Airline Terminology 2

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F/O (First Officer)Pilot who sits in the right seat of the cockpit. The First Officer's uniform jacket has 3 strips on the end of the sleeves
Floor Level ExitAll aircraft doors are floor level exits and are used as emergency
FuselageThe central body portion of an aircraft designed to accommodate the payload on the aircraft
FWD (Forward)The front of the aircraft towards the cockpit
GalleySmall designated area where beverages and meals are served
GateThe area of the terminal building where passengers gather before boarding an aircraft
Gateway Last departure point from a country before arriving in another country
GPU (Ground Power Unit)Ground support equipment used to supply on board power (lights, heat, air conditioning) to the aircraft
Ground Speed The speed of an aircraft with reference to the surface of the earth
GCS (Gound Security Coordinator)Employee charged with overall responsibility of security related issues while the aircraft is on the ground
HoldingA flight that is waiting for instruction to either takeoff, land, or park at an available gate
Inbound An aircraft that would be arriving or coming into a city
ILS (Instrument Landing Systems)A system of navigational radios used for guiding aircraft during unfavorable weather conditions such as fog
Inoperative (INOP)Not functioning
InterlineWhen the routing from origin to destination requires 2 or more different air carriers to accommodate the passenger to their final destination
Interline ConnectionChanging from a flight of one carrier to a flight of another carrier
Intermediate StationA scheduled stop or stops between the originating city and the final destination
ISC (Inflight Security Coordinator)The captain of the flight who is charge with overall responsibility of security related issues while the aircraft is in flight
JumpseatA collapsible seat in the cockpit occupied by authorized personnel
Jumpseat AuthorityAuthorization given to crewmembers and other eligible personnel to travel in the jumpseat
Jumpseat RiderAuthorization personnel occupying the jumpseat
KnotVelocity of one nautical mile per hour
LayoverTime spent on the ground between flights when passenger's itinerary involves a connection/The time spend downline between flights (crew rest)
Leg of FlightRefers to each flight of the passenger or crewmember itinerary
LegalitiesRules and regulations used to establish flying time and rest periods
Line of Flying A series of flights sequenced together to produce a monthly work schedule
Local PassengerCustomer who boards the aircraft at the originating station
MAAS (Meet and Assist)A request for ground personnel to meet and assist a passenger
No-ShowA traveler who does not show up for a flight on which he has a reservation and fails to cancel that reservation. Airlines will cancel all further flights on a traveler's itinerary when a passenger no-shows
NRMR (Non-Revenue Must Ride)An airline employee traveling positive space on a Must Ride status. This crewmember needs to travel from one point to another to cover a trip or return to home base.
NRPS (Non-Revenue Positive Space)An Airline employee traveling on business holding a confirmed reservation
NRSA (Non-Revenue Space Available)An airline employee traveling for personal reasons, if space is available
Non-Stop FlightA flight that takes off at your origin point and does not land until it reaches your final destination point
NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board)The governmental agency that investigates and reports reasons for accidents and recommends solutions to the FAA
OAL Other Airline
OfflineTraveling via another airline or a combination of other
OnlineWhen travel involves only one carrier
Online ConnectionChanging from one flight to another flight of the same carrier
Open TimeAny flight time that is not assigned to a crewmember
Origin (Originating Station)The city where the flight begins
OutboundAn aircraft that would be departing from a city
OverbookingThe practice by the airlines of confirming more seats on an aircraft than are actually available. Overbooking is designed to protect the airlines from no-shows.
Overhead BinsStorage compartments located over the seats inside an aircraft cabin
OversaleA situation which occurs when a customer has a confirmed reservation and a valid ticket but is not accommodated on the flight
PAX/PSGR (Passenger)Customer who travels on a scheduled airline flight
Passenger CouponThe last coupon of an airline ticket. The coupon is clearly marked and serves as the passenger record for expense reports
PAWOB (Passenger Arriving With Out Baggage)This passenger had checked his baggage at his origin city, and at his destination his baggage did not show up on the flight due to an error on the airline part
PayloadThe total weight of passengers and cargo carried on the aircraft
Ramp The area adjacent to the terminal building for aircraft loading and unloading
Recurrent TrainingTraining required on an annual basis intended to review regulations, policies, procedures,and changes
Reissue/RerouteA rewriting of an existing ticket due to a change in fare, class of service, or routing
Rescheduled FlightA change to a crewmembers assigned flight or flights due to unforeseen circumstances, cancellations, mechanicals
Reserve CrewFlight Crewmember on standby for duty
Reserve Schedule or Reserve DaysA month or a day requiring a crewmember to e available on a "stand-by" basis in the events of unforeseen scheduling emergencies
Ron Remains overnight
Routing The way travel between the origin and destination is arranged
Runway The area used specifically for the landing and takeoff of aircraft
St. Elmo's FireA building up of electrical charge on the airplane
Scheduled Flight A flight identified with a flight number and is published in the timetable to originate and terminate at specific station and timmes
SequenceA series of flights paired together to produce a daily work schedule
StandbyA traveler who does not have a confirmed reservation and must wait at the airline gate for a seat to become available
Station Airport office in a city served by GoJet Airlines
Stop/StopoverAn intermediate stopping point on a journey, whether voluntary or involutary
StowTo secure baggage into a safe location in flight
TaxiTo operate an aircraft under its own power on the ground, except when involved in takeoffs or landing.
Taxi WayPaved areas connecting the ramp to the runway
Terminating StationThe city where the flight ends
Thru PassengerA passenger who has boarded the aircraft at a previous station and remains on board at the intermediate stop to continue on the flight to its destination
TransferFlights requiring a change of aircraft at some intermediate point before arriving at the final destination. This change can be either online or interline. Also referred to as "Connection"
TSATransportation Security Administration
Turn AroundAircraft or flight that is used to operated into a city and originated as a new flight number out of that city
Unaccompanied MinorChildren Under the age of 12 traveling by themselves, without an adult
Wake TurbulenceThe disturbance in the air caused by the passage of an airfoil
Zulu TimeStandard world time. Based on the local time at the Prime Meridian. Used by APPLLO for inputting flight times