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Flight segment

A flight segment refers to any single takeoff and landing by an aircraft. Essentially, it’s an undivided trip between two cities with a single flight number. 

For example, if a flight from City A to City C has a stopover or layover in City B, that trip would consist of two flight segments: City A to City B, and then City B to City C.

A flight segment is often used interchangeably with the term flight leg. A flight leg is also a trip from the origin to the destination airport, but it never has an intermediate stop. On the other hand, a flight segment can have a stop, for example, for refueling, when passengers don’t leave the plane. In this case, a flight segment consists of two legs.

In cases of connecting flights, each flight segment is treated individually for purposes such as pricing, ticketing, and frequent flyer mile accumulation.

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