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Airplane in Korean

How do you say boarding pass in Korean? How do you ask for something to drink? What do you say on an airplane in Korean? These are useful Korean words and phrases to pack in your hand luggage before you depart!

In this free audio lesson we’ll also show you how to ask the flight attendants for what you need in Korean, and understand their instructions. 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 Korean travel phrases will give you more confidence next time you’re travelling by plane in Korea, so let’s get started.

Resources for further reading:

How to pronounce Korean airplane words


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머리 위 선반

Muri wee sunban

Over head locker


anjun belteu




Emergency Exit






Flight attendant



Boarding pass

Imagine you are on a flight from America to Korea. It’s a long way, so make sure you know how to ask for a drink or something to eat. Repeat the new phrases aloud to practice your pronunciation.

뭐 마실 것/ 먹을 것 좀 주세요.

Maw mashil gut / mugeul gut jom jooseyo.

Could I have a drink/something to eat, please?

식사 시간에 깨워주세요.

Shiksa shigan e kgaewo jooseyo.

Please wake me up for a meal.

몇시에 도착해요?

Myut shi e dochak haeyo?

What time will we arrive?

구토봉투 좀 주세요.

Gooto bongtoo jom jooseyo.

An air-sickness bag, please.


If you are a US, UK, Canadian or Australian-passport holder visiting Korea, you don’t need a visa for short business trips and vacations. Of course, the rules state that you can’t work during your stay. You should always carry proof of identity, so make sure you always carry your passport.

So, your flight has finally arrived at Incheon Airport. When you get off your plane, follow the signs to “Customs” or Tong-gwan. There will be different lines depending on what passport you carry. Look out for these signs:



Koreans returning to the country



Foreigners entering the country

The customs officer may ask what the purpose of your visit is. Be sure to answer correctly!

휴가 왔어요.

Hyooga watsuyo.

I came here on vacation.

출장 왔어요.

Chooljang watsuyo.

I came here on business.

Once you pass through customs you will have to collect your luggage. Simply follow the signs to the 짐 찾는 곳 /jim chatneun got. Porters at the airport charge a set fee.

Luggage in Korean

In case you’re carrying heavy luggage, let’s learn how to call for the porter.

짐 나르는 아저씨!

Jim nareuneun ajussi!

Porter! Excuse me!

짐 좀 [...] 까지 들어 주실래요?

Jim jom […] kgaji deuruh jooshileyo?

Could you take my luggage to […]?


Hopefully you won’t need to use the following phrases, but it’s still handy to know them.

제 짐이 없어졌어요.

Je jim ee upsujutsuyo.

I've lost my baggage.

제 짐을 도둑 맞았어요.

Je jim eul dodook majatsuyo.

My luggage has been stolen.

제 손가방이 망가졌어요.

Je son gabang ee mangajutsuyo.

My suitcase was damaged.

짐이 안왔어요.

Jim ee an watsuyo.

Our luggage has not arrived.

That’s it. I hope you enjoyed the lesson!

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