The world of travel has an interesting vocabulary. There are lots of terms like what is a “Direct” flight vs a “Non-Stop” flight that often confuse travelers! In this video I’ll explain 20 frequently used travel terms and what the meaning of each phrase is.
1- Direct vs Non Stop
2- Thru Passenger; Passenger on a direct flight that isnt getting off at the stopping point
3- Connection – Domestic less than 4 hours, International less than 24 hours
4- Illegal Connection – minimum connect time too short
5- Stop Over: stay in a connection city for greater than 24 hours and less than the duration of your trip
6- Airline Alliance: Star Alliance, SkyTeam, and Oneworld
7- Long Haul Flight (Ultra Long Haul): – Considerable time, distance, and Jet lag
8- Short Haul: Opposite of Long Haul: Most low cost carriers fly here
9- Open Jaw – Depart from a different airport than the one landed in.
The open jaw needs to be within the same region (which is defined by each airline’s program).
The unflown segment needs to be shorter than the distance of the flown segments.
10 – Split ticketing: Round trip made of two one way tickets
11 – Red-Eye flight: Typically an overnight flight. Your eyes will be red cause you’re tired
12 – Irregular Operations: Weather delays, flight cancel, equipment change
13 – Bump: VDB and IVDB
14 – SSSS – Selected for Secondary Security Screening
15 – Mileage Run
16- CPM – Cents per mile
17- Hard Product: Physical offering like planes
18- Soft Product – customer service, boarding, flight attendants, food, etc
19- Miles: Actual Miles, Premier/Elite Miles, Award Miles
20- FOC: Dreaded Disease.. Fear of Coach!
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