Italian airport vocabulary
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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 Italian words and phrases in your pocket. Buon viaggio!

airline   una compagnia aerea
airplane   un aereo, un aereoplano
airport   un aeroporto
Arrivals   gli arrivi
check-in   il check-in
customs   la dogana
il controllo passaporti
Departures   le partenze
duty-free   il duty-free
early   in anticipo
in economy class   in classe economica
in classe turistica
in seconda classe
in first class   in prima classe
flight   un volo
gate   una porta d’imbarco
un cancello d’imbarco
immigration   l’immigrazione
on time   in orario, in tempo
late   tardivo
security check   il controllo di sicurezza
shuttle   una navetta
stopover   uno scalo, una fermata
terminal   un terminal

Tickets and Documents

plane ticket   un biglietto aereo
round trip ticket   un biglietto di andata e ritorno
one-way ticket   un biglietto di sola andata
economy (coach) class
  la classe economica
la classe turistica
la seconda classe
first class   la prima classe
passport   un passaporto
visa   un visto
boarding pass   une una carta d’imbarco


luggage, baggage   il bagaglio
cart   un carrello
carry-on luggage   il bagaglio a mano
checked luggage   i bagagli da stiva
baggage claim   il ritiro bagagli
l’area recupero bagagli


passenger   un passeggero, una passeggera
pilot   un piloae
flight attendant   un. assistente di volo


to board   salire a bordo
to buy a ticket   comprare un biglietto
to check bags   imbarcare bagaglio
to declare   dichiarare
to land   atterare
to make a reservation   fare una prenotazione
to take off   decolare

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