BHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1102 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5032 times:
This has been announced a while back...
they seem to have a lot going for them and offer a lot more than maxjet.
They use LTN and EWR instead of STN and JFK...
The start date in Jan seems to still be on track and the fares are very competitive.
I would class it as a MY competitor more so than Eos as Eos is the only one out of the 3 with flat beds... MY and now Silverjet are all upright seats with no flat bed recline facility....
Silverjet apparantly are also having a lounge built at LTN and I think... I think I saw on their website they are using the... on no... my bad... I just checked... they say they have their own lounge at EWR but I did think they used a different airlines lounge and I have a feeling they may actually start by doing that... I doubt very much they will get the permission to start building a lounge straight away at EWR.
They also have a lot of options regarding transportation to the airport (very a la Virgin)
anyway... have a read for yourself...
Tickets have only gone on sale in the last week for US Citizens.
They will be more of a competitor for EOS than MaxJet and will be offering flat beds. The advantage is they will be flying 767's as opposed to 752's accriss the Atlantic.
Heres an extract from their website:
Silver Class is unlike any other flying experience in the world. It’s designed to eradicate as many annoying and disruptive aspects of modern air travel as possible. It starts on the ground, and it doesn’t stop.
We've effectively abolished 'check in' as you know it, so you can arrive at the airport just 30 minutes before departure. Everyone can choose their seat in advance, and if you are travelling alone, we’ll leave the seat beside you empty if we can.
Board at your leisure, be greeted by name when you take your seat, and we’ll hang up your coat or jacket for you.
You’ll be amazed what you’ll find on board: our spacious Boeing 767 aircraft are fitted with just 100, one touch, award winning, 6' 3” flat beds. These planes were built to carry 300 people, so you'll be able to stretch out and enjoy loads of extra legroom.
Our food is freshly cooked and you can order what you want, when you want from our great food choices onboard, or if you fancy, you can request something extra special from our on-line specials menus in advance.
We offer everyone an individual personal entertainment system to use whenever you’re in the mood, any time during the flight.
When you want to sleep, we'll make up your bed, offer you a night-cap, and promise not to wake you, unless you've specifically requested it. We’ll keep pre-landing procedures to a minimum to give you an extra lie-in.
With no intrusive announcements, no flood-lit cabins and no trolleys to bang into your seats, we create the quietest possible cabin environment to help you sleep, or concentrate on work.
Flying Silver Class is like nothing on Earth. Or in the sky.