JetBlue to Bring Lie-Flat Seats to the Caribbean

Beginning in November, JetBlue will offer its premium Mint service on flights between New York and two Caribbean destinations.

Beginning in November, JetBlue will offer its premium Mint service on flights between New York and both Aruba and Barbados.

Mint is JetBlue’s first-class service, launched last year on flights between New York and both Los Angeles and San Francisco, at prices that significantly undercut those charged by American, Delta, and United. For as little as $599 each way, cross-country Mint flyers enjoy premium cabins outfitted with 16 lie-flat seats: twelve side-by-side in a 2×2 configuration; four single seats in “private suites.” The cushy seats are complemented by upgraded meal service, amenity kits, and other front-cabin niceties.

Unlike its Transcon Mint service, where JetBlue competes against the Big Three’s premium services, JetBlue claims it will be the only airline boasting lie-flat seats to the Caribbean.

The new Mint flights will be operated seasonally, on Saturdays between November 7, 2015, and April 30, 2016, and daily between December 19, 2015, and January 4, 2016.

This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.

By Tim Winship

After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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