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Flight secrets: Secret codewords flight attendants use on board

Flight attendants have secret words when speaking to other members of the cabin crew. Because they work in close proximity of each other, they have to be careful what they say within hearing distance. 

According to flight attendant Amanda Pleva there are many code words that the cabin crew use. Here are just some of them and what they mean. 

Code Bravo 

While codes are usually used to avoid causing panic, code Bravo does the exact opposite. 

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The flight crew use this phrase to distract passengers from actual danger so they can take care of a situation without interference.

In case of a suspected threat, officers will likely yell out this phrase and command people to freeze. 

This will help make it easier for them to locate or keep track of suspicious individuals. 

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Air Pocket

This is a nicer way of referring to turbulence. 

From a pilot’s point of view, the term may be reassuring for passengers to hear, especially nervous flyers. 

If a passenger here’s talk of an air pocket, then the plane journey is expected to be bumpy.

Air Pocket

This is a nicer way of referring to turbulence. 

From a pilot’s point of view, the term may be reassuring for passengers to hear, especially nervous flyers. 

If a passenger here’s talk of an air pocket, then the plane journey is expected to be bumpy.

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