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Anyone Flown On A 717?  
User currently offlineVulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 520 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

Has anyone in the forum ever flown on a 717 and what is your opinion of the a/c? I've been told by a few people who have flown on Air Tran that they are like little rockets. Are they quiet? Any comments. Thanks

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User currently offlineAFROTC From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

I've flown on the 717 on airtran several times both business and coach. Compared to the old DC-9, the 717 is a much better aircraft as far as creature comforts are concerned. The fresh air is a big change from the old circulated stuffy air we used to get in the older jets. It is quiter than the -9 however if you sit in the rear you are still going to get rattled a bit by vibrations and noise, but its not as bad as the -9. I think you'll enjoy it. However there is a bad thing, if you are over six feet tall and have broad shoulders like me, I dont recommend setting in coach, if you do get an isle seat, and if you are flying airtran try to get a business class upgrade. I hear it costs you an extra $35 unlesss things have changed and the seats are much better.


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User currently onlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1561 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3674 times:

I really like the 717. I prefer it to both 737 and 320. I guess it is just a personal preference but it is quiet and comfortable, and you get plenty of the sensation of "flying". It is a million times better from a passenger perspective than the Bombadier Regional Jet.

Ruscoe


User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

I have flown on the 717 on both FL and HA. I will admit, it is a nice aircraft. By that, here is what I mean. First of all, its powerful. The first time I flew in one, we had been airborne for what seemed like only a few minutes, and we were already passing 10,000 ft. I was shocked at how fast it climbed. On flights when it is dark out, the handrails located right below the overhead bins have lights on the top of them that give off a nice, soothing glow. Other than that, nothing much. I hate the seating on FL. They call it ergonomic, I call it an excuse for less padding. And if you sit in the rear, although its much quieter than the Nine, its still noisy back there.

User currently offlineRparker537 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

I've flown on a Bangkok Air 717. It was a terrific plane and a great flight. They really provide a quality boutique-airline product.

User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3618 times:

I have flown countless times on HA, inter-island Hawaii, mostly HNL-KOA. The low noise level in the cabin is really amazing, even when seated next to the engine! I also like to the 2-3 seating.

User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

I have not been on one yet but in March I am going on HA OGG-HNL. How good are the inter-island flights?

User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Yes, with TWA. Yes, I thought it did climb like a little rocket, and I thought it was very quiet. I was thrilled because it smelled and looked better inside and outside than the aging DC-9s and MD-80s I was on for the other legs of my trip with them.

User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3531 times:
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I would love to fly the 717 before they go out -- which is all the more likely. AirTran, here I come!

Best,

Wasim / Planemannyc


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

I flew an AeBal 717 from Barcelona to Palma and totally agree with all the comments above, I think it´s a very nice plane.

User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

i'll be taking my first trip on saturday from HNL to OGG with HA!

sorry, having trouble containing the excitement!


User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 756 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3466 times:
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I love it! It is such a comfortable plane, fresh air, large overhead bins, and the performance is fantastic. I'll fly one whenever I have the opportunity...I just can't believe how it hasn't become an aircraft of choice for more airlines. If production truly does shut down, as seems likely, it'll be a great loss, IMO. Surely there's a niche out there somewhere for this fine plane!


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User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 959 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

I'll be riding a 717 to Denver next week, can't wait. 3 hours in the air in a 717, can't beat it! I'll agree with all of the above posters, the 717 is very quiet inside, very smooth ride, takes off like a rocket, etc. etc.


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User currently offlineAirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 560 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

I have only flown on FL's 717 from LAX-DFW and back. It's a great plane...quiet, powerful, and smooth.

I have to say that the seats in FL's economy cabin were very uncomfortable for the three hour flight and I'm only 5'3" and weigh 125 lbs. But their business class seats were very comfortable and I appreciated the extra padding and width on my return flight.

Great plane overall.

Travis/LAX


User currently offlineDee-see-eit From Spain, joined Jan 2000, 435 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Flown on one from Barcelona to Palma. Just a 25 min. flight, but I liked the experience. Spacy, quiet. A nice ride. Took this photo too:


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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

Yes, about 5 times, last time 2 months ago, I find the aircraft a little small, powerful take off yes, but doesn't handle the choppy air as well as a 737, I like the 2-3 layout though as there is less chance of a middle seat. Never flown a DC-9 though but as NW are holding on to theirs then I am not in any hurry just yet.




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User currently offlineSalvation From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

It's a great plane, with great speed, and like many have mentioned, it climbs really fast...I recall leaving HNL one time with an AQ 737-200 leaving only seconds before us...we passed that baby in the air both in altitude and speed..it was neat.



User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

I've flown the 717 numerous times on FL. My latest trip, from ATL to PHL, I met up with the pilot and ended up getting in the cockpit to do pre-flight procedures. Shame I couldn't fly jumpseat  Sad. But yes, I love that aircraft, it is quiet, and I have flown by the engines before and it's still not that bad. An overall nice aircraft.

Mike


User currently offlineFrugalqxnwa From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

I have flown a NW DC-9 with a 717 interior many times...  Big grin

Sorry, couldn't resist. I have yet to fly on a 717.


User currently offlineDcrusafon From Spain, joined Apr 2004, 333 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

I flown it several times with Aebal between Barcelona and Palma and one time between Madrid and Wien (only 20 passengers!). Really good expererience, very quite plane aven in the last row.

DARIO


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

I've flown on AirTran's 717s around a dozen times, most recently back in April LAS-DFW-ATL. The last row does suck, but unlike on the Diesel Nines, it's not annoyingly loud. The Business Class is nice, but my favorite coach seats are 10A/10F and 22A/22H.

User currently offlineATLhomeCMH From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 770 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Yes, FL's DAY-ATL and ATL-DAY on several trips...all were in coach...enjoyed it greatly.  Smile


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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3203 times:

I have not been on one yet but in March I am going on HA OGG-HNL. How good are the inter-island flights?

I flew from HNL-KOA on a 717 with Hawaiian. We flew like a rocket out of HNL. The plane was filled (not one empty seat) and we flew straight up to 27,000 feet then stayed there for a few mins, then started our descent. The plane was reeeeeeeeeeeally quiet.

FB05



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3183 times:

I've flown on them several times on FL (PHL-ATL, PHL-PIT, BWI-FLL, & PHL-BOS) over the last 3 1/2 years and have been very impressed with the plane; it's become a personal favorite of mine. I will have another opportunity to fly in one again tomorrow and on Oct. 30.

P.S. to Airplaneboy,

The coach seats on FL's 717 have a lot more padding in them than the coach seats on NW's A320s & DC9s.



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