JetBlue’s A321neo: real-life pictures


JetBlue founder David Neeleman collaborated with the airline’s design team for the A321neo’s tail pattern, dubbed “balloons,” which includes five different coloured balloons, representing the five values (safety, caring, integrity, passion and fun) which were selected by Neeleman and JetBlue’s founders before JetBlue even had a name

The Pantry serves as an onboard gathering place for customers to stretch their legs and grab a free refreshment or some extra snacks throughout their flight

The Pantry features residential styling that combines the airline’s brand blue with natural wood finishes and soft downlights

The cabin lighting programmes centre around JetBlue’s blue brand colours

The welcome screens on the 10in IFE displays complement the cabin lighting

The lighting system in a cruise setting

Another lighting setting, which immerses passengers in cool blue

The cabin looks pretty good bathed in natural light too

A mixture of materials and colours subtly differentiates the Even More Space seats, which offer greater pitch

With a name like JetBlue, the direction for the airline’s key colour palette was an easy decision

The custom ‘backpack’ stowage system was designed by Acumen and named the “gadget panel” by JetBlue. The range of pockets and the woven elastic grid can be adjusted to enables passengers to securely store, organise and charge multiple personal items such as phones, tablets, headphones and passports, and easily access them when needed

Customers can enjoy a variety of content on the 10in seatback IFE displays, including 100+ channels of DIRECTV, hundreds of movies, full seasons of TV shows, and custom seatback games

Travellers can follow their flight on a new 3D moving map and pair a personal device with the seatbacks to use as a remote

The seating offers are subtly differentiated

Even More Space has an average pitch of 35in

The Even More Space seats also feature a little more leather

The design teams strived to create a strong architectural signature at the entrance, which includes a bespoke graphic arc flooring design

The customised front row partition enhances crew privacy, and features fold-down tables and new stowage options for crew iPads

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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