Perhaps this is a silly question, but is there a common word/phrase/term which would describe a time + location tuple (time and place), for flights or maritime links?

I.e. say I have a flight defined as: Departure: Monday, 10:00 London, Arrival: Monday, 18:00 New York.

"Monday, 10:00"/"Monday, 18:00" are both departure/arrival times, "London"/"New York" are both departure/arrival ports or airports.

So, is there a phrase which would describe both "Monday, 10:00 London" and "Monday, 18:00 New York"?

Goal would be to be able to describe it as:

  • a route contains one or more connections
  • a connection has a single departure "?" and arrival "?"
  • a "?" is defined by a timestamp and airport

If there are any better terms for what I am describing above, I'd be grateful to hear them also.

  • Wouldn't you want three elements: time, place and direction (inbound or outbound)?
    – JHCL
    Oct 15, 2015 at 15:14
  • @JHCL: that would be an option too, yes, but not so important.
    – vgru
    Oct 17, 2015 at 12:00
  • Wouldn't it just be "departure" or "arrival" ? Those describe the time and place of a departure/arrival?
    – Piotr Kula
    Jun 12, 2016 at 21:33
  • You're looking for a word that pins down a specific location in time and space then? Oct 11, 2016 at 6:03

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I suggest juncture. I used it in context of modelling a software system for the term described in the question.

It is defined as a point in time and also as a place where things join.

See https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/juncture


You should check coordinates. Though the definition mentions space, you can add date+time as an additional coordinate (refer to the time coordinate example from ODO below).


coordinate noun
1 a : any of a set of numbers used in specifying the location of a point on a line, on a surface, or in space
b : any one of a set of variables used in specifying the state of a substance or the motion of a particle or momentum


coordinate (also co-ordinate) NOUN

1 Each of a group of numbers used to indicate the position of a point, line, or plane.

‘These were Newton's words when he used time as an important coordinate in the laws of mechanics that he described so accurately.’

‘The address becomes much more like a Social Security number than a street coordinate.’


You maybe referring to a flight leg or a flight segment. But that term does not necessarily include the time aspect.

  • A segment would be an interval from point A to B, but I am interested in how to call these points (including time).
    – vgru
    Oct 15, 2015 at 15:07
  • Would a "stop" make sense? As in: "this route has 3 stops"? It indicates the number of "hops", but I am not sure if it would make sense to say "a connection has a single departure stop and an arrival stop"?
    – vgru
    Oct 15, 2015 at 15:10
  • There may be a more technical term but on our team we would already understand if we say Departure Information and Arrival Information. Sorry it may not be of much help. :)
    – Erebus
    Oct 15, 2015 at 15:16
  • Yes a stop makes sense as well but it may not necessarily include the time aspect.
    – Erebus
    Oct 15, 2015 at 15:28

How about itinerary?

From Vocabulary.com:

An itinerary is your travel plan — where you will go and when you will be there. If you make plans to fly to Paris from Beijing or take a train to Chicago from Mexico City, you will need an itinerary. That means you will have a plan that displays how you will get from point to point in your travels and when you will be at each point. This word comes from the Middle English itinerarius and is defined as being "about a journey." Itineraries can be really useful because if you give your mother yours, she will always know where you are!

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