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Is anybody tracking the A320 fleet refurb?

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Post refurbished aircraft are either Phase 1 or Phase 2 configurations. Details of the differences can be found at:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29709287-post48.html

Aircraft modifications appear to be happening in LCQ and SAL based on details from this A.net thread:

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1406927

Updated with Phase 1 configuration:

N529JB
N556JB
N568JB
N570JB
N571JB
N579JB
N580JB
N621JB
N627JB
N629JB
N632JB
N646JB
N653JB

In LCQ presumably being updated:

N510JB
N729JB

In SAL presumably being updated or heavy maint:

N593JB - arrived 2/19
N595JB - arrived 2/4
N638JB - arrived 2/7
N715JB

To be updated:

N503JB
N504JB
N505JB
N506JB
N507JT
N508JL
N510JB
N516JB
N517JB
N519JB
N520JB
N521JB
N523JB
N524JB
N526JL
N527JL
N531JL
N534JB
N535JB
N536JB
N537JT
N547JB
N552JB
N554JB
N558JB
N559JB
N561JB
N562JB
N563JB
N564JB
N565JB
N566JB
N569JB
N583JB
N584JB
N585JB
N586JB
N587JB
N588JB
N589JB
N590JB
N591JB
N592JB
N594JB
N597JB
N598JB
N599JB
N603JB
N605JB
N606JB
N607JB
N608JB
N612JB
N613JB
N615JB
N618JB
N623JB
N624JB
N625JB
N630JB
N633JB
N634JB
N635JB
N636JB
N637JB
N639JB
N640JB
N641JB
N643JB
N644JB
N645JB
N648JB
N649JB
N651JB
N652JB
N653JB
N655JB
N656JB
N657JB
N658JB
N659JB
N661JB
N662JB
N663JB
N665JB
N703JB
N705JB
N706JB
N708JB
N709JB
N712JB
N715JB
N729JB
N746JB
N760JB
N763JB
N766JB
N768JB
N775JB
N779JB
N784JB
N789JB
N793JB
N794JB
N796JB
N804JB
N805JB
N806JB
N807JB
N809JB
N821JB
N827JB
N828JB
N834JB
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Old Nov 24, 18, 8:22 pm
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Is anybody tracking the A320 fleet refurb?

I did a few searches but can't seem to find anybody doing A320 fleet refurb tracking? Am I missing something or does somebody need to step up on this?
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Old Nov 25, 18, 5:10 pm
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Yes, someone should. Did you just volunteer?
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Old Nov 25, 18, 10:04 pm
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There was a brief discussion about it on the Cabin Restyling thread. I've also been tracking it in the wiki on the fleet guide thread which is now buried. I have now added a section to the bottom of the wiki for a cabin refresh tracker by tail number.
Only three have been done so far, and the rest are on hold right now because they're testing the Phase 2 Rockwell Collins interior. A brand new plane, an A321, N999JQ was sent to LCQ for a test fitting last week. Eventually, A321s will be delivered with the Phase 2 interior, and all A320 refreshes will get the Phase 2 interior instead of the current Phase 1/A321 interior.

The ones with the cabin refresh are the following:

N568JB
N570JB
N646JB
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Old Nov 26, 18, 5:14 am
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My assumption then would be to wait until 2020 before I would have a reasonable chance of getting the refurbished A320's . This refurbish seems to be taking forever .
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Old Nov 26, 18, 7:15 am
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N556JB has been refreshed too, I believe.
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Old Nov 26, 18, 10:16 am
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there is a thread on this on airliners forum.
I see the following on that thread
646JB
568JB
570JB
556JB
571JB
621JB
579JB
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Old Nov 27, 18, 5:04 am
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Hmm, my list must be outdated then. Let me verify the airliners list and update the fleet info thread accordingly. Also, this means that they're continuing the Phase 1 refreshes while they're tinkering with Phase 2.

All but N571JB on that list I can confirm to have been refreshed. N571JB appears to have gone to LCQ where the refreshes are being performed (returned 9/28), but I can't confirm if it returned with the new interior as the seat maps still show 25 rows on the flights that N571JB is scheduled.

There are currently three A320s sent out for cabin refresh.
One was sent 11/15
Another was sent 11/16
N506JB was sent 11/23

On today, 11/27, two aircraft are scheduled to be sent to LCQ, one from JFK as flight 6413, and one from BOS as flight 6419. I haven't been able to find out which ones yet.

So, there will be five at LCQ if all goes according to plan. I don't have the tail numbers for the two sent a couple weeks ago, and the two being sent today haven't filed the tail numbers in their flight plans yet.

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Are there certain routes that the newly refreshed planes are flying?
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I don't care about refreshes but I honestly need them to just maintain the existing A320 interiors until this is figured out. I've been told repeatedly now by different people in the know that they're purposely not fixing the existing planes on account of all the refresh talk. It's taking away from the overall JetBlue Experience when those of us who fly often consistently get equipment with non-functional FlyFi, SiriusXM and/or DirectTV. I was also just on an A320 where the ceiling panel in front of me was dangling. Come on. Maintenance had to come fix it before we could push back.

I won't even touch the E190 issues.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 3:06 am
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Are there certain routes that the newly refreshed planes are flying?
No, they wander the system like any typical A320.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 3:09 am
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On today, 11/27, two aircraft are scheduled to be sent to LCQ, one from JFK as flight 6413, and one from BOS as flight 6419. I haven't been able to find out which ones yet.
The one from JFK was N587JB. The one from Boston was cancelled probably because they needed the aircraft for a swap, but they might still be sending LCQ something today, maybe around noon since the flight plan was amended, but not cancelled.

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N571JB appears to have gone to LCQ where the refreshes are being performed (returned 9/28), but I can't confirm if it returned with the new interior as the seat maps still show 25 rows on the flights that N571JB is scheduled.
N571JB was swapped out of schedule multiple times yesterday due to IRROPS. It was swapped out of a PBI flight last night as well, but it has been finally reassigned to a schedule that has so far stuck. I can now confirm that N571JB has been refreshed.

N510JB was sent to Mobile, AL (BFM). They don't do cabin mods there, but JetBlue has a paint shop contractor there.

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I don't care about refreshes but I honestly need them to just maintain the existing A320 interiors until this is figured out. I've been told repeatedly now by different people in the know that they're purposely not fixing the existing planes on account of all the refresh talk. It's taking away from the overall JetBlue Experience when those of us who fly often consistently get equipment with non-functional FlyFi, SiriusXM and/or DirectTV. I was also just on an A320 where the ceiling panel in front of me was dangling. Come on. Maintenance had to come fix it before we could push back.

I won't even touch the E190 issues.
unfortunately, the E90s probably won't get much work done. They are just waiting for A220 at this point. I'm glad at least they will be fast tracking the A320 reconfigs next year with 60 estimated to be done.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 2:40 pm
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N632JB was sent to LCQ today.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 11:29 am
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I added a Wikipost with a list of what we seem to know right now about the fleet refurb. If a mod wants to change the post title to something like "A320 Fleet Refurbishment Tracking" we can use this one.
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Old Nov 30, 18, 5:28 am
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SAL is a heavy maintenance check facility, no cabin work is done there.
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