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Business English Conversation 9: Emergency Business Trip

1. headquarters: the main office of a large corporation
  • Our company headquarters is located in Seattle.
  • I don't know where their headquarters are located.
2. a direct flight: a flight that goes directly to its destination without making any stops
  • Direct flights are the best because they are the shortest.
  • I like direct flights because I don't like changing planes.
3. a layover: a period of time when one gets off one plane, but has to wait in the airport before one's next flight leaves
  • I was going from Seoul to LA, but I had a 4-hour layover in Tokyo.
  • On my flight from London to Sydney, there was a 5-hour layover in Dubai.

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