John is flying from New York to Los Angeles. When he arrives at the airport, he goes to the check-in desk.
Agent: Good afternoon! Where are you flying to today?
John: Los Angeles.
Agent: May I have your passport, please?
John: Here you go.
Agent: Are you checking any bags?
John: Just this one.
Agent: OK, please place your bag on the scale.
John: I have a stopover in Chicago – do I need to pick up my luggage there?
Agent: No, it’ll go straight through to Los Angeles. Here are your boarding passes – your flight leaves from gate 15A and it’ll begin boarding at 3:20. Your seat number is 26E.
Now, he is going through the security check point…
Agent: Please lay your bags flat on the conveyor belt, and use the bins for small objects.
John: Do I need to take my laptop out of the bag?
Agent: Yes, you do. Take off your hat and your shoes, too.
(he walks through the metal detector)
[BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP]
Agent: Please step back. Do you have anything in your pockets
– keys, cell phone, loose change?
John: I don’t think so. Let me try taking off my belt.
Agent: Okay, come on through.
(he goes through the metal detector again)
Agent: You’re all set! Have a nice flight.