JetBlue is a low-cost airline, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t interested in high-rolling travelers.
The carrier announced on Wednesday additional flights with Mint— the name for its premium air travel offering — from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles and San Francisco, beginning Oct. 25.
For a seat in coach, one-way fares from JFK to Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport start at $199, while on Mint, they start at $599.
Mint, which the airline introduced in June 2014, offers “private suites, the widest seat and longest fully-flat bed in the U.S. domestic market, tapas-style dining, custom amenity kits, a 15-inch flat screen with 100+ channels of DIRECTV programming and more than 100 channels of SiriusXM satellite radio, and free broadband connectivity.”
There will be up to 10 daily flights to LAX, and six to SFO, JetBlue said in a statement.
“We’ve driven demand for Mint with low prices and the best premium experience in North America,” Marty St. George, JetBlue executive vice-president of commercial and planning, said in a statement. “Whether it’s the touch of a handwritten note or their personalized attention to detail, customers rave about our inflight crew members who deliver a truly exceptional experience every day.” Read more…