Member since 31 Jan 2013
Total posts 18
Does a Qantas B717 have Business Class? I am booked in same SYD/CBR but seatguru says these are economy only aircraft and don't want to be ripped off.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
Yes - http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantaslink-boeing-717s-get-new-business-class-for-canberra
Member since 20 Oct 2013
Total posts 64
So far, only VH-YQS has only got the refurbishment with Business Class. Four more QantasLink Boeing 717s will be refurbished with Business Class. VH-YQS is operating on selected flights between Sydney and Canberra, Melbourne-Tullamarine and Canberra & Brisbane and Canberra.
Thanks for that, thought they'd done them all.
Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
No harm in booking economy then asking for an upgrade using QFF points.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
The 717s are being refitted with a Business cabin and product, but this is still ongoing. That having been said, unless you're on an expense account or are a politician, there really isn't much to gain from being up front on SYD-CBR, given it can spend as little as 25 minutes in the air.
Member since 15 Apr 2011
Total posts 216
None of the existing fleet is being refurbished or refitted to include Business Class. The aircraft fitted with Business Class are all additions to the fleet, gradually coming from storage in the United States.
But to answer your question, all the 717s operating to/from Canberra (and Hobart once those services begin next year) will be those fitted with Business Class. The first was only introduced a few weeks ago, so Seatguru probably just hasn't caught up yet.
Thanks for the answer guys. I know Business is an extravagance on this short route but as a reporter in the SMH said a few days ago, you have to travel in Business to get treated the way an Economy passenger should get treated.
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