JetBlue to Increase Frequency of Mint Service Linking New York with San Francisco, Los Angeles

By Jesse Sokolow on 18 June 2015
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A JetBlue A321 (foreground) and A320 at JFK

A JetBlue A321 (foreground) and A320 at JFK

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to add additional Mint flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport this fall.

Beginning October 26, the carrier will increase the number of Mint flights on its New York-San Francisco route up to six per day. Also on that date, JetBlue will add additional Mint flights to its New York-Los Angeles route, with up to 10 daily flights by next February, when the airline is expected to take delivery of an additional Airbus A321 aircraft.

Mint offers passengers 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 includes a pre-departure drink, an amuse bouche after take-off, and a choice of five dishes served tapas style.  The meal concludes with 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 a sub-fleet of 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.

JetBlue first launched its Mint service on its New York-Los Angeles route last June, and on its New York-San Francisco route last October.

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