JetBlue made a “monumintal” announcement today that it will be rapidly adding new transcontinental premium Mint routes over the next two years, offering more luxury and competition in the domestic skies.
The new Mint routes are slated to fly between:
-San Diego and New York JFK
-San Diego and Boston
-Las Vegas and New York JFK
-Seattle and New York JFK
-Seattle and Boston
-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Los Angeles LAX
-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Francisco
This is great news for passengers!
For those not familiar with JetBlue Mint, it is their premium cabin with just 12 seats in a 2×2 configuration, and 4 suites with closing doors. All of their Mint seats are lie-flat, so you can sleep comfortably. JetBlue has high-speed, satellite-based Internet called Fly-fi and 15-inch flat screen TV’s in the Mint cabin.
The premium Mint product also offers a tapas-style menu, fresh espresso, and amenity kits by Birchbox. All in all, JetBlue Mint is arguably the best premium domestic product available today.
Here’s a quick look at the basic Mint experience, from JetBlue’s website –
Here’s a Youtube video from USA Today that shows JetBlue’s A321 Mint seats (as well as coach) –
When JetBlue Mint was first launched in 2014, it quickly became a popular choice for those wanting to travel comfortably coast to coast. More airports and routes were added and currently, JetBlue Mint is available between New York JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and some Caribbean airports.
The new routes are set to launch in the first quarter of 2017. With 9 new Airbus 321’s in the hopper for 2017 and more to follow, JetBlue will fly 70 daily Mint flights once the expansion is complete.
Pricing for routes currently starts at $599 one-way but there may be special offers for Caribbean routes or on the new ones to come.
What do you think of JetBlue’s new Mint routes?