JetBlue to Expand Mint Service From New York to Los Angeles, San Francisco
JetBlue has announced plans to expand its luxury Mint experience on flights from New York to a pair of popular West Coast destinations.
The additional premium seat offerings will roll out on flights from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport beginning on October 25, 2015.
By fall, the Mint cross-country experience will be available on six daily flights between New York and San Francisco. And by February 2016, Mint will be offered on as many as 10 daily flights between New York and L.A.
While travelers flying Mint will enjoy a handful of perks, including the longest and widest fully-flat bed in the U.S. domestic market, they can expect to shell out three times as much compared to a coach seat, with Mint tickets starting at $599.
In addition to private suites, JetBlue points out that Mint air travelers can look forward to tapas-style dining, a 15-inch flat screen with access to more than 100 channels and free broadband connectivity as well as custom amenity kits.
The additional flights will operate on JetBlue's new Airbus A321 aircraft.
"In just one year, Mint has taken off in a way that we never imagined and we're thrilled to bring even more Mint to customers who want to fly between JFK and the West Coast," said JetBlue executive vice president of commercial and planning Marty St. George in a statement. "We've driven demand for Mint with low prices and the best premium experience in North America. Whether it's the touch of a handwritten note or their personalized attention to detail, customers rave about our inflight crewmembers who deliver a truly exceptional experience every day."
JetBlue teased further Mint expansion in 2016 and beyond in its announcement, but it's unclear whether the airline will add the Mint offerings to new routes.
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