Earlier this year, JetBlue unveiled the business and premium cabins that will feature on its new transatlantic flights – and now unveils the cabin that it says will “ reinvent what it’s like to fly economy across the Atlantic. ”
The low-cost US carrier is launching flights to London for the first time this summer with a long-haul version of the Airbus A321 single-aisle aircraft.
The planes will be equipped with 24 individual business class ‘Mint’ suites and two premium ‘Mint Studio’ seats that the airline claims have ‘the largest reclining bed of any US airline’.
JetBlue has unveiled the economy cabin that will feature on its new transatlantic flights. The airline claims it will ‘reinvent what it’s like to fly the economy across the Atlantic’
JetBlue has now revealed that the new economy cabin – often referred to as a coach in the US – allows passengers to put together their own meals, ‘spacious’ seats with ‘the most legroom on the bus’ and ‘wider than that’ found on most wide-body aircraft ‘and’ unlimited, free high-speed Wi-Fi ‘.
When it comes to food offerings, the airline has partnered with restaurant chain Dig to bring its ‘signature homemade dining concept’ to trays at 10,000 meters. It is the first time that the courier offers a free meal in economy (also called ‘core’ on JetBlue).
JetBlue explains: “Unlike the traditional meals served by other airlines today, JetBlue’s transatlantic food offering puts the customer in control, allowing them to customize their own meal directly on the seatback screen.
Known for its plant-based options, the Dig menu will feature a seasonal selection of proteins, vegetables and grains, sourced in part from minority and female-run farms, as well as Dig’s own farm, Dig Acres.
Customers have the option to choose one of three main selections, including a protein or vegetable with a base, and two of the three hot and chilled side dishes.
Menu items will include a savory offering such as roasted chicken thigh on a brown rice base with herbs and spiced eggplant over coconut cauliflower quinoa, with side dishes including Dig’s much-loved mac and cheese and a mixed tomato salad straight from Dig Acres in the state. New York.
JetBlue revealed that the new economy cabin will have “spacious” seats with “the most legroom in the bus” and “wider than those on most wide-body aircraft.”
“On morning departure, the menu will feature a mix of sweet and savory breakfast dishes, including a mixed berry bread pudding and a citrus salad with local honey.”
Additionally, JetBlue says economy customers will be offered dessert for a “sweet after-meal treat” and “light pre-arrival bite.” They can also buy their own grab & go snack basket during the flight and enjoy free soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine and spirits.
JetBlue says, “JetBlue remains true to its sustainable commitment and will serve its meals in reusable containers and provide customers with cutlery made from a natural polymer.”
In terms of in-cab seats, JetBlue says the “core transatlantic experience provides the most legroom in the coach at 32 inches, with spacious Collins Meridian seats designed with customer feedback and convenience in mind.”
In addition, there will be four rows of ‘Even More Space’ seats with up to 15 cm more legroom.
When it comes to food offerings, the airline has partnered with restaurant chain Dig to bring its ‘signature homemade dining concept’ to trays at 10,000 meters. On the left are the dinner and lunch combinations, while the breakfast combinations are on the right
JetBlue explains, “Unlike traditional meals served by other airlines today, JetBlue’s transatlantic food offering puts the customer in control, allowing them to customize their own meal right on the seatback screen.”
The cabin’s 114 seats will have a ‘wider’ width of 45cm, which the airline says is’ wider than most seats found on wide-body aircraft today – providing customers with more space and comfort in an economy experience than any airline in the transatlantic market. ‘.
The cab also features ‘redesigned sidewalls for extra shoulder room and larger window moldings for more space and better visibility’ and ‘easily accessible in-seat power supply, with AC and USB-C ports’.
When it comes to connectivity, JetBlue says it will be the ‘only airline to offer unlimited, free, super-fast Wi-Fi on all transatlantic flights, giving customers in both mint and core the ability to connect and stream, surf or chat with customers. throughout the flight, from gate to gate ‘.
It explains: “As in the US, JetBlue’s transatlantic customers will be able to enjoy a multi-screen experience with multiple devices connected to Wi-Fi and free seat back entertainment, reflecting how people use technology at home.
JetBlue will build on its reputation as a leader in onboard entertainment with an unparalleled selection of options to keep them binge-watching throughout the flight, including a curated selection of live TV channels – one of JetBlue’s signature features. has been in service since it first launched in 2000. ‘
One of two premium ‘Mint Studio’ seats, pictured, which JetBlue says has the largest reclining bed of any US airline
One of 24 individual business class ‘Mint’ suites that will be featured on JetBlue’s transatlantic flights
Each economy seat has a 10.1-inch high-definition screen, which allows customers to “view and customize their Dig meal on the touchscreen.”
They can view a “robust library of on-demand content, including full seasons of shows, hundreds of movies, and premium content from HBO & Showtime.”
Jayne O’Brien, head of marketing and loyalty at JetBlue, said: “From generous personal space to our innovative DIY concept, every detail has been carefully designed and will be made even better with the considerate service standards that allow a single aisle aircraft.
‘We know all too well the pain points of international flying – the dreaded middle section, the’ choice ‘of conveyor belt chicken or beef and the lack of connectivity.
JetBlue is ready to change all that with our view of transatlantic travel where you are well looked after and fully connected if you want to.
When we shook up premium travel with Mint, one of the biggest wow moments for our customers was our fresh take on dining.
JetBlue will launch flights to London for the first time this summer with a long-haul version of the Airbus A321 single-aisle aircraft. Above is a stock image of an A321 at JFK Airport
Great food doesn’t have to be limited to the premium cabin and our customers also deserve a culinary experience that has been carefully prepared and offers choices.
Dig has earned a large following in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, where customers love the fresh ingredients and adaptable concept. We wanted customers in the sky to have the same freedom to put together their own meal, just as they would if they were dining at a Dig restaurant. ‘
Pricing for the new transatlantic flights and the London airport they will fly to have yet to be announced.
Hayley Berg, an economist at Hopper, said two years ago When JetBlue first revealed its transatlantic plans, “Historically, JetBlue has caused prices to drop by 12 percent when it enters an international market, so we expect a similar drop once it starts servicing flights to London.”