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Car seat

English: Car seat

French: Siège d’auto


Also covered in Module 5 of Canadian French for Flight Attendants are French expressions used with our extra young passengers. Many passengers travel with infants and young children and they sometimes need special attention. Some passengers bring their child’s car seat to use on the plane as the child might still be a bit too small for a regular passenger seat. You might have noticed that car seats often have stickers on them showing that they’re approved for use in motor vehicles. If they want to use them on your flight, it needs to be approved to be used on your aircraft as well. Your airline will teach you during flight attendant training how to identify if a car seat is approved for your plane or not and every time a passenger brings on a car seat, you’ll need to double check that it’s approved.


Siège (m)=Seat

Auto (f)=Car, Automobile

Siège d’auto=Car seat


As you can see, ‘’siège d’auto” is literally “seat of automobile”.

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-Less common food/drinks/special meals.

-Bag issues (bag won't fit/no more space).

-Announcements for mechanical problems, cancellations, airplane changes, diverting, etc.

-Delays because of fuel, catering, connection passengers, weather, etc.

-Tight/missed connections.

-And much, much more!

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Flight Attendant Souvenirs. Souvenirs d’un agent de bord. United Arab Emirates, February 2020. Émirats Arabes Unis, février 2020. The bus tour also took us on the Palm Jumeirah, a large man-made archipelago just off of downtown Dubai, in the Persian Gulf. From the ground, it’s not possible to see the shape of the archipelago, but from the air (photo credit Richard Schneider, from 2013), you can see the sheer grandeur of the island, shaped like a palm tree surrounded by an outer shell. The outer shell of the palm houses many luxury hotels, including the clay-coloured Atlantis Hotel at the top of the palm, which is adjacent to the Lost Chambers Aquarium. The Royal Bridge Suite at the Atlantis Hotel goes for about $25 000 USD a night. The monorail that runs along the trunk of the Palm links the Atlantis with downtown Dubai. Each branch of the Palm is lined with private luxury homes. We were able to take a ferry ride around the branches of the Palm.