From Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

2BM/3BM - 2/3 Browser Method

AA - American Airlines or Adverse Action

A/A - (Chase) Adverse Action

AAMOF - As a matter of fact

AAOA - Average age of accounts

AC- Aishes Chayil

AF - Annual fee, Air France

AFAF - Asking For A Friend

AFAIC - As far as I'm concerned

AFAIK - As far as I know

AFAICR - As far as I can remember

AFAICT - As far as I can tell

Aka - Also Known As

ALOL - Actually laughed/laughing out loud

AO - Add On (Amazon)

AOR - App-o-Rama

AP - Amazon Payments

AU - Authorized User (Additional Card on a CC account)

AWS - Amazon Web Services

AYLOR - Ask Your Local Orthodox Rabbi

B&M - Brick & Mortar (physical store, not online)

BBB - Better Business Bureau / Buy Buy Baby

BBD - Bed Bath & Beyond

BC - Amex Blue Cash card

BD- Bottle Deposit /BirthDay

BOA - Bank of America

BOFA - Bank of America

BOGO - Buy one get one

BOTOH - But on the other hand

BRG - Best rate guaranteed

BTDT - Been there done that

BTL - Bachelor of Talmudic Law

BTW - By the way

BUMP - Bring Up My Post

CA - Cash Advance

CAPTCHA - Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart

CB - Credit bureau, Cash back

CC - Credit Card

CDW - Collision Damage Waiver

CEOA - Cheapest Ever On Amazon

CHFFGM - CHFF's Grand Mehalech

CTEOA - Cheaper Than Ever On Amazon

CL - Credit line

CLI - Credit Line Increase

CMIIW - Correct Me If I'm Wrong

CO - Continental (Airlines)

CP - Companion Pass

CR - Credit Report

CSP - Chase Sapphire Preferred card

CSR - Customer Service Representative

CSR - CHASE Sapphire Reserve

CTLMS - Comments That Leave Me Speechless

CX - Cathay Pacific

CYBYW - Correcting You Because You're Wrong

DACOTYA - Dumb a** comment of the year award

DAOTYA - Dumb a** of the year award

DD –

DDF - Dans Deals Forums

DDMS - Dans Deals Main Site

DDFB - Dans Deals Facebook (Group)

DH- Dear Husband

DL - Delta

DMPGS - Doesn't Meet Price Guide Standards (or DavidMal's Price Guide Standard)

DO - Day Out/ Day Off

DP - Data Point

DR - Deal Request

DROC - Don't Rely On Cashier

DROPR - Don't Rely On Phone Reps

DSU - Diamond Suite Upgrade

DW- Dear Wife

E's - Experian + Equifax

ECCA - End Chat, Chat Again

EECB - Executive Email Carpet Bomb

EF - Expert Flyer

Eq - Equifax

ETA - Edited To Add

Exp - Experian

FAR - Free After Rebate

FFN - Frequent Flyer Number

FIL - Father-in-Law

FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out

FR - (Amex) Financial Review/ Freddy rocks!

FT -

FTFM - Fixed That For Myself/Me

FTFY - Fixed That For You

FTT - Follow The Thread

FTW - For The Win

FTR - For The Record

FU - CHASE Freedom Unlimited

FWIR- From What I Remember/ Read

FWIU - From What I Understand

FWIW - For What It's Worth

FYI - For your information

GC - Gift Card

GD - General Discussion

GIYF - Google is your friend

HT - Hat Tip

Hn - Henche

HUCA - Hang up & call again

HP- Hard Pull

IB - Ink Bold (Chase credit card), Iberia

ICBW- It Could Be Wrong

IINM - If I'm Not Mistaken

IIRC - If I recall correctly

IKR - I Know, Right?

IME - In my experience

IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

IMO - In my opinion

IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion

IRROP - Irregular Operation

ISO - In Search Of

IOW - in other words

KSML - Kosher Meal

JS - Just Shmooze

LD- Lightening Deal (Amazon)

LLTG- Long Live the Game

LMAO - Laugh my aspargus off

LMGTFY - Let Me Google That For You

LMS - Last Man Standing

LCR - Local Conservative Rabbi

LOL - Laugh out loud

LOR - Local Orthodox Rabbi

LSAT - Law School Admission Test

MB - Mercedes Benz (Amex Platinum card)

MBM - Multi Browser Method

MO - Money Order; Modern Orthodox; Method of Operating

MIL - Mother In-Law

MIR - Mail-in Rebate

MPM - Marco Polo Method

MPX - Mileage Plus X (United Mobile App)

MS - Manufactured Spend

MVD - My Vanilla Debit

n00b - New user (Newbie)

NPSL - No preset spending limit

NSFW - Not Safe For Work (foul language, etc)

OBO - Or Better Offer

OOS - Out of stock

OP - Original post/er

OT- Off/on topic

OTD - Off the Derech (On the Derech)

OTOH - On the Other Hand

OV- One Vanilla

OW - One way

OWB - Overwater Bungalow

PBMS - Please Be More Specific

PEBKAC - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

PITA - Pain In The ...

PGFHGS - Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered

PGGP - Pretty good game plan

PGS - Price Guide Standard

PL - Priceline

PM - Private Message/Price Mistake

PNR - Passenger Name Record

POIDH - Pics or it didn't happen

PP - PayPal

PPR - PayPal reload

PPD - Points Per Dollar

PRG - Premier Rewards Gold (AMEX)

PSA - Public service announcement

PUTPAC: Pick up the phone and call

PUTPACA: Pick up the phone and call again

RS - Refuah shelema

RTM - Report to moderator

ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing

ROTB - Rolling On The Belly

SBS - Small business Saturday

SDC - Same day confirmed/change

SEO - Search engine optimization

SIYF - Search is your friend SM - Secure Message

SMH - Shaking my head, (slap my head, something's missing here)

SP - Sapphire Preferred (Chase CC)

T&C - Terms & Conditions

TALUK - Try and let us know

TARB - Try And Report Back

TGTBT - Too good to be true

TIA - Thanks In Advance

TBH - To Be Honest

TBS - That being said

TFS - Thanks For Sharing


TMLT - Tofasta Meruba Lo Tofasta

TMTC - Too many to count

TOFTT - Take One For The Team

TR - Trip Report

TRU - Toys R' Us

TU - Transunion

TWTCSIN - The worse they could say is no

TY - Thank you

TYVM - Thank You Very Much

UA - United Airlines

UPS - United Postal Service, Unknown Possibly Something

UR - Ultimate Rewards (Chase)

UTWP - Use The Wiki People!!

VGC - Visa/Vanilla Gift Cards

VOIDH - Video or it didn't happen

VR - Vanilla Reload

YMMV- Your mileage might vary

YSYL- You Snooze You Lose (i.e. the deal is dead)

YQ - fuel surcharges

YW - You're Welcome

WIYF - WIKI Is Your Friend

WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

WATBATA - Walk Around the Block and Try Again

Airline And Travel Related Acronyms

ESD: Electronic Support Desk

ETC: Electronic Travel Certificate

FA - Flight Attendant

FD - Fuel Dump

FFN: Frequent flyer number (in context, can also be Hyatt faster free nights.)


GA - Gate Agent

KSML: Kosher (special) Meal.

OW: One-way (in context, can also be Oneworld)

MR: Mileage Run (in context, can also be Marriott Rewards or Membership Rewards.)

O/D: Origin/Destination

OLCI: Online Checkin

PM: Pre-merger

RT: Round Trip

SDC: Same-day confirmed change

TATL: Transatlantic (e.g. JFK-LHR)

TCON: Transcontinental (e.g. JFK-LAX)

TPAC: Transpacific (e.g. JFK-NRT)

YQ: Fuel surcharges.

Classes of Service:

F: First

J or C: Business

Y: Coach


ST: Skyteam

OW: OneWorld (in context)

Airline codes:

A3: Aegean

AA: American

AC: Air Canada

AF: Air France

AS: Alaska

AV: Avianca

AZ: Alitalia

BA: British Airways

B6: JetBlue

CO: Continental

CX: Cathay Pacific

DL: Delta

ET: Ethiopian

EK: Emirates

EY: Etihad

FB: Flying Blue (joint venture of Air France and KLM)

HA: Hawaiian



LH: Lufthansa

LX: Swiss

LY: El Al


QF: Qantas

QR: Qatar

RJ: Royal Jordanian

SQ: Singapore

TG: Thai

TK: Turkish

UA: United

US: USAirways

VS: Virgin Atlantic

VX: Virgin America

WN: Southwest (also abbreviated as SWA)


HGP: Hyatt Gold Passport

(GH=Grand Hyatt, HH=Hyatt House, HP=Hyatt Place, HR=Hyatt Regency, PH=Park Hyatt)

HH: Hilton

IC - InterContinental

MR: Marriott Rewards (in context)

PC: Priority Club

SPG: Starwood Preferred Guest

Credit card points:

MR: AMEX Membership Rewards (in context)

TY: Citi Thank You points

UR: Chase Ultimate Rewards

Personal tools