Leaving the Airport
an area in an airport where passengers collect their luggage
Am I ever happy we took our bags on the plane. Imagine waiting for our luggage to be unloaded with all those people at baggage claim!
cause an object to be traversed by a detector or an electromagnetic beam
Yeah, let's get to the Passport Control kiosks before the crowds. Ugh, I seem to be putting my passport in the wrong way. I never remember how to scan it!
a series of people moving one after the other between two ropes in a zigzag to a destination
Too bad we still have to go through the snaking line to finish with customs. Don't worry, the wait doesn't look too bad.
honorable, legally recognized subject of a country
OK, we're up next. Remember to smile. Really? Yeah, I find it helps officers see me as an upstanding citizen. They always let me through easily.
impressions made on a surface by the tips of one’s fingers
Oh no! He’s making me do a fingerprints check. And he’s taking my picture too. Is there something wrong officer?
draw in air through the nose to detect a small
And now they have a dog sniffing our bags! Oh my heavens, are we in trouble for something?
careful watching of someone, especially by the police or army
stepped up surveillance
Next I hear (my heart is thumping)... “We have stepped up surveillance because of increased drug smuggling this month. Don’t worry, you both are clear.”
the place in the airport outside security where travelers come out to
Whew. Finally we enter the arrivals hall. Past the people greeting people to find our ride into the city. We don’t know anyone here... yet!
a transportation place that people depart from and arrive at
Leaving the terminal... anyone know where we meet up with our Uber? Lots to figure out and see in the city. But first, I'm going to go to bed!
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