Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?
This is rather difficult to believe, considering that after these movies, Starfleet is suddenly seen using a warp drive that looks very different: big flashes at warp entry, streaking stars when the ships move, a new definition of Warp 10. Surely something new was a great success - and transwarp is a natural candidate.
But the same warp effect was used in Enterprise
which was two centuries before TNG and a century before 'transwarp' drive...
J.J. Abrams didn't change Star Trek, audience expectations did.