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Last month, at the end of our two-week Christmas vacation in Florida, we flew home to San Francisco from Fort Lauderdale in JetBlue Mint. It was the first time any of us flying Mint, and as my husband said,  it was the best domestic business class we have ever experienced!

JetBlue Mint review from FLL to SFO

JetBlue operates two daily flights between Fort Lauderdale and San Francisco. We were booked on the morning flight scheduled to depart at 8:54am. We got to the airport quite early. Check-in was a breeze and within five minutes we were off to security check point.

Our inbound plane arrived on time.

Two friendly agents worked the desk at gate E2. Boarding was on time and efficient.

A wonderful note and an amenity kit were waiting at my seat. Inside the bag was the usual tooth paste and tooth blush, mitten and socks, etc.

JetBlue Signature drink, and I opted for the non-alcohol version.

The JetBlue Mint cabin has a total of 16 seats spread across five rows. Of those 16 seats, 4 of them are individual suites, located in row 2 and row 4. Each Mint Suite comes with a door for more privacy. Since I purchased my five tickets on the first day schedule came out, I had no problem getting 3 of the 4 suites!

Heather, the flight attendant, went around the cabin welcoming everyone, and took time to explain the seats individually.

Once in the air, my daughter decided to close the door to her suite.

Seat is fully lie-flat, very comfortable. The big pillow and thick comforter are also a plus! My youngest daughter surely enjoyed her private suite.

Food service started about half an hour in the air. The drink menu included champagne and wine, but interestedly champagne was not available and the flight attendant was pretty apologetic.

Menu for today’s flight. We were asked to choose 3 of the 5 items under “Delish Dishes”. The first two were cold and the other three are hot.

I opted for the three hot items, but they were just luke warm. My favor was the waffle!

Sorbet was delicious, but I didn’t expect three big scoops!

My coffee was creamy looking, which was strange since the cream was in the cup next to it.

TV screen was nice and big and plenty of entertainment choices, I watched college football for the 5-hour flight.

The five-hour transcontinental flight went by pretty quickly. The service was impeccable and friendly. Through out the flight, Heather and Christina came over frequently to see if we needed anything. Before we landed, we were given cookies to take home.

Flying JetBlue Mint doesn’t have to be expensive

JetBlue has been expanding its popular Mint service in 2017, added new routes both in April and July.  You can learn more about JetBlue Mint here.

I booked our tickets on the day schedule were released. The price for Mint was just $449 each, or 33,700 TrueBlue points plus $5.60. At the time, my Amex Business Platinum had the 50% rebate benefit and would have cost only 22,500 Amex points. But for whatever reason, the seats weren’t showing up in Amextravel search. Afraid of losing the seats, I bought them directly from JetBlue and paid cash.

If you have the JetBlue Plus card and redeemed points for this Mint flight, you will get the standard 10% points back, so this Mint flight would have cost about 30,400 TrueBlue points per person. [SEE ALSO:  Highest Ever Bonus on the JetBlue Plus Card ]

Conclusion

We could have flew out of Tampa or Orlando to San Francisco last month, but we would have a layover somewhere for 2-3 hours since my husband refused to fly United’s nonstop service to SFO. The one-stop fight choices were with Delta or American and all over $450 for the date we needed. So we decided to take the three-hour drive down to Fort Lauderdale and take Mint home the next day. We were so glad that we did! It was the best domestic premium class service we ever had. Going forward, we would look for JetBlue Mint whenever we fly.

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