JetBlue’s Mint is one of the best and most affordable domestic first-class options. All the seats are lie flat. Rows 2 and 4 feature doors to give you privacy but have smaller footwells when you lay down.
Mint Is Priced Reasonably
JetBlue disrupted the major airlines when they introduced their Mint product. Airlines such as American, Delta, and United would charge ridiculous prices for “recliner” first class. Whereas JetBlue’s Mint offered lie-flat first class for a very reasonable price. The prices do vary by route, but you expect to find at least a few Mint flights each day for $500-600 one-way for transcontinental flights, and $300-400 one-way for flights from New York and Boston to the Caribbean.
- Boston: Aruba (seasonal; 2x/week); Barbados (seasonal; 1x/week); Las Vegas (2x/daily); Los Angeles (4x/daily); San Diego (3x/daily); San Francisco (5x/daily); Seattle (3x/daily)
- New York- JFK: Aruba (seasonal; 1x/week); Barbados (seasonal; 2x/week); Grenada (seasonal; 1x/week); Las Vegas (2x/daily); Liberia (1x/week); Los Angeles (11x/daily); San Diego (2x/daily); San Francisco (6x/daily); Seattle (3x/daily); St. Lucia (seasonal; 1x/week)
- Fort Lauderdale- Los Angeles (2x/daily) and San Francisco (2x/daily)
You get to choose three out of five tapas options, all inspired by the New York City restaurant Saxon + Parole. The menu changes monthly andyou can see the current monthly menu on JetBlue’s website.
No Lounge Access
One of the major downsides of JetBlue Mint is that JetBlue does not have any airport lounges, unlike American Airlines, who offers Flagship Lounge access for the JFK to LAX/SFO route. However, not having lounge access does help make Mint more affordable, but occasionally, American Airlines lie-flat tickets on those routes are cheaper than Mint.
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