When traveling abroad, many people are confused because of their limited English. However, they can at least find their way in the international airport on their own with the following basic words.
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Travel agent: Travel agent. This is the person or company that helps you plan trips and book flights.
Airlines: Airline or carrier such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet, Jetstar…
Book (a ticket): Book (ticket)
One-way: one-way (ticket)
If you buy a one-way ticket, you don’t go back to your destination anymore. The opposite of a one-way ticket is a “return ticket” – a return ticket.
Economy class: Normal class
Business class: Business class, the upper seating area of the plane, has a more expensive fare than regular class
Board: Board the plane
Boarding pass: Boarding pass, issued after you check-in. Your boarding pass shows your flight number, departure time and seat number.
Boarding time: Time to board the plane
Gate: Gate . In the departures area, there are various gates leading to different flights.
Delayed: to be late, to be delayed
Stopover (layover): Stopover
If you take a long flight, you can choose to stop in a certain country. This stop is called a “stopover” or a “layover”.
Long-haul flight: Long-haul flight, only flights that travel long distances, for example flying from New York to Sydney.
On time: On time
When traveling by plane, if you want to check the flight status, you can look at the notice board in the lobby. On the board, there is information about the flight such as on time or delayed.
Departures: Station go. When you’re about to board the plane, you need to go to the departure hall where you’ll be waiting for your flight to board.
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Check in: Check-in procedures. When you check-in, you tell the airline that you have arrived at the airport. The airline will collect your luggage and give you your boarding pass. The area where you check-in is called the check-in counter.
Conveyor belt/carousel/baggage claim: Luggage conveyor belt/Conveyor belt/Pluggage collection. After your flight arrives, your suitcase and checked baggage will be moved on by a baggage belt known as a “conveyor belt”. Some places use the word “carousel” or “baggage claim”.
Customs: Customs. Before being allowed to enter a country, you must go through a customs area, meet a customs officer. Here, they’ll see if you’ve brought anything illegal into their country, or ask questions like “have anything to declare”. If you are not bringing anything unauthorized, simply answer “No”.
Carry-on: Carry-on (luggage). You can bring one small carry-on bag on board, usually weighing less than 8kg and the size specified.
Fragile: Fragile. If there are things in your checked baggage that can break or break if you are strong during transportation, you can put a label with the word “Fragile” on it so that the staff can handle it more carefully.
Liquids: liquid, is anything in liquid form such as water, lotion, foundation. All airports do not allow passengers to bring more than 100 ml of liquids on board. All liquids need to be left in checked baggage.
Oversized baggage/Overweight baggage: Excess baggage, oversized baggage
Each passenger is only allowed to bring in checked baggage weighing 20 kg or less. If the luggage is heavier or larger than the specified size, you will have to pay extra.
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Identification (ID): Personal document, something to identify individuals that airport staff want to see to make sure the person boarding the flight is you and not someone else. At the international airport, the personal document to bring is the passport.