Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 148
717 is also quieter up front than a 737...
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Sep 2013
Total posts 10
737 to 717 !
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 289
Member since 06 Dec 2017
Total posts 3
None of the 717 routes I fly (mainly PER KTA) has business.
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 1
This whole discussion about comfort levels of the Boeing 717 versus the 737 is a "storm in a teacup". Both aircraft offer basically the same level of comfort. I suggest that there are more important aviation issues to concentrate upon, rather than a silly, even petty issue like this one!
Member since 11 Aug 2017
717 flights please spare me I have lived with this from Hobart for a number of years and regarded it as a second rate service. Reliability of plane was poor and we did not have engineers here in Hobart so more times than not flights were cancelled. Also the 717 was flown by Qantaslink who use contract crews that were certainly not of the same class service, then the business class seats were something from the dark ages.
Member since 24 Jan 2014
I have flown Business in the QF 737 several times, both domestically and trans Tasman. Until recently I had only flown the B717 in economy, both with QF and Hawaiian. During the recent 50% bonus QF status credits I flew Sydney to Perth in J via Adelaide, First leg on a 717 and second leg on a 737. At 187cm and 105kgs I felt the 737 was significantly better both in terms of service and seat width to the point where I might not fly J in a 717 again unless someone else was paying.
Member since 26 Feb 2015
They did it to me in July Perth to Broome. Notified me that the departure time had changed by 5 Minutes but omitted to mention we had been moved from Business class to an all economy 717.
Member since 18 Sep 2015
Total posts 27
The main differences seem to be in the seat hardware - width of 20" vs 22" in the B737, and you get an iPad instead of having a built in seatback screen.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 19 Jul 2014
Total posts 7
I’d take the pocket rocket any day over the boring 737.
Member since 15 Jan 2018
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!
Nothing wrong with the 717 dude
Member since 22 Aug 2014
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