NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it is continuing to boost its transcontinental flight network with a new route and more Mint flights. First, the airline will add new nonstop flights between Orlando and Los Angeles. Additionally, seats on previously announced Mint flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Francisco are now on sale.
“This is a big win for our Florida and California customers who are eager to have more choices when traveling cross country,” said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “The Sunshine State and the Golden State have been so important to JetBlue’s growth and success, which is why we are so pleased to continue to deliver on our plan to expand on both coasts.”
Orlando and Los Angeles
JetBlue will launch new nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting on January 5, 2017. Roundtrip flights will operate daily and are on sale today with fares starting at $65 one way (a).
The new route will further grow JetBlue’s presence in its Orlando focus city where it is already a top carrier with flights to more than two dozen nonstop destinations. The route also grows the list of destinations JetBlue serves at Los Angeles-LAX. JetBlue will operate up to 17 daily flights at LAX and will now serve each of the airline’s northeast and Florida focus cities with nonstop service from southern California.
|Schedule Between Orlando (MCO) and Los Angeles (LAX)|
Starting January 5, 2017
|MCO – LAX Flight #131||LAX – MCO Flight #132|
|7:05 p.m. – 9:39 p.m.||10:30 p.m. – 6:10 a.m.+1|
JetBlue will operate service between Orlando and Los Angeles using its Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (b); free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio at every seat.
Mint in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Francisco
JetBlue will launch Mint service, JetBlue’s refreshing take on premium travel, on all flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and San Francisco International Airports (SFO) starting May 15, 2017. Roundtrip flights will operate twice daily and are on sale today with fares starting at $399 one way (c).
Mint service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Francisco will complete JetBlue’s plans to bring its popular premium service to the south Florida focus city and further grow Mint in the Bay Area. As previously announced, Mint flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Los Angeles-LAX will begin March 20, 2017.
Mint aircraft include the longest fully-flat bed seating in the U.S. domestic premium market (d), fully enclosed private suites and a 15-inch flat screen with complimentary entertainment options. Favorite Mint features include 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 Birchbox, and dessert from Blue Marble and Mah-ze-Dahr Bakery.
Since launching in 2014, Mint has become a favorite way for celebrities, technology executives, creatives, and entrepreneurs to travel across the country. Mint was recognized by Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards, which honors innovative and disruptive design that pushes boundaries and seeks to change the world.
|Mint Schedule Between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and San Francisco (SFO)|
Starting May 15, 2017
|FLL – SFO Flight #577||SFO – FLL Flight #578|
|10:00 a.m. – 1:14 p.m.||8:15 a.m. – 4:43 p.m.|
|FLL – SFO Flight #277||SFO – FLL Flight #278|
|6:00 p.m. – 9:16 p.m.||10:40 p.m. – 7:08 a.m.+1|
All customers will benefit from JetBlue's new Airbus A321 with Mint aircraft, which features the airline's new core experience.
Features of the A321 core interior include 10-inch television screens offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the most legroom in coach (b) 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 when flying over the continental U.S., access to JetBlue's Hub content on personal devices and first-run Hollywood movies.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 97 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 925 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.
(a) BLUE fare shown. Fares include government taxes and fees and must be purchased by 09/27/2016 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between for flights between Orlando, Fla. (MCO) and Los Angeles (LAX) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 01/05/2017– 03/16/2017. 14-day advance purchase required. Limited exceptions apply; all fares are subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, non-stop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Proper documentation required for boarding. For BLUE fares, first checked bag is $20 by web check-in and kiosk or $25 at check-in counter and second bag is $35. Additional bags (over two) are $100 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. For baggage fees and other optional services, click here . All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: BLUE: $70 per person fee plus difference in fare. For BLUE fares under $100, $70 per person plus difference in fare; for BLUE fares between $100 and $149.99, $90 per person plus difference in fare; and for BLUE fares of $150 or more, $135 per person plus difference in fare. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited). For changes/cancellations, click here. Other restrictions apply.
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
(c) To learn more about our new fare options, go to https://www.jetblue.com/travel/our-fares/. Fares include government taxes and fees and must be purchased by 07/12/16 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between 05/15/17 - 06/14/17. 21-day advance purchased required. Limited exceptions apply. All fares are subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, non-stop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Proper documentation required for boarding. Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. For MINT fares first two checked bags are free (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marked or operated by other airlines apply). Fare does not include fees for oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here. For Mint fares: (a) Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date for (i) nonstop one-way base fares less than $950: $75; (ii) nonstop one-way base fares $950 or greater: no fee; (iii) connecting, one-way base fare less than $1,350: $75; and (iv) connecting, one-way base fare $1,350 or greater: no fee. (b) Changes and cancellations made less than 60 days prior to departure date for (i) nonstop one-way base fares less than $950: $150; (ii) nonstop one-way base fares $950 or greater: no fee; (iii) connecting, one-way base fare less than $1,350: $150; and (iv) connecting, one-way base fare $1,350 or greater: no fee. For changes, a difference in fare may apply. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply.
(d) Based on avg. length of lie-flat beds on domestic flights operated by U.S. airlines.