Turnaround Definition (Turn)

Updated: 2018-11-21.
A turnaround is airline parlance for a flight that leaves base and returns back to base in the same day.

A turnaround is also known as a turn, and you can think of it as a single-day round trip, of sorts. Basically, the flight crew can sleep in their own beds that night, rather than stay a night at their destination.

Usually, turnarounds are made with short-haul flights, rather than medium-haul flights or long-haul flights.

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