Welcome to the suite life–and no, we aren’t referring to hotel living.
In the last year or so, JetBlue’s Business Class programming has swept the elite travel world by storm, giving all major airlines a run for their money. And at a fraction of the price on other airlines…British Airways, United, and Delta should be a bit concerned by this new fan favorite airline. 2K for nonstop business class to London on JetBlue Mint? Roundtrip? We’ll take it.
But, before you get too excited, it is worth noting that Mint routes are limited: San Francisco, Aruba, London, and Los Angeles are the most popular destinations from New York, but bear in mind Gatwick and Heathrow are the only airports they fly to in all of Europe.
Just when you thought the business class experience couldn’t get any more luxe: the next generation of JetBlue Mint gives everyone a private suite with a sliding door. (You may recall the original JetBlue biz class cabin, where only 4 lucky flyers scored a private suite). Oh how the times–or rather JetBlue Mint–has changed. Thanks to the 1-1 arrangement, the new Mint is a truly private and spacious experience.
If you’re on the hunt for the utmost personal space, something all of us could use a little more of in these post-pandemic times, you’ll want to reserve one of the two “studios” in the bulkhead row 1.
This comes at an extra cost ($199), but worth it for longer trips.
Our pro tip: Mint occupies rows 2-8. Row 8 is a little close to the lavatories, while row 2 is right by the airline staff busily working. If you want to rest and avoid possible smells from the bathroom, opt for rows 4 or 5 when doing the red eye.
With one of the most robust in-flight entertainment systems in the skies, plus Tuft & Needle bedding, food from New York-based Delicious Hospitality Group (the people behind Pascale Jones), you won’t get a better meal in the skies. Served tapas style, you can choose 3-5 plates. The drink selection is equally impressive: artisanal seasonal cocktails, espresso from Brooklyn Roasters, and tea from Teapigs makes JetBlue Mint better than many New York City restaurants when it comes to quality and service.
In short: The new JetBlue mint is far superior to its predecessor, and far superior in both price and quality to lots of competing airlines.