I travelled FL
on a 717 last month. Economy is cramped, only 30in of pitch. The XM
Satellite Radio is convenient and passes the time quickly. You'll get free drinks and a small bag of pretzels. If you're seated in economy, depending on how full the flight is, you can upgrade to Business for $60 one way. Like RW170 said, the 717 is great and very quiet in the front of the plane.
Enjoy your trip,