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Booking on and travelling by transport

aboard

adverb, preposition

in or on a ship, bus, train, or airplane

afloat

adjective

on a boat or a ship

aisle seat

noun

a seat in a train, plane, etc., next to an aisle

arr.

abbreviation

arrives: used for showing the time when an airplane, bus, or train arrives somewhere

board

verb

to get onto a ship, aircraft, train, or bus

book on

to buy tickets for someone for a specific trip on an airplane, train, or bus

bookable

adjective

a ticket, hotel room, etc. that is bookable can be bought or arranged before you need to use it

booking

noun

an arrangement to buy a travel ticket, stay in a hotel room, etc. at a later date

booking office

noun

a place where you can buy tickets for a trip

bus

verb

to take someone somewhere by bus

bus

verb

to take children on a school bus to a different area to go to school, so that children from different backgrounds can be educated together

busload

noun

a large number of people on a bus, usually all of the same type or all going to the same event

by

adverb, preposition

using a particular method of transportation

call

verb

if a train, bus, or ship calls somewhere, it stops there during its trip

carfare

noun

money that you pay to ride a bus, streetcar, or subway (=train that travels underground)

charter

noun

the process of renting a boat, airplane, or bus, especially for use by a group of people

charter

noun

a boat, airplane, or bus that is available for rent

charter

verb

to rent a boat, airplane, or bus, especially for use by a group of people

conductor

noun

someone on a train, bus, etc. who checks passengers’ tickets and collects money

connect

verb

if one train, airplane, bus, etc. connects with another one, it arrives in time for you to continue your trip on the other one

connection

noun

a train, bus, or airplane that allows you to continue a trip after you arrive by a different train, bus, or airplane

deadhead

noun

someone who uses a free ticket to go to an event or to travel

delay

noun

a situation in which a plane, train, etc. leaves or arrives late

destined

adjective

traveling or being sent to a particular place

ETA

noun

estimated time of arrival: the time when an aircraft, ship, train etc. is expected to arrive

excess fare

noun

an extra amount of money to pay, such as for traveling first-class with a second-class ticket or for traveling farther than you originally intended

fare

noun

the money that you pay for a trip

first class

adjective

relating to the best and most expensive seats on an airplane or a train, or the best and most expensive accommodation on a ship

first class

adverb

using the most expensive form of transportation or mail

full fare

noun

a ticket for a trip by an adult paying the full price

go by

to move past a place or stop there for a short time during a trip

hold

verb

to stop a train, airplane, etc. from leaving at the right time, so that someone who is late can get on it

in

adjective, adverb, preposition

used for saying that a train, bus, airplane, or ship arrives somewhere

indicator board

noun

a large board with letters or words on moving parts, used at stations and airports to show when trains and flights are arriving or leaving

itinerary

noun

a plan of a trip that you are going to take, including information about when and where you will travel

join

verb

if you join a road, train, boat, etc., you start to travel on it

let off

to allow a passenger to get out of a car or off a bus

miss

verb

to be too late for a train, bus, etc

one-way

adjective

a one-way ticket allows you to travel from one place to another but not back again

pass through

to go to a place for only a short period of time before continuing a trip

place

noun

a seat on a train or bus, in a theater, etc., or a position in a line

ply

verb

to make a regular trip over a particular area or route

push on

to continue a trip, especially after stopping for a period of time

put off

to stop a car, bus, etc. and let someone get out of it

put on

to provide a bus, train, etc. for people to use

reboard

verb

to go back onto a ship, plane, train or bus after leaving it for a time

reclining seat

noun

a seat that lies back, so that a traveler can sleep

return

adjective

round-trip

round-trip

adjective

relating to travel to a place and back again

route

noun

a way that buses, trains, ships, or airplanes travel regularly

run

verb

if a bus, train, etc. runs, it travels somewhere at regular times

schedule

noun

a list that shows when buses, trains, etc. will arrive and leave. The British word is timetable.

scheduled

adjective

traveling at the same time each day or each week

second-class

adjective

traveling in second class

stop

verb

if a bus or train stops somewhere, it stops moving in order to let passengers on or off

third class

noun

a very inexpensive and low standard of travel on trains and ships in the past

third-class

adjective

relating to a very inexpensive and low standard of travel on trains and ships in the past

through

adjective, adverb, preposition

if a train, bus, etc. goes through to a particular town, it goes as far as that town

timetable

noun

a list of the times when buses, trains, etc. arrive and leave

traffic

noun

the goods or passengers that travel in airplanes, ships, or trains

transport

verb

to move people or things from one place to another, usually in a vehicle

travel

verb

to go on a trip or visit a number of places, especially places that are far away from where you live or work

unaccompanied

adjective

unaccompanied bags, suitcases, etc. are sent somewhere on a train or airplane without their owner

unload

verb

to let people get out of or off a vehicle

voyage

verb

to make a long trip, especially by boat or into space

way

noun

the particular road, path, or track that you use to go from one place to another

window seat

noun

a seat that is next to a window on an airplane, train, or bus

afloat

adverb

all aboard

used for telling passengers that they need to get on a ship, bus, or train, because it will be leaving soon

all change

used for telling people on a train or bus that they must leave it because it is not going any farther

a through train

a through train is one you can use to travel all the way to a place, without changing trains

be on your way

to have started your trip to a particular place

on the road

traveling in a car, bus, or truck, especially for a long distance or a long period of time

put someone on a train/plane/bus etc.

to make sure that someone gets on a train/plane/bus etc.

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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