a connecting flight

When you fly, sometimes you don't go straight to your destination. You fly to one airport, change to a different airplane, and then fly somewhere else. Changing planes is called "making a connection", and the flights are called "connecting flights".

You usually use the phrase "connecting flight" to talk about the second flight, the one that you're connecting to. But you can also call the first flight a "connecting flight" as well.

This phrase appears in these lessons: