JetBlue Mint Ultimate Guide [Routes, Seats, and Points]

JetBlue’s Mint is a reasonably priced and luxurious lie-flat business class service that flies from New York-JFK, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale to cities on the West Coast or in the Caribbean. 

JetBlue stands out from the competition on many of these routes since they offer lie-flat seats. Other airlines such as American Airlines or Alaska Airlines only offer less comfortable recliner seats.

JetBlue’s Mint is also a great value on many of its routes. In the example below, you could fly Blue economy class for $240 or have a lie-flat seat with food and alcoholic drinks for only $71 more!

JetBlue Pricing

The price above was during a sale, but JetBlue typically prices out JetBlue at $500 to $700 each way. 

Flights to Seattle, San Diego, and San Francisco are usually much cheaper than flights to Los Angeles (LAX).

Routes with Mint Service

JetBlue operates Mint service on the following routes: 

New York-JFK

  • Aruba 1x/week
  • Barbados 2x/week
  • Grenada 1x/week
  • Las Vegas Up to 2x/daily
  • Liberia 1x/week
  • Los Angeles Up to 11x/daily
  • San Diego Up to 2x/daily
  • San Francisco Up to 6x/daily
  • Seattle Up to 3x/daily
  • St. Lucia 1x/week

Boston (BOS)

  • Aruba 2x/week
  • Barbados 1x/week
  • Las Vegas Up to 2x/daily
  • Los Angeles Up to 4x/daily
  • San Diego Up to 3x/daily
  • San Francisco Up to 5x/daily
  • Seattle Up to 3x/daily

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

  • Los Angeles (LAX) Up to 2x/daily
  • San Francisco (SFO) Up to 2x/daily
JetBlue Mint Route Map

Lie-Flat Seats

JetBlue’s Mint cabin consists of 16 seats with three rows of 2-2 seats and two rows of 1-1 throne suites.

The throne suites are in rows 2 and 4 and offer a sliding door and are great if you are traveling alone and want privacy.

 

The throne suites’ footwell is more narrow than the rows with two seats, but both seats transform into lie-flat beds that are 6 feet and 8 inches long.

The two seats together are ideal for those who are traveling as a couple, and there is a privacy divider if you are not.

The seats also feature:

  • A massaging function
  • 15-inch touchscreen TV with on-demand TV shows and DirectTV
  • Two power outlets and two USB charging ports.
  • Gate to Gate Wi-Fi
  • Hand-crafted SR60e headphones from Grado Labs in Brooklyn
  • A pillow and blanket.
  • An amenity kit.

Booking a JetBlue Mint Ticket

You can either book a Mint ticket with cash or points. JetBlue’s TrueBlue points program is revenue based, which means that the number of points needed for a ticket is directly connected to the cash price of the ticket.

Our research indicated that TrueBlue points are worth about 1.01 cents per point when redeemed for Mint tickets. But you get a better value of 1.38 cents when redeeming points instead for economy class.

JetBlue Mint Cash Pricing
Booking with Cash
JetBlue Mint with Points
Booking with Points

To help you with your approximate points calculations:

  • $450 flight = 44,000 points
  • $500 flight = 49,000 points
  • $550 flight = 53,900 points
  • $600 flight = 58,900 points

If you book an economy class flight with either points or cash, you can upgrade your ticket to Mint by paying the difference in price as long as it is the same flight.

This can be a great way to upgrade if the cash price of a Mint ticket drops over time. 

Food and Drink in JetBlue Mint

JetBlue serves a pre-departure cocktail, which is a honey-infused limeade with fresh mint and vodka with a splash of club soda.

Mint passengers also get a choice of three small dishes with an appetizer. The menu changes seasonally, but here is an example of a previous menu.

Mint customers also get:

  • Sweet treats from MilkBar and other ice cream shops around the country.
  • Exclusive morning takeaway and green juice from Milk Bar on all redeye flights. 
  • Fresh espresso in the sky, featuring Brooklyn Roasting Company.

JetBlue’s drink menu changes seasonally, but they typically have the following alcoholic drinks:

Beer

  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider
  • Blue Moon
  • Bud Light
  • Lagunitas Pale Ale
  • Stella Artois
  • Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer

Liquor

  • Bacardi Rum
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Dewar’s White Label Scotch Whiskey
  • Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • Tito’s Vodka

Wine– JetBlue offers 2 reds, 2 whites, and one sparkling wine. Most of the bottles are around the $25 per bottle range.

Amenity Kit

JetBlue partnered with Hayward & Hopper for the Mint amenity kits.

The kits vary by season but typically feature socks, an eye mask, earplugs, a pen, a mint, hand cream, dental kit, and a seasonal item.

The Verdict

JetBlue’s Mint is a great way to fly across the U.S. or the Caribbean. Great seats, food, drinks, and privacy if you grab one of the throne suites. 

Plus, Mint is reasonably priced compared to the competition especially if you book during a fare sale.

Frequently Asked Questions

The only way to upgrade from economy to Mint is to pay the fare or points difference between the economy class and Mint.

If you booked with points, you can only use points to upgrade, and if you booked with cash, you can only use cash to upgrade.

Mosaic elite members don't even have access to Mint upgrades, unlike most other airline elite programs. 

JetBlue Mint is lie-flat business class on select coast to coast and Caribbean routes.

Unfortunately, JetBlue Mint customers do not have access to any airport lounges. 

JetBlue operates Mint service on the following routes: 

New York-JFK

  • Aruba 1x/week
  • Barbados 2x/week
  • Grenada 1x/week
  • Las Vegas Up to 2x/daily
  • Liberia 1x/week
  • Los Angeles Up to 11x/daily
  • San Diego Up to 2x/daily
  • San Francisco Up to 6x/daily
  • Seattle Up to 3x/daily
  • St. Lucia 1x/week

Boston (BOS)

  • Aruba 2x/week
  • Barbados 1x/week
  • Las Vegas Up to 2x/daily
  • Los Angeles Up to 4x/daily
  • San Diego Up to 3x/daily
  • San Francisco Up to 5x/daily
  • Seattle Up to 3x/daily

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

  • Los Angeles (LAX) Up to 2x/daily
  • San Francisco (SFO) Up to 2x/daily

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