Different Types of Flights of Breaks
Let’s take a look at the different types of flights.
– A flight that makes no stops
– A flight that makes a stop en route, but continues on to the destination without a change in planes (equipment). For example, DL293 flies from Atlanta to Los Angeles. This flight makes a stop in Dallas before continuing on to Los Angeles. Passengers do not have to get off the plane in Dallas to get to their destination.
– A flight that hooks up to another flight to get the passenger to his / her destination. A domestic connection is 4 hours or less between two flights and an international connection is 24 hours or less. On a ticket, or in a PNR, an X by the city code indicates a connecting flight. For example, a customer wants to go from Atlanta to Honolulu on American Airlines. AA does not have one non-stop flight that will take the customer directly from Atlanta to Honolulu, so they have to use 2 flights to get the customer to his / her destination.
A connection flight where the passenger stays on the same airline is considered an on-line connection flight. When more than one airline is used between the origin and destination cities, the connection flight is considered an off-line or inter-line connection flight.
– A voluntary break in travel that is 4 hours or more for domestic flights and 24 hours or more for international flights. It is a stop at an intermediate point before continuing on to another destination. In a PNR or on a ticket, an O next to the airport code indicates a stopover. If the stopover is overnight, it is usually called a Layover.
– A stop on a trip, usually overnight and usually associated with a change of planes or other transportation.
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Concepts and TerminologyConfidential, TRX Inc.7 November 2007