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Vocabulary – On an Airplane

English is the most common second language that crew members speak in a flight. Whether you are a student, business man or a leisure traveler, this lesson can help you learn important words and expressions to use while you are on an airplane.

To board a plane | Embark-
To get on the plane which is ready to takeoff.

Cabin –
The interior of the aircraft.

Flight attendant –
Man or Woman who provides service for passengers during a flight.

Aisle –
the long empty space that you walk down ( between the seating rows)

Overhead bin –
The place above the seats for storing luggage.

Galley –
A kitchen or an area with kitchen facilities in a plane.

Cockpit –
The part of the plane where the captain and his co-pilots sit.

Pilot-
The person who drives/flies the plane.

Co-pilot-
Person who helps the captain fly the plane.

Taxing-
Driving an airplane to the correct place for taking off or de-boarding.

Take-off-
When the plane leaves the ground.

Motion sickness-
A bad feeling in the stomach that passengers get during a rough ride in a plane.

To cruise-
To fly at a constant speed that permits maximum operating efficiency.

Turbulence-
Violent or unsteady movement of air.

Call light-
A button passengers can press to get a crew member’s attention.

Flight entertainment-
Refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight.Usually LCD screens on the back of the seat playing movies and songs.

Refreshments-
Drinks and snacks offered to passengers during the flight.

Touch down-
When the aircraft wheels land on the ground.

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