The Time I Flew on JetBlue Mint
Okay… Okay… We all know I’m JetBlue obsessed. Well, for the first time, I’m flying in JetBlue’s “Mint” cabin… their answer to first class… from JFK to LAX. I thought I’d share my experience so you can travel along with me. Not familiar with Mint? This video should help:
Waiting for the flight, I was lucky enough to have the gate right next door to the newly opened T5 Rooftop lounge. It’s a great space and it also happened to be an amazing day out. If I had been hungry, you can bet that I’d hit up the hot dog stand and the Blue Marble ice cream cart. It just screams summer.
So it’s time to board! I’m seated in 2F, a private suite all to myself. Here goes…
Waiting at my seat, I was greeted by a surprisingly puffy pillow and blanket (more like a light comforter) and a welcome note from the inflight crew.
My suite had three electrical outlets. A bit excessive, no? But I’ll take them. 😉
The seat… Full lie down… Massage feature… Lombard support….
Then came the aforementioned cocktail… honey-infused limeade with fresh mint… which was really good. So much so that I was ready for two. (I’m concerned this trip has the potential to turn real boozy real fast. Lol)
And the private suite door….
Hidden cubby under the reading light for water… and a great little smartphone-sized pocket.
A free amenity kit from Brichbox with all sorts of hipster-y goodness.
The unfortunate thing is the TVs weren’t working on the flight. 18 inches of blue screen. As long as the free wifi doesn’t go down, everything will be okay. To JetBlue’s credit (pun intended), they issue small refunds for non-working TVs. Through the power of the Twitter, I got the credit even before I landed. 😉
Next up, food inspired by Saxon + Parole in the East Village….
Sparkling wine always. 🙂 Oh, and the appetizer was portobello mushroom mousse… which made me want to close my suite door and quietly lick the bowl. Best thing I had on the whole flight.
I went with the black angus burger, burrata cheese ravioli, and chilled corn soup. I really wanted the soup to be the winner, but it was the burger, surprisingly.
I realized I couldn’t find my earbuds… they are around here somewhere… so when I asked for a pair, I was provided with these hand-built lovelies from Grado Labs.
Dessert… The cappuccino was quite good… albeit a bit small. I’m used to far bigger coffee drinks on my JetBlue flights. 😉
Not gonna lie. I was enraptured for all 50 seconds of “anatomy of a plate.”