The following is a list of terms I may have used in previous posts, although I haven’t used them all. I figured it’d be a fun explain some airline terms that you may not already know! Keep in mind that not all of these are official.
pax – passenger
layover – A period of rest time given to a crew member during a trip
deadhead – To transit from one location to another, while on duty, in order to operate a flight.
pairing – a predetermined combination of flights to be operated over a number of days
bulkhead – an internal dividing wall in the cabin of an aircraft. Often used to divide classes or galleys.
reserve – a designated period of time in which a crew member must be ready an able to operate a flight if called in to do so.
line – schedule
PSU – Passenger Service Unit. Where the reading lights, FA call button, oxygen masks, etc are.
turnaround – to operate a flight to one destination, then “turn around” right away and operate a flight back to your home base.
FA– Flight Attendant
FO – First Officer, Co-Pilot
CM – Cabin Manager
PC – Pilot in Command, Captain
5 Star – A 5 star FA provides amazing service. A 5 star passenger requires amazing service.
Okay, so maybe I wrote this whole list because I wanted to share the “5 star” one. Big whoop, wanna fight about it?