Often when listening to Airband / Aircraft radio, some of the codes used can get a bit confusing, so i will attempt to clarify what various things mean...
Hopefully by the end, you will know what a PAX is and whether you can push them under a aircraft's wheels.
Keep checking through the week as i will add more info when i can get time...
APU - Air Turn Back = Go back to the airport. May be due to an illness or bad weather.
ACARS - Aircraft Communications Addressing System - Kinda like a messaging system so air and ground staff know whats happening with the aircraft.
CONFIG - Configuration or layout of the plane (seat layout)
CSM - Customer Service Manager = The poor bastard that cops all the shit when something goes wrong.
CX - Cancelled = Your flight has been Cancelled. You will now want to speak to the CSM
ETOPS - Extended Range Twin Engine Operations = Approval for aircraft with two engines to fly long distances over water.
FOD - Foreign Objects Debris = Bits and pieces found on the runway that can cause problems to aircraft when taking off or landing.
J - Business Class
Y - Economy Class
NOTAM - Notice to Airmen = Information for pilots regardless of gender.
PAX - Passengers
RNP - Required Navigational Performance = Its a really really good GPS system in the cockpit.
TOGA - Take Off, Go Around = Throttle setting that puts the plane in max power, often used when aborting landings due to weather, or a PAX (wearing a toga) on the runway.
UM - Unaccompanied Minor
WX - Weather
MORE TO COME :)
Thanks to Qantas for some of the info used ...