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Air travel and relating to air travel

accompanied baggage

noun

bags or suitcases belonging to a passenger who is travelling in the same plane

aerial

adjective

from a plane

airdash

verb

to make a journey by air, especially unexpectedly or in an emergency

airfare

noun

the money that you pay to go somewhere by plane

airline

noun

a company that owns aircraft and takes people or goods by plane from one place to another

airlink

noun

a way of travelling between two places, in planes or helicopters

air mile

noun

a unit for measuring how far a plane travels

Air Miles

points that you collect when you fly or when you buy something, and can exchange for free plane tickets. The American word is frequent flyer miles.

air rage

noun

violent behaviour by an aircraft passenger towards other people on the aircraft

baggage allowance

noun

the weight of bags and suitcases which a passenger is allowed to take on a plane without paying

baggage check

noun

a check of passengers’ bags and suitcases at an airport to make sure they contain nothing dangerous or illegal

baggage storage

noun

the left luggage office

brace position

noun

a position for an emergency landing of a plane, where the passenger sits bent forward with their hands behind their head

bump

verb

to tell someone who has bought a ticket for a plane seat that they cannot fly because the airline has sold too many tickets

business class

noun

part of a plane that is more comfortable and has better service than the part where most people sit. Business class travel is more expensive than economy class travel but less expensive than first class travel

the CAA

the Civil Aviation Authority: a British organization responsible for the safety of air travel and for controlling air traffic. A similar organization in the US is called the Federal Aviation Administration.

cabin baggage

noun

bags that you carry with you on a plane, rather than those that go in the plane’s hold

call

verb

to announce that passengers should go to their plane because it will soon be leaving

call

noun

an announcement in an airport telling passengers to go to their plane because it is leaving soon

carry-on

adjective

carry-on bags or cases are ones that you can keep with you on a plane

charter flight

noun

a plane journey arranged by a travel company that has bought all the seats and sells them at a lower price

check

verb

to give your bags and cases to an official at an airport so that they can be put on a plane

check in

to arrive at an airport and show your ticket to an official

check-in

noun

the process you go through when you arrive at an airport

club class

noun

the part of a plane in which the seats cost more than economy class or tourist class but less than first class

coach

noun

a less expensive type of seat on a plane or train. The British word is economy or tourist class.

code-sharing

noun

an arrangement between two airlines in which they both sell seats on a flight using their own flight numbers

cruising altitude

noun

the height at which a plane usually flies when it has risen into the sky

economy

noun

the cheapest seats on a plane

economy

adjective

economy travel is the cheapest type of air travel available

economy class

noun

the cheapest seats on a plane

excess baggage

noun

bags that weigh more than the official limit that each person is allowed to take on a plane. You have to pay money to take them with you.

feeder airline

noun

an airline that takes passengers fairly short distances to airports where they can catch long-distance flights

flag airline

noun

the main national airline of a country

flight

noun

a journey through air or space in a vehicle such as a plane

flight

noun

belonging to or connected with a flight

fly

verb

to travel by plane

fly

verb

to use a particular company or travel in a particular class when you are travelling by plane

fly

verb

to go across an area of water or land in a plane

fly-by-wire

noun

a system that uses electronic signals and computers to help to control aircraft

flying

adjective

able to fly

flying

noun

the activity of travelling in an aircraft

frequent flyer

noun

relating to a system in which people who often travel by air can get airline tickets free or at a reduced price

hand luggage

noun

small bags that passengers are allowed to carry with them on a plane or bus

high-flying

adjective

flying high in the air

in-flight

adjective

provided for passengers flying in an aircraft

jet

verb

to fly somewhere in a plane

jet lag

noun

the feeling of being very tired and sometimes confused because you have travelled quickly on a plane across parts of the world where the time is different

land

verb

to arrive at a place by plane or boat

long-haul

adjective

travelling a long distance, especially by air

luggage allowance

noun

the weight of bags and suitcases that a passenger is allowed to take on a plane without paying

planeload

noun

the large number of people or things that are carried in a plane

red-eye

noun

a journey in a plane that flies late at night

restricted articles

noun

things which passengers must not carry onto planes, for example knives

short-haul

adjective

travelling or carrying people or goods over a short distance, especially by air

sick bag

noun

a bag provided on a plane, ship etc for you to be sick into

soar

verb

to fly high in the sky

standby

adjective

a standby plane ticket is a cheap one that you buy just before the flight is ready to leave if there are still seats available

tourist class

noun

the cheapest set of seats on a plane or ship

upgrade

verb

to give people a better seat on a plane, or a better hotel room, than the one that they have paid for

upgrade

noun

the fact of being given a plane seat or hotel room that is better than the one that you have paid for

wing

verb

to fly

airdash

noun

economy class

adjective, adverb

tourist class

adjective, adverb

by air

travelling by or using planes

loop the loop

to fly in a complete circle

on board

on a ship or plane

on standby

ready to get on a plane if there is a seat left when it is about to take off

take to the air

to begin to fly

kimchi

a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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