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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun airline:

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Definition of the noun airline

What does airline mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airlines

  1. a hose that carries air under pressure
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of airline: air hose
    • more generic words: hose / hosepipe = a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
  2. a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of airline: airline business / airway
    • more generic word: line = a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
    • part: fleet = group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

Alternative definition of the noun airline


  1. A company that flies airplanes to transport people and goods.


Airline is a British television series produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network in 1982.


"Airline" is a video game.

  • genre: Strategy video game


"Airline" is a musical album of ETI.

  • released on (7 years ago)


  1. Airline was a brand of electric and acoustic guitars made in the United States from 1958-68 by the Valco Manufacturing Company, and sold through the Montgomery Ward mail-order retail company. Today, old Valco guitars are played by a wide array of bands and artists including David Bowie, The Cure, PJ Harvey, and Calexico, yet they are most popularly associated with Jack White of The White Stripes. Due to their re-emerging popularity in contemporary rock music, and their relative scarcity in the guitar-sale market, original Res-O-Glas guitars in excellent condition are known to sell for as much as $1,500-$3,000 U.S.
    • also known as JB Hutto Montgomery Airline
  2. Airline is a fly on the wall television programme, produced in the United Kingdom that showcases the daily happenings of passengers, ground workers and on-board staff of Britannia and later EasyJet. The show was broadcast between 1998 and 2007 on ITV, is often repeated on ITV2 and shown on syndication on Pick. The programme's success sparked a US version of the series, following American low-cost airline Southwest Airlines.
  3. Airline is an American reality television series that showcases the daily happenings of passengers, ground workers and on-board staff members of Southwest Airlines. The series debuted on January 5, 2004 on A&E and ran for three seasons.
    • begun on and completed on (9 years ago)
    • 70 episodes of 30 or 21 minutes each, in 3 seasons
    • countries: United States of America, United Kingdom
    • genre: Reality television
    • award: - People's Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show - Other
    • official website:
  4. The airline this baggage rule refers to.
  5. The airline for which we have baggage fee information.
  6. Airline a.k.a. ICAO airline namespace is a namespace.

Phrases with Airline

  1. airline business
  2. National Airline

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Airline

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Google previewStick It to the Man (2009)

How to Skirt the Law, Scam Your Enemies, and Screw Big, Fat, Stupid, Lazy Corporations... For Fun and Profit! by Greg Lewis, Ronald Lewis

The advantage, of course, of making your reservation directly from the hotel or airline is that it will be easier for you to make changes later on. But here's one exception. At the time of this writing, Orbitz will let you cancel a flight within twenty -four ...

Google previewBest Practice in Performance Coaching (2011)

A Handbook for Leaders, Coaches, HR Professionals and Organizations by Carol Wilson

Not much has changed in that respect – it has just got bigger, and the great thing about owning an airline is that you can ship 300 people across the world to a party. In Carol's day, it was more like eight of us in a ski chalet where the hot water ...

Google previewPerformance Coaching (2014)

A Complete Guide to Best Practice Coaching and Training by Carol Wilson

Not much has changed in that respect – it has just got bigger, and the great thing about owning an airline is that you can ship 300 people across the world to a party. In Carol's day, it was more like eight of us in a ski chalet where the hot water ...

Google previewHow to Build a Share Portfolio (2011)

A Practical Guide to Selecting and Monitoring a Portfolio of Shares by Rodney Hobson

2: BA It would be wrong, however, to assume that the self-styled World's Favourite Airline is an investment you could lock away and forget about. Since the start of the millennium BA shares have fallen from 470p to 100p, zoomed to ...

Google previewPublic Relations Cases (2012)

by Jerry Hendrix, Darrell Hayes, Pallavi Kumar

SUMMARY While Air New Zealand is a household name in its native country, off shore, the airline is a small carrier in a saturated market. In order to develop brand awareness and differentiation in North America, Air New Zealand decided to ...

Google previewOman, Culture and Diplomacy (2012)

by Jeremy Jones, Nicholas Ridout

but it is indeed seeking to deploy its own cultural capital, in the service of not only economic development (the airline is a business and tourism is an important source of future revenue for the government), but also a wider diplomatic project.

Google previewTourism Management (2007)

by Stephen Page

The announcement in August 2002 that British Midland was replacing its standard airline service from its East Midlands hub with services operated by its BMIbaby budget airline is a recognition of the need to reduce costs and re-orient its ...

Google previewForensic Nursing Science (2010)

by Virginia A. Lynch, Janet Barber Duval

The airline is the agency that connects the team to the families. Throughout the identification process, antemortem data is collected consisting of personal and medical information that will assist in the timely and efficient identification of the ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2012)

Volume 22: Science and Medicine by James G. Thomas Jr., Charles Reagan Wilson

nental airline is now based in Chicago, so American Airlines (Fort Worth) and Delta (Atlanta) are the only major airlines left in the South. ROGER E. BILSTEIN University of Houston at Clear Lake City MARY AMELIA TAYLOR Judson College ...

Google previewThe Business of Wine: An Encyclopedia (2008)

An Encyclopedia by Geralyn G. Brostrom, Jack Brostrom

AIRLINES Wine sales to airline companies represent tens of millions of dollars spent in the United States, as well as many more millions in Europe and Asia. These sales exist in two straightforward categories: inexpensive wines in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-class History (2007)

by Eric Arnesen

strike and then airline layoffs, the use of replacement workers and concession bargaining resulting in two-tier wage scales and outsourcing.

Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

AIRLINE STRIKES In the 19th and early 20th centuries most long-distance freight and passengers were carried by railroads. After World War II, and particularly after the introduction of jet engines during the 19505, many of the services once ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management 2nd Edition (2012)

by Abraham Pizam

Figure 1 Airline Sales Response Curve. Figure 4 Airline Sales Response Curve. 512 Price customization Sales Volume Variable Cost The desire to set prices by individual customer further implies that each customer has a different reservation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2008)

by Robert W. Kolb

airline industry has worked through a series of “boom or bust” cycles. While under regulation the industry's profitability would rise and fall with economic conditions, the protective fare- setting ...

Google previewGods Dictionary of Poetry

by sunil palaskar

(For example: The Kings airline employed too many beautiful women across the globe then the requirement, but no work given to them, so the kings airline company turned into „funky bank‟=the legs spreader wide apart ...

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Quotes about Airline

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. (Mark Russell)
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Scrabble value of A1I1R1L1I1N1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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