a bad travel itinerary (Learn English 72)

source: EF podEnglish    2008年3月27日
Learn some specific English travel vocabulary that you can use on your next trip. In this advanced English lesson you will see two colleagues talking about the travel plans of one of their nieces. The girl is having some difficulty getting her trip arranged. You will learn some common vocabulary for talking about your travel plans.

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--Excuse me, I have to leave early.
--OK, how come?
--It's my niece. She's at the airport. She's on her way to Japan. She said the travel agent gave her the wrong itinerary. She said she had to make 3 connections to get to Japan. And that will take two days to fly there.
--It's gonna take two days? What's the problem?
--She has to fly to Rome, then Paris, then Singapore, and finally Japan.
--Really? She's going to Paris. And she needs to change planes in Rome, then Singapore?
--No, it's Rome first and Paris second.
--That doesn't make any sense. That's a bad itinerary. What do you have to go to the airport?
--She told me she had to pay $100 fee to change her ticket. She doesn't have any money.
--It sounds like she didn't prepare very well, doesn't it?
--No, she didn't. But she is a teenager and she hasn't traveled before. But unless she changes her ticket before her departure, she will go to Rome and she won't be able to get a direct flight to Japan.
--Why not just call the travel agent?
--It's 6:15; they close at 6.
--Well, hurry up. You don't want to get there after they make the boarding announcement.