JetBlue announced Monday that they will be expanding their premium Mint product to include more than 80 flights daily on up to 20 different routes.
Based in New York City, JetBlue is a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. They fly to 101 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America, averaging 1,000 flights per day and carrying over 38 million passengers per year.
What is JetBlue Mint?
Mint is JetBlue’s premium business class product. It can be found on the airline’s new Airbus A321 aircraft and is designed to provide a better high-class travel experience in markets that only have legacy carrier options.
In addition to exceptional hospitality from the specially trained crew, when flying JetBlue Mint, you can expect the following:
- Lie-flat seats
- Private suites
- Signature cocktails
- A tapas-style menu by New York City restaurant Saxon + Parole
- Fresh espresso from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a U.S. airline
- Amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper
- Dessert from local artisanal ice cream makers based in each Mint city (domestic flights only)
- Free Fly-Fi high-speed broadband internet service (when over the continental U.S.)
- Access to JetBlue’s Hub content on personal devices
- First-run Hollywood movies
New Routes and Expansions
JetBlue Mint will be launching new routes in January of 2018. According to Marty St. George, Executive Vice President of Commercial and Planning, JetBlue is “bringing even more Mint to markets in every corner of our route map where travelers are overdue for an upgrade to the so-called ‘first-class’ flights offered by other airlines.”
Las Vegas, Nevada
The next route to operate Mint service will begin on January 4 of next year between Boston and Las Vegas. JetBlue is already the largest airline in Boston and is using these new flights to expand operations in the city.
Along with the previously announced Mint service from New York City to Las Vegas, these flights from Boston will be the only regularly scheduled lie-flat service on domestic routes to Las Vegas.
In February 2018, JetBlue will begin twice daily round-trip service between Boston and Seattle. Seattle will be the seventh destination from Boston that JetBlue serves with their Mint Product.
JetBlue will then launch daily round-trips between New York and Seattle in April 2018. Later that year, a second daily New York to Seattle route with Mint service will begin. These flights will bring the total number of Mint destinations served from New York up to 10.
They will also add another daily Mint flight between Los Angeles and New York. JetBlue has doubled the number of flights at LAX since 2014.
San Fransisco to Boston is also getting an additional daily Mint flight. The new flight brings the total trips between these cities up to 5 daily, and it allows for an afternoon departure to accommodate a wider variety of passenger scheduling needs.
In the Caribbean, JetBlue will be adding a second Saturday seasonal round-trip Mint flight on the following routes:
- New York (JFK) to St. Maarten (SXM) beginning January 13
- Boston (BOS) to Aruba (AUA) beginning February 17
- Boston (BOS) to St. Maarten (SXM) beginning February 17
These seasonal Mint routes operate through April of 2018.
In addition, JetBlue will be operating Mint service from both Boston and New York to Aruba daily during the week of the President’s Day holiday (February 15-26).
“In every city where we’ve introduced Mint we’ve transformed the premium travel business and boosted overall performance on the routes,” said Marty St. George. If this is truly the case, and it appears to be, JetBlue’s Mint product will be a welcome addition to any city.
As Mint service is introduced, we continue to see drops in business class airfares and an overall upgrade in service. JetBlue Mint brings comfort and luxury to domestic business class travel, and we hope to see its expansion continue.
If one of these new routes works for you, give JetBlue Mint a try!