Interesting information about some of the code words that air hostesses use within themselves

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The Secret Codes That Airlines Don’t Want You to Know:

code bravo

The "Code Bravo" is used to make sure that people are thinking about
something else while the flight attendant can search or solve the problem
without much interference from passengers

slam click

slam-clicker An unsociable crewmember who prefers to stay in his or her hotel
room between flights

air pocket

They are trained to deal with security and emergency situations which may arise and can administer first aid to passengers. ... They also help passengers to board the plane and give
a demonstration of safety procedures and equipmen

sin bin

Each and every time you board a plane
it can sometimes seem as though the flight attendants and pilots
are communicating in an entirely different language

blue juice

Blue juice is airline parlance for toilet water The water in the toilet in the restroom, presumably from the days when toilets used those disinfectant bricks in the tanks
which colored the water blue; most toilets in airplane restrooms these
days don’t usually have a pool of water at the bottom but rather a small flap

all call

all-call is usually part of the door arming/disarming procedure
This is a request that each flight attendant report via intercom
from his or her station a sort of flight attendant conference call

Last-minute paperwork

Then comes the wait for last minute paperwork which winds up
taking half an hour Usually it's something to do with the weight-and-balance
record a revision to the flight plan


One crew member will request the rest of the crew to arm the doors during
the public announcement meaning that if that door were to be opened the escape
chute would automatically deploy
The cross-check part is where the cabin crew physically check that the opposite
door has also been armed

The heavy pilot

No this doesn’t mean your pilot is fat; this means you’re likely on a longer flight. Sometimes airlines will employ an additional pilot, so they can swap and take breaks
on overnight and long-distance journeys


One of the biggest issues during flight emergencies is a pilot’s
failure to properly communicate an emergency
leading flight training source One of the worst codes you could hear
over the intercom: 7500. It means the plane has been hijacked

Code Adam

This is one you’re just as likely to hear on planes as you are
in stores or other public venues. Code Adam, which references an incident
where a 6-year-old was abducted from a department store in 1981 means there’s
a missing child

Crotch watch

Flight attendants likely don’t want you to overhear this phrase.
It’s a not-so-eloquent way of saying he or she is in charge of checking everyone’s seatbelts


A word for flight attendants who aren’t on the clock


No, it’s not a flight attendant who loves listening to the Grateful Dead. A deadhead is a pilot or flight attendant who’s traveling on the plane but isn’t working the flight


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