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JetBlue’s fantastic Mint business-class product, currently available on flights from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco, will be added to Boston transcons beginning in 2016. JetBlue previously announced that it’ll be flying Mint on select routes to the Caribbean, and with Boston in the mix, the airline will offer more regularly scheduled domestic flat-bed routes than any other carrier.
The Boston to San Francisco route will get Mint service first, starting in March of 2016 — meanwhile, Mint-equipped planes will be added on the Boston to Los Angeles route in the fall of next year. In an interview with Reuters, JetBlue executives explained that demand for Mint seats often exceeds supply, prompting the airline to raise fares and consider new routes. (Mint fares on current JetBlue routes start at $599 each way, but can easily climb above $1,000 during peak periods.)
Economy passengers will benefit as well — once JetBlue’s A321 is added to Boston routes, they’ll have access to improved in-flight entertainment with DirecTV, Wi-Fi on every flight and a snack bar with free drinks and snacks available to all passengers. Mint flights will operate up to three times a day between Boston to San Francisco, and will be available to book beginning on July 8.
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