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More bad news...SpaceFlex bathrooms on new A321neo planes

More bad news...SpaceFlex bathrooms on new A321neo planes

Old Sep 27, 19, 3:16 pm
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Well this is terrible news. I had thought the awful SpaceFlex bathrooms were limited to A320 retrofits. Now that (apparently) all the upcoming A321neo planes will have SpaceFlex bathrooms, if the upcoming deliveries of A321LR also have these, I'm no longer interested in upcoming transatlantic flights on Jetblue. Even if they don't, the A321neo will be doing long flights to Central & South America. Yet another poor long-term strategic decision solely to gain another few rows of seating. Combine this with the recent service cuts and I personally think almost all of what made Jetblue special is gone. They're basically Delta & United now...although still much better than AA.

https://paxex.aero/2019/09/on-board-...tblue-a321neo/

Last edited by moulder3; Sep 27, 19 at 4:05 pm Reason: MSYtoJFKagain pointed out my mistake of assuming A321neo would have same bathrooms as A321LR
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Old Sep 27, 19, 3:38 pm
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The NEO is not the A321LR. I'd be very surprised to see the LR come equipped with those.
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Old Sep 27, 19, 11:42 pm
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The front lav is full sized. Since these planes are all one class of service, if you don't like the ones in the rear, you can go use the one in the front.
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Old Sep 28, 19, 12:08 am
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This is old news. There is no way to fit 200 seats and maintain the legroom, plus have a mid-cabin lav and the pantry without using the SpaceFlex module. AA has it, but with two inches less pitch in Y than the tightest seat on JetBlue.

Originally Posted by diburning View Post
The front lav is full sized. Since these planes are all one class of service, if you don't like the ones in the rear, you can go use the one in the front.
Also the mid-cabin lav by the pantry. That is the same type of lav as on the Mint A321 between cabins.

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Old Sep 28, 19, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock View Post
This is old news.
Agreed. But that doesn't make it good news.

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Also the mid-cabin lav by the pantry. That is the same type of lav as on the Mint A321 between cabins.
This is the good news on the A321neo, though. That lav across from the Pantry is going to be the best option for most pax on board. And if you're stuck heading to the rear galley lav the outboard one has more space.

Originally Posted by moulder3 View Post
... I personally think almost all of what made Jetblue special is gone. They're basically Delta & United now...although still much better than AA....
And the extra legroom. it still is significant compared to the others. And now an IFE system that can keep pace with DL and beats the hell out of UA's streaming/BYOD solution.
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Old Sep 29, 19, 7:58 pm
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The removal of the 2L/R doors on the NEO is very unfortunate. Personally I would much prefer to have a door exit row at the 2L/R doors like on the original A321 than have to go all the way back to 3L/R to find one. SpaceFlex is terrible too.

With that said, the 'pantry' is a nice addition for standard aircraft.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 3:41 pm
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The removal of the 2L/R doors on the NEO is very unfortunate. Personally I would much prefer to have a door exit row at the 2L/R doors like on the original A321 than have to go all the way back to 3L/R to find one.
For safety reasons or for legroom reasons? There are the over wing exits on the A321neo ACF config now. Those are not present with the door forward of the wing.
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Old Oct 3, 19, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
For safety reasons or for legroom reasons? There are the over wing exits on the A321neo ACF config now. Those are not present with the door forward of the wing.
For there being a seat I actually want to sit in on the aircraft reasons. The window exit is nowhere near as nice as the door is.
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