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Budget Airlines

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ID: 2843 Intermediate
In this intermediate lesson, learn about so called "budget airlines" and how the pricing of these tickets can rise sharply during high season. If you truly want bargain tickets, it's best to book well in advance, and perhaps choose the off-season for your annual leave. Photo by Eric Salard
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
计划 jìhuà plan
tàng measure word for trips
航空 hángkōng aviation
涨价 zhǎngjià to increase in price
听说你下个月要休年假,有什么计划没有?
tīngshuō nǐ xià ge yuè yào xiū niánjià ,yǒu shénme jìhuà méiyǒu ?
I hear that next month you're taking annual leave, do you have any plans for it.
我本来打算自己去一趟日本,但是机票太贵了。
wǒ běnlái dǎsuàn zìjǐ qù yī tàng Rìběn ,dànshì jīpiào tài guì le 。
I originally planned to go on a trip alone to Japan, but the plane tickets were too expensive.
不是有很多飞日本的廉价航空吗?
bùshì yǒu hěn duō fēi Rìběn de liánjià hángkōng ma ?
Aren't there lots of budget airlines that fly to Japan?
现在是暑期旺季,廉价航空也跟着涨价,有些票甚至比一般航空公司的还要贵。
xiànzài shì shǔ qī wàngjì ,liánjià hángkōng yě gēn zhe zhǎngjià ,yǒuxiē piào shènzhì bǐ yībān hángkōnggōngsī de hái yào guì 。
Now it's the peak summer season, so the prices of the budget airlines have risen along with this, some are even more expensive than regular airlines.
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