Sunday, May 2, 2010

English conversation at the Airport

Buying a ticket:
  • I'd like to reserve a seat to Delhi.
  • Will that be one way or round trip (Single or return journey)?
  • How much is a round trip ticket?
  • It's Rs 20,000/-. Will you pay cash, by cheque (check) or by credit card?
  • Here's my Visa Card. Can I get a window seat please? I don’t want an aisle seat.
  • You can choose your seat when you check in.

Checking In:

  • Can I see your ticket and passport, please?
  • Here they are. Can I get a window seat?
  • Yes, that's no problem. You're in seat 15A.
  • Thanks. Where do I go next?
  • Go to Gate D5.

On the aircraft(Airplane / aeroplane):

  • Would you like something to drink?
  • Could I have a cup of coffee?
  • Here you are. Please fill out this form before the plane lands.
  • What is this form for?
  • It's a Customs and Immigration form. You will use that in the airport before you can enter the country.

The Arrival:

  • Thank you for flying Air India!
  • I had a good trip. Thanks for your help.
  • It was our pleasure and we hope to see you again.

Getting through Customs:

  • Do you have anything to declare?
  • I just have a packet of cigarette to be given to my friend as a gift.
  • That's fine. Have a nice stay.
  • Getting your luggage:
  • At which carrousel (a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers) will my luggage be?
  • At number 6, over there.
  • Great! I'll get a cart right away.
  • Be sure you have your luggage ticket.
  • Yes, it's right here attached to my plane ticket.

Going through Immigration:

  • What's in the small bag?
  • I have some books.
  • Could you open it please?
  • Sure.
  • Okay, you can go.

Getting out:

  • Excuse me, where can I get a taxi?
  • You can get it just outside.
  • Thank you!

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