Airports are stressful even in your own native country. This article will help you to feel confident during airport check-in. Practise these English phrases before you travel to English speaking destinations.
Phrases and Expressions
Can I see your ticket, please?
Do you have your passport with you?
I'm afraid your passport has expired.
Do you have a second piece of identification?
I'll need to see your child's birth certificate.
How many bags are you checking?
Will you be bringing a carry-on bag?
I'm afraid that bag exceeds the size restrictions.
Did you pack your bags yourself?
Would you like an aisle or a window seat?
Would you like a wheelchair?
You'll board at Gate 7.
Please be at the gate thirty minutes before your scheduled flight.
Did you need any tags for your luggage?
Your flight is expected to take off on time.
Your flight has been delayed by one hour.
Flight 87B to Toronto has been canceled.
I'm afraid you're too late to check-in.
Your flight is overbooked. Would you be interested in giving up your seat?
Enjoy your flight.
I'm not sure which of these papers is my ticket.
Is it possible to get an aisle seat?
I requested a vegetarian meal. Can you check to confirm?
Can I take my child through security?
Is the flight on time?
Will they be serving a meal today?
Will they be showing an inflight movie?
Where can I get a luggage cart?
Can I use my laptop on board?
Check-in Assistant:Are you travelling to Dubai?
Passenger:Yes, I am.
Check-in Assistant:Can I see your ticket and passport, please?
Passenger:Here you are.
Check-in Assistant:Thank you. How many bags are you checking in?
Check-in Assistant:Did you pack the bags yourself?
Passenger:Yes, I did.
Check-in Assistant:Has anyone given you anything to carry?
Passenger:No, they haven’t.
Check-in Assistant:Can I see your hand luggage, please?
Passenger:Yes, here it is.
Check-in Assistant:Thank you. That’s fine. Now would you like a window seat or an aisle seat?
Passenger:An aisle seat, please.
Check-in Assistant:Here’s your boarding card. Boarding is at 8:15 from gate number 12. Have a nice flight.
Passenger:Thank you. Goodbye.
the act of going from one place to another
A paper slip or card indicating that its holder has paid for a specified service, such as travelling on a bus, train, airplane or entering a place.
An official document issued by a government identifying a citizen, certifying his or her nationality
check in (v)
hand luggage (n)
luggage that is light enough to be carried by hand
window seat (n)
A seat next to a window, on a bus or airplane
aisle seat (n)
the seat in the middle of the airplane
boarding card (n)
a pass that allows you to board a ship or plane
the act of passengers getting aboard a ship or aircraft