subir al avión

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subir al avión(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to board the plane)
a. to get on the plane
Llegamos tarde al aeropuerto y no nos dejaron subir al avión porque habían cerrado la puerta de embarque.We arrived late at the airport and they didn't let us get on the plane because the gate was closed.
b. to get onto the plane
Los pasajeros subieron al avión a las 9 am y el despegue tuvo lugar a las 9:30 am.The passangers got onto the plane at 9 am, and take-off took place at 9:30 am.
subirse al avión
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (to board the plane)
a. to get on the plane
Sin documentación, no puedes ni facturar el equipaje ni subirte al avión.Without an ID, you can neither check in your luggage nor get on the plane.
b. to get onto the plane
La actriz se subió al avión entre los flashes de los fotógrafos.The actress got onto the plane amongst the flashes of photographers.
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