Can you please advise me which question would a native speaker immigration officer would ask in an airport

Where are you traveling from? or

Where are you traveling in from?

Where are you comming from?

Where are you comming in from?

Where are you flying from?

Where are you flying in from?

Are all grammatically correct?

Thank you!

  • I'm interested to see what an immigration officer would ask. Would he use any of the 2 questions ? – Marcus Jul 10 '19 at 2:54

Native speakers, at least Americans, would say

Where are you travelling from?

We are much less likely to say

Where are you travelling in from?

It is not necessarily incorrect or ungrammatical to say that, but it's less common or normal. If someone said it, few people would find it odd in a real situation, because the meaning is clear.

It would often be made more polite or friendly by adding today?/tonight?/this morning/this afternoon? or by please? at the end.

We more often use in in expressions like ... coming in from? or ... flying in from?

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  • Thank you for your answer. Just to clarify... Is it any difference between 'travel' and ' travel in'? – Marcus Jul 10 '19 at 3:10
  • I edited the answer so it's hopefully more clear. – Jim Reynolds Jul 10 '19 at 4:01
  • Do you mean to just ask if there's a difference in meaning between the two sentences? If so, please edit your question instead of asking additional questions as a comment. – Jim Reynolds Jul 10 '19 at 5:43

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