JetBlue Airways announced that they are really planning to ramp up their JetBlue Mint service and will be offering it on 70 daily flights including to several new West Coast cities over the next couple years, as the airline continues to improve its product that it offers.
The next tranche of routes will bring Mint to four cities for the first time – Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, San Diego and Seattle – while also increasing customer options from New York (JFK), Boston, Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco. All Mint service is offered on new Airbus A321 aircraft with JetBlue’s reinvented Core experience for every customer on the flight.
“Mint helped traditional business class travelers realize there is a better way,” said Robin Hayes, president and chief executive officer, JetBlue. “Our plan has long called for strategic growth of Mint on these valuable transcontinental routes, and now is the right time for us to capture this opportunity to bring much needed competition where customers are facing
The new Mint cities have strong demand for premium travel. The routes will begin launching in the first quarter of 2017 and planned launches will continue into 2018. JetBlue will take delivery of nine A321s with Mint in 2017, with additional Mint aircraft deliveries planned for 2018.
The new city parings will add JetBlue’s Mint service to seven transcontinental routes between:
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Los Angeles (LAX)
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Francisco
- Las Vegas and New York (JFK)
- San Diego and New York (JFK)
- San Diego and Boston
- Seattle and New York (JFK)
- Seattle and Boston
As a reminder, you can pick up the new JetBlue Plus Card from Barclays and earn 30,000 bonus points after $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days or the JetBlue Card and earn 10,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days, which can be redeemed for JetBlue Mint. To learn more about these cards, check out this post.
I’m excited to see JetBlue launch Mint on all these new routes! JetBlue Mint is a great product, and I can’t wait for even more routes to offer this service.
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