Travel - plane / Voyage en avion (v)

Useful French vocabulary when dealing with air travel

Vocab

Un vol A flight
Aller simple One-way
Aller retour Return / round trip
Un avion A plane
L'aller Outward journey
Le retour Return journey
Un aéroport An airport
La navette The shuttle
En première classe In first class
Le billet The ticket
Le passeport The passport
Retardé Delayed
Annulé Cancelled
Un bagage à main One piece of hand luggage
Un bagage en soute One piece of hold luggage / a checked bag
Faire enregistrer ses bagages To check in
L'enregistrement The check in
La porte d'embarquement The departure gate
La carte d'embarquement The boarding card
Une compagnie aérienne low-cost A low cost airline

Q&A Forum 3 questions, 4 answers

FrankC1Kwiziq community member

Coach seating

What is the term for seats in coach?

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Frank,

What you seat on will be,  un siège,  as the chair you sit on where rows of them have been placed for that purpose in a cinema, a plane or a bus.

But if you talk of a 50- seat coach you will use 'place' as this link illustrates -

https://www.groupito.com/articles/combien-de-places-dans-un-bus

Hope this helps!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

For planes? ( In many places, coach refers to a tour bus, not economy class on planes). 

Siège/s (d’avion) en classe économique, although anglicismes are rife in this terminology now ! 

Coach seating

What is the term for seats in coach?

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CaroleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

airplane food

Is there a special term for "airline food" that captures the reality of how terrible it is?!  In U.S. we make jokes about it.

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carole,

The term for 'airplane food' would normally be :

'plateaux-repas servis à bord d'un avion' 

I have heard French people call it a 'collation' which is more a comment on the lightness of the meal than its quality.

I think the same jokes are made about 'airplane food' but can't think of a specific French term for it.

Hope this helps!

airplane food

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CaroleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

airplane food

Is there a special term for "airline food" that captures the reality of how terrible it is?!  In U.S. we make jokes about it.

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team member

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airplane food

Is there a special term for "airline food" that captures the reality of how terrible it is?!  In U.S. we make jokes about it.

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