[Ads-l] Another Agent-Patient reversal

Geoffrey Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Fri Dec 31 12:55:54 UTC 2021

In today’s Simple Flying news is a report that

'Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) has resumed its flagship service
between Geneva and New York. Operated by an Airbus A330-300,
the flights will initially run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,
and Saturdays, with plans for daily flights by the northern 2022 summer.'

Normally *airlines* operate planes, not the other way around.

A quick Google ngram search found lots of cases of
'airline operated', but the only 'aircraft operated' instances
were passives ('aircraft operated by Delta')

Geoffrey S. Nathan
WSU Information Privacy Officer (Retired)
Emeritus Professor, Linguistics Program
geoffnathan at wayne.edu

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