The number of people who regularly fly around the world has increased enormously, and it is important to get familiar with some of the words you are likely to come across in airports.
A list of some of the more common words is given below:
Airline - The company you fly with.
Arrivals - Where you meet people when you land at an airport.
Board - To get on a plane.
Boarding pass - A document you are given to allow you to enter the plane.
Boarding time - Your boarding time is the time that people will be allowed to start entering the plane.
When you book a ticket it means that you have reserved your place and paid for it.
Business class -
Business class is the area where people who are traveling for business purposes sit. It's towards the front of the plane and the tickets are more expensive than normal tickets.
Carry on luggage - Your carry on luggage is the small piece of hand luggage that you are allowed to take with you onto the plane.
Check in - When you check in, you notify the airline you have arrived at the airport. They will take your suitcase and give you a boarding pass.
The area where you do this action is also called check-in.
Customs - The place where the authorities check what you are carrying.
Delayed - If your flight has been delayed, it means that it's late.
Departures - This is the place where you go if you are catching a plane.
In the departures lounge there are a number of different gates, or doors, doors which take you to the planes
Luggage - This word represents everything you are carrying with you on your trip.
Suitcase - This is a rigid container in which you put your belongings when you want to travel somewhere.
Travel agent -
A travel agent is a person who will help you to organize your travel plans and book your flights.
A visa is a special document that gives you permission to enter a country.
Luggage or baggage and suitcase or bag:
A common mistake among non-English speakers is the difference between luggage and bag.
The word bag is countable, which means we can say many bags or 3 bags, whereas luggage is uncountable, and it can mean either one bag or many. If you want to make the word luggage plural, you would add the phrase 'pieces of' in front of it, so you may have 3 pieces of luggage, which could be 3 suitcases.