When it comes to flying, seats generally face forward. There are a few that face backward, typically reserved for premium cabins,. And then there are the sideways seats. Including one that might soon fly even more sideways than before.
With half of the aircraft space devoted to the Mint business class cabin it is clear that JetBlue wants to win over the premium travel market to London. And while loads are light as service ramps up (and COVID continues to impact international travel rules), the on-board offering represents well versus the competition.
A small airline based in Nigeria that you’ve probably never heard of now has one of the best business class seats flying on a regional jet. The new Air Peace E195-E2 features the staggered design bespoke for the aircraft, designed in partnership with Priestmangoode.
This is the new JetBlue Mint business class seat that will carry passengers to London later this year. After years of development the carrier unveiled its Mint 2.0 cabin with a unique all-aisle access, flat bed option for travelers on the A321LR fleet.
It is a standard legal phrasing that no company wants to include in its financial reports. This week premium cabin seating manufacturer Thompson Aero disclosed concerns about its finances and a need to secure additional, external funding.
With single-aisle aircraft flying further than ever before, airlines continue to invest in delivering a more compelling premium cabin experience on board. And now they have another choice of seating supplier to help make that happen. Stelia Aerospace launched the Opera business class seat today, bringing a new luxury option to the single-aisle fleets of tomorrow.
It is finally, finally, finally official. JetBlue will fly to London (and likely other European cities) from its hubs at Boston and New York City starting in 2021.