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JetBlue hints at new tail design

Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:12 pm

An internal memo was sent out that JetBlue has ferried an A320 (N779JB) down to BFM for “a fresh coat of paint and a new design”.

FR24 does indeed show N779JB flying JFK-BFM yesterday afternoon.
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N779JB

I thought JetBlue was due for another tail design as everything seems to be Tartan, Barcode, Bubbles, and Prism(?). The A321s obviously have their own tailfin. I wonder what it could be as I am eager to see it.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:19 pm

There's too much Barcode and Prism in my opinion. I'd like to see a new tail design.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:42 pm

Perhaps a new livery?
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:45 pm

It says new Livery

NEW LIVERY COMING SOON: We can’t tell you what it is just yet, but N779JB flew down to Mobile, Alabama yesterday for a fresh coat of paint and a brand-new design. We expect the paint job to take about 10 days, and as soon as it’s finished, we’ll reveal just what it is on HelloJetBlue. But for now, we’ll leave it to your imagination! Stay tuned! | HelloJetBlue

There was some internal talk about new marketing awhile back and new stuff coming this fall but that’s all we know.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:07 pm

Oh well, they don't really need a new livery. The large titles and funky tail arts are already enough.
I wonder when people will understand:
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:10 pm

I have a feeling it's another theme jet rather than a rebranding. Also, new tail designs are being debuted annually on Jetblue's corporate anniversary, February 11th., from here on...
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:55 pm

Repaint into United colors?
I'll show myself out..
People are saying. Believe me.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:34 pm

KICT wrote:
Repaint into United colors?
I'll show myself out..


Technically they’re Continental’s.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:14 am

KICT wrote:
Repaint into United colors?
I'll show myself out..



Yes please do. But hey at least you didn’t say Hawaiian. 8-)
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:17 am

All I can say is they better not f*** it up. They have one of the best liveries in America. Timeless, even by 2018 standards.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:20 am

So it's either coming out in United colors, Alaska colors, Southwest colors, Hawaiian colors, Spirit colors, or Frontier colors. Now we just have to argue which one it will be
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:37 am

Deltabravo1123 wrote:
All I can say is they better not f*** it up. They have one of the best liveries in America. Timeless, even by 2018 standards.


Yup, I’d love to see some “retro” stripes tails make a return.
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:35 am

Jetmarc wrote:
I have a feeling it's another theme jet rather than a rebranding. Also, new tail designs are being debuted annually on Jetblue's corporate anniversary, February 11th., from here on...




I would assume so. I would be shocked if they came out with a totally new design.

But with the decision on trans Atlantic to come soon maybe they are up to something.

You guys know what we do jetblue higher ups have perfected radio silence.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:59 am

I feel like it’s already too bland to screw it up going in that direction. What can they do; remove the blue engines and underside? Abstract design? Their tails already seem that way. Maybe a “noisy” design, or one that isn’t “premium” :scratchchin: . (Honestly I think their current design looks pretty premium/classy/conservative).
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:35 am

With the beginning of football season recently, maybe a patriots themed jet?
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:33 pm

KICT wrote:
Repaint into United colors?
I'll show myself out..


Well played...
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:53 pm

Any updates on N779JB?
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:55 pm

N757ST wrote:
With the beginning of football season recently, maybe a patriots themed jet?

God I hope not. We don’t need another aircraft in the sky representing them ! Although it would be interesting to see a Patriots logojet next to the NY Jets aircraft :stirthepot:
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:56 pm

SXDFC wrote:
Any updates on N779JB?


According to FR24 it returns to service tomorrow,
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:08 pm

Think Puerto Rico for the new design.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:27 pm

Is it a new tail or livery?
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:41 pm

It's a new special livery. Aircraft has been renamed "Bluricua."

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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:07 pm

I plead the 5th amendment of the US Constitution, The right to remain silent.......
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:13 pm

What’s the backstory of this design?
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:24 pm

khinstorff wrote:
What’s the backstory of this design?


https://www.jetblue.com/vacations/curacao-vacations/

Probably more cheap advertising, similar to the dumb jetblue vacations plane.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:37 pm

Why did they use the old style "Airbus A320" legend?
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:40 pm

I just saw it at SRQ! Looked really nice, for a second I thought it was another airline.
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:45 pm

I think it’s cute.

Why the haters?
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:02 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
I just saw it at SRQ! Looked really nice, for a second I thought it was another airline.


I just got an alert on facebook, that it was there...it returned to JFK from Mobile at 3:00AM...left JFK around 7:30AM and it's first flight was to SRQ...just saw it takeoff on runway 32
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:15 pm

It's cute. B6 typically does special liveries well. For those with more knowledge of Puerto Rico, what's the significance of the kites on/near the tail?
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:30 pm

ShinyAndChrome wrote:
It's cute. B6 typically does special liveries well. For those with more knowledge of Puerto Rico, what's the significance of the kites on/near the tail?


Kite flying is a popular activity at El Morro in Old San Juan, so it's likely a reference to that. One kite looks like a Coqui as well.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:56 pm

727LOVER wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
I just saw it at SRQ! Looked really nice, for a second I thought it was another airline.


I just got an alert on facebook, that it was there...it returned to JFK from Mobile at 3:00AM...left JFK around 7:30AM and it's first flight was to SRQ...just saw it takeoff on runway 32



That’s very cool of them sending it to SRQ first, wish I could have taken a photo of it. With only 1 or 2 daily flights JetBlue does send a lot of special liveries down here.
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:38 pm

Oh great....yo soy Bluericua.... LOL
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:59 pm

I think it's cute.
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:12 am

An example of a great idea and horrible execution......epic failure.
 
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:22 am

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
An example of a great idea and horrible execution......epic failure.


Do explain.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:45 am

jfklganyc wrote:
I think it’s cute.

Why the haters?


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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:02 am

B6 will introduce a new tail when they announce Europe.
 
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:40 am

I was hoping for a rebrand with less of a focus on red eye flights from the West Coast to JFK. I’ve never flown B6, would like to since they serve nearby RNO with a flight to JFK but red eyes to the East Coast don’t interest me. I’m worthless the entire next day. Can’t sleep on planes so I search for airlines with daytime flights.
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:59 am

impilot wrote:
khinstorff wrote:
What’s the backstory of this design?


https://www.jetblue.com/vacations/curacao-vacations/

Probably more cheap advertising, similar to the dumb jetblue vacations plane.


No. It’s another manifestation of JetBlue’s commitment to Puerto Rico, and a celebration of the island. And there’s more than one Vacations plane.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:09 am

Janj wrote:
ShinyAndChrome wrote:
It's cute. B6 typically does special liveries well. For those with more knowledge of Puerto Rico, what's the significance of the kites on/near the tail?


Kite flying is a popular activity at El Morro in Old San Juan, so it's likely a reference to that. One kite looks like a Coqui as well.


El Morro is just below the kites on the fuselage.

Another kite appears to be in the shape of dice. Legalized gambling/casinos aren't the novelty they were 20 years ago when I'd visit PR as a kid before it became more commonplace on the mainland (or at least outside LAS, GPT, ACY, etc.), but there are quite a few casinos in San Juan.
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:52 am

EvanWSFO wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
I think it’s cute.

Why the haters?


This is a.net. Without haters, it might as well be a Justin Bieber Facebook page. It's a nice scheme.

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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:23 pm

Personally, I think they should also consider a name change. Especially if they want to fly to Europe, something more international sounding would benefit the airline greatly. Everyone and their mother thinks of JetBlue as the little darling domestic carrier with cute little narrow body planes. From what I am hearing, A more significant rebranding might be in the works.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:25 pm

Runway28L wrote:
It's a new special livery. Aircraft has been renamed "Bluricua."

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Personally, its horrible. JetBlue needs to stop acting like a legacy airline and just be the domestic low cost carrier that they are.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:56 pm

jumbojet wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
It's a new special livery. Aircraft has been renamed "Bluricua."

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Personally, its horrible. JetBlue needs to stop acting like a legacy airline and just be the domestic low cost carrier that they are.



jumbojet wrote:
Personally, I think they should also consider a name change. Especially if they want to fly to Europe, something more international sounding would benefit the airline greatly. Everyone and their mother thinks of JetBlue as the little darling domestic carrier with cute little narrow body planes. From what I am hearing, A more significant rebranding might be in the works.


Dude pick a side. On one hand you want them to change their brand and name (yeah right) so they can fly to Europe and be more international but you also want them to “stop acting like a legacy and just be a domestic low cost carrier” pick one.

How does painting a plane make them “acting like a legacy” jetblue has a tone of different paint jobs from FDNY to NYPD or Vets in blue or Blueprint or The jets plane and so on. I don’t know if you know this but PR plays a big part in the jetblue network. We took over the empty AA terminal and have done well down there. We also have a massive amount of crewmembers from PR so this isn’t a shock and it’s a good looking plane.

Here is some work jetblue did that they never even talked about.
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/10/jetblu ... enter-sju/

Now one question what is this big rebranding you are hearing about because that is news to me.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:22 pm

jumbojet wrote:
Personally, I think they should also consider a name change. Especially if they want to fly to Europe, something more international sounding would benefit the airline greatly. Everyone and their mother thinks of JetBlue as the little darling domestic carrier with cute little narrow body planes. From what I am hearing, A more significant rebranding might be in the works.


Why change something that is not broken? It is a distinctive name. Remember it wasn't that many years ago people in the northeast and Florida probably didn't know much if anything about Southwest. Now thanks it partnership with the NFL, massive expansion and nationwide advertising they are a household name. It makes zero sense for B6 to re-brand, even if they jump into for TATL foray.
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:27 pm

Moosefire wrote:
Deltabravo1123 wrote:
All I can say is they better not f*** it up. They have one of the best liveries in America. Timeless, even by 2018 standards.


Yup, I’d love to see some “retro” stripes tails make a return.


Jetblue's one special retro livery looks amazing! To bad everyone is moving away from stuff like that.
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:34 pm

I like that classic livery too, except the tail.

I always thought jetblue could expend on its niche and capitalize on nostalgia by re-branding itself into a golden-age themed carrier. From the planes to the uniforms and service. Make the flight itself the experience.
 
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Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:45 pm

CobaltScar wrote:
I like that classic livery too, except the tail.

I always thought jetblue could expend on its niche and capitalize on nostalgia by re-branding itself into a golden-age themed carrier. From the planes to the uniforms and service. Make the flight itself the experience.



Which is a very interesting idea. I totally agree. Mix old school/new school. Jetblue sits on tons of history at JFK with the old TWA terminal being incorporated into T5. We should capitalize on it.

They did it a little when the retro jet came out.
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/jetblue ... e-jet-age/

What would also be nice is if we do go trans Atlantic maybe a specific Europe uniform. From what I hear it would be all mint trained FAs only so it would be cool to ramp it up even more.

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