Italian airplane words

Traveling on vacation or business? You can make sure your journey goes smoothly by learning a few useful Italian airplane words before you depart in this free Rocket Italian lesson.

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.

Resources for further reading:

Italian words on the airplane

Practice Your Pronunciation With Rocket Record

Rocket Record lets you perfect your Italian pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!


Overhead locker

La cintura di sicurezza


L'uscita di emergenza

Emergency Exit

Il giubbotto di salvataggio

Life jacket

La cabina


L'assistente di volo

Flight Attendant

La carta d'imbarco

Boarding Pass

Airplane seatbelt in Italian

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.

I'm hungry.

Ho freddo. Ha una coperta, per cortesia?

I'm cold. Do you have a blanket, please?

Quando atterriamo?

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…

Ritiro bagagli

Baggage claim

Controllo passaporti


My luggage got lost.

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.

I'm lost.

I hope you enjoyed the lesson!

If you want more on Italian words then check these out!

A presto!

Maria DiLorenzi and the Rocket Italian Team

Make It Stick With Rocket Reinforcement

Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement activities!