MIAMI — JetBlue has announced it will offer a seasonal Saturday Mint service between New York’-JFK and Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR), as well as between Boston (BOS) and St. Lucia (UVF).
The airline explains that the upgraded product decision “addresses customer demand” for more Mint flights with the addition of two new routes to promote the carrier’s popular premium service with lie-flat seating.
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“Adding Mint between these cities means travelers on these routes can finally enjoy a first-class flying experience,” said Marty St. George, JetBlue’s EVP Commercial, and Planning.
“When Mint first launched more than four years ago, we knew we had created an unmatchable premium experience, but we could have never imagined Mint would be landing in well over a dozen destinations in such a short time,” St. George added.
According to JetBlue, Liberia becomes JetBlue’s first Mint city in Latin America and it will be the only airline to operate regularly scheduled flights with a lie-flat premium seat between Costa Rica and the U.S.
Additionally, JetBlue will now operate in 12 cities with Mint flights from its New York-JFK focus city.
Meanwhile, in Boston, where JetBlue is the top airline in both number of flights and number of customers, the new scheduled service to St. Lucia (UVF) will put the coveted Mint flying to eight routes total.
Saturday Mint Schedule between New York (JFK) and Liberia (LIR)
Beginning December 15, 2018
|JFK – LIR Flight #1691||LIR – JFK Flight #1692|
|10:25 a.m. – 2:49 p.m.||4:15 p.m. – 10:14 p.m.|
Saturday Mint Schedule between Boston (BOS) and St. Lucia (UVF)
Beginning November 3, 2018
|BOS – UVF Flight # 363||UVF – BOS Flight # 364|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:19 p.m.||1:44 p.m. – 6:59 p.m.|
JetBlue will also resume Saturday Mint flights to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) from New York-JFK in February 2019, while launching in the same month a new Saturday Mint service to St. Maarten from Boston.
Saturday Mint Schedule between New York (JFK) and St. Maarten (SXM)
Beginning February 16, 2019
|JFK – SXM Flight # 1487||SXM – JFK Flight # 1488|
|10:55 a.m. – 3:52 p.m.||5:30 p.m. – 9:07 p.m.|
Saturday Mint Schedule between Boston (BOS) and St. Maarten (SXM)
Beginning February 16, 2019
|BOS – SXM Flight # 77||SXM – BOS Flight # 78|
|7:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.||1:45 p.m. – 5:17 p.m.|
This is what Mint looks like
Last year, Airways had the chance to fly on the inaugural Mint flight in March 2017 from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Los Angeles (LAX), and then connect to JFK. That meant 10 hours in the air, testing the airline’s top product across the country, twice.
Mint Premium Service features consist in lie-flat seating, a signature cocktail, a tapas-style menu by New York City restaurant Saxon + Parole, fresh espresso from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a U.S. airline, amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper, and dessert from local artisanal ice cream makers based in Mint cities.