2014.10.31【英译中】在航班上可能遇到的五种问题及解决方法 1101

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5 things that can go wrong on flights (and what you can do)
在航班上可能遇到的五种问题及解决方法



When the weather is bad, you know to expect travel delays and even cancelations. But sometimes when flying, other problems arise that are harder to foresee.

气候不好时,你会对旅程延误甚至取消有一定的预期。但是有时,航班上的一些状况是难以预测的。
Here are five real-life examples of in-flight problems that don't have to turn into disasters.
下列五条飞行中会遇见的真实问题,做好预防,它们就不会变成一场灾难了。


Missing ID

身份证件丢失
Problem: A traveler was about to enter the line for security when he reached into his pocket for his driver's license. It was gone. What to do?
问题描述一位正要进入安检的旅客在掏口袋拿自己的驾照时却发现它不见了。这可如何是好?
Solution: Don't panic. This happens more often than you think. Explain the situation to a TSA officer and you'll be taken aside for a few minutes of questioning. You may undergo extra screening but then (in the vast majority of cases) you'll be allowed to proceed.
解决方案:别慌。这种情况的发生概率远大于你的想象。向一位运输安全局官员解释一下你所遇到的情况,他会带你到一边进行几分钟的问询。你可能需要进行一次额外的检查,但之后(大部分情况下)他会准许通过。


Entertainment malfunction

娱乐设施故障

Problem: A passenger was delighted to get a seatback touchscreen that included several free channels plus games. Once in the air she discovered it wasn't working. What to do?

问题描述:一位乘客因为前座椅背上提供免费频道和游戏的触屏设备而欣喜万分,却在起飞后发现屏幕不能使用。这该怎么办?
Solution: It's not an emergency so don't hit the call button and don't go changing seats on your own (especially if you're in coach and the empties are first class). Wait for a crewmember to walk by, politely explain the problem and see what happens. Maybe nothing, since empty coach seats are rare to nonexistent so just sit back, flip through SkyMall while mentally composing a tweet or email to the airline ("My flight was great except for one little thing…"). No guarantees but you might get a little something, possibly even a voucher if the carrier is feeling generous.
解决方案:这可不是什么紧急事态,所以别去按铃也别自己调动位置(尤其当你坐的是经济舱而其他空位是头等舱座位时)。你可以等乘务员经过时礼貌地向她反映情况,看看她会怎么处理这件事。或许她什么也做不了,因为经济舱的空位几乎是不存在的。所以不如坐回你的座位翻一翻空中商城》(SkyMall),同时在想象中发条推特或给航空公司写封信(“今天的飞行有一点美中不足……”)。我不敢保证,但如果航空公司足够大方的话,你可能能得到一张代金券作为补偿。


Peanut allergy

花生过敏
Problem: A hungry traveler aboard a cross-country flight was just digging into a tasty bag of snack mix (purchased at the airport) when a crewmember announced an allergic passenger was aboard so no one could eat peanuts. Sure enough, the snack mix was loaded with them. What to do?
问题描述:一趟国际航班上,一个饥肠辘辘的旅客正在津津有味地吃着一包美味的零食(在机场买的),就在这时乘务员宣布航班上有一位过敏体质的乘客,所以大家都不能吃花生。如你所料,这包零食里就有花生。这该怎么办?
Solution: Stop munching. A crewmember's word is law on a plane and you disobey at your peril (which may include anything from a stern lecture to a diverted flight). Plus, think of the potential danger to the allergic passenger; in the past couple of months two children suffered severe reactions to peanuts consumed on planes. If you can't wait until the plane lands, pull out your credit card and buy a snack (you can usually find something for around $5).
解决方案:别吃了。飞机上乘务员的话就是圣旨,不遵守你就有危险了(小到一场严厉的说教,大到改变航线都有可能)。除此之外,考虑一下那位过敏乘客的安全吧;在过去两个月里就有两个孩子由于航班上食用花生产生了严重的过敏反应。如果你不能等到飞机着陆后再吃,拿出你的信用卡买点零食吧(你总能在航班上找到五美金左右的零食)。


Bad bag location

行李被放在糟糕的位置
Problem: There was no room in the overhead bins by the passenger's seat so the flight attendant took his carry-on and stashed it in a bin all the way in the back. So much for getting off the plane quickly. What to do?
问题描述:乘客座位上的行李架没有空间了所以空服员把乘客的行李放在很后面的行李架上。放得太靠后以至于这位乘客不能在到达后很快下飞机。这种情况该怎么办呢?
Solution: This clever traveler headed down the aisle after the seatbelt sign went off and politely asked the person seated below the bin if he'd retrieve the bag upon landing and pass it up; he then asked all other aisle passengers if they minded grabbing it and passing it along. It worked.
解决方法:这位机智的乘客在安全带灯灭后朝向通道那头,委托那位坐在他行李下方的乘客取下自己的包裹并帮他递过来;然后他又拜托坐在通道边上的乘客帮忙把行李一路传过来。这个方法十分奏效。


Lost luggage on multi-airline trips

在多次转机航班上丢失行李
Problem: A passenger was on a multi-stop connecting flight with two different airline partners; unfortunately, her bag got lost somewhere along the route and took a day or so to re-appear and in the meantime she bought toiletries and a change of underwear. Which airline did she send the bill to?
问题描述:一位乘客在一趟多次停靠,两家不同航空公司承运的航班上发现她的包裹不幸丢失了。找到行李花了一天左右,为此她买了新化妆品和一套换洗内衣。那么她应该让哪家公司赔偿损失呢?
Solution:It doesn't matter which airline lost the luggage; the responsible party is the carrier that brought you to your final destination. If in doubt, copy both airlines on any emails.

解决方案:不管哪一列航班丢失了你的行李;责任方应当是那个带你到终点的航班。如果你还有怀疑,给两个公司都寄封账单吧。



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