Updated January 2010

The nation’s airlines, including Delta, have a unique vocabulary used by insiders, and it can be easy to be overwhelmed with technical terms and acronyms. Here are some of the most common terms and associated acronyms that could be useful for a journalist writing about Delta.

A more extensive glossary of airline lingo can be found at the Air Transport Association’s site. More information is also available in the association’s lengthy guide to the airline industry, the ATA Airline Handbook.