There is no problem with the 717. It is a good, solid workhorse of a plane. It’s service career is not near over, it still has many years left. Years, it may be from the ‘90s, but it has the capability to go on strong to 2030, which is what Delta is doing. The aircraft is solid, there’s nothing wrong with it, perfectly fine. I honestly don’t see why they’re retiring it. Sure, the passengers may have a better experience, and it’s all glass in the cockpit. But the 717 has potential and is already competing with the A220, and doing well. And the A220 is overrated anyway, while the 717 is underrated. The 717 has a history — going back to the ancient and legendary DC-9, and some passengers like planes that have a history of being a good plane. The A220, has No history at all, it was just made. Well, This is just my opinion. Feel free to bash me being one of the only people not in support of this, but, it’s Qantas’s decision, not mine.