My Flight with JetBlue from New York to Los Angeles

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For my first visit to Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim in early March, I had the pleasure of flying with JetBlue from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) round-trip, nonstop. During this trip, I not only became more acquainted with their economy amenities and perks for long haul flights, I also was introduced to JetBlue Mint, a premium service offered by the airline on some flights between the west and east coasts of the contiguous United States, Central America, and the Caribbean.

I have been flying with JetBlue for over twelve years and am pleased to share that I have always had a very positive experience with the airline. In the past, I mainly have flown between Westchester County and Orlando, Florida, in addition to on occasion flights to Philadelphia, Buffalo, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, and Dallas. This recent trip also marked my first to Los Angeles.

The six and a half hour flight there and less than five hour flight returning to New York went by so quickly and seamlessly. I love JetBlue particularly because you are simply never bored ‘on board’. With plenty of entertainment at your fingertips, including Movies, DIRECTV, SiriusXM, and more, there is always something to listen to and view. On my way to Los Angeles, I was able to watch two films (Argo and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), and decided to catch up on my reading while tracking the flight’s path.

Unlimited complimentary snacks and beverages are also available on board every JetBlue flight. Plus, all of their snacks are nut-free! During my trips, twenty minutes after the beverage cart came through and the snack basket was offered, the snacks and drinks were then available to take at your convenience just behind the Mint service. Coffee and tea are available at the back of the plane throughout the remainder of the flights.

Current complimentary snacks include:

  • Cheez-It® Crackers
  • Rold Gold® Pretzels
  • PopCorners® Popcorn Chips
  • Belgian Boys® Choc O’ Chip Cookies
  • TERRA® Sweets & Blues™ potato chips

Beverages include Dunkin’® Original Blend Coffee, Dunkin’® Black Tea, Coke®, Seagram’s® Seltzer Water, Fuze Iced Tea®, and much more. Alcoholic beverages, including wine, beer, and spirits, are also available for purchase ($8-$9, each). In the seat back pocket menu, JetBlue offers fun suggestions for ‘make it yourself’ cocktails.

JetBlue is now offering Vive La Vie Rosè in flight for only $8.

Four EatUp boxes are also available for purchase. EatUp boxes are available on flights longer than two hours ($8-$9, each).

Their EatUp Cafe menu, available only on select flights, includes a Turkey & Pepper Jack Cheese Sandwich, a Mediterranean Salad Shaker, Ham & Cheese Croissant, and more ($6-$12, each).

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Milk Bar; Images courtesy of JetBlue

Though I do love JetBlue’s economy class (I have been a TrueBlue member for more than ten years), I would love to fly JetBlue Mint during my next trip to either the Caribbean to Aruba or to the west coast. With Mint, fliers can enjoy lie-flat seats, artisanal dining, tons of free entertainment, priority boarding, a complimentary Hayward & Hopper amenity kit, and so much more.

For dining options, choose from a selection of seasonal small plates inspired by NYC’s Saxon + Parole, and complemented by espresso-based drinks from Brooklyn Roasting Company. Have a sweet treat from a local ice creamery, and a cookie or snack from Milk Bar.

Visit here to learn more about JetBlue Mint.