JetBlue unveils Mint cabin redesign
JetBlue has unveiled a redesign of its Mint premium product as the New York-based airline prepares for transatlantic service this summer from New York to London. The redesign features 24 private suites with a sliding door. In addition, a 16-seat layout will debut on a limited number of Airbus A321 flights between New York and Los Angeles this year.
This is the first significant change to the Mint cabin—designed in partnership with Acumen Design Associates—since its launch in 2014. With the new product, every seat is a suite, which includes 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.
As part of the refresh, JetBlue is introducing Mint Studio, which it says will “offer the most space in a premium experienced from any US airline.” Each aircraft will have two Mint Studios in the first row.
The new Mint cabin includes Thompson Aero Seating’s VantageSOLO business-class seat, which was developed and designed specifically for narrowbody aircraft and further customized for JetBlue.
JetBlue tapped Tuft & Needle to shape the entire Mint sleep experience onboard. Additional sleep amenities include a convertible blanket with a built-in foot pocket, a memory foam lined pillow with a pillowcase, and a snooze kit with a matching eye mask and earplugs.
“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,” JetBlue president and COO Joanna Geraghty said. “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.”