At the check-in desk (Travel English 1)

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Travel English Episode One: At the check-in desk

Julian has got a new job. He’s the check-in guy at Orly Airport. He is a very happy kind of person. He beams at the passengers all the time. He beams when he looks at them. He beams when he asks them a question. He beams when everything is all right, and he beams when something is not quite all right. Whatever happens, he keeps beaming. The passengers love him. The management love him. Everybody loves him. He is the the most popular check-in guy at Orly Airport.

This is a typical day in Julian’s job.

JULIAN (beaming): Hello. Where are you flying today?

LADY (smiling): Hi, I'm flying to the Seychelles.

JULIAN: What a wonderful destination! (He coughs.) Can I see your ticket and your passport, please?

LADY: Sure. Here's my passport. And here's my ticket.

JULIAN: Thank you. Would you like a window seat?

LADY (keeps smiling): Yes, please.

JULIAN: Would you like a seat in the front or in the back of the plane?

LADY: Actually, I’d love a seat in the pilot’s cabin.

JULIAN: Ah, of course. You’ll have a seat in the pilot’s cabin. Anything else?

LADY: That’s fine, thank you.

JULIAN: OK, and is all this luggage yours?

LADY (pointing to her enormous bags): These three bags are mine.

JULIAN (keeps beaming): All right. Can you put them on the scales one by one, please?

LADY (trying to lift one): Oh, I can’t lift this bag. (turning to another passenger, an English gentleman) Can you help me, please?

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN: Yes, of course. (lifts the lady’s bag with one finger and puts it on the scales. The scales break.)

JULIAN (keeps beaming, and gets another set of scales - the most robust scales at Orly Airport): Can you put them on the scales now, please?

LADY (looks at the English gentleman): Can you, please?

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN: Of course, madam.

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN lifts the first bag with one finger, and puts it on the new scales. The new scales don’t break. They are really very robust. They show 311 kilos.

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN lifts the second bag with one finger, and puts it on the robust scales which don’t break. The scales show 322 kilos.

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN lifts the third bag with one finger, and puts it on the robust scales which again don’t break. They show 333 kilos.

JULIAN (beaming): Your bags are overweight... You’ll have to pay extra for the excess baggage.

LADY: Pardon?

JULIAN: Overweight luggage is subject to extra charges. You’ll have to pay extra for the excess baggage.

LADY (stops smiling): Oh, are my bags overweight?

JULIAN (sighs): Yes, they are. Just a little, but they are.

LADY (almost crying): I see. How much extra do I have to pay? And can I pay by credit card?

JULIAN (smiles consolingly): Only three hundred and twelve euros more, madam, and yes, we accept credit cards.

LADY pays and moves on to board her plane.

Part Two

JULIAN: Next passenger, please.

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN steps forward.

JULIAN (beaming): Hello. Where are you flying today?

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN (smiling): Hi, I'm flying around the world.

JULIAN (beaming): How wonderful! And what will be your first destination?

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN: First, I’ll be flying to London.

JULIAN: Fantastic! (clears throat) Can I see your ticket?

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN: Sure. Here you are.

JULIAN: Thank you. Would you like a window seat?

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN: No, I’d like an aisle seat.

JULIAN: OK, and where’s your luggage?

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN (pointing at a small bag): This one is mine.

JULIAN: All right. Can you put it on the scales, please?

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN puts his small bag on the robust scales. The scales show minus 25 kilos.

ENGLISH GENTLEMAN (beaming): You’ll have to pay me a refund!

The End