JetBlue has unveiled a reimagined version of its popular Mint experience, featuring 24 private suites with a sliding door for every Mint customer.
The suites feature a custom-designed seat cushion and design touches that help customers feel at home, such as 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. The carrier will also introduce its latest innovation called Mint Studio which it says offers the most space in a premium experience from any US airline. Each aircraft will have two of the studios in the first row featuring a 22-inch tilting Thales AVANT seatback screen, an extra side table and a guest seat that can accommodate an additional person during flight at cruising altitude.
“Mint was an idea to make premium travel across the US 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 of 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.”
JetBlue says this first major design overhaul of Mint, designed in partnership with Acumen Design Associates, will launch on JetBlue’s highly anticipated London flights this summer. A 16-seat layout will also debut this year on a limited number of flights between New York and Los Angeles.