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Travelling is something that each one of us has done at least once in our life.

However, not everyone has ever travelled by plane and for this reason this blog is perfect if it’s your first time in an airport!

With holidays or business trips about to begin or come to an end, it’s important to talk about some fundamental English words which will be useful at the airport.

First of all, before you leave your house for the airport, be sure to print out your confirmation number. A confirmation number is a personalized number given to you when you purchase your plane ticket. The check-in counter will surely ask for this along with your passport. Once they check you in, you will receive your boarding pass. This is your official ticket to get on the plane.

After you check-in your luggage and receive your boarding pass, you will be asked to move through security. Now, it’s time to find your plane. Your plane will be waiting for you at your specified departure gate. Your departure gate is on your boarding pass. It’s usually a number and a letter. This is the place where you show your ticket and board the plane. Don’t get there too late or they will close the gate.

After you board your plane and find your seat you will be asked to store your carry-on luggage in the overhead bins. This refers to the smaller bag that you have taken with you onto the plane. Now it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight.

Once you land, you need to find your luggage at the baggage claim area. The baggage carousel is the long moving circle that has many bags on it.

Check the bag tags to be sure you pick up the correct one.

The last thing you need to do is finding the exit of the airport and enjoying your journey!

Now that you have the right vocabulary, you are ready to embark on any trip with no worries, no hassle and no miscommunication.

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