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English: Cancellation

French: Annulation

Weather, mechanical issues, and crew issues may cause delays and they may even cause cancellations. Cancellations usually happen before passengers board the airplane, so for a flight attendant, this word isn’t nearly as common as the word for “delay”.

Occasionally though, your flight may have boarded, you may have taxied out to the runway, and you’re pretty much ready to take off, when your plane experiences a more serious mechanical issue or the weather worsens considerably, prompting the flight to return to the gate and possibly the cancellation of your flight. This is likely the kind of situation where you’d need to inform your passengers that the flight is cancelled.

Cancellation (noun)=Annulation (f)

To cancel (verb)=Annuler

Cancelled (adjective, past participle)=Annulé

The flight is cancelled.=Le vol est annulé.


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Flight Attendant Souvenirs. Souvenirs d’un agent de bord. Nagano, Japan, February 2016. Nagano, Japon, février 2016. This would have been my second personal trip to Japan. My first stop was Nagano, the host city for the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. This is the city’s main shrine Zenkou-ji. I stayed in Nagano for one night and that was enough to see everything there (namely, the shrine). I left for the nearby ski mountains the next day to see a friend who was working at a ski resort for the season.


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