A flight from North America to Europe is often called this kind of trip?

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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Just as any long distance flight that crosses one of Earth's oceans, the term is usually preceded by the word "trans." Flights from the United States or other parts of North America are generally referred to as "trans-Atlantic" flights, since most flights have to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Flying from California to Japan would therefore be referred to as "trans-Pacific." I suppose if a flight hugged land to Greenland and then crossed to Europe via the North Pole, it would not warrant the term, but most traditional routes from the East Coast to Europe must cross the Atlantic.

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Can you be more specific -- give us any more information about what you are asking?

This seems too simple, but the first word that comes to mind is "trans-Atlantic."  That word just means "across the Atlantic."  It would surely describe any flight from North America to Europe.

I suppose you could say it is nonstop since clearly no flight from North America to Europe is going to stop anywhere (unless it stops in Greenland or Iceland, I guess).

Again, both of those seem too simple, but I really don't know what else you might be asking.

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Isn't this a transatlantic flight? 

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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 The transatlantic flight is the name of the flight from U.S.A. to Europe over the Atlantic ocean . The first transatlantic  flight is considered the one made by Charles Lindbergh .

On May 21, 1927, pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands in Paris, after having completed his own first nonstop transatlantic flight between New York and Paris on a single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, taking off from New York  33 hours and a half before . Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born in Detroit in 1902and he learned to fly at age of 20 . In 1923, he bought a plane, left from the first world war and made a tour of the United States as a stuntman. In 1924, he enrolled in flight school in the aviation and graduated magna cum laude, achieving the rank of lieutenant. In 1926 he became pilot in aviation mail on the route between St. Louis and Chicago.

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A flight between North America and Europe is frequently called a trans Atlantic flight. Basically any flight across the Atlantic ocean is a transatlantic flight. Today with our advanced airliner we have aeroplanes flying across more than half the globe. But in the earlier days of development of flying a  non-stop flight across the Atlantic was not just difficult and dangerous, it was impossible with the kind of aeroplanes available then. The first successful transatlantic flight with intermediate stops was made between May 8 and 31, 1919 when US Navy Curtis flying boat NC-4 flew from New York to Plymouth in UK. The first non-stop transatlantic between America and Europe mainlands was in October 1924 from Germany to New jersey made in Zeppelin ZR-3.

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