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Deadhead definition: get a summary, overview, and a better understanding of this flight jargon term in the Dauntless Jaunter Travel Glossary.

Updated: 2017-12-07.

A deadhead is a flight crew member, usually uniformed, flying while not working, often to get back to their base; this crew member is considered to be deadheading.

A deadhead is often flying as such to re-position, as opposed to simply getting a free flight.

For more like this, check out our list of flight crew jargon.

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