Wondering about the definition of gate lice? Keep reading to learn the meaning of gate lice, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this airline slang term!
What Does Gate Lice Mean?
Gate lice is airline parlance or crew-speak for the crowd of people who amass around the gate and gate agents when anticipating boarding the plane.
When the gate lice are thick, that means that this crowd is not letting some passengers board by blocking the gate.
More on Gate Lice
Gate Lice is not the most politically correct term out there, but I’m including it in our travel glossary as it has been a common term among airline employees. See also: Crumb Cruncher, Blue Juice, Crotch Watch.
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