Spanish airport vocabulary
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El aeropuerto

If there’s anything worse than having to spend time at the airport, it’s having to spend time at the airport when you don’t speak the local language. Sure, most airport employees speak another language or two, but you’ll still be better off if you have these key Spanish words and phrases in your pocket. ¡Buen viaje!

airline una línea aérea
airplane un avión
airport el aeropuerto
Arrivals Llegadas
check-in desk el mostrador de facturación
customs la aduana
Departures Salidas
duty-free (store) (una tienda) libre de impuestos
early temprano
flight un vuelo
gate una puerta
immigration la inmigración
late tarde
layover una escala
security check el control de seguridad
shuttle un puente aéreo
terminal la terminal

Tickets and Documents

plane ticket un billete de avión
round trip ticket un billete de ida y vuelta
one-way ticket un billete sencillo
economy (coach) class la clase económica
first class la primera clase
passport el pasaporte
visa un visado
boarding pass la tarjeta de embarque


baggage, luggage el equipaje
carry-on luggage el equipaje de mano
checked luggage el equipaje facturado
baggage claim la recogida de equipajes
cart una carretilla


passenger pasajero, viajero
pilot el piloto
flight attendant un(a) auxiliar de vuelo


to board embarcar
to buy a ticket comprar un billete
to check bags facturar
to declare declarar
to land aterrizar
to make a reservation hacer una reservación
to take off despegar

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