Metal

Updated: 2017-03-27.

In airline parlance, metal is the aircraft of the airline controlling the flight. With the multiple codeshare agreements today, one flight may have numerous airlines’ numbers on it; for example, Air France flight #8 (Paris CDG to New York JFK) is also marketed as a codeshare to Delta (as DL #8554) and Tarom (as RO #9529). However, we would say that the flight is Air France metal here, because their equipment/plane with their logo, or livery, is the one being used.

See also: equipment.

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