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JetBlue’s Mint product is one of the premier ways to fly across the country and even to the Caribbean. In fact, it’s TPG’s favorite domestic product. The carrier’s expanding its route network of A321s that are equipped with the Mint cabin to more and more routes, which is good news for the consumer, as it’s an affordable and enjoyable option when flying — especially when compared to the likes of premium cabins on US legacy carriers.
The New York-based carrier announced today that it’s continuing to up its Mint product by introducing new amenity kits for passengers. Beginning in November 2016, JetBlue will offer Mint passengers new Hayward and Hopper kits, which come in two versions — for men and women. The New York-based luxury brand will offer kits that feature “East Coast sophistication mixed with West Coast ease.”
The contents of the kits appear to be pretty standard — natural lip balm, refreshing towelettes and an eyemask, among other basics. But the materials are more unique.
The women’s bag, called the Hayward kit, is made out of signature Hayward denim and features a brass zipper.
The men’s bag, called the Hopper kit, is made out of a natural cotton canvas and has an artisanal feel.
JetBlue used to offer a Birchbox amenity kit for Mint customers, and even that was a step above what we’re used to seeing on premium domestic products. When TPG flew Mint between San Francisco and New York, he said it was one of the better kits he’s seen, so these new kits look to be a step above a product that was already great. Where these amenity kits really excel is in the looks department — they appear to be something passengers can hang on to well after they’ve deplaned.
JetBlue Mint has really changed the game for domestic premium-cabin travel. With the expansion of its route network and low fares, it’s no wonder that the product is so popular among travelers. If you’ve never flown Mint before, it’s an affordable option — it’ll cost you 43,500 TrueBlue points + $5.60 for a one-way ticket between New York (JFK) and San Francisco (SFO).
If you don’t have that many TrueBlue points, consider signing up for the JetBlue Plus Card. It comes with a sign-up bonus of 30,000 points after you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days. You’ll earn 6x points on JetBlue purchases, 2x points at restaurants and grocery stores and 1x points on everything else. In addition, you’ll earn 5,000 bonus points annually on your account anniversary. By earning the sign-up bonus and spending some money with JetBlue along the way, you could be well on your way to a Mint redemption and can experience the new amenity kit for yourself.
What’s your favorite airline amenity kit?
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