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Allegiant Term.

Allegiant Terminology

ABP Able Bodied Person, Able Bodied Passenger
A/C Aircraft
AFT Near, towards, or in the rear section of the aircraft
ATA Actual Time of Arrival
AIRCRAFT LEFT Left side of the aircraft, standing in the cabin looking forward toward the flight deck. The Captain or Pilot in Command always sits on the left side.
AIRCRAFT NUMBER An identification number painted on the outside of the aircraft
AIRCRAFT RIGHT Right side of the aircraft, standing in the cabin looking forward toward the flight deck. The First Officer always sits on the right side.
ALTITUDE Distance in feet above the ground at sea level. Cabin altitude is the altitude being maintained inside the cabin by means of pressurization.
ANTICIPATED A situation which is expected to happen. EXAMPLE: An anticipated emergency landing is one in which an emergency is expected to occur upon landing and is known prior to that.
APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) – A built in power source that provides power to the aircraft when engines are not operating.
ARM YOUR DOOR The process of positioning a slide for emergency use. This is done just prior to any type of aircraft movement.
BARRIER STRAP A strap located behind the last row of seats/ in front of the tail cone door to hold people back until the exit can be opened in the event of an emergency.
BASE SUPERVISOR Responsible for overall supervision and surveillance of the Flight Attendant group for a particular domicile. Reports to the Manager of Inflight for their Area.
BIDDING Process by which a Flight Attendant’s schedule is awarded.
BLOCK TO BLOCK When the A/C moves from ramp blocks for the purpose of flight and ending when the A/C comes to a stop at the ramp at the termination of a flight.
BULKHEAD A structure component of the aircraft capable of sustaining a 9g impact.
CABIN The interior of an aircraft where the customers are seated.
CABIN DIVIDER Any material or structure than divides cabin areas.
CAPTAIN Pilot in command who sits in the left seat of the flight deck.
CHARTER FLIGHT Airplane “rented” by a group for its own use. A charter flight may operate on or off the Allegiant system as long as the destination city has approved airport facilities.
CHECK IN TIME The time the flight attendant is required to report for duty.
CHECK RIDE A flight in which the crewmembers are being checked on for the performance of their duties.
CONFIGURATION Refers to the basic layout and seating arrangements of an aircraft.
CONNECT A customer who must make a change of aircraft in order to reach a final destination.
CREW REST The period from actual check-out to scheduled check-in.
CREW SERVICES The department responsible for assigning and keeping track of all flight crews.
CROSS CHECK Verify that the doors in your area of responsibility are armed and disarmed.
DEADHEAD Transportation of a crewmember from one point to another to cover a trip or return to home base.
DEPLANE The term used to denote customers leaving the airplane.
DEPRESSURIZATION An involuntary loss of cabin pressurization.
DIRECT FLIGHT A flight which is non-stop. Customers fly directly to their destination without stops or changing aircraft.
DISARM YOUR DOOR The process of detaching or repositioning the slide to its original normal non-emergency state. This is done once the aircraft is parked at the gate.
DISPATCH Also known as OCC (Operations Control Center). This department is charged with the responsibility of dispatching flights, determining the suitability of operational facilities and the safe operation of each flight.
DOMICILE Also referred to as home base. Flight crews will originate and terminate their scheduled trips from that city.
DOT Department of Transportation – The government agency that governs economic concerns of the transportation industry.
EGRESS Means “a path of exit”.
EQUIPMENT Refers to the aircraft type (MD80, B757 and A319).
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD Estimated Time of Departure
EVACUATION The procedure by which customers are deplaned in the quickest and most orderly manner for emergency purposes.
EVACUATION SLIDE An inflatable slide mounted on the inside of the aircraft doors for the use of all people on board in an emergency.
F/A Flight Attendant
F/A JUMPSEAT Retractable seat in the cabin where the flight attendant sits for takeoff and landing.
FAA Federal Aviation Administration-regulatory agency overseeing airline policies and procedures
FARs Federal Aviation Regulations-mandated requirements for compliance by airlines.
FERRY FLIGHT A flight set up to operate without revenue customers. (May or may not operate with flight attendants).
FLIGHT DECK The pilot’s compartment containing all the controls and navigation equipment with which to fly to aircraft.
FIRST OFFICER Second in command to the Captain. The First Officer sits in the right seat of the flight deck.
FLAPS Hinged or pivotal portions of the wing used for additional lift on takeoff and for landing. The flaps are retractable into the wing when the aircraft is in flight.
FLOOR LEVEL EXITS All aircraft doors are floor level exits and are used as emergency exits.
FORWARD AIR STAIRS A retractable set of stairs located on the front, captain side, of the aircraft fuselage. The stairs are used to board or deplane passengers when a jet bridge is not being used.
FUSELAGE The aircraft body.
FWD “Forward” –the front of the aircraft, toward the flight deck.
GIRT BAR A metal bar attached to the escape slide used to arm/disarm the door.
GALLEY Small designated area where beverages and meals (if applicable) are prepared.
GATE Area where customers congregate before boarding the aircraft.
HOLDING A flight that is waiting. It may be holding on the ground for a gate or holding for takeoff clearance. It may also be holding in the air.
HUB An airport where a large percentage of an airline’s flights connect.
INBOUND The aircraft, flight crew, or anyone else arriving at a station.
INOP Inoperative
INBOARD Jump seat position that is closest to the aisle.
INTERMEDIATE STOP Scheduled stops between the origination of a flight and the termination at the flight station
JETWAY Enclosed tunnel/passageway between the aircraft and the terminal gate area, which is power driven and controlled by the gate agent.
JUMPSEAT RIDER Any person, other than a working crewmember, who is qualified and authorized to ride on the jumpseat.
LAP CHILD An unticketed child who has not yet reached their 2nd birthday
LAV Aircraft lavatories
LAYOVER A point, enroute, on a flight where the crew spends time on the ground.
LEADING EDGE OF WING The forward edge of the wing.
MISCONNECT A customer who was inbound on a flight that was to connect them to another flight, but due to delays, arrived after his connecting flight departures.
NO SHOW A customer who has a reservation for a flight but does not show up for it. A Crew Member who is more than 15 minutes late for check in.
NR Non-revenue customer (pass rider).
OPERATIONS The company office at the airport concerned with the loading and working of a flight.
ORIGINATING STATION The city where the flight begins.
OVERHEAD BIN An enclosed compartment in the aircraft located above customers’ seats in which carry-on items can be placed. Each bin is labeled with weight limits.
OUTBOUND The aircraft flight crew or anyone leaving a station.
OUTBOARD Jumpseat position closest to the outside fuselage.
PAX Passenger
PA Public Address System
PER DIEM Daily dollar amount paid for “time away from base”.
PLACARDS FAA required passenger instruction signs located throughout the aircraft, i.e. (Seat Belt) (No Smoking)
POWER BACK A term used when the aircraft engines are operated in reverse to back away from the gate under its own power.
PRE-FLIGHT The act of checking serviceability and location of emergency equipment on the A/C prior to departure. This is done as soon as F/A board the A/C.
PSU Passenger service unit above individual rows of passenger seats. It contains air vents, reading lights, F/A call button, and oxygen panel.
PUSH BACK A term used to describe the procedure where a piece of ground equipment moves an aircraft away from the gate.
RAMP The concrete parking area for aircraft at the terminal building.
RON Remain overnight.
RUNWAY The area used specifically for the landings and takeoffs of aircraft.
SECURE To fasten, tie down, or store any or all loose items in the cabin to insure safe positioning.
STAND BY A revenue or non-revenue customer waiting to get on an airplane after those with reservations are boarded.
STAND UP A trip that remains overnight at an outstation for less than 8 hours; thus, the crew remains on duty.
STOW To place articles in a safe place for takeoff and landing.
SUBSERVICE When another air carrier operates an Allegiant flight.
TAXI To operate an aircraft under its own power on the ground except when involved in takeoffs or landings.
TERMINATION The station where a flight makes its last stop.
THRU CUSTOMER A customer who is continuing through an intermediate stop to a further destination.
THRU FLIGHT A flight between two cities that stops at an intermediate station to board additional customers.
TRAILING EDGE OF WING The aft (rear) edge of the wings.
TRIP SEQUENCE A combination of two or more flights, with the same trip number, departing from and returning to the flight attendants’ domicile.
TURBULENCE A term used to describe irregular movement of the aircraft by uncommon changes in the atmospheric air currents.
TURN AROUND A trip that returns to a flight attendants’ home base the same day it departs.
UNANTICIPATED A situation which is not expected to happen.
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