JetBlue's Mint seating is available on certain A321s.

JetBlue’s Mint seating is available on certain A321s.

In the premium transcontinental game Seattle doesn’t get much attention, but things are about to change with the introduction of jetBlue’s Mint product.  While the premium experience might not be the first of its type in the U.S. market, it does give Seattle a true shot at giving passengers something better than a traditional domestic first class seat for those five-to-six hour transcontinental flights.

In preparation for jetBlue’s recent inaugural flight from Seattle (SEA) to Boston (BOS), we were able to give their Mint seats a proper test-sit in the name of journalistic thoroughness.

JetBlue loves to name it's jets, too. This one is called "One Mint, Two Mint, Blue Mint, You Mint."

JetBlue loves to name it’s jets, too. This one is called “One Mint, Two Mint, Blue Mint, You Mint.”

The seats recline to 6’8″ — jetBlue says that makes them the longest lie-flat domestic seats in the biz. Perks of the new service include gate-to-gate Fly-Fi WiFi, an extended slate of in-flight entertainment options on a 15″ seatback screen, fancy headphones, and even fancier meals from a menu that changes monthly.

JetBlue currently lists 17 routes with Mint service, and an 18th, SEA-JFK, will start in April, 2018.

BONUS: A Closer Look at the jetBlue Mint Product 

JetBlue's main cabin still boasts one of the highest domestic seat pitches.

JetBlue’s main cabin still boasts one of the highest domestic seat pitches.

And, just because we’re plane nerds at heart, here are some fun photos of the exterior of the plane:

The aircraft flown in for the flight, N982JB, was delivered on Aug. 17, 2017, so it’s only six month old — still pretty much brand new. Gotta love that new airplane smell!

While we didn’t fly with them this trip, watch for a proper flight review in the near future.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR - SEATTLE, WA Francis Zera is a Seattle-based architectural, aerial, aviation, and commercial photographer, a freelance photojournalist, and a confirmed AvGeek.

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6 Comments

OK I’m confused.

“During jetBlue’s recent inaugural flight, from Boston (BOS) to Seattle (SEA), we were able to give their Mint seats a proper test-sit in the name of journalistic thoroughness.”

“While we didn’t fly with them this trip, watch for a proper flight review in the near future.”

So…. you did fly or not?

We sat in the seats. We did not travel to Boston on that flight.

Ah, so your “test-sit” was not “during” the inaugural flight, rather it took place at the airport prior to the inaugural flight.

Anyway looking forward to reading a review in the future when you do actually fly. From all accounts, the Mint product is excellent.

Hey Stewart,

Good catch on the mistakes. I want to take full credit for those in my hurried editing this morning before publishing. I re-wrote his intro and didn’t do a great job! Kind of hoping with all Francis’ amazing photos, no one would be reading the text :).

David
Editor-in-Chief | AirlineReporter

I updated the first paragraph to clarify things. Thanks for pointing that out.

I like the “One Mint. Two Mint. Blue Mint. You Mint.” on the side of the airplane. Catchy.

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