fly across

fly across (something)

To traverse a place or area by plane. I live in California, but the rest of my family is in New York, so I've flown across the country many times.
See also: across, fly
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fly across something

[for a bird or a plane] to move in the air across something. A bird flew across the open area in the forest. A large jet flew across the clear blue sky.
See also: across, fly
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But the moment Sancho quitted his beast to go and help Don Quixote, the dancing devil with the bladders jumped up on Dapple, and beating him with them, more by the fright and the noise than by the pain of the blows, made him fly across the fields towards the village where they were going to hold their festival.
On my view this question can easily be answered; for no terrestrial mammal can be transported across a wide space of sea, but bats can fly across. Bats have been seen wandering by day far over the Atlantic Ocean; and two North American species either regularly or occasionally visit Bermuda, at the distance of 600 miles from the mainland.
A crow would shed tears if obliged by its errand to fly across the district."
After she writes an anonymous letter to the editor that impresses her father, her parents reluctantly agree she can write a series of articles about aviation and the race to fly across the English Channel, but only if she promises to accept a marriage proposal within the year.
But when the UAE closed its airspace for any access to Qatar, Nepal Airlines had to fly across Iran--and, after allowing two flights over Iran, the Islamic Republic slammed the door shut.
1909: Louis Bleriot became the first man to fly across the Channel, flying his three-cylinder monoplane from near Calais to Northfall Meadow near Dover Castle.
In a statement, easyJet said: "As part of easyJet's contingency planning before the referendum we had informal discussions with a number of European aviation regulators about the establishment of an AOC (air operator certificate) in a European country to enable easyJet to fly across Europe as we do today."
She would sink down onto the stage, rise above it, fly across it like lightning.
You are watching "Then we arrived and you are watching your production designer fly across the camera, picked up by the wind, and Marion Cotillard kind of disappearing into a bog.
Not only was Amelia Earhart the first woman in the world to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, she was the first person to cross it twice.
So much so that Peter Murphy said he "wanted to fly across and deck him".
Washington, Sha'ban 7, 1434, Jun 16, 2013, SPA -- A solar-powered plane bidding to fly across the U.S.
a 3-D version of the classic film "Top Gun" may reach theaters early next year Jonathan Trappe plans to fly across the Atlantic next summer in his unusual aircraft comprising dozens of small helium balloons ...