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Can you help me translate this?

PolishMathew
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Hello My grandfather will be flying from Berlin to Belgium in near future. However we can't find information about his seat and terminal. I've found something wirtten on a ticket, but Google Translate's translation makes no sense. Can you translate this to English or Polish for me:

"Stoelen & check-in Heb je bij boeking stoelen gereserveerd dan staat dit op je e-ticket. Bij reizen met meerdere personen staat er één naam vermeld met meerdere stoelnummers. Online inchecken via de website van de luchtvaartmaatschappij kan veelal vanaf 30 uur tot uiterlijk 1 uur voor vertrek. Dit is afhankelijk van de luchtvaartmaatschappij waarmee je vliegt en niet voor alle luchtvaartmaatschappijen beschikbaar. Wij adviseren je voor vluchten binnen Europa 2 uur voor vertrek op de luchthaven aanwezig te zijn en voor intercontinentale vluchten 3 uur voor vertrek. Het is niet toegestaan één van de vlucht-/treinsegmenten in je ticket niet te gebruiken. Wij wensen je een prettige reis! Met vriendelijke groet"

Thanks in advance ;)

3 years ago

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My attempt:

"Seats & check-in: If you've reserved seats during booking then that will be written on your e-ticket. If you travel with multiple persons there will be one name with multiple seat numbers. You can check-in online using the website of the airline (I assume that's meant anyway) usually starting from 30 hours up to at latest 1 hour before departure (I'm not very sure about this sentence). This depends on the airline you're flying with and isn't possible for all airlines. We advise you to be at the airport two hours before departure for flights within Europe and three hours before departure for international flights. It is not allowed not to use one of the flight and train segments in your ticket. We wish you a pleasant journey! Yours sincerely"

I should admit that I don't actually speak any Dutch (only Standard High German), so you might want to wait for someone who does to correct me or confirm my translation.

3 years ago

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PolishMathew
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Thank you so much! My grandfather is very pleased :D Have a few lingots!

3 years ago

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Lavinae
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I can confirm that what jjd1123 has said is right.
S/He did a marvellous job. :)

I hope your grandfather has a great flight! :)

3 years ago

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PolishMathew
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He will :D But we are still thinking what with the seats and terminal because on the ticket is written "Seats: unavailable" And "Terminal: unspecified"

Airport is Tegel in Berlin and there are four terminals...

3 years ago

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The text indicates that you did not reserve seats when booking the flight. For some flights it's not possible to book seats, so it might actually be a standard message (it depends on the airline). This means that when they call all economy passengers (unless it's an economy flight, then it's just passengers), seats are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. This means that you will have to find your own seat.

Now if your grandpa isn't able to walk well, you can call the airline and request assistance (this usually has to be done at least 12 hours before the flight). This means that when he arrives he can be brought to the right terminal and gate, if necessary.

The terminal he will need will most likely become apparent when you check in. If you know the airline he's flying with, there might be some information available on line. From what I'm seeing the four TXL terminals are connected so there should be assistance available (if your grandpa would so require) and I'm sure there are signs everywhere if not.

If you have any other, further questions, you can ask them on my stream. :)

3 years ago

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PolishMathew
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That answers most of my questions, thank you very much! :D

3 years ago

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You can check the gate online some days in advance. But don't worry, Tegel isn't that huge (i.e. it's smaller than Frankfurt's airport for example). Or you could write an email to the airline and inquire about the gate and seat etc.

3 years ago

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PolishMathew
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I'll check that tomorrow, it's 12:14 in the night here in Poland. Thank you very much! :D

3 years ago
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