How do you say boarding pass and passport in Italian? What’s the Italian word for luggage? You’ll learn these important words and more. We’ll also show you how to get someone’s attention politely, and ask for what you need in Italian. We hope you won’t need to explain that something has gone wrong with your travel plans, but just in case, we’ll teach you how to do that too.
Knowing how to use these essential Italian travel phrases will give you more confidence next time you’re travelling by plane in Italy, so let’s get started.
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La cintura di sicurezza
L'uscita di emergenza
Il giubbotto di salvataggio
L'assistente di volo
La carta d'imbarco
Imagine you are on a flight from America to Italy. It's a long way, so make sure you know how to ask for a drink or an extra blanket in case you are cold.
It's also important to know what "Allacciarsi la cintura di sicurezza per cortesia" means. Repeat the new words aloud to practice your pronunciation.
Vorrei un bicchiere d'acqua, per favore.
I would like to have a glass of water, please.
Ho paura di volare.
I'm scared of flying.
Ho fame or Sono affamato.
Ho freddo. Ha una coperta, per cortesia?
I'm cold. Do you have a blanket, please?
When are we going to land?
Allacciarsi la cintura di sicurezza, per favore.
Please fasten your seatbelt.
La mia cuffia non funziona.
My headset doesn't work.
Sono previste turbolenze.
We are expecting turbulence.
Once you arrive at the airport you will have to collect your luggage. Simply follow the signs to the "ritiro bagagli" and make your way to the "controllo passaporti".
Listen to the audio below to hear the pronunciation…
Hopefully you won't need to use the following phrases, but it's still handy to know them.
Il mio bagaglio è stato danneggiato.
My luggage got damaged.
Il mio bagaglio è stato perso.
My luggage got lost.
Ho perso il volo in coincidenza.
I've missed my connecting flight.
Ho perso il mio passaporto.
I've lost my passport.
Ho perso il mio biglietto aereo.
I've lost my ticket.
Ho perso la mia carta d'imbarco.
I've lost my boarding pass.
Mi sono perso.
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