《中英對照讀新聞》Kim breaks with his flight-phobic father, travels by plane 與有恐機症的父親迥異 金正恩搭機出訪
Unlike his dictator father, who famously shunned air travel, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un jetted off to the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian, becoming the first North Korean ruler to fly abroad in 32 years.
Since taking office in late 2011, Kim has occasionally flown inside North Korea. The recent foreign trip, albeit not far from the North Korean border, comes ahead of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump aimed at ending the North Korean nuclear problem.
Schooled for several years in Switzerland, Kim is believed to have traveled by air often as a teenager.
After he became North Korea’s leader, state media said he was aboard Chammae-1 when he reviewed air force planes taking part in combat aeronautics contests and inspected construction work in Pyongyang. North Korean media photos also showed Kim looking out the windows of his plane; walking down the stairs from the plane, and walking with his wife, Ri Sol Ju, on a red carpet placed on an airstrip. （AP）
break with something or someone：慣用語，打破傳統、習慣做法，或他人做法不同。例句：She decided to break with tradition and not spend Lunar New Year with her husband’s family.（她決定打破傳統，不跟婆家人一起過農曆新年。）
jet off：片語動詞，搭飛機。例句：She’s jetting off to Paris next month.（她下個月搭機去巴黎。）