JetBlue Airlines Will Operate its A321 “Mint” Aircraft With Lie-Flat Seats Between NY and Liberia, Costa Rica

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JetBlue Airways will be operating its Mint ‘premium travel’ service with a seasonal route from New York (John F. Kennedy Airport) to Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Daniel Oduber International Airport) starting December 15, 2018.

JetBlue Mint offers “fully lie-flat seats (16 in business class), artisanal dining options, the most free inflight entertainment, revitalizing amenities and more”, in total the A321 has 159 seats.

This route was commonly operated with the regular A320 plane that doesn’t have business class.

The direct flight will maintain the regular schedule, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and makes of Liberia, Guanacaste the first city in Latin America to receive this aircraft.

“Liberia, Costa Rica is JetBlue’s first Mint city in Latin America. JetBlue will become the only airline to offer lie-flat seats between the U.S. and Costa Rica”, states the press release.

“Adding Mint between these cities means travelers on these routes can finally enjoy a first-class flying experience,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president commercial and planning, JetBlue. “When Mint first launched more than four years ago, we knew we had created an unmatchable premium experience, but we could have never imagined Mint would be landing in well over a dozen destinations in such a short time.”

Features of the A321 core interior include 10-inch television screens offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the most legroom in coach (a) and power outlets accessible to all customers. JetBlue’s popular marketplace, a self-serve station full of free snacks, sodas and water for customers to enjoy at their convenience, is also available throughout the flight. And all A321 aircraft offer JetBlue’s free Fly-Fi high-speed broadband Internet service (b) and access to JetBlue’s Hub content on personal devices and first-run Hollywood movies.

“While business class passengers can enjoy the “lie-flat seating, a signature cocktail, a tapas-style menu by New York City restaurant Saxon + Parole, fresh espresso from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a U.S. airline, amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper, and dessert from local artisanal ice cream makers based in Mint cities”.

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