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Air Travel Vocabulary

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Air Travel Vocabulary

Boarding Card:
A ticket showing you have permission to board (enter) the plane.
Check-in-desk:
The place where you present your ticket & passport to be allowed to board the plane.
Security:
Where they check that you don’t take any prohibited items (e.g. sharp objects, liquids, weapons etc) onto the plane.
Customs:
Where your luggage may be checked at your final destination to see if you are bringing illegal goods into the country. You may pass through The Green Zone, which is “Nothing to Declare”, or The Red Zone, which is when you have something to declare, such as too many bottles of spirits etc.
Baggage reclaim:
Where you collect your luggage at you final destination
Runway:
Where planes “Take off” and “Land”
Jet Lag:
Is after a long flight passing through different time zones, resulting in you feeling really tired. It usually occurs more often when you fly East.
Stopover:
On the long international fight, you may stop somewhere before arriving at your destination.
(Noun) The stopover in Moscow lasted five hours.(Phrasal verb) We stopped over at Moscow airport on our way to Thailand.
Hand Luggage:
Small light bags, briefcases etc that you can take with you onto the plane that you put in the overhead locker or on the floor in front of you.
Domestic Fights:
Fights that are entirely within one country and do not enter another country.
Aisle/Window:
An aisle seat is next to the walkway you use to get to your seat from the front of the plane to the back. The window seat you can look out of the window from your seat.

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