Airplane Boeing 717-200 (717) Two Class Qantas Airways has 2 classes on board with total of 110 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||37||20||1 - 3||12|
|economy||31||18||4 - 23||98|
Worth the few extra dollars to upgrade to this seat given how jammed the other seats in the main cabin are. Had this seat on a short BNE-SYD run and thankful it was short. Extra leg room notwithstanding the seat was like sitting on a bench.
This seat has no recline. It also has no outside view as the window is completely blocked by the engine. Proximity to toilet is hard to ignore. Possibly the worst seat I have ever experienced.
1A and 1C in biz class does have better legroom compared with 1D and 1F. Although it's next to toilet and near gallery - it does not generate a lot of bothersome and matter fact re meals - pax from 1A 1C are the first one to be served - on the contrast - rows 3 does have more bothersome as it's too close to Y class and due to the bulkhead behind, they do have limited recline and also they would be the last one to have their meals served (Means no more choice or even they are being served while the plane starts descending such as MEL - HBA)
I flew with Qantas Airlink on Wednesday the 27th of July 2016 from Brisbane to Townsville. The aircraft was fully booked. It is a shame of this airline to offer for this plane at least the two/three rows. I felt absolutely horrified and after 1/2 hour I had a heavy panic attack. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fischer, Magnetic Island
Unlike the 737s, it has less legroom than the seats behind
This seat was ok, it was a little noisy with the engines at the rear but overall it was pretty spacious for a standard economy seat on this aircraft good recline, only the in-flight entertainment i pad had to be reset for me but overall it was good
These seats have been recently refurbished in a lovely comfy leather which is much more pleasant than the shabby old fabric covers on many of the 737s. However, the seats are a bit more cramped with less width and far less legroom than most Qantas domestic business - woe betide anyone who has the person in front recline their seat. The biggest design flaw is in the tray tables - they don't fold in half, and they don't pull out far enough, which makes your eating/working space inflexible and crampy. Fine on a short hop, but if you're looking for extra personal space on a domestic leg, stick to the 737s instead of these 717s.
I found this economy seat to be the most comfortable and roomy of all the various economy seats that Qantas use across their aircraft range. Much better that the bone crushing seats on their 737/800s.
23 DEF should not even be sold. There is no provision for cabin luggage as area is reserved for cabin crew. Leg room is really tight, no window, restricted aisle with constant bumping as staff use their equipment area opposite. Engine noise is horrific.