from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To disembark from an airplane.
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- v. To disembark from an airplane.
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- v. get off an airplane
"It also becomes less efficient to board and deplane, which is not good for airlines that make money on being efficient."
As long as you're on the subject of planes, how about "deplane"?
When they were finally allowed to deplane they spend the night at a hotel.
Another, an American Airlines flight from Paris to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, also diverted to Bradley, where it sat for seven and a half hours before U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents allowed the passengers to deplane, according to an American spokesman.
Moreover, jetBlue never got to use the portable staircase it lined up to deplane passengers because it had been nabbed by the airport to get people off the international flights.
JetBlue Airways Corp. had six diverted planes on the ground, and jetBlue officials said all its captains were acutely aware of the tarmac-delay rule, which threatens heavy fines on airlines if they keep passengers on board grounded domestic flights for more than three hours four hours for international without offering a chance to deplane, with certain exceptions.
Cleopatra wants a bench of Egypt to deplane to her sons; Caesar agrees, nonetheless in fact, Dolabella tells her, he intends to lead her serf to Rome to uncover off in a triumphal procession.
The captain of the flight repeatedly pleaded to allow the passengers to deplane and enter the terminal.
The department's actions come as Congress weighs passengers 'rights legislation that would place a three-hour cap on how long airlines can keep passengers waiting on tarmacs before they allow them to deplane or return to a gate.
Planes will board and deplane FASTER without all this hassle ....
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