JetBlue has announced its expansion plans for the airline’s successful Mint premium experience. This new round is expected to boost the number of Mint flights to more than 80 per day on up to 20 routes. Starting in January 2018, JetBlue Mint will land in new cities, launch new routes and expand on existing routes, introducing true premium travel to markets suffering from legacy options and offering all customers on the aircraft JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 core experience.
Some of the Mint favorites that have made the service an instant success are lie-flat seating, a signature cocktail, 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, and dessert from local artisan ice cream makers based in each Mint city on its domestic flights.
Mint will expand in Las Vegas and Seattle and it will be available on more flights in California and the Caribbean.
JetBlue will offer Mint flights between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS). Service will begin January 4, 2018 and seats are on sale already. The launch of Mint service between Boston and Las Vegas will follow the start of previously announced service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Las Vegas which begins in November.
Mint Schedule Between Boston (BOS) and Las Vegas (LAS), Beginning January 4, 2018:
|BOS – LAS Flight #1077||LAS – BOS Flight #1078|
|7:10 a.m. – 10:22 a.m.||7:45 a.m. – 3:44 p.m.|
|BOS – LAS Flight #177||LAS – BOS Flight #178|
8:50 p.m. – 11:52 p.m.
|11:32 a.m. – 7:31 p.m.|
JetBlue also announced the start dates for two Mint routes at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Service between Boston and Seattle will begin February 15, 2018.
Mint Schedule Between Boston (BOS) and Seattle (SEA), Beginning February 15, 2018:
|BOS – SEA Flight #597||SEA – BOS Flight #598|
|8:56 a.m. – 12:18 p.m.||1:29 p.m. – 9:47 p.m.|
|BOS – SEA Flight #197||SEA – BOS Flight #498|
|7:22 p.m. – 10:46 p.m.||11:56 p.m. – 8:11 a.m. (+1)|
In addition to Boston service, JetBlue will also launch Mint service between New York-JFK and Seattle on April 15, 2018. Mint will initially be offered on one daily roundtrip, with a second daily roundtrip added later in 2018.
Mint Schedule Between New York (JFK) and Seattle (SEA), Beginning April 15, 2018:
|JFK – SEA Flight #263||SEA – JFK Flight #264|
|10:42 a.m. – 1:58 p.m.||3:08 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.|
JetBlue will also expand in LA and San Francisco.
At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) the airline is adding an additional daily Mint flight to New York. That will boost JetBlue’s service on the route to up to eleven daily flights.
At San Francisco International Airport (SFO) JetBlue is adding an additional daily Mint flight to Boston, which will boost JetBlue’s service on the route to up to five daily flights. The added Mint flight frequency will allow for a new afternoon departure from either Boston or San Francisco.
In the Caribbean, where JetBlue is already a top carrier, they are adding second Saturday seasonal roundtrip Mint flights between:
- New York-JFK and St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
- Beginning January 13, 2018
- Boston and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)
- Beginning February 17, 2018
- Boston and St. Maarten
- Beginning February 17, 2018
Additionally, Mint service between both New York and Boston to Aruba will operate daily the week of the President’s Day holiday (February 15 – 26). All seasonal Mint routes in the Caribbean operates through April 2018.
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