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First, look inside Jetstar’s new Airbus A321neo cabin

Jetstar’s new Airbus A321neo, which arrived in Melbourne yesterday, will bring a new comfort level to low-fare travel in Australia. That’s according to Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans, and after being among the first onboard, Simple Flying is apt to agree.

What the Jetstar A321neo brings to passengers

Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans said being able to offer better, lower fares is what people want, and the A321neo allows the airline to do just that. Photo: Michael Doran I’m Simple Flying

Officially welcoming the Airbus A321neo was Biman Head of Sales Pacific Marie-Frédéric Romain and Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans. Once the formalities were over, Simple Flying could see what the new cabin looked like and how Jetstar had designed it to outperform anything currently available in the Australian low-fare market. Simple Flying asked Evans how vital these features are to customers when choosing a carrier. “Passengers always know when they’re on a new plane, and that’s always positive,” he told us.

“I think what we’re doing from the customer’s point of view is going to be important and they’re going to notice changes and adjustments like bigger bins and USB ports. But ultimately they just want to get from A to B and know they’ve got a good low fare, and This aircraft’s low-cost base and low fuel burn enable us to offer it at a lower price, so people can travel more and that’s what customers want.”

The spacious cabin allows for spacious slimline seats on Jetstar’s A321neo. Photo: Michael Doran I’m Simple Flying

Airbus continues with a familiar look and feels from the interior of its Airspace cabin from the A220 to the A350. The A321neo has the most spacious interior of any single-aisle aircraft and returns that space to passengers with spacious seats. With Qantas as a low-fare airline parent, Jetstar will operate the A321LR in a single-class, 232-seat three-by-three layout, 46 more than it can carry in the existing A320ceo fleet with black seats with orange piping and a pitch of 74 centimeters ( 29 inches), excluding exit rows, and 45.7 cm (17.7 inches) in width.

Will larger bins reduce boarding stress?

The Jetstar A321neo has extra overhead bins 40% larger than similar-sized aircraft. Photo: Michael Doran I’m Simple Flying

Struggling to find space for carry-on bags is not only stressful but can also contribute to late departures. The A321neo overhead bin is 40% larger than standard and allows loads to be stored upright, creating more space. Jetstar has made it much safer for passengers who bring their electronic devices onboard, with a neat holder in the seatback. Also, there’s no fumbling about looking to connect the USB power or charging cord because the unit sits almost at eye level on the seatback. The charging outlet is close to the device and in the exact location means no loose threads hanging between the seat and the seatback.

In another first, Jetstar has installed a digital streaming service, with content selected to match the aircraft’s flight length. To connect, it’s as simple as putting the device in flight mode, setting the Jetstar entertainment app, scanning a QR code, and browsing for something that suits your fancy. There’s no need to download anything before the flight, and with content changing every two months, choices will include new releases that aren’t yet available on all streaming services. As a leisure carrier, Jetstar has added more ‘kid-friendly’ programs, such as those from Disney, and it integrates popular games into the onboard system.

Pick a color and go with it

The Jetstar A321LR’s mood lighting spans the rainbow with a different effect. Photo: Michael Doran I’m Simple Flying

Mood lighting is another feature that long-haul passengers will experience, with all the rainbow colors within the A321neo crew. During the preview of Simple Flying, the team transitioned from a soothing blue to a soft green and a vibrant pink that wouldn’t look out of place at a dance party.

The A321neo is an excellent move for the Asia-Pacific region, and with Jetstar adding 18 in 2022/2023, followed by 20 A321XLRs, it will soon become the accepted standard. How much do you think about the passenger experience when shopping for a vacation rental?

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