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JetBlue Unveils Trans-Atlantic Mint Product for Flights Starting Summer 2021

JetBlue Unveils Trans-Atlantic Mint Product for Flights Starting Summer 2021
Joe Cortez

Mint flyers transiting across the Atlantic aboard JetBlue starting in the Summer of 2021 will be treated to their own private suite, along with all of the traditional amenities of the premium cabin. JetBlue unveiled the new cabin, featuring 24 seats in a herringbone layout.

When JetBlue launches trans-Atlantic service between the U.S. and the United Kingdom, their much-beloved Mint premium product will be going along for the ride. In a press release, the airline announced the launch of their international Mint cabin: 24 individual private suites, complete with the experience developed over years on their domestic routes.

New Premium Cabin Seats Draws on Partnerships with Acumen Design, Tuft & Needle and Thompson

Each of the new seats have been designed with the business class customer in mind, designed to go beyond the trans-Atlantic premium experience offered by other U.S.-based carriers. The 24 suites, aligned in a herringbone pattern, optimizes the space available to each passenger.

JetBlue will be the launch customer for the Thompson Aero Seating VantageSOLO seat, designed specifically for single-aisle aircraft. Each of the 24 suites will feature a 17-inch in-flight entertainment screen, wireless charging docks for phones and other devices, along with stowage for handbags, laptops, and shoes.

Image courtesy: JetBlue

Leading the experience are the Mint Studio seats, located in the premium cabin’s front row. These special seats feature a larger in-flight entertainment screen, an extra side table, and a guest seat to accommodate a guest when the flight reaches cruising altitude. The airline also claims their Studio seats will feature the largest lie-flat bed of any U.S. carrier, based on total reclined bed surface area.

Image courtesy: JetBlue

The mattresses are designed by Tuft & Needle, one of the first companies to direct ship beds to consumers. Each of the 24 seats will feature the company’s T&N Adaptive foam designed for a cool and comfortable seat, along with convertible blankets with a built-in foot pocket, memory foam-lined pillows, and an amenity kit with an eyemask and earplugs.

Image courtesy: JetBlue

Latest Amenities Part of a Larger Rebound Strategy for JetBlue

While the seats are slated to launch on their flights to London in Summer 2021, the airline will begin a preview on select domestic flights. Those curious about the new product can get a preview aboard aircraft with a 16-seat layout, flying between New York and Los Angeles later this year.

The announcement is part of a larger rebound plan for the New York-based airline following a disastrous 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to starting a partnership with American Airlines, the carrier will also add more routes to focus on their “visiting friends and relatives” strategy.

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  1. daniellam

    February 2, 2021 at 8:04 am

    This is just the herringbone design window seat lovers hate but with walls added.

  2. am1108

    February 2, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Still better than what other airlines offer on a narrowbody aircraft. It’s too bad that this isn’t being used on domestic routes….

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