The airline industry is an odd beast. It’s sort of unavoidable in the modern world, but it’s also a nebulous creation that — in a lot of ways — is a world unto itself. Heck, the industry even has an entrenched vocabulary that they’ll happily use around their customers. Unfortunately it’s a little difficult for outsiders to understand or decode unless you’ve got a glossary handy. Well, thankfully, now you do.
1. “Flight attendants, doors to arrival, crosscheck and all-call.”
When you’re on a flight and you hear the buzzer sound and captain come over the intercom and declare an all-call, it’s a signal that every flight attendant should report to his or her station and prepare to get to work.