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#EngVocab: Air travel vocabulary (3)

Hi guys, is any of you planning to travel by air? This time, we are having a discussion on air travel vocabulary. We have collected 10 important vocabulary that you might need when you are travelling by air. Here they are:

  1. Aisle. Meaning: corridor in aeroplane between the seats [there are usually one or two].
  2. A standstill. Meaning: a stop or an end.
  3. A tray-table. Meaning: a small table that is stored in the back of the seat in front of you on a plane.
  4. Skycap. Meaning: a person who works at an airport carrying luggage.
  5. Runway. Meaning: a place where airplanes take off and land.
  6. Control tower. Meaning: the building in an airport where air traffic is routed in and out of the airport.
  7. Airstrip. Meaning: a small path or field for planes to take off and land.
  8. Carry-on. Meaning: a bag that is carried on an airplane, bus, etc., instead of being stored in the luggage compartment.
  9. Long-haul flight. Meaning: a flight that travels a long distance in one go, e.g., a long-haul flight would be flying from New York to Sydney.
  10. Stopover (layover). Meaning: if you are traveling on a long-haul flight, you usually have to have a short stop in another country first. This stop is called a stopover or a transit.

Those are the 10 vocabulary of air travel that we have collected for you. Hope you like them.


Compiled and written by @Wisznu for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, May 12, 2016

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#EngVocab: Air travel vocabulary (2)

We have actually talked about some words related to air travel before. In this post, we will share some more words related to air travel.

  1. Jet lag. Meaning: extreme tiredness after a long flight between extreme time zones.
  2. Hand luggage. Meaning: light bags that may be carried on board by passengers.
  3. Stopover. Meaning: a break for a day or two on an international flight.
  4. Duty free. Meaning: (of products such as cigarettes) not taxable.
  5. Departures board. Meaning: (of departing flights) large display in airport showing times, destinations, etc.
  6. Baggage claim. Meaning: a place where passengers go to find their luggage at the end of a flight.
  7. Immigration officer. Meaning: government official responsible for checking passengers’ passports.
  8. Transit. Meaning: one stopping at an airport that is not our destination.


Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, January 26, 2016


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#EngVocab: Air travel vocabulary

In this post, we’re going to share some words related to air travel. You might see or hear these words at an airport or on a plane.

  1. Airfare. Meaning: cost of a plane ticket.
    • Example:
      • The cost of your meal is included in your airfare.
  2. Boarding pass. Meaning: part of the ticket that you give to the crew as you enter the plane.
    • Example:
      • You must show your boarding pass at the gate.
  3. Cockpit. Meaning: a place where pilots sit to control the plane.
    • Example:
      • Passengers should not enter the cockpit.
  4. A tray-table. Meaning: a small table that is stored in the back of the seat in front of you on a plane.
    • Example:
      • You can put your meal on the tray table.
  5. Check in (v). Meaning: to show your travel documents to the airline staff in the airport so that you can begin your journey.
    • Example:
      • You have to check in first before going onto the plane.
  6. Board (v). Meaning: to go onto a plane at the beginning of the journey.
    • Example:
      • I have to board in five minutes.
  7. Runway. meaning: the strip of land that an airplane takes-off and lands on.
    • Example:
      • The plane almost missed the runway because it was such a bad storm.
  8. Flight attendant. Meaning:  man or woman who provides service for passengers during a flight.
    • Example:
      • If you need help during your flight, call the flight attendant.

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, July 1, 2014

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