JetBlue to Inaugurate Mint Transcon Service Monday
JetBlue Airways said its first transcontinental flight with Mint premium service will take place Monday. The offering is designed to compete with first- and business-class service on American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United on flights linking New York City with Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The first JetBlue Mint flight will be between John F. Kennedy International and Los Angeles International Airports and, by August 3, all flights on that route will offer Mint. The service will begin to be offered on the JFK-SFO route starting October 26.
Mint offers a premium cabin with a fully lie-flat seat. Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors. The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into an 80”-long bed. The remaining 12 seats in the cabin are 20.5” wide.
Seat features include air cushions with adjustable firmness, massage, an area for shoe storage, two 110-volt electrical outlets, and two USB ports. Each seat has a 15” flat screen with 100 DirectTV channels as well as 100 stations from SiriusXM satellite radio.
JetBlue’s in-flight service will include a pre-departure drink, an amuse bouche after take-off, and a choice of five dishes served tapas style. The meal features Marble Ice Cream and fresh bakery desserts.
Each passenger will receive a Birchbox amenity kit (with a choice of men’s or women’s), and each seat has a “wake me for service” indicator that allows passengers to sleep uninterrupted if desired.
JetBlue is operating Mint service on new A321 aircraft, which also offer a new seat in coach with a 10.1” personal video monitor and the same choice of television and satellite radio programs. The seats also have power outlets and a cup holder.
The first five rows of coach are part of the airline’s premium economy lite offering, Even More Space, and have a seat pitch between 37” and 41”. All coach seats are 18” wide.
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