TacSupport1
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Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:25 pm

I was just wondering if all jetBlue planes have been upgraded to include XM Satellite radio yet? Do any A320's have the XM? Or is it only the newer planes that are coming with these features, the only B6 flight I've been on that's had it was on an E-190. jetblue says on their site that their rolling it out fleetwide in '06, but that's what they said in '05 as well.

Also, weren't they supposed to upgrade all the screens to larger screens, as something I read on this forum a while back?
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:27 pm

Most* of the A320's have been upgraded to the bigger screens. Just last Month they said the FAA has approved the use of both XM and Direct TV on the A320's so from now on it will take one whole yr for every single plane to be fully upgraded
 
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:21 am

643, our newest delievery, is the 2nd aircraft to be outfitted with both.
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:59 am

They're also changing all of the pylons to the newer type, which is first seen on N639JB. They're more aerodynamic, and do save on fuel
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:52 am

Flying out of LGA to MCO on Friday evening via jetBlue's "Bippity Boppity Blue", I got to experience the new, larger screens, which are awesome. No XM yet, though. Flying back on "Blues Brothers", still had the old screens. I wonder how hard it is and what's invloved in the switchover? Do they have to do it at the LiveTV facility, or can it be done quickly at a JFK gate? I also wonder what's involved for the upgrade to XM...probaly needs the new screen, a new seat remote, but what other equipment and how long does it take to do?


P.S. Off topic, but can anybody link me to a/the site with all the jetBlue plane names & delivery dates? I can't seem to find that page.

Thanks to everyone for all the info!
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:15 am

I like the new screens, but I ask why they are the same grey as the seat backs? I dunno if it's me, but looks slightly cheaper than the old black units albeit smaller as well.
 
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:17 pm

I flew N521JB from MCO and enjoyed the xm radio.
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:28 pm

Quoting Bigdrewfl (Reply 1):
so from now on it will take one whole yr for every single plane to be fully upgraded

Are you sure? One year per A/C? That would mean the Airbus fleet would take 90 plus years to upgrade. I can't believe that, they have roughly 18 190's and all are equipped with XM radio and live TV.
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:45 pm

Quoting Wsan581 (Reply 7):
Quoting Bigdrewfl (Reply 1):
so from now on it will take one whole yr for every single plane to be fully upgraded

Are you sure? One year per A/C? That would mean the Airbus fleet would take 90 plus years to upgrade. I can't believe that, they have roughly 18 190's and all are equipped with XM radio and live TV.

I said it will take one yr for all the planes to be converted.
 
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:51 pm

Quoting Bigdrewfl (Reply 8):
I said it will take one yr for all the planes to be converted.

My apologies, I misunderstood you.  Smile
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:56 am

I would say 5 or 6 out of every A320 I fly has the new screens...not bad, and definitely a steadily increasing number! I've yet to fly on the E190, but none of my A320's have had XM (only 2 in the fleet with it currently)...hopefully, maybe, just maybe that will change on my FLL-JFK this Friday!

Quoting TacSupport1 (Reply 4):
Off topic, but can anybody link me to a/the site with all the jetBlue plane names & delivery dates? I can't seem to find that page.

It's not an "official" site from jetBlue, but very helpful (don't think it has been updated in a few months though):

A320 fleet: http://www.angelfire.com/dc2/icebir...etBluefleet.htm

E190 fleet: http://www.angelfire.com/dc2/icebir...lue190fleet.htm

Hope it helps!
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:00 pm

Sorry...don't think the links in my above post worked. Try these:

A320: http://www.angelfire.com/dc2/icebird757/jetBluefleet.htm

E190: http://www.angelfire.com/dc2/icebird757/jetBlue190fleet.htm
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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:07 pm

I would say a good amount of the 320's have the new larger screens because I have flown on many recently and I got the new larger ones most of the flights. The 190 is very nice and I love the XM. The E190 is my favorite airplane with the 320 a fraction of an inch behind. But the XM & DirecTV combo is very nice and can't wait until they finish getting all the 320's outfitted with both. It takes a new remote to be added so I think that could add some time. As for the new screens, I posted a thread forever ago when they first started this and after seeing it many times, they not only put a new screen in, the whole seat back tray and covering is different and they are making the seats a lighter gray. Not that much noticible but it is there on many. Some just have the new screens and coverings.

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RE: Status Of B6 IFE Upgrades? XM & Larger Screens

Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:17 am

Flew on N520 a few weeks ago and it had larger screens... nice improvement, though the credit card swipers are still pesky!

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