Airline Pilot Explains 11 Code Words That Passengers Don’t Understand

It’s summer, we are all flying places on vacation, wouldn’t it be nice to understand the coded language that flight crews use?

I found this article on MSN.com

Airline pilot reveals the meanings of 11 code words passengers don’t understand

Benjamin Zhang
Slide 1 of 11: <p>For most of us, flying is still an inherently mysterious activity. </p><p> To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Business Insider turned to Patrick Smith, an author and airline pilot, for some answers. </p><p> Smith, who is the author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Cockpit-Confidential-Everything-Questions-Reflections/dp/1402280912">Cockpit Confidential</a>, created a glossary of commonly misunderstood airline jargon that can be found on website, <a href="http://www.askthepilot.com/">Ask the Pilot</a>.</p><p> According to Smith, some of the terminology is highly technology with others are quite humorous and even a bit absurd.</p><p> Here are a selection of these entries.</p>

For most of us, flying is still an inherently mysterious activity.

To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Business Insider turned to Patrick Smith, an author and airline pilot, for some answers.

Smith, who is the author of Cockpit Confidential, created a glossary of commonly misunderstood airline jargon that can be found on website, Ask the Pilot.

According to Smith, some of the terminology is highly technology with others are quite humorous and even a bit absurd.

Here are a selection of these entries.

Etihad Airways

flight attendant in aisle
 SLIDE © Paul Hackett/Reuters
delta planes on runway

Delta 747 at gate

Delta flight crew

 

Etihad airplaneSLIDE © Etihad

virgin plane at gate

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