Acronyms

Old Sep 27, 17, 9:25 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Programs: British Airways Executive Club
Posts: 18
Acronyms

Hi
As a newbie can anyone advise if there is a glossary of acronyms or a link to a thread that has them , i'm sometimes getting lost reading through some of the threads - sorry
Iain1872 is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 9:32 am
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London
Programs: Mucci. Nothing else matters.
Posts: 36,931
You might want to try this thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...-glossary.html

It's linked to from this post in the Dashboard thread: BA Forum Dashboard - and that thread is a useful place to start for all queries in any event
Iain1872 likes this.
Globaliser is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 10:51 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Offshore Island
Programs: BAEC Silver
Posts: 272
Top of the page. Just click on the 'help' button.
TheOldMan is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 1:00 pm
  #4  
Moderator, Iberia Airlines, Airport Lounges, and Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Programs: BA Lifetime Gold; Flying Blue Life Platinum; LH Sen.; Hilton Diamond; Kemal Kebabs Prized Customer
Posts: 47,313
Originally Posted by Iain1872 View Post
Hi
As a newbie can anyone advise if there is a glossary of acronyms or a link to a thread that has them , i'm sometimes getting lost reading through some of the threads - sorry
I think you have had 2 good pointers there, but it's something that we need to be careful about for newcomers. Given your post count you really wouldn't (or rather shouldn't) be criticised if you ask someone to explain something in a bit more detail. If you have that question probably many other people do too. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be AUPing away like the rest of us, but until you do feel free to ask.
Iain1872 likes this.
corporate-wage-slave is online now  
Old Sep 27, 17, 1:03 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,886
Originally Posted by Iain1872 View Post
Hi
As a newbie can anyone advise if there is a glossary of acronyms or a link to a thread that has them , i'm sometimes getting lost reading through some of the threads - sorry
Here is 1 to remember,LPGS a decent champaign perhaps on its way out.Laurent Perier Grande Siecal.
rapidex is online now  
Old Sep 27, 17, 2:16 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Programs: Mucci de l'Arbitrage
Posts: 924
Originally Posted by rapidex View Post
Here is 1 to remember,LPGS a decent champaign perhaps on its way out.Laurent Perier Grande Siecal.
If you want to translate the abbreviations do it properly: Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle
😊
Takiteasy is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 2:20 pm
  #7  
Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: UK/Las Vegas
Programs: BA Gold (GGL/CCR)
Posts: 13,291
Originally Posted by Takiteasy View Post
If you want to translate the abbreviations do it properly: Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle
😊
[cough]Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle[/cough]
Tobias-UK is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 2:38 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Programs: Mucci de l'Arbitrage
Posts: 924
Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
[cough]Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle[/cough]
Ouch! Outpedanted! 😁
Takiteasy is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 2:41 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Programs: BAEC, Flying Blue, Eurobonus
Posts: 180
Don't you mean a "GOA"
Scrudgy is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 2:41 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Orange County, CA (SNA)
Programs: Delta - DM, MM; Hilton - Gold, Marriott - Dropped
Posts: 773
Champaign?

Surely Champagne?
tanglin is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 2:48 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: LHR/ATH
Programs: Amex Platinum, LH FTL (Silver)
Posts: 3,904
deleted

Last edited by ahmetdouas; Nov 10, 17 at 12:32 pm
ahmetdouas is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 3:04 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,886
Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
[cough]Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle[/cough]
Unfortunately I'm challenged in the spelling department.
rapidex is online now  
Old Sep 27, 17, 4:44 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Programs: Mucci de l'Arbitrage
Posts: 924
Originally Posted by rapidex View Post
Unfortunately I'm challenged in the spelling department.
But hopefully not in the LPGS quaffing department! 🍾
Takiteasy is offline  
Old Sep 27, 17, 4:48 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,886
Originally Posted by Takiteasy View Post
But hopefully not in the LPGS quaffing department! 🍾
I've been having lessons from Jamier45
rapidex is online now  
Old Sep 27, 17, 5:20 pm
  #15  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2007
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 12,048
Here are some cool acronyms I collated for a Client once and displayed in this thread:

Originally Posted by Sixth Freedom View Post
From one of my deliverables books - enjoy!...

GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS

AOC = Air Operator’s Certificate
ASR = Advance Seat Reservation
ATB = Automated Ticket & Boarding Pass (a printer)
ATPCO = Airline Tariff Publishing Company
ATV = Average Ticket Value
BSP = Billing & Settlement Plan
Chart 1 = RBD information for the fare owning carrier and for secondary carriers participating on the fare
Chart 2 = RBD information for the carrier who is on the ticket but does not own the fare (which can include YY fares)
CRS = Computer Reservation System
CTMIN = Circle Trip Minimum
CUG = Closed User Group
CXR = Carrier (i.e. an airline)
DCS = Departure Control System
EBT = Excess Baggage Ticket
EMD = Electronic Miscellaneous Document
ePMP = Electronic Prorate Manual (Passenger)
FFP = Frequent Flyer Programme
FIM = Flight Interruption Manifest
FIT = Flexible Independent Travel
GDS = Global Distribution System
GSA = General Sales Agent
IBE = Internet Booking Engine
IT = Inclusive Tour
LCC = Low Cost Carrier(s)
LPM = Lufthansa Process Management
MCO = either Miscellaneous Charges Order or Money Collection Order
MCT = Minimum Connection Time
MIDT = Market Information Data Tape
MITA = Multilateral Interline Traffic Agreement
MPD = Multipurpose Document
MSC = Most Significant Carrier
OAL = Other Airline
OW = One Way
PAX = Passengers
PDEW = (Flights or Pax) Per Day Each Way
PFM = Prorate Factor Miles
PIR = Property Irregularity Report (for missing baggage)
Q Charge = Fuel Charge or Carrier Charge filed within a fare
RA = Revenue Accounting
RAM = IATA Revenue Accounting Manual
RBD = Revenue Booking Designator
RESO = IATA Resolution
RT = Return
PRM = Pricing & Revenue Management
SIS = Simplified Interline Settlement
SPA = Special Prorate Agreement
TAT = Transitional Automated Ticket
TC1, TC2, TC3 = Tariff Conference Areas 1, 2 and 3
TO = Tour Operator
VFR = Visiting Friends & Relatives
VPM = Value Per Prorate Factor Mile
VQ = Airport Tax
XBAG = Excess Baggage
YQ = Fuel Surcharge or Carrier Surcharge filed separately to the fare
YR = Fuel Surcharge or Carrier Surcharge filed separately to the fare
YY = IATA fare

CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

ASK = Available Seat Kilometres
ASM = Available Seat Miles
ATV = Revenue / Number of Passengers on any one flight or across a group of flights
Load Factor = RPK / ASK = RPM / ASM across the network
RASK = Revenue Per Available Seat Kilometre
RASM = Revenue Per Available Seat Mile
RPK = Revenue Passenger Kilometres
RPM = Revenue Passenger Miles
Seat Factor = Number of passengers / number of available seat on any one flight or across a group of flights
Spill = cost of selling seats at a lower rather than a higher fare = an airline is said to spill revenue when seats are sold to passengers at a lower fare than could have been achieved otherwise – spillage costs should be weighed against the benefits of selling other seats at higher fares had the spillage costs been lower
Spoil = cost of leaving seats unsold = an airline is said to spoil a seat when the door of the aircraft closes for departure and the seat in question is unsold – spoilage costs should be weighed against the benefits of selling other seats at higher fares than might have been achieved had the spoilage costs been lower
Unit revenue = Revenue / ASK or Revenue / ASM
Yield = Revenue / RPK or Revenue / RPM
Iain1872 and LCSinTexas like this.
Sixth Freedom is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: