what does P.A.X. stand for ???

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  1. enny

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    okay so working in hospitality i hear the term pax, it refers to covers or numbers of people being served eg.
    table of 2 walks into restaurant - 2 pax walked in
    but i sit there like wtf what does it actually mean.


    wiki dint help just some crap about linux lol
     
  2. pembroke

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  3. nichole

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    PAX means something like a no. As what you've said that 2 pax coming then 2 costumer. So it means pax is called for a no. of guess. And that's word are for business term.
     
  4. enny

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    sorry if i didnt make myself clear, i understand that the word pax means customers but i want to know what the P.A.X. actually stand for
    possibly an abbreviation of french or latin words ?
     
  5. boar_d_laze

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    "PAX" is a plural, while "PAP" is the singluar. The term seems to have come from the travel industry -- either an airline or Thomas Cook -- and migrated to the hotel and hosspitality industries from there.

    The best I can do, without any support at all mind you, is "person (or personnel) aboard plane."

    BDL
     
  6. enny

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    thank you bdl, you know even more than the internet!!!!

    knowing what it stands for (maybe) i think it is a rather stupid term
    next time im told we have x pax in the restaurant i will bang my head against the wall thinking wtf kind of plane is this
     
  7. deborahavelino

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    Dear enny i was curiosity also and the most plausible answer was "Ladies & Gentlemen, PAX stands for Persons, Amount X 1,2,3,4, whatever Ships used it to define how many passengers where on board. i.e. Persons Amount X 1000 then we took over the abbreviation. PAX Sorry for all other guessing Chris 
     
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    Persons approximate.