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Q. What’s the difference between direct and non-stop flights?

A. Non-stop means just what it says, the aircraft flying straight to its final destination without stopping en route. A direct flight, on the other hand, means that it will touch down somewhere along the way, although you will continue your journey on the same plane.

When flying “direct” you may have to disembark en route and spend an hour or so on the ground. A connecting flight is the least appealing, since it involves a change of aircraft and invariably more time on the ground.

– David and Mark

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