What is the difference between Welcome On Board & Welcome Aboard ✅

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The expression aboard is older than on board, however, the two expressions can be used interchangeably to mean on/onto a ship, plane, train, or bus:

  • Jack was already aboard/on board when he remembered that he’d left his suit at home.
  • The plane crashed, but everyone on board/aboard survived.
  • Are all the passengers aboard/on board?
  • This is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard/on board of this British Airways flight.

Welcome on board/aboard can also be used figuratively when welcoming a new member of a team:

  • Welcome on board/aboard, James always speaks very highly of you.
  • Welcome, Janine. It’s good to have you on board/aboard!

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Anastasia Koltai
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13 days ago

yes, I’m just looking at the correct use of ‘on board’ and ‘aboard’, and your page gives this example of a possible BA flight announcement ‘This is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard/on board of this British Airways flight.’ I really hope that the captain doesn’t use the word ‘of’ in this context, as that would be incorrect syntax.