JetBlue Mint Class Review – New York to Los Angeles
After recently flying American Airlines transcontinental first class; I was really excited to try out JetBlue Mint Class on the same route. I wanted to know how a premium product on JetBlue – a low cost carrier – will compare. I’ve read and heard many good things about it, so I had high expectations. And certainly my expectations were met and exceeded.
New York (JFK) – Los Angeles (LAX)
Arrive: 12:44am (+1 day)
Aircraft: Airbus A321
We boarded right on time and were greeted at the door by one of the flight attendants. I’ve seen the Mint cabin before while walking quickly to the back of the plane. However, this time knowing that my seat is 3 rows away; the cabin looked extra nice to me 🙂 The Mint cabin has a total of 12 flat bed seats in a 2×2 configuration spread across rows 1,3 and 5. There’s also 4 individual enclosed suites in a 1×1 configuration in rows 2 and 4.
I quickly got to my seat and there was a very comfy pillow and blanket waiting for me along with a welcome card.
The seat has plenty of leg room.
I took a picture of the “throne” seat behind me which looked amazing. JetBlue charges the same price for these enclosed suites, so if you’re traveling by yourself make sure to grab one of these seats early.
Seat controls are built in the large armrest in between the seats. They’re pretty easy to use, and I particularly like the massage option 🙂
To my right was a reading light, water bottle holder, a storage area that fit my phone perfectly and is very accessible.
There’s also a universal power outlet and USB port.
The seat has plenty of storage space.
The entertainment controls are found in an enclosed compartment behind the seat controls and is very basic and easy to use.
The entertainment screen is nicely sized. You can watch live TV and there were blockbuster movies that normally cost $5 per movie in economy, but were free in Mint class. My wife and I decided to watch the Jungle Book. It’s nice that we can start watching while still on the ground.
Shortly after settling in we were offered JetBlue Mint’s signature drink which is a honey-infused limeade and fresh mint (of course). You can get it with or without vodka. I opted for with and my wife ordered it without.
After that, the flight attendant came by with the menus and explained the dining options. There are five dishes available where you can chose three of them.
We were then offered an amenity kit which is provided by Birch Box. There’s a mens and a womens version of the amenity kit.
Soon after take off, food service started by distributing hot towels.
The Taro chips with green aioli dip was absolutely delicious.
For my entree, I chose the burrata stuffed ravioli, shrimp and grits and the pork tenderloin porchetta.
Everything was very good, except the pork. It had a weird texture and flavor that I personally disliked.
For dessert, we got fresh fruit and Bluemarble organic ice cream.
After dinner I checked my emails and social media thanks to JetBlue’s free WiFi “Fly-Fi”. Then it was time to sleep. The mood lighting on this plane was incredible. I really liked the dark blue hues.
Upon waking up I ordered another one of the signature cocktails.
Right before landing, flight attendants walked by distributing a pre-landing snack which consisted of cookies and a blondie from Mah Ze Dahr Bakery.
JetBlue Mint Class Bottom Line:
jetBlue mint class was a great experience overall. The service is amazing, flight attendants are very friendly, helpful and willing to assist with anything they can do to make the flight more enjoyable. The food was ok, not great but not horrible. The seat is very comfortable and great for traveling with a companion. However, if you’re traveling alone, I recommend the suites in row 2 and row 4. I really enjoyed my time on jetBlue mint and look forward to flying it again in the near future.
Have you flown JetBlue Mint Class before? What was your experience like?
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