JetBlue unveiled a reimagined version of its popular Mint experience, for use on transatlantic flights. The se-up features 24 private suites with a sliding door for every Mint customer, a custom-designed seat cushion by Tuft & Needle, and as part of the refresh, JetBlue will also introduce its latest innovation, the Mint Studio, which will offer the most space in a premium experience from any U.S. airline, they say.
“Mint was an idea to make premium travel across the U.S. less stuffy and more affordable, and its performance has exceeded even our most optimistic expectations of going beyond New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “It’s remarkable how Mint’s thoughtful design has resonated with customers as we successfully grew it to more than 30 routes. We put our heart into this redesign of Mint and were inspired by our original vision of offering customers an exceptional experience at a lower fare – which is what JetBlue is all about.”
The first major design overhaul of Mint – designed in partnership with Acumen Design Associates – will launch on JetBlue’s highly anticipated London flights this summer, and a 16-seat layout will debut on a limited number of flights between New York and Los Angeles in 2021. Here is what JetBlue says the suites include:
- JetBlue’s transatlantic Mint will offer more privacy with 24 individual suites. Features include a tilting 17-inch Thales AVANT seatback screen, wireless charging capabilities, an integrated phone ledge for multitasking, and easy-to-reach in-seat power, as well as laptop, shoe and handbag stowage. JetBlue is the first carrier to outfit its aircraft with Thompson Aero Seating’s VantageSOLO seat, the company’s revolutionary single aisle seating solution with a herringbone configuration developed and designed specifically for narrow-body aircraft and further customized for JetBlue.
- Mint Studio offers space and privacy: The all-new Mint Studio – conceptualized by Acumen and developed in partnership with AIM Altitude – offers the most space in a premium experience from any U.S. airline, the airline says. Each aircraft will have two Mint Studios in the first row, providing room for working or relaxing, and featuring a 22-inch tilting Thales AVANT seatback screen, an extra side table for added productivity, and a guest seat that can accommodate an additional Mint customer during flight at cruising altitude. When reclined, customers can kick back and relax on the largest lie-flat bed of any U.S. carrier.