Here's a question that I'm frequently asked:
I have a question that's been bugging me for a while now. When boarding and deplaning, I always here this "secret code" the cabin crew says on the PA. Cross-check and report. 1R1R, 1L1R, etc.Maybe your airline says different things, I just happened to remember what was said on my last flight (US Airways). I would be really grateful if you could clarify this mystery for me (or at least give me some hints if it's a professional secret) =)
This really isn't a secret code designed to keep passengers in the dark. It's a shorthand way for crew members to advise other crew members that the door for which they have responsibility has been armed or disarmed. What this means is that the emergency evacuation slide at their door has been engaged or disengaged and it is safe to push back for take off or open the door for deplaning. Different airlines have different phrases for what is said, but it's all communicating the same information.
Glad I could de-mystify the "secet code." I only wish that it was something more interesting.