Start here: TPG’s first look at JetBlue’s super-posh Airbus A321neo

Mar 10, 2021

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2021 is shaping up to be especially exciting for JetBlue. Earlier this year, we had a chance to check out the carrier’s first Airbus A220, which offers short- and medium-haul flyers a far more comfortable ride, with wide seats in a spacious 2-3 configuration, high-res seat-back entertainment and speedy and free Wi-Fi throughout the plane.

Now, the carrier is ready to grow its family of Airbus A320 planes — the type of aircraft you’ll find on many of JetBlue’s longer and more popular flights. The airline has been working to refresh its existing A320s, adding newer seats and upgraded amenities, but this latest A321neo takes onboard amenities to an entirely new level.

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Naturally, the biggest changes will impact JetBlue’s premium cabin — flyers lucky enough to score a spot there will find the airline’s latest Mint business-class suite. While a long-range version will eventually fly 24 business-class travelers across the Atlantic, this first A321neo will be used to domestic and regional flights, sporting a total of 16 Mint suites, arranged in a spacious 1-1 configuration.

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The economy cabin, which the carrier more commonly refers to as “Core,” offers some notable upgrades as well. You’ll find 144 seats in this regional A321 version, arranged in a standard 3-3 configuration. Expect a seat width of 18.4 inches, a 10.1-inch 1080p screen, and both AC and USB power ports.

Ready for a closer look? We dig into the new A321neo experience in much more detail in the posts below. And be sure to bookmark this page — we’ll have plenty more to share over the next few days.

JetBlue takes delivery of first A321neo with new Mint biz

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The first new Mint-equipped A321neo will begin flying passengers as early as June 2021. Read more.

First look: JetBlue’s brand-new Mint Suite, Mint Studio

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Every cabin will feature two versions of the new product, with the first row offering even more personal space. Read more.

Take a tour of JetBlue’s A321neo Mint cabin

(Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

The new Mint is expected to begin flying as soon as June 2021, when it launches on the carrier’s existing route between New York-JFK and Los Angeles. Read more.

Touring economy on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo doesn’t just feature a new Mint business class — it also sports a refreshed, top-notch coach cabin. Read more.

The new gold standard: JetBlue’s spiffy Mint Studio

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

While JetBlue’s new Mint Suites are definitely an improvement over the tried-and-true Mint 1.0, the real show-stopper is Mint Studio. Read more.

How JetBlue’s new Mint stacks up against the original

(Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

JetBlue’s latest business-class cabin is a massive improvement for everyone, except those who scored one of the four suites in the original configuration. Read more.

Where to sit when flying JetBlue’s latest A321neo

(Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

Thanks to speedy onboard Wi-Fi, on-demand entertainment and a fun snack bar/drink fridge, regardless of where you sit, you’re likely to enjoy your ride. Read more.

Featured photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy

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