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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