JetBlue Begins Mint Service on Boston-San Francisco Route

By Jesse Sokolow on 24 March 2016
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DSC_0453JetBlue Airways announced the launch of Mint service on one of its three daily flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. The carrier says that in the coming months, it will offer Mint service on all three daily flights between the two cities.

Additionally, JetBlue will launch seasonal Mint service between Boston and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport this Saturday, with flights set to operate on Saturdays through the end of April.

The airline will also begin Mint service between Boston and Los Angeles International Airport this October, with up to three daily Mint-service flights between the two destinations.

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 in Mint 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 operates Mint service on a sub-fleet of A321 aircraft that, in addition to the lie-flat seats up front, also offer a 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 in June 2014, and on its New York-San Francisco route in October of that year.

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