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*R oneworld ruby (QF PS, AA Gold, AEC Silver, etc.)
*A: "Star Alliance"
*G: Star Alliance Gold (NZ *E/*G etc. ...)
*S: (Star Alliance context) Star Alliance Silver (NZ *S etc.)
A: Discounted First booking class (see also F) AA: American Airlines (see also LOC) AACT: AA Candy Thief a.k.a. AA Platinum status member AC: Aircraft, also Heavy AC: Very large aircraft e.g. 747, 767 and 777. AC: Air Canada ADL: Adelaide airport AF: Air France AFAIK: "As Far As I Know" AFF: Australian Frequent Flyer forum - a.k.a. THIS forum. AIUI: "As I understand It" AKL: Auckland airport ALTEA: An Amadeus product to assist in the planning/loading of Passenger Flights AM: Aeromexico AMADEUS: A GDS - Qantas use this as their booking system. OC: Air Operator’s Certificate (see also OC) AONE4: A (Fiirst) ONE (OneWorld Explorer) 4 (4 Continents) APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEX: Advance Purchase Excursion fares, usually the lowest available. AQ: Aloha Airlines AQIS: Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services AS: Alaska Airlines ASA/ASR: Qantas Frequent Flyer "Any Seat Awards/Rewards"
- QFF Point redemption bookings that earn QFF points and SC's ATB: Automated ticket/boarding pass (electronically generated). ATC: Air Traffic Control ATW: Around The World e.g. AA ATW desk AVIOS: BA frequent flyer "miles" AVML: Asian vegetarian meal AVOD: Audio Visual On Demand AY: Finnair AZ: Alitalia
B6: Jetblue Airways BA: British Airways BFOD: Best Fare of The Day - Cheapest fare that is available at the time of booking [could be any carrier] BiB: "Butt in Bed" e.g. I earned my Hotel status through BIB stays, I was not Comped! BICNPC: "But I Could Not Possibly Comment" BiS: "Butt in Seat" e.g. BIS miles = actual miles flown, excluding bonuses. BNE: Brisbane airport BNM: "By No Means" BR: EVA Airways BTC: Business travel Card -as in APEC BTC BTW: "By The Way" BUTI: "Booking under the "influence" (Seemed like a good idea at the time .., Hic!.) BW: BWIA West Indies Airways
CA: Air China CASA: Civil Aviation Safety Authority (a.k.a. CAA) CASR: Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (a.k.a. CAR) CBR: Canberra airport CC: Credit Card CI: China Airlines CIP: Commercially Important Passenger CIR: Circle Pacific fare CL: Chairman’s Lounge – QF’s highest member tier/ lounge (also QFCL). CL: Crown Lager – "Premium Beer" (some dispute this) available at QP's CLPO: Chairmans Lounge Platinum One [Cabin Crew Parlance] CNS: Cairns airport CO: Continental Airlines Comped: Being granted extra-ordinary elite status without achieving normal set criteria. COS¹: Class of Service, can be bonuses (e.g. First COS bonus) or lounge access (via First Class). COS²: Customer of Size - Passenger who has trouble fitting into a standard WHY seat. CRS: Computerized Reservation System CS: Customer Service. Add an "A" for Agent or "R" for Rep. CTOs: City Ticket Offices, or non-airport airline offices. CX: Cathay Pacific Airways CZ: China Southern Airlines
D: Discounted Business booking class (see also J) DCIR22: D (Business) CIR (Circle Pacific) 22 (22,000 MPM) DJ: Virgin Blue / Virgin Australia DL: Delta Air Lines DM List: Departure Management list, used by airlines at boarding gates. DONE4: D (Business) ONE (OneWorld Explorer) 4 (4 Continents) DRW: Darwin airport DVT: Deep Vein Thrombosis DYKWIA: "Do/Don't You Know Who I Am"? (Generally arrogant in context)
E+: United's "Economy Plus" E-: The remainder of the United Economy section after E+ rows. EI: Aer Lingus EGR: Electronic Upgrades = "Paperless" upgrades - Also EUG. EL: Executive Lounge (Generally found in upmarket hotels) EMR: Electromagnetic Radiation EQM: Elite Qualifying Miles - see also "Q Miles". ETA: Electronic Travel Authority ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival EUG: Electronic upgrades EXP: Executive Platinum on American AAdvantage.
F: Full-fare First booking class OR generic First (see also A) FASA: Qantas Frequent Flyer "Any Seat Award" in First class (earns SC's) F/O: First Officer, a.k.a. Co-Pilot F9: Frontier Airlines FA: Flight Attendant FAA: Federal Aviation Administration FARs: Federal Aviation Regulations FF: Frequent Flyer - Also VFF, a Very Frequent Flyer. FFP: Frequent Flyer Program FI: Icelandair FIM: Flight Interrupt Manifest - Instrument between carriers to pay for a seat on another airline in the case of IRROPS FL¹: AA Flagship Lounge FL²: First Class lounge (general) Flounge: First Class Lounge Flounging: Using/Enjoying the benefits of a first class airline lounge FOC¹: Free of Charge FOC²: "Fear of Coach or Economy class" FT: Abbreviation for FlyerTalk at FlyerTalk - The world's most popular frequent flyer community FTers: FlyerTalkers -- all members who participate in FlyerTalk forums. FWIW: "For What It's Worth"
GDS: "global distribution system" Major CRS operation that books and sells tickets for airlines GHLAM: "Good Hard Look At Myself" GP: Gold Passport, the Hyatt frequent stay program.
HA: Hawaiian Airlines HBA: Hobart airport HH: Hilton Honors - the Hilton frequent stay program HHOK: "Ha Ha Only Kidding" HIP: Higher Intermediate Point HLO: Hand Luggage Only (Preferred method of many Frequent Flyers) HP: Hahn Premium HUACA: Hang Up and Call Again - If you're not getting what you want from a Telephone Agent, politely end the call and redial. HUPP: "Instant Upgrade" fare available in the USA. "Economy" fare that books into First/Business class. (See YUPP/KUPP) HVC: "High Value Customer" - Term used by ailines to indicate those they make the most nett revenue from. HWNTBA: "He who needs to be amused" (see SWMBO)
I: Deep discount (heavily restricted) business booking class (see also J, D)
(NB: I represents other classes/ codes too e.g. *A business award & upgrade booking code) IANAL: I am Not a Lawyer (Disclaimer, generally placed before "But, <legal stuff>" IATA: International Air Transport Association IB: Iberia ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organisation IDB: Involuntarily Denied Boarding. Airlines usually offer compensation. IFE: In Flight Entertainment (also AVOD IFE) IHG: Intercontinental Hotels Group (See PC) IIRC: "If I Recall Correctly" IKE: "I know everything" ILS: Instrument Landing System (bad weather) IME: In My Experience IMO: "In My Opinion" or IMHO -- "In My Humble/Honest Opinion" INSPass: A pass allowing expedited passage - US Customs/ Immigration. ISTR: "I seem to recall/remember" IVML: Indian vegetarian meal
J: Full-fare Business booking class OR generic Business (see also D) JASA: Qantas Frequent Flyer "Any Seat Award" in Business class (earns SC's) JI: Midway Airlines JL: Japan Airlines JM: Air Jamaica JR: Aero California JQ: Jet Star JQi: Jet Star International
KE: Korean Air KL: KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines KUPP: "Instant Upgrade" fare available in the USA. "Economy" fare that books into First/Business class. (See HUPP/YUPP) KVML: Kosher vegetarian meal
LA: Lan-Chile LAG(S): Liquid(s), Aerosol(s) and Gel(s) - Pertains to travel restrictions LCC: Low Cost Carrier LH: Lufthansa LMAO: "Laughing My @rse Off" LM: Lifemiles (Avianca Frequent Flyer Scheme [good for reasonable priced mile purchase for *A award redemptions]) LO: Lot Polish Airlines LOC: (AA's) Lack Of Challenge a.k.a. AA's platinum challenge LOL: "Laugh(ing) Out Loud" LOTFAP: Land Of The Free And Paranoid a.k.a. The U.S.A. LP: Lan Peru LX: Swiss International Air Lines LY: El Al Israel Airlines
MA: Malev-Hungarian Airlines MASA: Qantas term for Marginal Any Seat award (Includes JASA, FASA, WASA and YASA) MCO: Miscellaneous Charge Orders, issued by airlines for ticket refunds etc. MCT: Minimum Connection Time MEL: Melbourne airport MH: Malaysia Airlines MHC: Mile High Club MPM: Maximum Permitted Mileage (e.g. RTW fares have MPM limits). MR¹: Mileage Run, extended flight trip/segments to increase one's FF Miles/Status MR²: Mattress Run, multiple stays at hotels to increase one's Hotel Elite Status MS: Egyptair MSC: Most Significant Carrier-Checked luggage allowance for multi carrier trip - IATA Res.302 MU: China Eastern Airlines MX: Mexicana de Aviacion
N7: National Airlines NB: "Nuthin" Bronze – A Bronze member of QFs FF program (also QFNB). NGCI: New Generation Check-in - Qantas' automated domestic check-in system. NH: All Nippon Airways, also known as ANA. NM: Nelly Mobbs – an infamous AFF & FT member NRSA: Non-revenue space available e.g. unpaid airline staff travel. NW: Northwest Airlines NZ: Air New Zealand
O7: OzJet OB: [Old]Blue - Former 1st Tier Status with Qantas Frequent Flyer Program (Now PS) OC: (Air) Operator's Certificate a.k.a. AOC - license to operate aircraft O&D: Origins & Destinations ODU: On Departure Upgrade - available in QP's for Qantas Domestic flights on eligible fares OG: [Old]Gold - Former Top Tier Status with Qantas Frequent Flyer Program (Now WP - sometimes employed by old f@rts who have 5/6 digit QFF numbers) OK: Czech Airlines = CSA OLCI: On-Line Check In OMG: Oh My God e.g. OMG o'clock = very very early. OMNI: Anything not related to travel, miles, points, dining, airports etc. ONE: OneWorld Explorer fare (also OWE) O/W: One way OW: One World alliance – Qantas, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, AA etc. OWE: OneWorld Explorer fare (also ONE) OOL: Gold Coast (cOOLongatta) airport OP¹: Original Post - first post of a thread. OP²: Original Poster - the person who started the thread. Op-up: Short for operational upgrade or Bump. OS¹: Austrian Airlines OS²: [Old]Sliver - Former 2nd Tier Status with Qantas Frequent Flyer Program (Now SG) OT: "Off Topic" OTTOMH: "Off the top of my head" OWT: Onward Travel OZ¹: Asiana Airlines Oz/OZ²: Ozstralia!
PAX: Short for passenger(s). See also SLF. PC: Priority Club - Reward/Status scheme for IHG PCV: "Perceived Customer Value" a figure calculated by Airlines to prioritise passengers. PER: Perth airport PIFE: Personal In Flight Entertainment (one screen per seat) PIN: Personal Identification Number PK: Pakistan International Airlines PNR: Passenger Name Record, used as a reference to a specific reservation. POTUS: President Of The United States of America PP: Priority Pass - Paid Airport Lounge access scheme, not Aligned with any Airline PR: Philippine Airlines PS: "Plebian" Silver – A Silver member of QFs FF program (also QFPS). PUTI: Posting under the "influence" (can result in less rational posts than normal - Hic!)
QANTAS: Queers And Nymphomaniacs Trained As Stewards* Q MILES: Qualifying miles counting towards Elite status - also EQM. QC: Qantas Club (see also QP) or Quick Check-in. QF: Qantas Airways QFCL: Qantas CL member (with access to QF’s Choice Liquor). QFF: Qantas Frequent Flyer Program QFWP: Qantas "W*nker" Platinum - A platinum member of QFs FF program. QFSG: Qantas "Scum" Gold – A Gold member of QFs FF program. QFPS: Qantas "Plebian" Silver – A Silver member of QFs FF program. QFNB: Qantas "Nuthin" Bronze – A Bronze member of QFs FF program. QP: Qantas Pub a.k.a. QC or Qantas airport departure lounges. QR: Qatar Airways.
RG: Varig airlines RO: Tarom-Romanian Air Transport ROE: Rate Of Exchange ROFLMAO: "Rolling On the Floor Laughing My A$$ Off" RPT: Regular Public Transport RT: Round or Return Trip RTFM: "Read The F***ingFlaming Manual" RTW: 'round the World ticket RVML: Raw vegetarian meal
S2: Air Sahara S7: S7 Airlines SA: South African Airways SACL: Sydney Airports Corporation Limited SATS: Singapore Airport Terminal Services. SC: Status Credit SCRUN: Status Credit "Run" - Qantas' version of MR¹ SFSC: Self Funded Status Chaser SG: "Scum" Gold – A Gold member of QFs FF program (also QFSG). SK: SAS - Scandinavian Airlines System SLF: Self Loading Freight - flight crew lingo for Passengers. SN: Sabena airlines SO: Significant Other, referring to one’s partner. SPG: Starwood Preferred Guest SQ: Singapore Airlines SR: Status Run SSR: Special Service Request in relation to a booking. (e.g. special meal, wheelchair, ...) SSSS: Selected for Secondary Security Screening ST: Sky Team alliance SV: Saudi Arabian airlines SWMBO: She Who Must Be Obeyed - Wife/"Other/Better Half"/"The Mrs" (Rumpolesque term) SWP: South West Pacific SWU: System Wide Upgrade (for any segment in an airline's route system) SY: Sun Country Airlines SYD: Sydney airport
T-14: Days before (Velocity) SG and WP could select seats on for Virgin Australia Domestic flights (not applicable since SABRE) T-80: The time (or shortly afterwards, 3⅓ days) when seating may get opened up on Qantas flights T/O: Take off TA: Travel Agent TBIT: Tom Bradley International Terminal - the main International terminal as LAX (Los Angeles) TCP: "To Complete Party" - term used when bookings/PNR's are "linked" TG: Thai Airways TIX: Short for tickets TK: Turkish Airlines TODA: Take Off Distance Available - Runway distance available for Takoff after Aircraft lines up to do so TP: TAP - Air Portugal T-Pac: Trans Pacific TR: Trip Report TSA: Transportation Security Administration TSV: Townsville airport TT¹,T-T: Trans-Tasman TT²: Tiger Airway (Oz) carrier Prefix TWMBO: They Who Must Be Obeyed TZ: American Trans Air
UA: United Airlines UC: Upgrade Credit UD: Upper Deck on larger aircraft, like the 744. UM: Unaccompanied Minor, or a child traveling alone. UG: UpGrade - such as from economy to business, or business to first. US: US Airways USDM: US Airways Dividend Miles - good for reasonably priced mile purchase for award redemptions
VA: V-Australia or Virgin Australia VDB: Voluntary denied boarding, more commonly known as a "bump". Velocity: Virgin Australia's Frequren Flyer Scheme VFR: Visual Flight Rules (good weather) VS: Virgin Atlantic Airways VV: Vice versa (Often used here to represent the reverse of a routing)
WASA: Qantas Frequent Flyer "Any Seat Award" in Premium Economy class (earns SC's) WHY - Generic Economy/Coach class - see Y (as in Why am I here?) WN: Southwest Airlines WP: "W*nker" Platinum - A platinum member of QFs FF program (also QFWP). WP1: "W*nker" Platinum - The Uber Elite platinum level of QFF member of QFs FF program (also WP1 or WP[SUB]x3[/SUB]). WRT: "With Regards To" WTF: What the Fcuk? WTMD: Walk Through Metal Detector WT+: BA's World Traveller Plus (premium economy class)
Y: Full-fare Economy booking class OR generic Economy. YASA: Qantas Frequent Flyer "Any Seat Award" in Economy class (earns SC's) YGM: "You’ve got mail" YGPM: "You've Got Private Mail" YMMV: "Your Mileage May Vary" YMTT: "You Might Think That" YUPP: "Instant Upgrade" fare available in the USA. "Economy" fare that books into First/Business class. (See HUPP/KUPP) YV: Mesa Airlines YX: Midwest Express
* This acronym is included for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to cause offence.
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