|Travel Glossary B|
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Set of rules regarding customer luggage and established by the airline, such as luggage size, number of bags, weight, etc., that do not impose additional charges to the passengers. Exceeding these limits set off additional costs to the travelers.
Area at the airport terminal where passengers pick up their checked-in luggage after arrival to the destination. Usually consists of a moving conveyor on which the bags are placed by airport staff.
Cost associated with checking in luggage for a flight. Price is determined per bag and is also based on its weight. Incurred cost can start at fifteen dollars for one bag under fifty pounds to several hundred dollars for multiple bags over fifty pounds each. Only select airlines offer free baggage check in for US domestic flights. It is advisable to verify these fees in advance before heading to the airport.
Lodging, usually consisting of several rooms either in the proprietors' home or nearby, often decorated in a specific style and offering accommodations and breakfast.
Member of hotel staff that assists guests with their luggage, whether bringing it from the hotel entrance to the room or vice versa. Usually tipped in the US.
Serving dish common in Japanese cuisine. Usually a rectangular, boxy shape. Small subdivisions in the box contain different meal items (rice, fish, salad, etc.). Traditionally used as containers for take out or home made meals.
Specific time periods when bookings and reservations are unavailable for flights, hotels, attractions and such. They often occur during high season when demand is high.
Paper document, provided by the airline upon flight check in, that presents the seat number assignment, seating class, boarding gate number, boarding priority code and other necessary flight information. This document is checked by airline staff prior to entering the aircraft and must be carried by the traveler throughout that leg of the trip.
Time at which passengers are invited to enter the plane prior to the flight`s scheduled departure. This can be around thirty minutes in advance for smaller planes on domestic routes up to one hour for large planes on international flights. Boarding time is written on boarding passes and also displayed on continually updating screens throughout the airport.
Special price on flight tickets obtained when purchasing tickets in larger quantities.