Later today United Airlines will debut its Airbus A321neo on an inaugural flight from Houston to Chicago. Pictures of the aircraft indicate a sleek new interior that might confuse you for being on JetBlue. That’s a very good thing.
Swanky New United Airlines A321neo Has Some Familiar Interior Touches…For JetBlue Flyers
David Ishmael posted the following “teaser” on his Instagram that includes a number of pictures and video from onboard the new A321neo jet:
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Among the things that that caught my eye include:
1. Decorative accents on the ceiling (JetBlue also offers this on its newer A321 aircraft)
2. A self-serve snack area (long offered on JetBlue)
3. Mood lighting (hardly unique to JetBlue these days, but something JetBlue embraced early on)
4. Seatback screens on every seat (coming to every United mainline jet, but longer offered on JetBlue)
5. USB-C ports
The self-serve snack area and even the accents on the ceilings above the aisle may be off-the-shelf options now with Airbus, but are still rather rare in the USA and yet give the cabin a more premium appearance.
I’ll share more about this aircraft soon…stay tuned!
all images from @aviatordave/Instagram