Two new paint jobs join the JetBlue fleet


The new JetBlue Blueprint livery on display (image courtesy of JetBlue)
The new JetBlue Blueprint livery on display (image courtesy of JetBlue)

JetBlue introduced two new paint jobs this month as part of its 17th birthday celebration. One shows off some of the company’s whimsy (and, not surprisingly, is my favorite of the two) while the other pays homage to the airline’s New York City roots.

Some of the items with a bigger story on the new JetBlue Blueprint livery (image courtesy of JetBlue)
Some of the items with a bigger story on the new JetBlue Blueprint livery (image courtesy of JetBlue)

The new “Blueprint” livery is the first special livery to fly on the company’s Embraer 190 fleet. It offers something of an x-ray view into the aircraft, showing off the cabin, overhead bins, cargo and flight deck. The contents are fun in general but it turns out that there are a few inside jokes included in the collection. The teddy bear in the overhead bin is not just along for the ride; it is a reference to a bear that used to exist at company headquarters. The french press coffee maker is a nod to one frequent customer who used to travel with such, making his own coffee on board. Plus a bunch of other bits the designers made up for fun.

JetBlue's new Highrise tailfin design is now flying (image from JetBlue)
JetBlue’s new Highrise tailfin design is now flying (image from JetBlue)

The new tail design – “Highrise” – represents the skyline of NYC as lights shining through the windows of the buildings. Not quite as much fun as the E90 but it will be showing up on more aircraft throughout the year so expect to see it more often if you’re out planespotting.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

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