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 Airline And Travel Related Acronyms

2BM/3BM - 2/3 Browser Method
AA - American Airlines
A/A - (Chase) Adverse Action
AAMOF - As a matter of fact
AAOA - Average age of accounts
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
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
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
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 Dansdeals.com
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
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 - flyertalk.com
FTFY - Fixed That For You
FTW - For The Win
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
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
TLS - TLS TopLawSchools.com
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

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Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« on: October 06, 2011, 11:07:58 AM »
Wiki list of abbreviations: http://www.dansdeals.com/wiki/Acronyms

As suggested by another DDF poster, I wanted to start this thread to translate some of the acronyms used here on DDF and elsewhere.

To make this as useful as possible, I'd suggest the tangential comments be limited to a minimum. I'll start with a few:

AFAIK - As far as I know
IIRC - If I recall correctly
CL - Credit line
CB - Credit bureau
PL - Priceline
IANAL - I am not a lawyer
IME - In my experience
AFAICR - As far as I can remember
IMHO - In my humble opinion

and my personal favorite, TWTCSIN - The worse they could say is no.

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 11:11:23 AM »
AFAIC - as far as i'm concerned
GIYF - google is your friend
OP - original post/er
In order to understand recursion, you first need to understand recursion.

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 11:13:25 AM »
TU - Transunion
Exp - Experian
Eq - Equifax
E's - Experian + Equifax
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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 11:15:22 AM »
thanks for starting this thread

ot- off topic
ymmv- your mileage might vary

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 11:17:15 AM »
This should really be a wiki
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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 11:18:20 AM »
but then no one would ever see it

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 11:18:33 AM »
This should really be a wiki

Yeah, because those have seen full-on adoption among DDF'ers... anyway, feel free to create one.
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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 11:18:40 AM »
See, this is where a WikiPost would be great.

2BM/3BM - 2/3 Browser Method
CSR - Customer Service Representative
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
#hashtagsareoverrated

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 11:21:21 AM »
OT- off/on topic
In order to understand recursion, you first need to understand recursion.

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 11:23:05 AM »
This should really be a wiki

+1
Make the wiki and have AJK put a link to it in the OP

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 11:23:39 AM »
Hn- henche

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 11:25:19 AM »
Hn- henche
how did i know you were going to post something like that?
In order to understand recursion, you first need to understand recursion.

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 11:28:49 AM »
PUTPAC: Pick up the phone and call.
Example:
Q: Why can't I find any availability on BA.com for JFK-LAX to fly on AA?
A: PUTPAC!
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 11:32:46 AM »
Example:
Q: Why can't I find any availability on BA.com for JFK-LAX to fly on AA?
A: PUTPAC!
:)
In order to understand recursion, you first need to understand recursion.

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Re: Acronyms Thread for the Uninitiated
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 11:53:41 AM »
how did i know you were going to post something like that?

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