flight movies

Examples of in-flight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Romance is in the air — literally — thanks to Icelandair’s newest plan to set passengers up on in-flight dates. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 1 Apr. 2024 Delta Air Lines, for instance, uses AI to offer personalized in-flight entertainment recommendations based on passenger preferences. Neil Sahota, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 But the number of violent in-flight incidents remains high – this time, a combination of fuller flights and a continuing decline of civility. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2024 The staff shakeup comes after several difficult months following the in-flight door plug blowout on an Alaska Airlines 737 Max jet in January above Portland, Ore. Joel Rose, NPR, 25 Mar. 2024 Delta has launched the exclusive Delta Sync, allowing passengers to customize their in-flight entertainment experience via the Fly Delta app. Molly McArdle, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2024 The aerospace company, formally known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., doesn’t typically view in-flight failures during a rocket’s development as major setbacks, but rather as learning moments that help develop its vehicles further. Laurence Darmiento, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 The Washington human rights center reports also mapped the layers of contractors and subcontractors that provide ICE with planes, security guards, in-flight nurses and access to local airports. Mckenzie Funk, ProPublica, 8 Mar. 2024 How airlines tackle in-flight medical emergencies Procedures in the event of a life-threatening medical emergency or death vary by airline. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in-flight was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“In-flight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in-flight. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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