JetBlue Adds Mint Service to Vegas, San Diego Flights

NEW YORK — JetBlue is adding Mint premium service to more transcontinental flights including Las Vegas and San Diego later this year.

For the first time, JetBlue is now offering Mint seats out-for-sale on the following new and expanded routes:

  • New York (JFK) and Las Vegas (LAS)
  • New York (JFK) and San Diego (SAN)
  • Boston (BOS) and San Diego (SAN)

In addition to the new Mint routes, JetBlue will expand Mint service between Boston and Los Angeles. JetBlue will also bring back seasonal favorites and growing Caribbean Mint routes, including new seasonal service between Boston and St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM).

Mint on JetBlue offers the longest fully-flat bed seating in the U.S. domestic premium market, fully enclosed private suites, a 15-inch flat screen with complimentary entertainment and improved service.

JetBlue is on track to operate 70 daily Mint flights before the end of the year. By December 2017, roughly one in every 14 JetBlue flights will offer Mint.

“When we set out to reinvent premium travel nearly three years ago, we knew we were on to something revolutionary,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president, JetBlue. “But even as a constant innovator, we could have never imagined that we would be landing Mint in cities up and down the east and west coasts.”

New Mint Routes Serve Markets With Strong Demand for Premium Travel

Later this year JetBlue will add Mint on four new routes and in two new cities that have not previously had scheduled Mint service. On each route, JetBlue will be the only airline to offer a regularly scheduled lie-flat domestic product.

New York – Las Vegas

Beginning in November, JetBlue will offer two daily roundtrip Mint flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS). With world-class hotels and entertainment options, Las Vegas attracts more than 42 million annual visitors.

Mint Schedule Between New York (JFK) and Las Vegas (LAS)
Beginning November 6, 2017; Second Beginning November 10, 2017
JFK – LAS Flight #1611 LAS – JFK Flight #748
8:49 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 12:55 p.m. – 8:46 p.m.
JFK – LAS Flight #711 LAS – JFK Flight #948
5:55 p.m. – 8:52 p.m. 10:06 p.m. – 5:49 p.m.

Boston – San Diego

JetBlue Mint flights between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and San Diego International Airport (SAN) will start in December. JetBlue is the top airline in Boston, offering 150 daily flights and carrying more customers than any other airline at Logan. Last year JetBlue launched Mint service between Boston and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and between Boston and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The airline also operates seasonal Mint service between Boston and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) and between Boston and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).

Mint Schedule Between Boston (BOS) and San Diego (SAN)
Beginning December 10, 2017; Second Beginning December 20, 2017
BOS – SAN Flight #619 SAN – BOS Flight #620
7:15 a.m. – 10:49 a.m. 11:59 a.m. – 8:11 p.m.
BOS – SAN Flight #19 SAN – BOS Flight #20
4:34 p.m. – 8:05 p.m. 9:15 p.m. – 5:27 a.m. (+1)

New York-JFK – San Diego

JetBlue also announced an expanded schedule for Mint flights between New York-JFK and San Diego. Earlier this year JetBlue announced a single daily roundtrip starting in August between the cities, but the airline is pleased to announce a second roundtrip that will begin in October. By the end of the year every JetBlue flight between San Diegoand the northeast will be operated on a Mint aircraft.

Mint Schedule Between New York (JFK) and San Diego (SAN)
Beginning August 15, 2017; Second Beginning October 10
JFK – SAN Flight #189 SAN – JFK Flight #190
9:00 a.m. – 12:04 p.m. 1:15 p.m. – 9:48 p.m.
JFK – SAN Flight #89 SAN – JFK Flight #90
4:45 p.m. – 8:01 p.m. 9:11 p.m. – 5:11 a.m. (+1)

Boston – Caribbean

Travelers in Boston looking for a winter warm up this season will benefit from a new Caribbean Mint route from Logan. On Saturdays between November and April, JetBlue will operate Mint flights between Boston and St. Maarten.St. Maarten is home to world-class resorts and calm waters and also serves as a gateway to nearby St. Bart’s andAnguilla which are two of the top luxury destinations in the Caribbean.

Mint Schedule Between Boston (BOS) and St. Maarten (SXM)
Saturdays Beginning November 4, 2017 – April 2018:
BOS – SXM Flight #77 SXM – BOS Flight #78
7:15 a.m. – 12:32 p.m. 1:57 p.m. – 5:24 p.m.

More Mint Flights in Existing Markets

JetBlue will increase Mint frequencies on three popular routes:

  • Beginning October 20, JetBlue will add a fourth roundtrip Mint flight between Boston and Los Angeles. Since launching last year, the route connecting JetBlue’s Boston focus city in New England with southern California has grown in popularity and the fourth roundtrip is being added to meet demand. At Los Angeles-LAX JetBlue now operates the majority of its flights using Mint aircraft.
  • One of JetBlue’s first Caribbean Mint routes is also getting a boost in service. Mint service between New York-JFK and Barbados will expand to include a second Saturday roundtrip beginning November 4. This will complement existing year-round Saturday Mint service between JetBlue’s hometown and the popular Caribbean destination.
  • JetBlue is also adding more premium service on peak travel days between New York-JFK and St. Maarten, a Mint route it first introduced last fall. A second daily roundtrip is being added over the Christmas peak and on the Saturdays before and after Thanksgiving.

Favorite Seasonal Caribbean Mint Routes Return

JetBlue is bringing back many of the same popular Caribbean Mint routes it has previously operated. Seats are on sale now for service between:

  • New York-JFK and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND)
    • Beginning December 2
  • New York and St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport (UVF)
    • Beginning December 2
  • New York-JFK and St. Maarten
    • Beginning November 4
  • New York-JFK and Aruba
    • Beginning September 9
  • Boston and Barbados
    • Beginning November 4
  • Boston and Aruba
    • Beginning September 9

Seattle Mint to Come

The start date for already announced Mint service in Seattle will be announced in the coming months.