JetBlue Expands Premium Mint Service to Grenada

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JetBlue Expands Premium Mint Service to Grenada

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JetBlue Expands Premium Mint Service to Grenada
Bob Curley
July 28, 2016

Clients can now book JetBlue’s Mint class to Grenada, the fifth Caribbean destination where the airline is offering this premium service.

Mint-class service will launch on Saturday flights between New York/JFK and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) beginning in January 2017 and available through April 2017. The airline said that Mint has the longest fully-flat bed in the U.S. domestic premium market; the cabin includes four private suites, each equipped with a 15-inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary entertainment options. During the five-hour JFK-GND flights, travelers also enjoy signature cocktails, a tapas-style menu, fresh espresso, amenities from Birchbox, and Blue Marble and Mah-ze-Dahr Bakery desserts.

JetBlue’s other seasonal Mint destinations in the Caribbean are Aruba, Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Maarten. The service to all of these destinations is offered on flights out of JFK, plus on flights from Boston to Aruba and Barbados. Mint seats start at $599.

Mint was rolled out in 2013 on flights between New York and San Francisco and Los Angeles, and initially expanded to the Caribbean in November 2015. The airline’s Caribbean markets are among the most popular destinations for U.S. travelers in the region, and all appeal to the kinds of high-end travelers who would be willing to pay a premium for the Mint cabin.

Grenada, for example, is home to the luxury boutique Spice Island Beach Resort as well as the 223-room Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa, one of the best upscale, adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Uncrowded and comparatively undeveloped, Grenada appeals to nature lovers who will thrill to the island’s rainforests and waterfalls, and those looking for chocolate and nutmeg flavored cultural immersion on the Caribbean’s “spice island.”

“This premier service is definitely something that was needed because of the type of properties that Grenada has,” said Christine Noel-Horsford, U.S. sales director for the Grenada Tourism Authority. “It’s a big boost for Grenada in terms off attracting an experiental kind of clientele that is interested in interacting with the local people and culture, not just to go and sit on the beach.”

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