Claiming that demand for its Mint premium cabin product “continues to exceed expectations,” JetBlue is moving ahead with plans to offer the flat-bed seats on more routes later this year.
JetBlue this week confirmed recent reports that it will introduce Mint-equipped A321s on three new routes from late summer through fall. JetBlue also said this week it will expand Boston-Los Angeles Mint service, and will offer it on more Caribbean flights.
On August 15, JetBlue will launch Mint service on one daily San Diego-New York JFK flight; and on October 10 it will add a second Mint roundtrip in that market. San Diego-Boston will get similar treatment, with one daily Mint roundtrip kicking off December 10, and a second beginning December 20.
You can see specific schedules for the new flights here.
Mint service will come to the New York JFK-Las Vegas route on November 6 with one daily roundtrip, followed by a second daily frequency November 10, JetBlue said.
The airline noted that on those three routes, “JetBlue will be the only airline to offer a regularly scheduled lie-flat domestic product.”
JetBlue introduced Mint on the Boston-Los Angeles route last year, but the carrier said it has seen such demand that it plans to add a fourth daily Mint roundtrip between Boston and LAX on October 20.
To the Caribbean, JetBlue will add a second Saturday roundtrip with Mint service from JFK to Barbados effective November 4, in addition to its year-round JFK-Barbados Saturday Mint service. The company will also revive seasonal Mint service from JFK to Aruba September 9, to St. Maarten November 4, and to St. Lucia and Grenada effective December 2. Seasonal Mint flights from Boston to Barbados start November 4, and from Boston to Aruba September 9.
JetBlue said that by the end of the year, it will be offering Mint service on 70 daily flights, or about one in every 14 flights it operates.
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