Matura podstawowa – czytanie – ćwiczenie 11

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A. Choose where to sit
B. Check the regulations
C. Talk to the staff on the plane
D. Move around
E. Take your mind off the flight
F. Avoid airline meals
G. Pack wisely
H. Ask for non-standard food earlier

Before you buy a plane ticket, find out as much as possible about the airline’s procedures, for example how long before the flight you have to be at the airport, how much luggage you can take, how much it costs to change the date of your flight or what documents you must have to check in. If you don’t know the rules, you might miss your flight or have to pay a lot of money.
When getting ready for the journey, put all valuable things, like a laptop or an expensive camera in your carry-on bag. You won’t have to worry about them if your checked-in luggage gets lost. It’s also a good idea to take a small blanket or a pair of warm socks on the plane with you because some flights can be colder than others.
Even if you travel in economy class, some areas of the plane are better than others. Reserve a seat by the aisle if you want more legroom, or a window seat if you want to sleep during the flight. The worst seats are near the toilets because other passengers will be moving there regularly.
Usually all passengers are served the same meal but if you are a vegetarian or you are allergic to some products, you can ask for a special dish. Contact your airline to get one. Such meals have to be prepared in advance so you need to order them up to three days before your flight.
When you sit for some time in the same position, you might experience a headache or back pains. Especially on long flights, it is important to take a walk up and down the aisle from time to time. At the back of the plane there might be enough room to do some back stretches.
If you are afraid of flying, put the headphones on and listen to your favourite music. In this way you won’t hear the noise of the engines and it will be easier for you to forget where you are. You can also play computer games or solve puzzles. Studies have shown that when your brain is busy with something difficult, you can’t worry about other things.
If you hear or feel something that worries you, ask the flight attendants about it. Most likely they will have a very logical explanation. For example, many people are afraid of turbulence. However, turbulence is not dangerous. It is the plane’s way of coping with changing air flows.

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