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Old Sep 7, 12, 12:09 am
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Question What is "metal"?

I keep seeing people refering to metal (e.g. AC metal). What is metal?

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Old Sep 7, 12, 12:14 am
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metal mean the plane. like wheels mean car to some
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Old Sep 7, 12, 12:15 am
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metal refers to the carrier actually operating the flight, which may be different then the ticketed airline.

For example, a flight from LAX-YYZ on an AC plane, but sold by UA as a UA flight would be a "UA marketed flight on AC metal".
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Old Sep 7, 12, 12:35 am
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Actually it's rapidly turning into plastic. Just look at the plastic plane, AKA the 787.
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Important since some metal will test you mettle.
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A glossary of FT terms can be found under the "Help" tab in the top right corner of the webpage.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/gloss...tterSelected=M
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