Air Travel Phrases

Here you will learn usefulĀ Air Travel Phrases for buying a ticket, checking in, arrival and getting your luggage. Expressions that are used in the departure lounge andĀ on the airplane.

Useful Air Travel Phrases in English

Buying a Ticket Phrases

  • I’d like to reserve two seats to Paris.
  • I’d like four tickets for …
  • How much are the tickets?
  • It’s $921. Will you pay by check or by credit card?
  • How would you like to pay?
  • Can I pay by card?
  • Is there a discount for students?
  • Here’s my Visa Card. Can we get an aisle seat please?

Air Travel Phrases for Checking In

  • May I see your ticket, please?
  • Ticket please.
  • I booked on the internet.
  • Here they are.
  • How many bags are you checking?
  • Could I see your hand baggage, please?
  • Do you have any liquids in your hand baggage?
  • Do you have a carry-on bag?
  • Can I get a window seat?
  • Where is the boarding gate?
  • Go to Gate A10, straight ahead then turn right.

In the Departure Lounge

  • What’s the flight number?
  • The flight’s been delayed/cancelled.
  • Could I see your passport and boarding card, please?

Phrases on the Airplane

  • What’s your seat number?
  • Would you like any food or drinks?
  • Could I have an orange juice?
  • Please turn off all mobile phones.
  • How long does the flight take?

Arrival and Getting Your Luggage

  • Thank you for flying YYY Airlines.
  • Thanks for your help.
  • Do you have anything to declare?
  • At which carrousel will our luggage be?
  • Can you tell me where can I get a taxi?

See also telephone phrases and negotiation phrases in Business English.

Marin Valchev
Marin Valchev
Marin Valchev, PMP is an IT Project Manager with more than 10 years of experience. He implements cutting-edge technology in a wide-range of Financial and TELCO companies in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Marin shares his knowledge of software, analysis, project management and other business areas.