“They're going to fly me in and put me up in a hotel.”

English Lesson: They're going to fly me in and put me up in a hotel.

You're being recruited for a job by a company in another city. The company is going to pay for you to travel to the interview. You tell your father about it.

They're going to fly me in and put me up in a hotel.

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(someone) is going to (do something)

You use "going to ___" to talk about what will happen in the future. "Going to ___" is more natural than "will" for most situations where you're expressing someone's plans to do something:

They're going to meet us at the airport.

I'm just going to stay home and relax this weekend.

English learners often over-use "will" when "going to" would be more appropriate. In general, when you want to talk about something that you've already decided to do, use "going to":

Next up is Steve. He's going to walk us through the new home page redesign.

Starbucks announced that they're going to offer free Internet access at all their locations.

We're going to keep it to just close friends and family.

If you've just decided something and want to announce your decision, use "will":

Fine! I'll take it back! 

I guess I'll thaw this out.

put (someone) up

This means to pay for someone’s accommodation, usually in a hotel.

When my in-laws were here we put them up at the Four Seasons.

fly (someone) in)

This means to pay for someone’s flight to a place where you need them to be.

They’re flying her in just for the day so she can attend the meeting,