: traveling or involving a short distance
short-haul flights

Examples of short-haul in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By choosing ground and water transportation over short-haul flights, nomads can contribute to reducing the ecological impact of their travels. William Mullane, Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2024 The new rules require fleets using drayage trucks – which are short-haul trucks that transport goods from ports and rail yards – to only buy zero-emissions alternatives starting this year and to fully be zero-emissions by 2035. Thomas Catenacci, Fox News, 5 Apr. 2024 Flying cars could dramatically cut the drive time between destinations typically served by short-haul commercial flights. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 The carrier launched in 2006 and was once a domestic-only airline, operating short-haul flights within Canada. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 Frontier’s new program is more akin to a program that British Airways offers on narrowbody aircraft, used on short-haul flights within the U.K. and Europe. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 13 Mar. 2024 The carrier increased fees for both the first and second checked bags by $5 for most domestic flights originating in the United States and on short-haul international routes, Delta confirmed to Travel + Leisure. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 6 Mar. 2024 Neighboring France introduced a similar ban on short-haul flights last year. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 27 Feb. 2024 The first-bag fee will rise to $35 from $30 for short-haul international flights including those to Canada. Mary Schlangenstein, Fortune, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of short-haul was in 1895

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“Short-haul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short-haul. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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: traveling or involving a short distance
short-haul flights
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