EXECUTIVE ENGLISH TELEPHONE COURSE
By Viv Quarry (www.vivquarry.com)
Travel Vocabulary - Planes
A ONE-WAY TICKET = A ticket in one direction only.
A RETURN TICKET = A ticket which returns you to your departure point.
AIRPORT TAX = Travel tax paid at some airports.
AISLE SEAT = Seat near the corridor.
ARRIVALS = The area where passengers arrive at an airport.
BAGGAGE RECLAIM = Place where passengers can collect their checked in luggage.
BOARDING CARD = Permission to enter a plane.
BUSINESS CLASS = Expensive area reserved for business travellers.
CHECKED-IN LUGGAGE = Luggage which the airline takes when you check in.
CUSTOMS = Police check of a passenger's possessions.
DEPARTURE GATE = The area where passengers wait to board a plane.
DEPARTURE LOUNGE = The area after passport control.
DEPARTURES = The area where passengers leave an airport.
DUTY FREE = Goods sold at a reduced tax.
ECONOMY CLASS = The cheapest seats on a plane.
FIRST CLASS = The most expensive seats on a plane.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT = Airline employee on a plane.
HAND LUGGAGE = Bags which a passenger takes onto the plane.
PASSPORT = Official document needed to travel.
PASSPORT CONTROL = Police check of passenger's passports.
SHUTTLE = A bus or plane which goes between two fixed points.
TAXI RANK = Place where taxis wait to collect passengers.
TO BE OK = To have a place on a flight confirmed.
TO BE UPGRADED = To be moved to a higher class due to over-booking.
To BOOK A FLIGHT = To reserve a seat on a plane.
To CHECK IN = To register before a flight.
TRAVEL AGENT = Travel organisation which sells flights and holidays.
TROLLEY = A small metal car used to transport heavy luggage.
VISA = Official permission to travel.
WAITLISTED = On a waiting list for available seats on a fully booked flight.
WINDOW SEAT = Seat next to the window.
X-RAY MACHINE = Security check machine.
The international spelling code.
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie , Delta, Echo, Foxtrot , Golf, Hotel, Indio, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Queen, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.