JetBlue has unveiled a redesigned Mint business-class cabin that it plans to debut when it launches service to London this summer.
The upgraded cabin will also debut this year on select flights between New York and Los Angeles.
The Airbus A321LR aircraft that JetBlue will deploy for routes from the Northeast to London will feature an expanded Mint cabin of 22 individual suites as well as two larger studios. Transcontinental flights featuring the new cabin will offer 14 suites along with two studios. JetBlue's existing Mint cabins have 14 lie-flat pods but without the sliding privacy door and two lie-flat suites, which do feature the door.
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The redesign is the first the carrier has undertaken on Mint. Features in the standard Mint suites will include a sliding door, a 17-inch tilting seatback screen, wireless charging capabilities and laptop, shoe and handbag stowage.
Suites will be set diagonally in order to fit the confines of a narrowbody jet. Each seat can go lie-flat and will be layered with adaptive foam and come with a memory foam-lined pillow.
"Our proprietary seat design is truly a bed in the sky," JetBlue said.
The Mint Studio seat will also have the most surface of any lie-flat bed in the U.S. industry, according to the airline. Photo Credit: JetBlue
Mint Studios will offer the most square footage of any premium product on a U.S. airline, JetBlue said. The Mint Studio seat will also have the most surface of any lie-flat bed in the U.S. industry.
The studios will include a 22-inch seatback screen, a second side table and a guest seat, which can be used by a second Mint customer when the plane is at cruising altitude.
JetBlue initially announced plans to begin flying across the Atlantic in April 2019, when the international travel market was robust. Routes were to include departures from Boston and JFK. The carrier has yet to announce which London airport it will be flying to.
The carrier said it would offer less expensive fares and more comfort than legacy competitors, both in main cabin and at the front of the plane.
This report was corrected to say that JetBlue's existing Mint cabins have 14 lie-flat pods but without the sliding privacy door and two lie-flat suites. The original report stated the existing cabins had 16 lie-flat pods but made no mention of the suites.