Member since 07 Jun 2016
Total posts 6
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 Apr 2018
Total posts 46
Why do you expect compensation for a change in aircraft type?
Downgrade from J to Y
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Oct 2017
Total posts 39
Happening more out of Adelaide. 717s out of Brisbane and Sydney fairly regularly as well as Virgin F100s out of Perth. In particular on weekends. There's even instances where you'll see 737s parked up on the apron away from the terminal as 717/F100s pull in.
Member since 17 Sep 2015
Total posts 73
Don't accept a cursory '5000 points' offer. Fight for your 'rights.' (Strictly a misnomer as airlines tend to do what they like with FF programs.)
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 173
Have you contacted BA regarding your options?
Originally Posted by mannej
Got myself rebooked on a 737 flight 2h later with no issues. BA phone agent was a bit surprised at hearing there’s no J on the new flight. He was only able to see that himself by digging further into the reservation. Appears this change to service classes offered didn’t flag up automatically and got lost somewhere between the Qantas and BA systems
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
I have noticed over the last two years or so, that 737’s are being substituted for and replaced by 717’s. Maybe this is due to having less vacant seats on the 737? This in turn, has freed up 737’s to do the A330 runs domestically. The A330’s can then be used for international services.
Member since 07 Jan 2017
Total posts 12
QF are short of B737 pilots due to the B787 training program.
Member since 30 May 2013
Total posts 109
Funnily enough, the 4 x daily 717 services between Hobart and Melbourne have now all reverted to mainline 737's. Definitely a plus for Hobart with the extra capacity.
Member since 31 Jan 2013
Total posts 18
They only use the 717 ADL-PER twice a week (Fri & Sun) but surprised they use an Economy only 717 on a 3 1/2hr flight, particularly as a 1720hrs flight must be a very popular business flight. I like the 717 and the ones with J class are comfortable.
Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 107
Exactly. Wouldn't this be the first thing you'd do rather than ask an open forum about the "compensation" you should get?
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