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Review: My Experience With JetBlue Mint

I’ve never minded flying – whether it’s a short distance flight or a longer, cross-country or international trip. But, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve valued having more space and in-flight amenities during my flight. On my recent trip from LAX to Boston Logan Airport, I decided to upgrade to JetBlue Mint to experience it for myself.

Disclosure: I attended a media launch for JetBlue Mint years ago, but I paid for my own ticket to actually experience it inflight. All opinions are my own. I’ve worked with JetBlue on other campaigns over the years.

JetBlue Mint

What is JetBlue Mint?

JetBlue Mint is their premium class, offered on only select flights (typically longer-haul flights). While it isn’t officially called first-class or business class, it’s very similar to the business class seats you’ll find on other airlines.

When purchasing your flight, you’ll see the option to purchase Mint if it’s available for your flight. It’s a relatively small section in the front of the plane, so there aren’t a ton of seats available. For my LAX to Boston flight, I think there were 16 or so Mint seats (all of them were occupied).

There are two different configurations of seats. Most of the rows have two seats next to each other on either side of the aisle. However, there are also several JetBlue Mint suites, which are single seats with a door that closes you in.

As a premium class, Mint is significantly more expensive than a standard, core seat. It does come with a lot of great benefits, however, and that may be worthwhile for you – especially for a long haul flight.

JetBlue Mint seats

What amenities/perks do you get with flying JetBlue Mint?

There are lots of great amenities and perks that you get for flying Mint. As soon as you arrive at the airport, you’ll see a dedicated line at the counter specifically for Mint/Mosaic passengers to check-in to their flight and check luggage.

I’m already Mosaic, so this isn’t necessarily a benefit to me because I already have access to that line. But, if you aren’t, it can be a great way to save time at the airport, especially when it’s busy.

Mint/Mosaic customers will get a priority tag on their checked luggage. It’s supposed to arrive on the baggage carousel first. My bag was among the first bags to show up on the carousel at Logan Airport, along with the other Mint bags.

You’ll also be the first boarding group called, after the passengers who need additional help. Again, this is also a Mosaic benefit, so it may not be as beneficial to you.

Guests on Mint have access to complimentary comfortable blankets and pillows, and also receive a Hayward & Hopper amenity kit. These cute kits include lip balm, moisturizer, earplugs, an eye mask, socks, and toothbrush and toothpaste. Premium headphones from Grado Labs can be borrowed on request.

In my opinion, the biggest benefit of Mint is the large, comfortable seats. These cushioned, lie-flat seats can be moved in a variety of configurations, and also include massagers. You’ll also have access to free WiFi, live tv, power outlets right at the seat, personal lights, and lots of individual storage space.

Passengers in this premium class also are served premium snacks and beverages. These include a variety of complimentary alcoholic beverages, Milk Bar snacks, espresso drinks from Brooklyn Roasting Company, and seasonal small-plate meals.

My amenity kit from JetBlue Mint
My amenity kit from JetBlue Mint

My Experience on Mint

For my trip to California, I opted to purchase a Mint seat for my return flight from LAX to Boston. I had flown to Long Beach Airport on the way to Los Angeles, and Mint service wasn’t an option for that leg.

My flight was at 6 am, and I was pretty exhausted as I boarded the flight. I was immediately greeted with the blanket/pillow package, as well as my amenity kit on my seat. There was also a welcome note from the flight attendants.

After I sat down, one of the two flight attendants for the cabin welcomed me and offered me a beverage before the flight took off. Hot beverages can’t be prepared until after takeoff, so I ordered a sparkling water rather than the coffee I wanted. She also provided me with a menu for breakfast.

It’s important to note that there isn’t any underseat space, so all of your carry-on luggage needs to go in the overheads for takeoff and landing. The flight attendant helped with that, so I’d have my purse as soon as we were at a safe cruising altitude.

Once we were in flight, I was able to order my breakfast. There was a selection of five items, and I was able to choose three. Before breakfast came, I was served a warm croissant and my coffee.

I really enjoyed the breakfast – everything I ordered was delicious. Then, I moved my seat back into the flat bed, and napped for a little while. The seat is very comfortable, and I had plenty of room to relax.

After breakfast, we were also served the standard JetBlue snacks (I love those blue chips), as well as a Milkbar cookie. Of course, we could get beverages at any point during the flight, on request.

JetBlue Mint Window seat

Is JetBlue Mint worth it?

This is really a personal decision. I definitely loved being in Mint, and really appreciated the amenities. For a longer, cross-country flight, it was a great way to relax.

It is, however, an expensive upgrade, so it really depends upon your budget. I especially appreciated it for my early-morning flight, because I really wanted to sleep.

What flights have JetBlue Mint?

You can book JetBlue Mint seats on flight originating/arriving at Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and New York JFK. Keep in mind that it may not be offered on every one of these flights.

Boston to/from:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Los Vegas
  • San Diego

Fort Lauderdale to/from:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco

NYC JFK to/from:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Los Vegas
  • San Diego
  • Grenada
  • St. Lucia
  • Liberia
My experience with JetBlue Mint, a premium cabin that is offered at an additional cost. It includes lie flat seats, an amenity bag, and delicious food.
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