A vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, or glider.
Additional Crew Member (Jumpseat Rider)
The back of the airplane
A company employee concerned with the handling of ground phases of flight operations
A commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
Any surface, such as an airplane wing, designed to obtain reaction from the air through which it moves
A condition in the atmosphere that can cause an airplane to lose altitude quickly
The velocity of an aircraft
A non-U.S. citizen
The instrument used to measure the height of an aircraft above sea level, usually expressed in feet
Aircraft on Ground (Grounded due to Maintenance)
The control of local air traffic in the vicinity of an airport by the FAA
ATC (AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL)
A separate engine on board the aircraft that provides power to the entire aircraft
AUXILIARY POWER UNIT (APU)
To incline the aircraft at an angle while turning left or right
A number of flights leaving a Hub city during a short period of time
Trolley used to roll down the aisle to serve beverages to the customer
A flight attendant awarded a line of flying for a particular month
A form used to bid on a line of flying for a particular month
A time interval, beginning when the aircraft pulls away from the gate at the departure city and ending when the aircraft comes to a complete stop at the gate of the arrival city
The document provided to the passenger that permits the passenger to board the aircraft and claim a specific seat.
The weight of the empty aircraft, plus the weight of the crew, fuel, oil, necessary publications
BOW (BASIC OPERATING WEIGHT)
A term used to define any dividing wall in the cabin of an aircraft
The practice of denying boarding to a confirmed passenger on an overbooked flight
The interior of an aircraft where the passengers are seated
An originally scheduled flight that is eliminated (cancelled) due to poor weather conditions, mechanical trouble, or lack of equipment
Pilot who is in command of the flight and sits in the left seat in the cockpit.
CAPT or CA (CAPTAIN)
Term used to refer to the distance from the ground to the underside of the clouds
Crash-Fire-Rescue Emergency Equipment
Code of Federal Regulations
Aircraft and crew are leased by a group or company for an unscheduled flight
Blocks placed in front of and behind aircraft tires to prevent aircraft from rolling in the ramp gate area
A 3-letter designation given to airport cities
Departure and arrival cities
The area of the aircraft where the pilot sits (flight deck)
Company mail/ Company materials
COMAIL / COMAT
Area of the terminal building where gates are located. Aircraft arrive and depart from the gate and deplane and load passengers
Flights 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 "transfer"
CONNECTION/ CONNECTING FLIGHT
The rest period required by a crew after a completed trip
The department responsible for assigning and keeping track of all flight crews
Doing Business As
Transportation of a crewmember from one point to another to cover a trip or return to home base
A flight that is operating later than scheduled
Ultimate stopping place which a journey concludes
A flight which may make an intermediate stop or stops before reaching its final destination but requires no change of aircraft
A steep descent
The city (station) where the crewmember is based
The government agency that governs economic concerns of the transportation industry
DOT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION)
The next station or stations in line of the flight's scheduled routing
The actual aircraft
The time estimated for the aircraft to arrive
ETA (ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL)
The estimated time for the aircraft to depart
ETD (ESTIMATED TIME OF DEPARTURE)
A person who assists passengers in safety and service onboard any aircraft that seats 20 or more
FA or F/A (FLIGHT ATTENDANT)
Collapsible seat in the cabin for the Flight Attendant to sit during takeoff and landing
FA or F/A JUMPSEAT
The government agency that regulates the safety of airline operations through specific Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
FAA (FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION)
Rules the govern the aviation industry (Airlines, Pilots, Flight Attendants, Maintenance, etc.). Strict adherence to the rules is madatory
FAR (FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION)
A flight operated without revenue passengers, cargo, or mail. Flown to move the aircraft to a different city either to begin a flight or to undergo maintenance
The movement of an aircraft from one location to another, as a scheduled flight, extra section, ferry flight, test flight, or training flight
Pilot who sits in the right seat of the cockpit.
F/O (FIRST OFFICER)
All aircraft doors used as emergency exits
FLOOR LEVEL EXIT
The central body portion of an aircraft designed to accommodate the payload of the aircraft
The front of the aircraft towards the cockpit
Small designated area where beverages and meals are served
The area of the terminal building where passengers gather before boarding an aircraft
Last departure point from a country before arriving in another country
Ground support equipment used to supply on board power (lights, heat, air conditioning, etc.) to the aircraft
GPU (GROUND POWER UNIT)
The speed of an aircraft with reference to the surface of the earth
Employee charged with overall responsibility of security related issues while the aircraft is on the ground.
GSC (GROUND SECURITY COORDINATOR)
A flight that is waiting for instructions to either takeoff, land, or park at an available gate
An aircraft that would be arriving or coming into a city
A system of navigational radios used for guiding aircraft during unfavorable weather conditions such as fog
ILS (INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEMS)
Changing from a flight of one carrier to a flight of another carrier
A scheduled stop or stops between the originating city and the final destination
The Captain of the flight who is charged with overall responsibility of security related issues while the aircraft is in flight
ISC (INFLIGHT SECURITY COORDINATOR)
A collapsible seat in the cockpit occupied by authorized personnel
Authorization given to crewmembers and other eligible personnel to travel in the jumpseat
Authorized personnel occupying the jumpseat
Velocity of one nautical mile per hour
Time spent on the ground between flights when passenger's itinerary involves a connection
The time spent downline between flights (crew rest)
Refers to each flight of the passenger or crewmember inerary
LEG OF FLIGHT
Rules and regulation used to establish flying time and rest periods
A series of flights sequenced together to produce a monthly work schedule
LINE OF FLYING
Customer who boards the aircraft at the originating station
A request for ground personnel to meet and assist a passenger
MAAS (MEET AND ASSIST)
A 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 does this.
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.
NRMR (NON-REVENUE MUST RIDE)
An airline employee traveling for personal reasons, if space is available.
NRPS (NON-REVENUE SPACE AVAILABLE)
A flight that takes off at your origin point and does not land until it reaches your final destination point.
The governmental agency that investigates and reports reasons for accidents and recommends solutions to the FAA.
NTSB (NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD)
Traveling via another airline or combination of other airlines
When travel involves only one carrier
Changing from one flight to another flight of the same carrier
Any flight time that is not assigned to a crewmember
The city where the flight begins
ORIGIN (ORIGINATING STATION)
An aircraft that would be departing from a city
The practice by the airlines of confirming more seats on an aircraft than are actually available. Designed to protect the airlines from no-shows
Storage compartments located over the seats inside an aircraft cabin
A situation which occurs when a customer has a confirmed reservation and a valid ticket but is not accommodated on the flight
Customer who travels on a scheduled airline flight
PAX / PSGR (PASSENGER)
The last coupon of an airline ticket. The coupon is clearly marked and serves as the passenger record for expense reports
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(s) part.
PAWOB (PASSENGER ARRIVING WITH OUT BAGGAGE)
The total weight of passengers and cargo carried on the aircraft
An item the passenger desires to carry into the cabin of the aircraft provided it does not exceed 45 linear inches
PERSONAL ITEM (In-Cabin Baggage)
Items passenger has brought to the gate area and has cleared thru the security checkpoint, but will be loaded into the cargo compartment. Items will be returned to the passenger planeside, at the flight's destination
PLANESIDE LOADED BAGGAGE (Valet/Carry-On)
The area adjacent to the terminal building for aircraft loading and unloading
Training required on an annual basis intended to review regulations, policies, procedures, and changes.
A rewriting of an existing ticket due to a change in fare, class of service, or routing.
A change to a crewmembers assigned flight or flights due to unforeseen circumstances, ie. cancellations, mechanicals, etc.
Flight Crewmember on standby for duty
A month or day schedule requiring a crewmember to be available on a "stand-by" basis in the event of unforeseen scheduling emergencies
RESERVE SCHEDULE OR RESERVE DAYS
The way travel between the origin and destination is arranged
The area used specifically for the landing and takeoff of aircraft
A build up of electrical charge on the airplane
ST. ELMO'S FIRE
A flight identified with a flight number and is published in the timetable to originate and terminate at specific stations and times
A series of flights paired together to produce a daily work schedule
The computer reservations system used by US Airways and United. Trans States Airlines flights are displayed on the system, hosted by our code share partners US Airways and United.
A traveler who does not have a confirmed reservation and must wait at the airline gate for a seat to become available
Airport office in a city served by Trans States Airlines
An intermediate stopping point on a journey, whether voluntary or involuntary.
STOP / STOPOVER
To secure baggage into a safe location in flight
To operate an aircraft under its own power on the ground, except when involved in takeoffs and landings.
Paved areas connecting the ramp to the runway
The city where the flight ends
A 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
Flights 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".
Trans States Airlines
Transportation Security Administration
Aircraft or flight that is used to operate into a city and originate as a new flight number out of that city
Children under the age of 12 traveling by themselves, without an adult
The disturbance in the air caused by the passage of an airfoil
Standard world time. Based on the local time at the Prime Meridian. Used by SABRE for inputting flight times.