Aviation News

August 4, 2013

Analyzing The New JetBlue Airbus A321 Video

More articles by »
Written by: Jason Rabinowitz
Tags: ,

Now that a few hours has passed since the discovery of a video showing off the interior of the new JetBlue Airbus A321 premium transcontinental product, we can take a few moments to break down what we see.

The video starts with an overview of the economy section of the aircraft, showing completely redesigned seats. The color of the leather seats has changed from grey to a mix of grey black. At the top of the seat, we see the addition of a new headrest with adjustable edges, a first for JetBlue. In order to differentiate Even More Legroom seats, the headrests have an orange trim around the headset. The seat back pocket also appears to now include a cup holder, and has changed to a see-through mesh design.

The entertainment system also seems to have changed substantially. The current system has been showing its age for quite a number of years, and JetBlue seems poised to change this. The new IFE system has larger widescreens with a new user interface, which would appear to be controlled by touchscreen. The current model can only be controlled by the remote embedded in the arm rest, which has remained in the new version.

As expected, there are dramatic changes in the front portion of the new aircraft. Between the first two sets of doors are approximately 5 rows of a new premium cabin. The seats looks very similiar to what you may find on an international long-haul aircraft of a premium airline, such as Singapore or Emirates. A control panel for fully automatic adjustment can be seen, as well as a set of two very interesting buttons. As previously rumored, it appears that a minimum of one row in the new cabin will include a privacy partition, creating a “mini-suite.”

These changes represent a major overhaul to the current JetBlue cabin, which has not seen much change since the airline began service over a decade ago.



About the Author

Jason Rabinowitz





 
 

 

JetBlue Unveils Bruins Themed “Bear Force One”

JetBlue's "Bear Force One," a jet featuring the Boston Bruins hockey team's black and gold logo, was unveiled to the public on May 13, 2019.
by Michael Lothrop
1

 
 

JetBlue’s Mint Expansion Reaches Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue Airways' hugely popular Mint Experience was recently added to select flights to and from Fort Lauderdale. We take a look at what is being offered.
by Mark Lawrence
0

 

 

JetBlue Flies Back in Time with Their New “Retrojet”

JetBlue unveiled their new 60's style retrojet last Friday as part of the return of their JFK-Palm Springs service.
by Eric Dunetz
0

 
 

JetBlue Receives First A321 Assembled In The United States

NYCAviation was on hand in Mobile, Alabama earlier this week for the first delivery of an A320 Family aircraft assembled in the United States.
by Eric Dunetz
1

 
 

Photos: JetBlue Honors Our Veterans With a Stunning New Special Livery

This morning, JetBlue officially unveiled their latest special livery, honoring the veterans of the US Armed Forces. We take a look at the new livery, along with the Airline's other special liveries and tailfins.
by Ben Granucci
0

 




  • ekgeek

    The product looks nice.

    “Suites” are great when you have a *lot* of quiet time ahead of you.

    I think the mini-suite concept (as seen here) might be of limited use for domestic US flights where the longest transcon flight is sub six hours, other than perhaps on eastbound red-eyes (even then, you need to go straight to sleep). Privacy is nice, but on a day flight with a premium service offering, you may get tired of opening and closing your suite door every time the flight attendant comes by.

    And not all the rows have it? Strange/confusing to the customer.

    • flyingwithfish

      EKGeek

      The doors are on rows with a single seat, and not on rows with two seats. The premium cabin is two seats – one seat – two seats – one seat, similar to how the Finnair J cabins are laid out

      • LongTimeObserver

        How do you get 5-across business class seating into an A321 tube?

        • flyingwithfish

          The rows are 4 across, 2 across, 4 across, 2 across

          • LongTimeObserver

            Aha. Needlessly complicated compared to 2-2, 2-2 suites and 4-4, 4-4 premium?

          • flyingwithfish

            The staggered premium seating allows for seats to be placed closer together, for packing more eats into the cabin, while giving passengers more personal space to layout.

          • LongTimeObserver

            There is no free lunch.

  • Matt Morgan

    The regular seats still have remotes in the arm rest, so I’d say the touch screen IFE is unlikely

  • slipperybettina

    Ht3A Last years I was low on $$ and debits were killing me from everywhere! that was UNTIL I found out how to generate money.. on the Internet! I visited surveymoneymaker p net, and started doing surveys for money, and really, i have been great amounts more able to get around financialy! I am so glad i did this.. With all the financial stress these years, I really hope all of you will give it a chance. – xPn5