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Book the first Airbus A321neo flights with JetBlue's new Mint business class

April 15, 2021
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Book the first Airbus A321neo flights with JetBlue's new Mint business class
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Update 4/15/21: Flights with the new Mint are not currently appearing on JetBlue's website, however you should be able to check out by beginning your search with Google Flights, selecting the correct option and heading over to JetBlue's website to complete the purchase process. Here's a link to a sample booking to get you started.


Get that credit card out! JetBlue just announced the first flights for its much-anticipated Airbus A321neo with the new Mint business class. I'm expecting there to be a lot of demand, especially for the very first flight, so if you're hoping to join along you'll want to lock in your seat quickly.

Related: Take a tour of JetBlue’s brand-new A321neo Mint business class

As of now, JetBlue intends to operate the first flight on Tuesday, June 1 — you're looking for B6 23, departing from New York-JFK at 10:30 a.m. and arriving in Los Angeles (LAX) at 1:51 p.m.

From there, the first aircraft will fly back to New York as B6 124, departing LAX at 3:01 p.m. and arriving back at JFK at 11:24 p.m.

(Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

As of publication, fares for the inaugural flight are available for $1,198 in business class. But with a new snack bar and JetBlue's latest economy product, it could also be a fun ride in coach. Awards are quite expensive, pricing at 39,000 points for economy and a whopping 110,100 for Mint.

Screenshot courtesy of JetBlue.

Click "View seats" to pull up the map — if you see eight rows of suites in a 1-1 configuration, you've landed on the right flight.

Screenshot courtesy of JetBlue.

If you don't need to be on the very first flight, there are far more affordable options beginning a few days later — Saturday's JFK flight can be had for just $648 in Mint, for example:

Screenshot courtesy of JetBlue.

Meanwhile, Mint suites are available from LAX for $648 as soon as June 2 — while you'll miss out on any inaugural festivities, it's a good opportunity to catch the new product at a reasonable price just one day after launch.

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Screenshot courtesy of JetBlue.

The neo will operate its initial schedule up top through June 9. Meanwhile, from June 10 through Sept. 7, you can expect to find the Mint-equipped A321neo operating the following:

  • B6 2123, departing JFK at 9:00 a.m. and arriving at LAX at 11:59 a.m.
  • B6 1524 departing LAX at 1:20 p.m. and arriving at JFK at 10:00 p.m.

It's not yet clear how JetBlue will assign the two studio suites, and, as of now, we still have the old seat map, so the studios aren't even available to select.

Of course, it's always possible that JetBlue could delay the A321neo's launch, or assign it to different flights, instead. We're not expecting either at this point, but keep in mind that aircraft substitutions are always a risk.

Related: Where to sit when flying JetBlue’s A321neo with the new Mint

Fortunately, if JetBlue did make an aircraft change, the carrier's no longer applying change fees, so you can adjust your booking or cancel your trip and receive a credit for the full amount— funds will go into your JetBlue Travel Bank, and just need to be used within one year.

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