A: I hear you're being sent to Madrid for the annual conference. Is that right?
B: Yes. It will be my first trip overseas. Actually, it's going to be my first time leaving the country.
A: Are you serious? You haven't even been anywhere on vacation?
B: No, I have never vacationed anywhere exotic. But even if I don't get a chance to travel on my personal time, at least I can travel on my company time.
A: Well, being able to go to the conference sounds like such a great opportunity. Have you applied at the embassy for a visa yet?
B: Yes, it wasn't too hard to get. All I had to do was fill out the paperwork and pay the application fee.
A: You leave next Tuesday right? What time is your flight?
B: My flight departs at 7 am. I have everything except for my luggage ready.
A: If your flight is leaving so early, I can take you to the airport and see you off. I'll still be able to make it into the office by 9.
B: That would be great. Thanks a lot.