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Missing a Flight

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IELTS Letter - Missing a Flight

IELTS Letter - Missing a Flight

You missed an international flight due to a problem at the airport.

Write a letter to the airline. In your letter:

- Describe what happened that caused you to miss your flight
- Explain how missing your flight impacted you
- Clearly state what you would like the airline to do

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this to let you know that I missed my international flight yesterday due to the reasons pertaining to the security checks at your airport.

Let me explain you the entire situation. While I was at the security check, the security personnel at one of the check gates received an anonymous warning phone call claiming that one of the passengers on my lane was carrying a Gun. Because of the severity of the risk associated, the security on my lane was made very strict, where they checked each and every luggage thoroughly. This in turn took a lot of time for me to complete the security check and thus I could not catch up my flight on time.

I intended to reach to a very important seminar via this flight and because I missed my flight, I could not make up in time. Subsequently, I encountered loss of my ticket money too. I Would request you to kindly grant me a full refund for my ticket as it was the security checks that lead me to miss the flight. I do understand, airlines have to undergo such unseen situations and act accordingly for the safety of passengers.

Hope you would consider my situation and help me out of it. Thank you.

Your's faithfully,

Comments for Missing a Flight

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Jul 04, 2020
closing the letter

Since this is supposed to be a formal letter, I expected that the writer would write his or her full name (last and first name)

Aug 10, 2020
Essay Structure
by: Abiola

In addition to the letter missing the writer's name, the structure needs improvement.

The question contains 3 points to be addressed and each point is expected to be clearly addressed in separate paragraphs but the writer muddled up the points.

It wasn't clear where one paragraph ended and the other started. This would lead to loss of points in the actual exam.

Rule of thumb: Have 5 paragraphs, 1 for the opening, 3 separate paragraphs to address the points and the final paragraph for the conclusion or closing.

All the best, everyone.

Aug 10, 2020
indenting each paragraph
by: Anonymous

Please i want to confirm if you have to indent the paragraphs while writing the essay. i.e leaving a space before starting each paragraphs

Aug 15, 2020
indenting each paragraph
by: IELTS buddy

No you don't have to do that. However I would recommend leaving a space between each paragraph just so it's clear to the examiner where one paragraph ends and the other begins.

Nov 12, 2020
Review my response
by: Juan

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I missed my flight going to Italy yesterday because of the security checks at your airport.

Yesterday, I checked-in at the counter 1 hour and 30 minutes before my flight departure. When I arrived at the boarding gate, the machine that scans for harmful devices had gone busted, which caused the security personnel to manually check all the passengers' hand carry bags manually. As this was an international flight, the security guards thoroughly checked our luggages which resulted to a number of passengers unable to board the plane.

I do understand that my ticket is non-refundable however, due to the reason stated above, I feel that I have the right to ask for a refund as it is clearly not my fault.

I'm hoping that you would consider my request and I am hoping to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

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