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

A 29-year old flight attendant all the way from Japan and now living in the United Arab Emirates. Flying for two years for one of the world's best airlines and is still enjoying a "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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