TUESDAY MAR 28, 2023
Search AeroXplorer
JetBlue Reveals New and Updated Mint Class

JetBlue Reveals New and Updated Mint Class


This article contains opinionated statements. Opinions are separated from the rest of the text and do not reflect the views of TheExplorerBlog as a whole.



On February 1, 2021, JetBlue revealed an upgraded version of its very popular premium class, Mint.


The Old Mint Seat


Originally, JetBlue's current Mint class on the Airbus A321s was arguably one of the best domestic business class flying in the United States. The class featured a seating layout that alternated between 2-2 and 1-1 "throne seats." All seats were lie-flat, with power outlets and large inflight entertainment screens. The current Mint class is still considered one of the best domestic premium classes.


JetBlue's current Mint seats alternate between a 2-2 configuration and a 1-1 "throne seat configuration" | Photo: JetBlue


The New Mint Seat


However, with the new Mint seat comes an assortment of upgrades. For starters, the seats will all be in a 1-1 configuration, which means that there will be direct aisle access for all. Additionally, these suites will offer even more privacy than before, as each seat will have a sliding door. Other upgrades include a 17-inch entertainment screen, wireless charging, and more. The sleep experience has also been upgraded with JetBlue’s partnership with Tuft & Needle, a popular mattress brand.


The New & Improved Mint Suite in a 1-1 configuration | Photo: JetBlue


A lot of textures and small details were incorporated into the design | Photo: JetBlue


Mint Studio


However, JetBlue didn’t just stop at changing their current Mint seat. They even added a new addition to Mint: Mint Studio. Mint Studio is essentially a larger version of the new Mint suite; currently, the plan is for each aircraft to have two Mint Studios. The new Mint Studio includes all the features of the new suite, but with a 22-inch personal entertainment screen, an extra table, an extra seat for a guest, and what JetBlue claims is the largest "lie-flat bed of any U.S. carrier."


Mint Studio has an extra table and guest seat | Photo: JetBlue


JetBlue says that the “Transatlantic Mint product features and design elements, combined with the award-winning service from hospitality-trained Mint inflight crewmembers, will offer an elevated flying experience for a fraction of what other airlines charge for premium seats.” 


When is it Starting?


JetBlue’s new Mint class will be debuting on its transatlantic flights with the A321LR later this year, as well as some domestic transcontinental routes with the A321. It is worth noting that the transatlantic flights will have 24 seats, while the transcontinental flights will have 16 seats.


My Thoughts


JetBlue has once again, upped its game and set a new standard for domestic carriers across the United States. One must remember that this product is on a narrow-body aircraft, not a wide-body; if I didn’t know any better I would think that this was on a wide-body aircraft. In some ways, one could argue that flying transatlantic/transcontinental with this product on a narrowbody aircraft could be a better option than some products on wide-body aircraft. The emphasis on privacy and comfort coupled with modern design make this a very competitive product compared to other ones out there. However, the herringbone configuration does raise a few questions, as the table does seem a tad far from the seat and the windows are almost behind the seat. Nonetheless, this is an extremely competitive product, especially considering this is on a narrowbody aircraft. Mint Studio is a great addition, and in some ways, reminds me of a luxurious first-class seat shrunk for an A321. Additionally, JetBlue's service has been known as one of the best, especially its food. With this in mind, JetBlue's transatlantic service might just be one of the best products out there.


What do you think about JetBlue's upgraded Mint Product?



sources: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210201005507/en/

Arkin Si
Aviation Photographer Based in SFO- VP of AeroXplorer

Comments (1)

RaritriSp <a href=http://cialis.boats>online cialis pharmacy</a> Canker sores typically heal within a week or two

Add Your Comment



NEWS JetBlue Mint New York London


United and Archer to Open Air Taxi Route from Chicago in 2025 Travelers to and from O'Hare will soon have an even easier time accessing the airport. Beginning in 2025 United and partner Archer Aviation will launch a new air taxi route to United's largest hub, scheming to reinvent travel altogether. NEWS READ MORE »
Lufthansa To Bring Back A380 On U.S. Routes Lufthansa has officially announced that it will be bringing back its Airbus A380s. Its first post-pandemic routes? The East Coast. Due to higher-than-expected demand, Lufthansa is set to expand service from its Munich hub using the biggest passenger plane in its armory. NEWS READ MORE »
The 5 Best Aviation Books You Should Definitely Read There are many backstories to airlines you have probably never heard of, but books offer a great outlet to find them. Here are five books you should read right now that will provide considerable insight into the aviation industry. INFORMATIONAL READ MORE »


NEW!AeroXplorer Aviation Sweater Use code AVGEEK for 10% off! BUY NOW