Aircraft swap and downgrade ADL-PER

By Sula | Jul 02, 2018, 05:54 PM
My ADL-PER flight in August has just been changed from a 737 to an economy only 717. The J class booking was made using BA miles.

Is this a broader shift away to Qantaslink flights from ADL?
What compensation should I expect from Qantas and/or BA? Anybody got experience from similar cases?
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By ratrace | Jul 02, 2018, 06:03 PM
Why do you expect compensation for a change in aircraft type?
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By Sula | Jul 02, 2018, 06:19 PM
Why do you expect compensation for a change in aircraft type?

Downgrade from J to Y
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By Carrots | Jul 02, 2018, 07:53 PM
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.

Any of the regional planes out of Perth are unlikely to have J it would seem - assume this is because they'd usually do mining routes.

Sadly makes business sense for the airlines, but always a win for us - especially if there's crew illness and no standby crew given the plane type!

Common sense says you should be refunded any points difference between the classes.
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By Traveller14 | Jul 02, 2018, 08:09 PM
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.)
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By mannej | Jul 02, 2018, 10:39 PM
Have you contacted BA regarding your options?
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By Sula | Jul 03, 2018, 05:09 PM

Have you contacted BA regarding your options?


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
Last edited by Sula at Jul 03, 2018, 05.10 PM.
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By Red Cee | Jul 06, 2018, 02:34 PM
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.
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By ZT | Jul 07, 2018, 11:08 AM
QF are short of B737 pilots due to the B787 training program.
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By Ryan K | Jul 12, 2018, 02:13 PM
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.
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.

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By AgentGerko | Jul 17, 2018, 01:56 PM
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.
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