Quick Definition: Metal

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  1. anat0l

    anat0l Enthusiast

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    As in "QF metal" or "The AA challenge in 2007 is only based on flights flown on AA metal".

    What does metal mean?

    I don't think this is in the abbreviations and terms thread.
     

  2. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Metal in this case means the carriers' own aircraft, not a codeshare flight on another airlines' aircraft. So when it refers to 'QF metal' it means a Qantas aircraft.
     
  3. anat0l

    anat0l Enthusiast

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    Cool, thanks!

    Now I see why (unless you are a frequent flyer within LOTFAP) the AA challenge is just a touch harder to complete.
     
  4. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    However the use of metal in regards to the challenge is incorrect, the requirement is that the flights have AA flight numbers

    Dave
     
  5. NM

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    I suppose we will have to change the terminology when the 787 is delivered. We will have to refer to them as QF Plastic or QF Composite :p
     
  6. Evan

    Evan Established Member

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    Hehehe :) yes yes very funny !

    The A330's have a fair amount of composite as well. (Not nearly as much as the newer 787 etc)

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  7. Dave Noble

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    Or simply use the term QF operated

    Dave
     
  8. NM

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    Nahh, a little too boring and easily understood by the lay folks. We will need to find a good acronym to be quoted along with the secret FF handshake ;) .
     
  9. serfty

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    Maybe we could use the metal to indicate the type of Carrier ...

    DJ Copper.

    AA Tin

    LH Iron ...

    ;)
     
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  11. anat0l

    anat0l Enthusiast

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    There's a secret FF handshake?

    What next that I don't know? The AFF hazing?
     
  12. Altair

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    Cannot do that as that will throw more threads about "Is operated by Australian Airlines, Jetconnect, National Jet, Eastern, Sunstate etc valid for....?"
     
  13. NM

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    BA Aluminium Foil

    JQ Glad Wrap
     
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    EK Sand (?)
     
  15. NM

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    UA Polystyrene :shock:
     
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