Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 06 Dec 2017
Total posts 1
Just been advised of change to flight tines for Nov 29- and notice that direct flights are now in a 717- pretty cheesed off as I booked way back in business on the usual 737.
Why would Qantas change? Probably time I changed from Qantas if that is the way they treat us!
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 299
There could be low demand for that flight and/or higher demand on the route the 717 was originally scheduled on, or one of of a whole range of other possible reasons.The aircraft you'll fly on is not guaranteed (nor is seat selection for that matter) and QF moves aircraft around to suit them.
Member since 30 May 2013
Total posts 118
Nothing wrong with the 717! The business class product is comparable to the 737.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 441
I caught the 717 last week. It's a pretty good ride. I don't think there's any significant difference between it and the 737 - and as Ryan K noted, the biz class seats are comparable...
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 167
Feel free to switch to another airline. Literally any other - equipment will still get swapped and schedules will still change.
Member since 15 Jan 2017
Total posts 10
I like the front of the 717 in business (now if it had been the back a different kettle of fish), and have found the QantasLink crew working the business class all excellent. Don’t let it worry you, at least it’s not a Dash
Member since 02 Feb 2018
Total posts 28
I prefer the 717 for Business as the cabin has a proper divider at row 3/4 not just a panel above the seat like the 737. Staff on Qlink are generally younger and level of service and friendliness is slightly better.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 240
What's your problem with the 717? It's a great aircraft and many people - especially in Business - prefer it to the 737. Crews and meals are often a bit better, too. Try it before you complain.
Member since 03 Jul 2011
Total posts 85
The 717's I've been on out of ADL to BNE and SYD have always been a decent flight, the crew I've seen have always been pretty good; both up the front of the bus and down the back.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 267
I use the 717 regularly out of Townsville, nothing wrong with the aircraft itself and especially in business class, the cabin itself has a great feel, however the reliability factor is still an issue but is better than it was 12 months ago when cancellations were far too regular.
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 174
You'd have reason to be annoyed if you were in a 789/330 and it changed to a 737/717, however I think you are getting worked up over a like for like switch here. At the end of the day, you are still getting a recliner seat.
Member since 14 Dec 2016
Total posts 57
Grrr...my message was deleted. I thought it was quite relevant.
[Deleted by admin.]
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,114
Please familiarise yourself with AusBT's published comment policy, which asks users to avoid making personal attacks/remarks about others and to add value to a conversation while sticking to the topic.The message you posted earlier was unnecessarily rude and was deleted in line with this policy, and similarly, your post above was unnecessary and was again deleted in line with the same policy. Users who repeatedly ignore this policy may find their commenting privileges suspended.
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Qantas have changed a number of flights from a 737 to a 717. Personally, I don’t have a problem with it. You can tell the type of plane by the flight number, if it has three digits, it is a 737. If it has four digits that begin with a one, it is a 717.
That is not necessarily correct, as there are 737 flights with 4 digits.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox