JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

By Kurt Stolz on 18 June 2020
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JetBlue Airways said it plans to offer daily Mint non-stop transcon service linking Newark Liberty International Airport with both San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports come July.

Mint is the airline’s business-class offering.  It offers passengers a premium cabin with fully lie-flat seats on JetBlue’s Airbus A321s.  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 in a 2-2 configuration and 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 access to 100 DirectTV channels as well as 100 stations from SiriusXM satellite radio.

The New York-based airline will operate the Mint service to San Francisco up to two times per day and to Los Angeles up to three times per day.

JetBlue’s in-flight service in Mint includes a pre-departure drink, an amuse bouche, a selection of dishes tapas style for the entrée, espresso prepared on board the aircraft, and dessert from a variety of ice cream companies that are based in cities served by Mint service.  All Mint passengers receive an amenity kit made by Hayward and Hopper.

The airline will offer two versions of the kits, one for men and one for women. The Hayward kits are designed for female passengers, and will be made using signature Hayward denim. They also feature a brass zipper designed by Leland Hayward, Marin Hopper’s grandfather.

The Hopper kits were created for male travelers, and will be made using a natural cotton canvas.

Both kits contain the same items, including moist towelettes and natural lip balms as well as an eye shade. In addition, each kit will include screen cloths featuring  photographs taken by Dennis Hopper, an actor and photographer.

JetBlue operates Mint service on a sub-fleet of A321 aircraft that, in addition to the lie-flat seats up front, also offer seats in coach with a 10.1” personal video monitor and the same choice of television and satellite radio programs.  The seats provide 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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