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15+ Code Words Passengers Aren’t Supposed to Know



Everyone who has traveled by plane or taken a cruise has probably heard members of the staff talk to each other in a strange way. The thing is, the employees of transportation companies use special words and phrases that are actually code words for different situations. These coded messages allow them to keep passengers calm and avoid panic.

The staff of international companies, stewards of cruise ships, and the employees of city transportation companies have revealed the meaning of their code phrases to Bright Side. They use them in all kinds of situations, so we thought you would like to know what they mean.

1. “5 days in Denmark”

Maybe you’ve heard a flight attendant talking about spending, for example, 5 days in Denmark? And you would never guess that in reality, they were not talking about an actual vacation, but about a passenger. In this case, the number stands for the row, and the first letter in the name of the country stands for the seat number. This is the cipher for the passenger sitting in 5D. Thanks to these phrases, flight attendants can discuss hot passengers without anyone knowing.

2. “Blue juice”

The phrase “blue juice” is used by flight attendants when they are talking about a malfunction of the toilet. In order to avoid awkwardness, flight attendants created this code. So, there is a chance you will hear a flight attendant telling a pilot something like, “We’re out of blue juice.” Now you know what they really mean.

3. “Mayday”

This code is used by pilots and ship captains to signal a situation that is dangerous for life. But in some countries, firefighters, policemen, and some transport organizations also use it. The code is always repeated 3 times in a row (Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!) just to make sure that it is not confused for a similarly sounding phrase.

Mayday is actually an English transcription of the French phrase, Venez m’aider! (Come help me!).

4. “Pan-pan”

This is an emergency signal on a ship or on a plane and it comes from the French word panne that literally means breakdown. However, it is usually used to indicate a situation that doesn’t present any danger to people’s health, but still needs fixing.

5. “Code red”

We hope that you’ll never hear this phrase in real life, and only in the movies. Code Red is used for the most difficult and extreme situations on a plane, and most of the time, this situation is connected with a serious technical problem or an emergency landing.

6. The number of sounds

Aside from code words, there are also special sound notifications. Passengers can use them, for example, when they need to call a flight attendant. For this, they need to press the button above their seat. But in other situations, this sound can mean something different.

  • During landing, when all the seatbelts are fastened, one bell signals that the landing gear is being used, and the second bell during landing means that flight attendants can leave their seats and should start the procedure of leading the passengers out of the plane.
  • 3 short bells mean that the plane crew needs to return to their seats and listen to a message from the captain.

  • 5 short bells signal that an immediate evacuation is necessary.

7. Number codes

Aside from letters and sounds, numbers are used:

  • 7,500 is a transponder code which means an aircraft has been hijacked, or is threatened by hijackers.
  • 7,600 indicates a radio failure.
  • 7,700 is a more general emergency code.

Flight attendants claim that there is one more secret word that is known only to the crew of that specific flight. A new code is picked right before each flight in order to give a secret signal to the captain, in case of danger.

8. “Ditch”

The meaning of the code word Ditch can even be found in the dictionary now. It is used when landing in the water is necessary.

9. “Last-minute paperwork”

This phrase, that is used by pilots before their flight (something like, “we have last-minute paperwork”), actually means that the flight is delayed because of some unexpected situation. For example, the maintenance crew needs to check everything to make sure the plane is ready for the flight.

10. “Cabin Crew, arm doors and cross check”

If you have traveled by plane at least once in your life, you have probably heard the phrase “Cabin Crew, arm doors and cross check.” It is used before take-off and right after the landing of an aircraft in order to remind the crew members that they have to turn on and off the automatic inflation of the slides.

According to the aviation rules, the emergency slides must always be ready while the engines are working, in order to start an evacuation if necessary. Before take-off, a special handle on the door is turned to the “Armed” position. When the landing is complete, the handle is turned again to the “Disarmed” position so that when the doors are open, the slide will not inflate automatically. It seems simple, but there have been cases where flight attendants have forgotten to turn the handle, and the slide inflated right inside the airport, which caused a delay in the passengers leaving the plane.

This is why they use the code word “сross check.” So, every flight attendant will remember to check their handle and the one on the door in front of them.

11. “Purell, Purell, Purell”

“Purell” is a sanitizer brand, but on a plane or a ship this code word is repeated 3 times to call the cleaning service. It means that there is a passenger on board who is sick, and cleaning is necessary.

12. “Red Parties”

If you hear the message “Red Parties” on the radio, it means there is a fire or a possible fire on board a ship. The message is immediately followed by information about where the fire is.

13. “Priority 1” or “Priority 2”

There are more widely spread codes for emergency situations while at sea. For example, “Priority 1” stands for a possible fire on board of a ship, and “Priority 2” signals a possible leak on board.

14. “Operation Bright Star”

“Operation Bright Star” on your cruise ship can signal a medical emergency to all the services nearby. If you hear the “Operation Rising Star” code word, it means that a passenger has died on board.

15. “Mr. Mob”

The code word “Mr. Mob” is used on ships to signal that a passenger is overboard. In this case, Mob is an acronym (man overboard). There is also a sound signal for this emergency — 3 long whistles.

16. “Code one”

“Code One” is often used on trains and cruise ships in order to signal that one of the passengers got hurt or injured and he or she needs medical attention.

17. “Mr. Sands”

The most famous code from the London Tube and railroads in Great Britain is Inspector Sands, or simply, “Mr. Sands.” It is used when there is an emergency situation, for example, a fire or a risk of explosion. It is also used in English theaters. This cipher is used because, in the past, fires were extinguished with buckets of sand.

18. “Mrs. Kate Fire Warning”

A person living in Amsterdam reported in their blog about an obvious cipher that he heard in the central railroad station, “Will Mrs. Kate Fire Warning please come to the information desk where Miss Shoe is waiting for her. I repeat, will Mrs. Kate Fire Warning please come to the information desk where Miss Shoe is waiting for her.”

Bonus: Walmart codes

Walmart employees use these codes:

  • Code Black — Severe weather (ex. tornado warning).
  • Code Blue — Bomb threat.
  • Code Brown — Shooting.
  • Code Green — Hostage situation.
  • Code Orange — Chemical spill.
  • Code Red — Fire.
  • Code White — Accident.
  • Code C — Customer service or cashier needed.
  • Code 300 or Department 51 — Security.

Do you and your colleagues use any code words or ciphers when talking to each other? Tell us about them, unless that information is top secret!

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16 Striking Photos That Can Touch Your Heart




Photos keep our memories safe and every time we look at them we can immerse ourselves in the moments that have been captured in them. They can also help us to understand what’s really important in this world. And it doesn’t matter whether these photos are from your personal album or belong to somebody else. Their messages, feelings, and emotions can be perceived in one glance.

Here at Bright Side, we believe that the following photos will really touch your heart.

This couple has battled leukemia for 15 years since they were children. Now they’re husband and wife.

This fireman gave a cat that got hurt in a fire mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and saved it.

“My dad, who has dementia, trying to remember my name”

His owner passed away but the dog continues to sit near his bed and wait.

This is what depression looks like over 24 hours.

Have you ever seen a blind dog enjoying the sounds of a lake?

An Iranian girl cheers for her favorite football team from behind the fence since Iranian women aren’t allowed into stadiums.

“My mom painted dementia.”

When all you have is memories:

The 3 social classes in The Philippines in one photo

“My buddy, a glass blowing artist, used my dad’s ashes to make a keepsake marble I can take with me anywhere.”

“She gave me the best 11 years of her life and I can only hope that I was able to do the same thing for her.”

“A year ago, my little sister left this world. This weekend her heart recipient met my mom and shared her heart beat.”

“The moment your dog comes out of the fire you thought he died in”

“3 months ago we were told our newborn was blind. 2 weeks ago we found out the doctors were wrong. Today, she got her glasses.”

“I’m just so proud of you!”

Today my daughter graduated from pre-K. After the ceremony, my son walked up to her and gave her a hug. “I’m just so proud of you,” he said. Then, of course, my daughter started crying. As we wiped away our tears, my husband asked her, “Pumpkin, why are you crying?” She responded, “I’m just so happy.”

Each photo has its own story. Which of them touched you the most?

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Komünist Başkan, Aldığı Kararla Sosyal Medyada Trend Topic Oldu




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Tunceli Belediye Başkanı TKP’li Fatih Mehmet Maçoğlu başkanlığında belediye meclis üyeleri toplantısında alınan kararla Tunceli Belediyesi tabelasının ‘Dersim Belediyesi’ olarak değiştirilmesi kararı alındı. Karar tartışma yaratırken ‘DersimdeğilTunceli’ etiketi sosyal medyada Trend Topic oldu.


Belediyeden yapılan açıklamada Dersim ibaresiyle birlikte Zazaca ve Türkçe beleriye hizmetleri verileceği duyuruldu. Açıklamada şöyle denildi: “Kentimizin kültürü, tarihi ve inanç biçimini yaşatmak adına belediyemiz hizmet binasında bulunan tabelada yazılı ‘Tunceli’ ibaresinin değiştirilerek yerine ‘Dersim’ ibaresinin yazılması oy çokluğuyla kabul edildi. Haber

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15 Random People Who Look So Much Like Celebrities, You May Want to Take a Photo With Them




It’s not an easy goal to meet a real celebrity in our everyday life. Sometimes they are too busy with their activities or simply prefer to avoid public places. But when you see one right in front of you, don’t be too quick to jump over the moon and ask for a photo. Try to check their IDs first, because we are ready to show you that there are too many ordinary people who look just like stars and who probably wouldn’t miss a chance to pose and giggle afterward.

We at Bright Side compared photos of celebrities to their clones to demonstrate that this isn’t a joke. IDs first, photos after.

15. Kylie Jenner and Kristen Hancher, but which is which?

14. “My dad actually does Jack Nicholson lookalike work in Hollywood as a hobby.”

13. Breaking news! It seems Kim Kardashian has cloned herself.

12. “This fella lives in my house. I think James Franco and he follow each other on Instagram.”

11. “My sister always gets asked if she’s Julia Stiles.”

10. Nope, those aren’t just 2 pictures of Steve Buscemi!

9. Here’s chance for those who are upset that Michael Fassbender is married.

8. We’re just interested to see if Meghan Trainor’s double has the same talents.

7. We know this is pretty unexpected for Taylor Lautner, but we can’t unsee it.

6. This girl claims that she gets compared to Katy Perry daily.

5. When Chuck Norris is on vacation.

4. “Never mind, I’ll find someone like Adele.”

3. If Cobie Smulders doesn’t want to shoot How I Met Your Mother 10, there’s a perfect replacement out there.

2. Wait, so you’re saying that isn’t Zooey Deschanel on the right?

1. Even Zach Galifianakis and Jonah Hill can see this resemblance.

Do you have any friends who look exactly like movie stars? Show us their photos!

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