JetBlue’s Adding Lie-Flat Mint Seats to Several New Routes

Apr 1, 2016

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JetBlue’s Mint class is arguably one of the best ways to fly — especially on a domestic carrier. Sure, it doesn’t compare to the likes of Singapore Suites and Etihad’s The Residence, but for a domestic carrier, there isn’t much of a better way to get around. In fact, it’s one of TPG’s favorite products and he’s proudly becoming a JetBlue fanboy.

Now, JetBlue is expanding its Mint product to continue servicing the Caribbean. The carrier had previously flown its Mint product to the Caribbean with seasonal Saturday service and daily service from December 19 through January 4 between New York, Aruba and Barbados, in addition to seasonal Saturday service between Boston and Barbados, which began on March 26. With Mint’s service to the Caribbean, JetBlue became the only US carrier to offer regularly scheduled lie-flat service to the Caribbean.

A complete list of JetBlue
A complete list of JetBlue’s Mint routes.

The new routes will serve the Caribbean islands of St. Lucia and St. Maarten. Here’s a complete list of what’s coming later this year:

  • New seasonal service between New York (JFK) and St. Lucia (UVF): Winter Saturday service between November 5, 2016 and Spring 2017
    • Departing New York (JFK) 8:20am ⇒ Arriving St. Lucia (UVF) 1:58pm
    • Departing St. Lucia (UVF) 3:14pm ⇒ Arriving New York (JFK) 7:19pm
  • New seasonal service between New York (JFK) and St. Maarten (SXM): Winter Saturday service between November 5, 2016 and Spring 2017
    • Departing New York (JFK) 7:45am ⇒ Arriving St. Maarten (SXM) 12:42pm
    • Departing St. Maarten (SXM) 2:02pm ⇒ Arriving New York (JFK) 5:30pm
  • New seasonal service between Boston (BOS) and Aruba (AUA): Winter Saturday service between November 5, 2016 and Spring 2017
    • Departing Boston (BOS) 10:54am ⇒ Arriving Aruba (AUA) 4:39pm
    • Departing Aruba (AUA) 5:59pm ⇒ Arriving Boston (BOS) 9:53pm
  • Continuation of year-round service between New York (JFK) and Barbados (BGI): Saturday year-round service
    • Departing New York (JFK) 9:59am ⇒ Arriving Barbados (BGI) 3:40pm
    • Departing Barbados (BGI) 5:05pm ⇒ Arriving New York (JFK) 9:20pm
  • Continuation of seasonal service between New York (JFK) and Aruba (AUA): Winter Saturday service between November 5, 2016 and Spring 2017
    • Departing New York (JFK) 10:35am ⇒ Arriving Aruba (AUA) 4pm
    • Departing Aruba (AUA) 5:20pm ⇒ Arriving New York (JFK) 9:04pm
  • Continuation of seasonal service between Boston (BOS) and Barbados (BGI): Winter Saturday service between November 5, 2016 and Spring 2017
    • Departing Boston (BOS) 7:30am ⇒ Arriving Barbados (BGI) 1:17pm
    • Departing Barbados (BGI) 2:40pm ⇒ Arriving Boston (BOS) 7:07pm

The added routes from New York to St. Lucia and St. Maarten will begin on November 5. Boston’s new Mint route to Aruba will begin on the same date, in addition to its new Mint route to Los Angeles, which is set to begin on October 20. All of the new routes will be available to book starting Sunday, April 3.

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