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JetBlue Makes the Caribbean Even Fresher

JetBlue has announced that it will add its Mint cabin service to new Caribbean destinations.

Mint cabins offer private suites, a fully-­flat bed (JetBlue is the only U.S. airline offering lie-flat seating on its regular service to the Caribbean), and 15-­inch flat screen In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) screen with on-demand entertainment.

During the flight, Mint passengers are offered a signature cocktail, a tapas-­style menu, fresh espresso from an in-flight cappuccino machine, dessert from Blue Marble and Mah­ze­ Dahr Bakery. For personal comfort, the airline offers passengers Birchbox amenity kits.

To help extend the vacation a bit, Mint’s northbound in-flight meal menus on flights returning from Caribbean destinations will feature regionally inspired small plates prepared by a local culinary team which include: ginger­ marinated shrimp, jerk pork tenderloin, and pan seared flying fish. Mint customers on these flights will also get a Caribbean-inspired welcome drink featuring rum and island flavours.

Southbound flights offer a menu created by New York ­based restaurant Saxon + Parole.

JetBlue’s Caribbean Mint flights announced (schedule below):

  • New seasonal service between New York and St. Maarten
  • New seasonal service between Boston and Aruba
  • Continuation of year-round service between New York and Barbados
  • Continuation of seasonal service between New York and Aruba
  • Continuation of seasonal service between Boston and Barbados

JetBlue will also expand seasonal Mint service from Boston to the Caribbean starting in the fall. Roundtrip Mint flights will operate on Saturdays between Boston and Aruba with on roundtrip flight to Aruba daily during peak holiday travel dates. The airline also offers seasonal Mint service to Barbados on Saturdays, which launched last month.

With these new routes, JetBlue’s Mint cabin will be available to eight Caribbean destinations. There will be flights from New York to six destinations and fights from Boston to four destinations.

“Mint’s curated offering and personalized service continues to win over customers who have grown weary of legacy carriers’ tired premium offering,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president commercial and planning, JetBlue.

The new A321s featuring Mint service also feature JetBlue’s redesigned cabins with improved offerings in seating and entertainment throughout the plane.

Upgrades to Economy class include 10-­inch television screens, comfortable seats with more legroom, and power outlets. JetBlue also offers ‘marketplace’, a self-­service station full of free snacks, sodas, and water for flyers to enjoy throughout the flight.

All A321 aircraft offer JetBlue’s free high-speed Fly­Fi inflight Wi-Fi service while flying over the continental U.S., and access to JetBlue’s Hub content which they can watch on their personal devices, including first­ run Hollywood movies.

JetBlue also announced that it will extend Mint service to Los Angeles.

JetBlue will offer Mint service on flights between Logan and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting on October 20, 2016, with one Mint flight offered each way.Starting on November 2016, Mint will be extended to all three daily roundtrips between the two cities. The airline began offering Mint transcontinental service between Boston and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) last month.

Mint Winter Seasonal Schedule Between New York and St. Lucia on Saturdays Between November 5, 2016 and Spring 2017

JFK – UVF  8:20 a.m. – 1:58 p.m. UVF – JFK 3:14 p.m. – 7.19 p.m.

Mint Winter Seasonal Schedule Between New York and St. Maarten on Saturdays Between November 5, 2016 and Spring 2017

JFK – SXM  7:45 a.m.– 12:42 p.m. SXM – JFK 2:02 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Mint Winter Seasonal Schedule Between New York and Aruba on Saturdays Between November 5, 2016 and Spring 2017

JFK – AUA 10:35 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AUA – JFK 5:20 p.m. – 9:04 p.m.

Year­Round Mint Schedule Between New York and Barbados on Saturdays

JFK – BGI 9:59 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. BGI – JFK 5:05 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.

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