I believe it had something to do with the time it would take to repaint.
Quoting Sparklehorse12 (Reply 3): This was to go back to QF mainline if the 787's were delivered when they were scheduled......it will obviously stay with JQ for a while longer.
they are all due to go back to QF including the silver ones
Quoting Cpd (Reply 1): I wondered about that, but unlike the other (silver) Jetstar A332's that I have taken VH-EBC's interior looked entirely new using black armrests rather than reusing the blue QF domestic armrests.
All the Jetstar 332's have the same interior with brown leather seats (ie not the QF blue seats)
Allrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2565 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4009 times:
Quoting ANstar (Reply 7): All the Jetstar 332's have the same interior with brown leather seats (ie not the QF blue seats)
Wrong person quoted, but no worries. I've flown 4 Jetstar A332's in the past 6 months. The first three had dark grey leather seats but blue seat sides/armrests that looked like they came from QF domestic. In the first two cases they were actually somewhat broken, looking much older than the remainder of the interior. The armrests of VH-EBC were black/grey, looked newer, and matched the rest of the seat decor. Sadly I didn't take any photos of the armrests to demonstrate this.