JetBlue’s Swanky New Cabins for Elite Fliers

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    Oct 16, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    http://www.wired.com/design/2013/10/jetblue-brings/?cid=13195064

    "Nearly 15 years after revolutionizing the world of domestic air travel with blue potato chips and personal in-flight entertainment systems, JetBlue has equipped their planes with a host of design upgrades that will make transcontinental flights less hellish experiences. Starting later this year, JetBlue passengers who upgrade to the new “Mint” experience will get a seat that lies flat, an in-flight amuse-bouche, and, for the right price, a mini-suite that will block out the wailing infant in seat B24."

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    Oct 16, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    Sorry but those seats look cheap and flimsy. Like the sliding door and lounger though.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 17, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    Airline seats are going to that style. They weigh less and take up less space, so they can get more into the plane without decreasing leg room for the passenger.

    First class lie flat seats are awesome on long flights, I did that the last time I went to London.
  • Amelorn

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    Oct 17, 2013 8:26 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidSorry but those seats look cheap and flimsy. Like the sliding door and lounger though.


    One of those seats, after taking into account R&D, testing, manufacture, and installation will cost $4-500,000 each. These seats, like all airline seats, are designed to withstand fairly significant stresses and g-forces.


    What's interesting is the price of JetBlue's biz/Mint cabin will be relatively cheap compared to the legacy carriers' transcon services.
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    Oct 17, 2013 7:05 PM GMT
    American Airlines has these in the plans also for their new fleet between LAX and JFK. I think it's great!
  • KepaArg

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    Oct 18, 2013 9:58 AM GMT
    Never used JetBlue, but I love Air France business class, hell I even like their premium economy.

    I've never had a bad experience with them.