Be our guests?
Snow and ice ground flights in Europe
In Germany, Frankfurt airport operator Fraport said 470 flights had been canceled on Sunday so far and a worsening of weather conditions was expected from noon onwards.
“The airport halls are packed with flight guests,” a spokeswoman said, adding that about 1,000 people were forced to stay at the airport overnight.
I assume the “flight guests” is a VERY literal translation of the German “Flüggäste.”
“Fluggäste” are “passengers,” not “flight guests.”
I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of the term “flight guests” before. An airport is not called a “flight harbour,” is it?
We should have translated the word to “passengers.” GBU Editor
A worker cleans snow from a mobile passenger gangway at Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport, December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz