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.
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!
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.
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
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 ]
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.