Qantas will fly its regional QantasLink Boeing 717 jets between Brisbane and both Adelaide and Cairns from November, in place of larger Boeing 737-800s. The plan adds to new weekend Boeing 717 flights from the Queensland capital to Sydney and Melbourne which began this month, following the use o...
POSTED 10 Aug, 2017 36 Comments
EXCLUSIVE | Qantas will fly its regional Boeing 717 jets between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on weekends starting from early August 2017, in replacing the larger Boeing 737-800 aircraft on selected flights. The move is intended to reduce operating costs and 'right-size' the weekend fleet on t...
POSTED 9 Jun, 2017 75 Comments
Qantas' regional arm QantasLink will temporarily remove business class on selected flights between Sydney and Canberra, Hobart and Adelaide from July, with the current two-class Boeing 717s being replaced with economy-only versions of the same aircraft. The substitutions will take place between ...
POSTED 23 Apr, 2015 12 Comments
Qantas is now beaming movies, TV shows and music over WiFi directly to passengers' iPads and iPhones on selected Boeing 717 flights using its new Q Streaming app, and says an Android app will follow. The wireless streaming media service has previously relied on a Qantas-owned...
POSTED 21 Apr, 2015 5 Comments
TALKING POINT | Qantas is handing its Hobart flights over to regional offshoot QantasLink, replacing the current Boeing 737 jets with smaller Boeing 717s from mid-April. But is this necessarily a backwards step for business travellers who regularly zip across Bass Strait between Hobart, Mel...
POSTED 14 Jan, 2014 43 Comments
The first of QantasLink's reconfigured Boeing 717 aircraft is now in service on selected flights to Canberra, offering in-flight entertainment for all passengers and a new regional business class product. Pictured below, the leather seats in business class will give premium travellers more choic...
POSTED 22 Nov, 2013 4 Comments
Although Qantas’ lie-flat A330 ‘business suites’ enjoyed the spotlight at today’s launch of the new seats, the Boeing 717 fleet of regional sibling QantasLink are also set for a spruice-up. QantasLink will take up five new Boeing 717s to be introduced to the fleet "...
POSTED 29 Aug, 2013 7 Comments
Qantas is set to revamp its Canberra services in the later half of the year in a move that may not please all travellers. Selected flights on the Sydney-Canberra, Brisbane-Canberra and Melbourne-Canberra routes will be downsized from the current Qantas Boeing 737 jets to smaller QantasLink ...
POSTED 16 May, 2013 22 Comments
Qantas has trimmed the Boeing 787 order for its low-cost arm Jetstar, cancelling one of the 15 Dreamliners headed to the airline to bring the JQ 787 fleet down to 14. However, the airline's move is said to predate the current spate of Dreamliner problems which resulted in this week's&n...
POSTED 18 Jan, 2013 0 Comments
If you're booked on one of Qantas' refurbished regional Boeing 717 QantasLink jets, you really need to pick one of the best seats on the plane to avoid the worst of the knee-crunching slimline seating on the all-economy aircraft. QantasLink uses over a dozen Boeing 717s on its regional routes, p...
POSTED 30 Nov, 2012 0 Comments
Qantas' first refitted Boeing 717 is now running on regional QantasLink routes, sporting a snazzier interior and new slimline seats -- albeit with ten more of them, or two full rows -- on the all-economy class flights. As Australian Business Traveller reported in September, the re...
POSTED 23 Nov, 2012 3 Comments
Qantas is to refit the Boeing 717 fleet of its regional arm QantasLink, installing new seats designed to boost legroom, while taking advantage of the overhaul to add more seats to the shirt-hop jets. The new seats shift the pocket for magazines and the safety card to the top of the seat, which f...
POSTED 13 Sep, 2012 5 Comments
Qantas' regional subsidiary QantasLink is planning extra flights, new routes and more planes for regional Queensland beginning in early 2012. That means more flights in and out of key mining sector hubs, mostly to Brisbane. A twice-weekly Townsville-Moranbah flight will run on Wednesdays and Fr...
POSTED 4 Oct, 2011 0 Comments
Flying on one of QantasLink's regional Boeing 717 planes? We've got the lowdown on the best seats to pick for extra legroom and a quieter flight. The plane There are 11 Boeing 717 planes in the QantasLink fleet, with two more to come in order to boost the Western Australia fleet. They're relati...
POSTED 26 Aug, 2011 0 Comments
Qantas launched its new routes between Perth and Exmouth yesterday, and will fly 115-seat Boeing 717 jets three times a week between the two cities. The airline's Western Australia boss Ian Gay highlighted that the "new QantasLink services have been timed to offer connections and through-check t...
POSTED 31 Mar, 2011 0 Comments
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