ADL-BNE flights

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Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 14 Mar 2017

Total posts 149

717 is also quieter up front than a 737...


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Sep 2013

Total posts 10

737 to 717 !

A first world issue - stress instead about AFL rule changes !!!


Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 290

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.

Qantas flight numbers are in batches for different routes, destinations, codeshares, etc.
1-199 are QF operated international (odd outbound, even inbound)
200-399 are codeshare international
400-1399 QF mainline domestic
1400-2999 (IIRC) QFlink.
3000+ Charters, other codeshares, freight, positioning, etc.

QFlink, at least to/from CBR, is 14xx for a dash 8 and 15xx for a 717.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Dec 2017

Total posts 3

None of the 717 routes I fly (mainly PER KTA) has business.

For non business flyers unless you are lucky enough to get row 4 in the 737, the 717 is in my experience gererally quieter and more comfortable (though the back rows sound pretty noisy when one ventures there.)

Aviation Buff

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

Total posts 1

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.

My recommendation is if you see 717 change your flight if in business class.


Member since 24 Jan 2014

Total posts 1

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

Total posts 1

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

Nothing wrong with the 717! The business class product is comparable to the 737.

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.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Jan 2018

Total posts 3

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

Total posts 1

Good afternoon all,

If I may be so bold...

If you want to fly on a Qantas flight, that would be a qantas aircraft, crewed by qantas pilots and qantas flight attendants and maintained by qantas engineers then I suggest you fly on the A380, B787 (qantas livery), A330, the last of the B744’s, B737 or Dash 8.

Any other aircraft whether painted in qantas colours or not is a contractor to Qantas.

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