Planning a vacation

source: Twominute English
# planning for a family trip
--Do you want to come along with my family for a short trip?
--Where are you guys heading?
--We are planning to go to Texas.
--Wow, that sounds interesting. I'm in.
--That's great. It'll be really fun.
--I'm looking forward to it.
# going to the Grand Canyon
--Hey Laura, I'm thinking about going to Grand Canyon this summer.
--Hmm...but I wanted to go to the beach with you.
--We went to the beach last year. Could we go to the Grand Canyon this time?
--Okay Chip. If you want it that bad, we'll go there.
--Thank you. We'll take a flight.
--Sure! No problem. Book the tickets in advance.
# an office trip
--The office is planning a 3-day weekend trip to San Francisco. Are you coming?
--When's that?
--Next Friday. The entire office is going.
--Friday? Oh no, I've promised my son we'll go fishing that weekend.
--Well, that's a shame you won't come then.
--I don't think so. I can't let my son down.
--I understand. We'll miss you.
# advance booking
--Hey Chip, did you book the hotel and the flights for our vacation?
--Oops! I'm sorry Laura. I forgot all about it.
--That's not good. You must make the bookings today!
--Of course. I'm going to go online and book the flight right now.
--Good, and don't forget about the hotel.
--We need a double room for 2 days starting Friday.
--Absolutely. I'm also going to hire a taxi to take us from the hotel around the town.
--Oh yes! I forgot all about the taxi. Thanks for remembering that.
--No problems. I'll make the bookings right away.
# booking tickets
--How can I help you?
--I would like to make a flight reservation for the 22nd day of this month.
--OK. What is your destination?
--Well, I'm flying to Tampa, Florida.
--Let me check what flights are available. When will you return?
--I would like to catch a return flight for the 30th.
--Do you want to fly out of Los Angeles International or Burbank airport?
--I would like to fly from Los Angeles International Airport and prefer taking a morning flight.
--Alright. I have booked a morning flight for you. I am sending you the tickets in e-mail.