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Q. for pilots (or anyone who might know)
Are there any special phrases a pilot might use ( like "code blue" in a hospital for an emergency) or something similar, that he/she would say over the intercom if he was having trouble landing the plane, OR if some emergency was happening that he had to land? I'm not asking hwat he/she'd tell the tower, but anything he/she might say that FA's and pax would hear?
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Pax do not have to hear everything that pilots say to flight attendants. There are intercom systems on board that permit cockpit crew and cabin crew to communicate with each other without the necessity of broadcasting the communication over the aircraft's public address system.
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Nope. If there's going to be emergency landing the pilots will talk to the FA's and if time permits the pax. There are no special codes. You might hear "brace for impact" which gives the FA's the signal to give their "heads down, stay down" chant. You also might hear evacuate over the PA.
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