Air Travel

ESL discussion questions about air travel.


  1. How often do you travel by plane?
  2. Do you have a favourite airline? Why do you like it?
  3. Which is the best airport you have ever visited? What about the worst?
  4. Are you afraid of flying? Why do some people have this fear?
  5. Do you agree that air travel is the safest form of travel?
  6. How do you like to spend your time during a flight?
  7. Do you like to sit by the window or next to the aisle?
  8. Have you ever had a bad experience with turbulence?
  9. What do you think of plane food? Do you enjoy eating it?
  10. Do you prefer travelling long distances by plane or by train?
  11. On the whole, do you enjoy air travel?
  12. Where is the best place to buy plane tickets nowadays?
  13. Do you use budget airlines? Have you enjoyed the experience?
  14. Does your country have its own national airline? What do you think of it?
  15. How has air travel changed the world?
  16. Do you think air travel is an environmentally friendly way to travel?
  17. Do you think you would enjoy the life of a pilot?
  18. What makes a good flight attendant?
  19. Would you say air travel is the most romantic form of travel?
  20. Will there be a better alternative to air travel in the future?
  21. Do you think airport security has become too strict?
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