Usage note: Travel and Tourismvacationshave/take a vacation/a break/a day off/a year off/time offgo on/be on vacation/leave/honeymoon/safari/sabbatical/a trip/a tour/a cruise/a pilgrimagego backpacking/camping/sightseeingplan a trip/a vacation/your itineraryreserve a hotel room/a flight/ticketshave/make/cancel a reservationrent a condo/a vacation home/a cabinrent a car/bicycle/moped/scooter/Jet Skistay in a hotel/a bed and breakfast/a youth hostel/a villa/a trailer/a vacation home/a resort/a timesharecost/charge $100 a/per night for a suite/a single/double/twin roomcheck into/out of a hotel/a motel/your roompack/unpack your suitcase/bagscall/order room servicecancel/cut short a trip/vacationforeign travelapply for/get/renew a/your passporttake out/buy/get travel insurancecatch/miss your plane/train/ferry/connecting flightfly (in)/travel (in) first/business/economy classmake/have a brief/two-day/twelve-hour layover/stopover in Hong Kongexperience/cause/lead to delayscheck (in)/collect/get/lose your baggage/luggagebe charged for/pay excess baggage feesboard/get on/leave/get off the aircraft/plane/ship/ferrytaxi down/leave/approach/hit/overshoot the runwayexperience/hit/encounter (mild/severe) turbulencesuffer from/recover from/get over your jet lag/motion sicknessbe seasick/carsickthe tourist industryattract/draw/bring tourists/visitorsencourage/promote/hurt tourismpromote/develop ecotourismbuild/develop/visit a tourist/tropical/beach/ski resortwork for/be operated by a major hotel chainbe served by/compete with low-fare/low-cost/budget airlinesuse/go to/have a travel agentcontact/check with your travel agent/tour operatorbuy/be on/go on a package deal/vacation/tourbuy/bring back (tacky/overpriced) souvenirs
journey by air1 [countable] a trip made by air, especially in a planea smooth/comfortable/bumpy flighta domestic/an international flighta hot-air balloon flightWe met on a flight from Las Vegas to Kansas City.All flights between New York and Washington have been canceled due to fog. see also in-flight
plane2 [countable] a plane making a particular journeyWe're on the same flight.Flight 4793 is now boarding at Gate 17.If we leave now, I can catch the earlier flight.mercy/relief flights (= planes taking help to countries where there is a war)
flying3 [uncountable] the act of flyingthe age of supersonic flightflight safetyThe bird is easily recognized in flight (= when it is flying) by the black band at the end of its tail.
movement of object4 [uncountable] the movement or direction of an object as it travels through the airthe flight of a ball
of steps5 [countable] a series of steps between two floors or levelsShe fell down a flight of stairs/steps and hurt her back.
running away6 [uncountable, singular] the act of running away from a dangerous or difficult situationthe flight of refugees from the advancing forcesa flight from harsh realityThe main character is a journalist in flight from a failed marriage.
of fancy/imagination7 [countable] flight of fancy/imagination an idea or a statement that shows a lot of imagination but is not practical or sensibleThis idea was one of my wilder flights of fancy.
group of birds/aircraft8 [countable] a group of birds or aircraft flying togethera flight of geeseThey flew in two flights of three aircraft.
put someone to flight(old-fashioned) to force someone to run awayThe enemy was quickly put to flight.put to flight
to run awayThe gang took flight when they heard the police car.take flight