JetBlue Mint NYC to SF Review: Best Domestic Business Class?

I rarely fly first class on domestic flights because most airlines only offer larger seats. JetBlue Mint is different because it's the only international first-class experience you can get on a domestic flight. I was in New York for work and my client graciously booked a return flight on JetBlue Mint back to San Francisco. This is not a sponsored post. 

The JetBlue terminal is at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in Terminal 5. Arrive early and enjoy the fresh air in JetBlue's rooftop garden.

JetBlue's Rooftop garden in T5

JetBlue's Rooftop garden in T5

Plenty of room

Plenty of room

Plants

Plants

JetBlue Mint Seats

JetBlue's Mint cabin consists of 16 seats, spread across five rows. Four Mint suites are available on a first come, first serve basis at no additional cost. The rest of the cabin is in a 2-2 configuration. Each seat comes with an amenities kit and blanket.

You can book in advance and score a JetBlue Mint suite for a lower cost. The Mint suites have closing doors for privacy. 

JetBlue Mint Suite

JetBlue Mint Suite

Closing doors

Closing doors

electronic Outlets

electronic Outlets

The Mint suite offers the most living space of any other domestic carrier in the U.S. There's plenty of legroom. The flat-bed seats are the longest in the domestic market and recline up to 6' 8" long. 

View of the legroom

View of the legroom

The seats below are the 2-2 configuration. 

double seats

Each seat has a control panel to recline the seat, plus a built-in back massager! 

seat remote

seat remote

power outlets

power outlets

reading lamp

reading lamp

JetBlue Mint Food

The one thing I love about JetBlue Mint's food is they support local businesses. Menu items consist of artisan selections from New York. The coffee is from Brooklyn Roasting Company, cookies are from Milk Bar Bakery, and ice cream is from Blue Marble. 

Menu 

Menu 

Drink Selection

Drink Selection

Food menu

Food menu

Presentation could be improved, but the food was great for a domestic first-class flight. From left to right: pork tenderloin porchetta, lobster risotto, and vegetable pot pie. 

JetBlue Mint Food

The ice cream from Blue Marble was some of the best I've ever had. 

JetBlue ice cream

JetBlue Mint Service

The customer service on JetBlue Mint is incredible. From the moment you arrive at the gate, you are greeted by name and invited to board first. Once you step on the plane, the cabin crew welcomes you and offers a complimentary drink and snack. 

Welcome note from the cabin staff w/ blanket

Welcome note from the cabin staff w/ blanket

Bill and Jeff were genuine and enthusiastic during the flight. Upon getting settled into the Mint suite, they gave me an in-depth overview of the suite features. 

When we were in the air, they made sure I was well fed and hydrated throughout the flight. Bill and Jeff made me feel right at home and provided a great experience. U.S. airlines should take notes from JetBlue on how to provide an incredible customer experience. 

Bottom Line

JetBlue's Mint business class experience is hands-down the best value and best domestic flight you'll ever take. Prices range from $400-$1,200+ depending on where you're flying and how far in advance you reserve tickets. 

JetBlue, I'm a fan. Thanks for setting the new standard for domestic premium cabin experiences.