L'avion vs le vol

AA2Kwiziq community member

L'avion vs le vol

How come in the 3rd sentence, "l'avion" is used and in the rest of the excerpt, "le vol" is used?

Asked 1 year ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Salut A,

Le vol is the "flight" on which the aeroplane (l'avion) will travel.

"L'avion" is the mode of travel as opposed to a hot-air balloon or paraglider or any other form of air transportation.

The lady has arranged for the particular flight "le vol" to take place by "l'avion of choice" of the client (customer).

I hope that this helps.

Bonne continuation

Jim

 

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi A,

Just to add to Jim's excellent answer, they are two different things although in English they are both used quite loosely we are more precise in French.

Je devais prendre l'avion = I was supposed to take the plane/ to fly

Je devais prendre le vol BA 345 = I was supposed to take flight BA345

soixante jours avant votre vol sixty days before your flight

un vol à 8h15 = a flight at 8.15 am

Hope this helps!

L'avion vs le vol

How come in the 3rd sentence, "l'avion" is used and in the rest of the excerpt, "le vol" is used?

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