Emirates Cabin Crew Wannabe’s Dictionary

You must have seen terminologies and abbreviations unique to the Emirates applicants all over the internet and since we are using these terms so much, I might as well give you some lesson:


  • AD: Assessment Day
  • AR: Application Received
  • AU: Application Unsuccessful
  • AUR: Application Under Review
  • DOJ: Date Of Joining (The date of your flight to Dubai, UAE.)
  • DOT: Date Of Training (Cabin Crew training commencement date)
  • FA: Final Approval
  • FI: Final Interview
  • GC: Golden Call (Yes, the call that will change your life.)
  • IC: Interview Completed
  • JFIP: Joining Formalities in Progress (As soon as your status changed into this, your golden call will follow soon, could be on the same day or the next day.)
  • OD: Open Day
  • OH: Successful On Hold Email
  • UM: Unsuccessful Mail


  • Aft: The rear of an aircraft/ ship.
  • Airbus A380: The world’s biggest passenger double-decker jet and currently Emirates Airline’s flagship aircraft.
  • Boeing 777: A wide-bodied aircraft that can carry 350-450 passengers depending on modifications.
  • CA/CC/FA: Cabin Attendant/ Cabin Crew/ Flight Attendant
  • DXB: The three-letter IATA airport code for Dubai International Airport
  • EK: The two-letter IATA airline code for Emirates Airline
  • ETD: Estimated Time of Departure
  • ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival
  • GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
  • Layover Flight: A flight when a crew member will leave the plane and stay in the city for at least 24-hours.
  • Main Fleet: Emirates fleet which includes the Airbus A330 and the B777 aircrafts.
  • PA: Public Address System
  • Port: Left side of the plane
  • Starboard: Right side of the plane
  • TOD: Top of Descent
  • Turnaround Flight: A flight when a crew member will fly and come back to home base on the same day.

ICHIRO | 勝利を目指して高く飛べ!


About Ryu Namiki | 並木竜一郎

28-year old flight attendant all the way from Japan and now living in the United Arab Emirates, who is enjoying the "chicken or beef" and "prepare all doors and cross-check" kind of life!
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6 Responses to Emirates Cabin Crew Wannabe’s Dictionary

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  2. absoulutelyanna says:

    so great! you have so many good ones on here that people are clueless about when first joining 🙂


  3. thank you 🙂 this was very helpful!


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