JetBlue A321 Mint Review – The Best Domestic Business Class Seat/Suite Around
Call it a seat or call it a suite, either way it’s best-of-breed for domestic flights
It’s only been around for about 2.5 years, but JetBlue’s Mint product has been a game-changer since its launch. Not only is it unique or even unheard of for a low-cost-carrier (LCC), but it’s on a whole new level for transcon business class products, period. Sure, AA, UA, and DL all offer lie-flat options on select transcon routes (mostly LAX/SFO/SEA to JFK/BOS/ATL), but nobody has business class with a 1-1 configuration (rows 2 and 4; 1, 3, 5 are all 2-2), let alone with a door to make the seat a veritable suite. The best part? These seats can be had for a fraction of the price of AA/UA/DL/VS transcon, though I have seen that the legacy carrier business class fares have been forced to drop due to the pressure JetBlue is putting on them in those markets. This flight was ~$600 for me, whereas at time of booking AA would’ve been $2200! Here’s why you should book JetBlue Mint over a legacy carrier at least once…
- close your door for privacy in the only domestic suite product in existence
- tapas-style catering is fun and different
- comfortable lie-flat seat with plenty of storage
- business class service without the apathetic or stuffy attitudes you sometimes get on legacy carriers
- not much! the only thing I can think of is if you prefer a traditional meal service, you may not vibe on the tapas setup
JetBlue has created a special experience with their Mint product, which they’re continuing to expand to several new destinations. They don’t have the most lucrative or rewarding loyalty program, so that may stop someone like me from flying them everywhere (not to mention I’m SEA not JFK based), but I will certainly be booking JetBlue for transcon and Caribbean flights in the future when I can get myself into rows 2 or 4.
Which seat and why
Get into rows 2 or 4 to get the suite — kind of a no-brainer considering it’s the same price as the other seats. Rows 1, 3, and 5 are standard 2-2 but still a great option if you’re traveling with a companion. As with most 2-2 domestic business class cabins, the first row tends to have slightly more legroom in the footwell area at the bulkhead, so try for row 1 if you’re not going for the suite.
For more seat reviews from other travelers on JetBlue, check out this plane’s seat map here: JetBlue A321 Seat Map
JetBlue Mint is arguably the best business class product on offer for domestic travel in the US. Add to that attentive and friendly service at prices lower than American, Delta, United, and even Virgin America, and you’ve got a winner. Rows 1, 3, and 5 are great four couples (row 1 being best due to extra leg/foot space), while solo travelers should try their best to get into row 2 or 4 (the suites).
What are Your Thoughts on JetBlue Mint?
If you’ve flown it and are a fan, let us know in the comments below! Or better yet, write a review of your seat here: JetBlue A321 Mint Reviews 🙂