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


de- +‎ plane (Wiktionary)


  • "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"?

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  • When they were finally allowed to deplane they spend the night at a hotel.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The captain of the flight repeatedly pleaded to allow the passengers to deplane and enter the terminal.

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  • 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.

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  • Planes will board and deplane FASTER without all this hassle ....

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