Which one? Business Class in Qantas 737 or QantasLink's Boeing 717

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EscapeNow

Member since 05 Apr 2015

Total posts 3

Chris Chamberlin did a nice review in 2016 of the 717 business seats, but can someone tell me which they think is better for a CBR/BNE leg in business class?  It seems that the 717 might have seats that are newer, but 2 inches narrower.

turner773

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Mar 2014

Total posts 14

Business class on the 737s is nicer. The 737 seats are the same as international premium economy but covered in red leather, and about half of these aircraft have seat back video screens rather than wifi inflight entertainment. The 717 seats lack legrests (not really needed for CBR/BNE) and rely on iPads for inflight entertainment. 

EscapeNow

Member since 05 Apr 2015

Total posts 3

I knew someone would be able to tell me! Thx for the feedback turner773.

GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 238

Definitely the 737, much better product, I often get an upgrade offer on the 717 service but seldom on the the 737, seems many don’t feel the 717 is worth it.

Grumpyoldman

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Jan 2018

Total posts 13

I generally agree with the above, but:


Legroom in row 1 is much better on 717 than 737. By some margin.

The older 737s have re-covered seats (and lack things like USB charge) and aren’t as nice as the newer 737 seats.

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