Airport Vocabulary

Aircraft being towed by pilot truck.

Words that you will need when you go to the airport

AIRPORT – (pronounced ˈɛːpɔːt ) – Noun

  • a complex of runways and buildings for the take-off, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft, with facilities for passengers. Synonyms: airfield, airstrip, landing strip, runway.
  • relating to or denoting light popular fiction such as is offered for sale to travellers in airports. Modifier noun: airport – an airport thriller
air hostess airline aisle seat
anything to declare? arrivals availability
baggage claim carry-on bag check-in desk
connecting flight customs departures
direct flight domestic flight duty free
economy excess baggage first / business class
flight attendant flight number gates
hand luggage immigration international
jet lag landing luggage
nothing to declare one way overnight bag
passport preferred seat priority boarding
round trip runway suitcase
take-off ticket transit
turbulence weight limit window seat

Some Useful Phrases

Can you help me please?
I need a luggage trolley / porter.
Can you tell me the way to the toilets, please?
Excuse me, where is the ticket counter / check-in desk, please?
My flight number is ——- What is my gate number please?
May I see your passport / your ticket please?
How many bags do you have?
Please put them on the weighing machine.
Is this your hand-luggage?
You are only allowed one carry-on bag.
Did you pack these bags yourself?
Are you carrying any restricted items?
Have your bags been unattended at any time?
Has anyone given you anything to take on board?
Where is the information desk, please?
Excuse me, where is the left luggage department.
Please proceed to gate number —–.
Flight number —– is boarding at Gate Nº —–
Please have your boarding card / pass ready.
Please fill out the immigration form.
How long are you planning on staying?
I’m just here on vacation / holiday.
I’m on a business trip.
I will only be here for a week. / for a few days.


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