If you haven't been to the airport yet, chances are you will be there eventually. Without the English language it would be nearly impossible to get around an airport that wasn’t in your home country. You will likely miss your flight, if you even made it to the ticket counter first. That would be a tragedy! While walking around the airport in any country there will thankfully be some signs in English. So let's review what some of these terms mean so you can get to your final destination.
When you first walk in to the airport, you will need to immediately find the ticket counter. The ticket counter is where you check in and get your plane ticket. This is the place where you hand your passport over and give them your bags to be checked-in. When this process is completed, they will hand you your boarding pass. This is an important piece of paper that allows you to board the plane.
So now that you have your ticket, or boarding pass, you can proceed to the security line. This is where you place your carry-on baggage which is the bag you will take with you on the plane, on the x-ray machine. They will check your bags and have you walk through a scanner to be sure everyone going through the airport is safe and sound.
Did you get through security okay? Great, now let's find your gate. You gate number is on your boarding pass. It will probably be a letter and a number. For example: Gate B7 or D3. This is the specific gate that your specific plane is waiting for you at... We're almost there! Before you get to your gate, take a look around to see if you want a magazine, snack or anything else you might want for your ride. If you are traveling internationally you might even have the choice of duty-free items. These are cheaper items because they are tax free. So feel free to buy anything you like.
Alright, did you find your gate? Excellent. Now you can hand over your boarding pass and board the plane. You will have to store your carry-on bag in the overhead bin. This is the storage area above your seat where bags go. So get your bag up there and take a seat. You did it! Great work. You made it through the airport with no troubles at all, and you now know all the important terms.
Have you been to an airport and were you able to understand the signs in English?
Have you had any troubles at the airport?
Have you missed your flight?
Any other airport stories you care to share with us?
I'll tell a quick story about me at the airport. I was traveling on a small island named Dominica. There is only one main road around the entire island and it's the only road that goes to the airport. There was tons of traffic because it was election day in just 2 days and people were in the streets and doing last minute campaigning. This was not foreseen and the traffic was pretty bad. I ended up getting to the airport with 5 minutes to spare! However, my trouble weren’t done. I needed to pay an unforeseen airport tax and I didn't have any more of the local currency on me. They instructed me to go to the ATM but then my card didn't work. I missed my flight needless to say.... For a extra $400 USD more I was able to fly out the next day. Not a good day for me.
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Learning English is well within your reach. Here on ESL Partyland we have some great lessons and quizzes to help you learn. Here in the forum is also a great place to communicate with others... Ask questions and for help when you need it.
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