JetBlue Debuts Mint Studio™
Just when airlines air disappearing from the transatlantic market, JetBlue is joining airlines like Air India, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air lines, Virgin Atlantic Airways and United Airlines with flights from New York to London. And to kick things off, they are introducing their Mint Studio™ seats.
Today, February 1, 2020, they launched their Mint Studio™ to compete with the Business/First Class products offered by their competitors. it’s clear that they are going after the business travelers.
jetBlue will be using the new A321-LRs from Airbus, joining operators such as Aer Lingus and TAP in operating this specific aircraft type.
The Mint cabin will have 24 seats in a 1-1 configuration. Each suite will have a sliding door. Transatlantic flights are scheduled to start in the summer of 2021. However, a special 16 seats configuration will be used on select New York to Los Angeles flights.
Here are some features of the Mint Studio™:
- a tilting 17-inch Thales AVANT seatback screen
- wireless charging capabilities
- an integrated phone ledge for multitasking
- easy-to-reach in-seat power
- laptop, shoe and handbag stowage.
I’m not a fan of the herring bone configuration as it means that you won’t have full parallel access to the windows and flying at an angle is a bit odd.
Check out what they have to offer in this video that they produced.
And here are some photos from jetBlue so you can take a closer look…
What do you think?