deplane deplane

Definition(s):

  • (v) get off an airplane

Usage(s):

  1. Under the bill, passengers reserve the right to deplane after four hours on the tarmac.
  2. Passengers aboard flight 1348 ended up landing in Austin and sitting on a tarmac there for almost nine hours before they were allowed to deplane because no gate was ready.
  3. We land, taxi, deplane and spill out into the darkness.

News

  • Southwest Airlines computer outage impacting flights

    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - A computer outage is causing delays for Southwest Airlines passengers. According to ABC News, flights on runways at several airports are being turned around so passengers can deplane. Flights currently in the air are not impacted.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KTNV Las Vegas

Quotes

  • "Occasional delays may be unavoidable, but no one should be held hostage on an airplane for hours without food, safe drinking water or functioning restrooms," Boxer said in an announcement. "This bill ensures passengers the right to deplane...
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Barbara Boxer Source: Newsday

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