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EXECUTIVE SUITE ɪgˈzɛkyətɪv swit

19 Feb 2024


  • a large, luxury room in a hotel often including a separate bedroom and living room.
Example Sentence: The executive suite is located on the top floor of the hotel beside the health spa.



RESERVATION rɛzərˈveɪʃən

18 Feb 2024


  • when you arrange to have something such as a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant kept for you.
Example Sentence: Please confirm your reservation in writing by Friday.



DEPARTURE BOARD dɪˈpɑrtʃər bɔrd

17 Feb 2024


  • an electronic notice board giving details of all the flights leaving the airport or train station.
Example Sentence: According to the departure board, the next train to Manchester leaves in 10 minutes.



DOMESTIC DEPARTURES dəˈmɛstɪk dɪˈpɑrtʃərs

16 Feb 2024


  • flights leaving for destinations within the same country
Example Sentence: Do I need to show my passport for domestic departures?



INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURES ɪntərˈnæʃənl dɪˈpɑrtʃərs

15 Feb 2024


  • flights leaving for destinations overseas (in a different country)
Example Sentence: All international departures have been cancelled due to the weather.



SKYTRAIN skaɪ treɪn

14 Feb 2024


  • a train connecting a concourse with the boarding gates.
Example Sentence: For gates 500-540 you need to take the skytrain from the airport main concourse.




13 Feb 2024


  • the large space or room in a public building such as a station or airport which people gather in or pass through.
Example Sentence: There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the airport concourse.



GATE geɪt

12 Feb 2024


  • a part of an airport where travellers are allowed to get on or off a particular aircraft.
Example Sentence: All passengers for flight LH103 please proceed to gate 16.



BOARD bɔrd

11 Feb 2024


  • get onto a boat, train or aircraft
Example Sentence: At London airport she boarded a plane to Australia.



BOARDING PASS bɔrdɪŋ pæs

10 Feb 2024


  • a card that a passenger must have to be allowed to enter a plane
Example Sentence: You must show your passport and boarding pass to the immigration official.



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09 Feb 2024


  • refers to luggage, the small bag(s), you can take on board the plane
Example Sentence: Most airlines limit the weight of carry-on luggage to 7 kilos.



LEG ROOM lɛg rʊm

08 Feb 2024


  • the amount of room between your seat and the seat in front of you on a plane or train.
Example Sentence: I’m very tall so I like a seat with plenty of leg room.



FIRST CLASS fɜrst klæs

07 Feb 2024


  • This is the highest class of travel on offer to the passenger on a train or plane. It offers more space and luxury.
Example Sentence: In first class, passengers can fully recline their seats.



UPGRADE ʌpˌgreɪd

06 Feb 2024


  • move from a lower class of seat on a plane/train etc. to a higher class of seat.
Example Sentence: I was upgraded to business class on my last flight to Hong Kong.



FREQUENT FLIER frikwənt flaɪər

05 Feb 2024


  • A frequent flier is a person who often travels by plane, especially someone who usually uses the same airline and belongs to that airline's club, which provides them with special advantages such as free flights.
Example Sentence: We are continually looking to offer our frequent flyers an upgraded experience.