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Airplane in Portuguese

How do you say boarding pass and luggage in Portuguese? What’s the Portuguese expression for connecting flight? What do you say on an airplane in Portuguese? These are useful Portuguese 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 Portuguese, 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 Portuguese travel phrases will give you more confidence next time you’re travelling by plane in Brazil, so let’s get started.

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Pronouncing airplane in Portuguese

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Compartimento de bagagem superior

Over head locker

Cinto de segurança


Saída de emergência

Emergency Exit



Comissário de bordo / Comissária de bordo

Flight attendant

Bilhete de embarque

Boarding pass

Imagine you are on a flight from America to Brazil. 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 “por favor, apertem os cintos” means. Repeat the new words aloud to practice your pronunciation.

Gostaria de ter um copo d’água

I would like to have a glass of water

Tenho medo de viajar de avião

I'm scared of flying

Estou com fome

I'm hungry

Tenho fome

I'm hungry

Estou com frio.

I'm cold.

Tenho frio. Você tem um cobertor? ( Tenho = I have )

I have cold. Do you have a blanket? (I have is to feel cold)

Quando pousaremos?

When are we going to land?

Por favor, apertem os (seus) cintos (de segurança)

Please fasten your seatbelt

Meu fone de ouvido não funciona

My headset doesn't work

Vamos passar por uma zona de turbulência

We are going to pass through a zone of turbulence

Once you arrive at the airport you will have to collect your luggage. Simply follow the signs to the “Coleta de bagagem” and make your way to the “alfândega.” Listen to the Audio below to hear the pronunciation…

Coleta de bagagem

Baggage claim



Minha bagagem foi danificada

My luggage got damaged

Minha bagagem foi extraviada

My luggage got lost

Perdi meu voo de conexão

I've missed my connecting flight

Perdi meu passaporte

I've lost my passport

Perdi minha passagem

I've lost my ticket

Perdi meu bilhete de embarque

I've lost my boarding pass

Estou perdido

I'm lost

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

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