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  • Welcome to Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.

  • In this extra learning lesson, you will learn in detail about the words and phrases you may use when you are at the airport.

  • When you are at an airport you have to be prepared to answer certain questions and go through various checks.

  • You may be asked for example: ‘Through which airline are you traveling?’, ‘How much baggage are you carrying?’.

  • There are also several new words you might hear, such as: check-in, security check, boarding pass, baggage, tickets and so on.

  • Yes John, that’s right. Let’s learn some words and phrases that you may listen to, or have to say, while you are at the airport.

  • English words and phrases during check-in.

  • The words that you might come across during check-in are:

  • Identity proof - This is your identification. It could be your passport, your social security card, your driver’s license etc.

  • Ticket - This is the ticket issued to you by the airline.

  • Passport - If you are traveling abroad, you may need a passport which has information about you.

  • Boarding pass - This is the pass that allows you to board the aircraft.

  • You usually get it from the check-in counter, but sometimes you might also get it online by checking in online.

  • Security check - It’s the process when you and your baggage are checked to make sure you are not carrying any prohibited items onto the airplane.

  • Frisking - When a security officer searches a person by passing his/her hands quickly over clothes or through pockets.

  • Now we will go to the words related to the check-in procedure.

  • At the check-in counter.

  • Check-in - During check-in, you register at the airline counter, submit your luggage and get your boarding pass which allows you to board or get onto the aircraft.

  • Check-in counter - The counters or tables where the airline staff are available to process your check-in request.

  • Check-in baggage - This is the baggage you give to the airline staff. This baggage is carried into the cargo hold.

  • Cargo hold - This is the place where all the check-in baggage is stored.

  • Security tag - To identify that the baggage has been checked at the security check, a tag is added to the hand-baggage. This is the security tag.

  • The cabin - The cabin is the name for the interior of the aircraft where the passengers sit.

  • Cabin baggage or Carry-on baggage - This is the baggage you are allowed to carry onto the aircraft.

  • From the check-in counter, let’s go straight inside the aircraft. Here are some more words for you.

  • Inside the aircraft.

  • Window seat - This is the seat next to the window and you can look outside the aircraft from it.

  • Aisle seat - This is the seat next to the gallery inside the aircraft. It makes it easier to move around.

  • Overhead bin - This is an area above the seats where you can store your cabin baggage.

  • Seat belt - It’s a belt that’s used to fasten you to the seat and keep you secure during the flight.

  • Flotation cushion - Sometimes when you fly over the sea, a flotation cushion or device is provided as a safety measure in case of a sea-landing.

  • Purser - The purser is in charge of the flight attendants to make sure things are running well inside the aircraft.

  • Flight attendants - Also called air attendants or sometimes air hostesses.

  • They are airline employees whose job is to take care of the passengers during the flight.

  • Wow! That was a lot of learning. Don’t hesitate to play the lesson again if you are still not sure about something. Before we go, one final word.

  • Remember that big belt that brings your luggage when you are at the airport? It’s called a luggage belt, or baggage belt in English.

  • Don’t forget to watch the original lesson. Just click at the link given in the description. See you soon!

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At the Airport - English Vocabulary - Learn English for Traveling

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    Jason Yeh posted on 2014/06/07
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