Pgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7351 times:
I was able to attend MY's LAX inaugural yesterday. I've posted a full report on my blog, here and you can see all my pics here, including a shot from the tarmac of the aircraft passing under the water arch. (Sorry about the quality). There were a few interesting tidbits that came from CEO Bill Stockbridge himself.
*The 5th 762 enters service on Sep 25. It will start as an operational spare, but in either 4Q07 or 1Q08 they will add a sun destination in Florida. We've seen the MIA rumors floating around here, but I would think it could potentially be MCO as an alternate. But it is confirmed by Stockbridge that Florida is next.
*He also said they expect to be the biggest beneficiaries of open skies. He gave a LAX-STN-DXB route as an example saying that with open skies they can carry local pax from STN to DXB. I don't think that was a hint that this route was imminent, but it wouldn't be a bad one for an all business class airline.
*Apparently, 25% of traffic connects beyond STN. I didn't realize it was such a high number.
I think that's it for big news. It was a fun event, and though I didn't take the flight, I did get a chance to hop on the plane and test out the seat. It's surprisingly comfortable.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33177 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6983 times:
Quoting Pgtravel (Thread starter): We've seen the MIA rumors floating around here, but I would think it could potentially be MCO as an alternate. But it is confirmed by Stockbridge that Florida is next.
You can put money on Miami. They'll probably be using Concourse F.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6729 times:
The last (and only) time I flew MY wasn't a particularly good experience, mostly because they touted an 'all business class' product and what it really is/was is an 'all premium economy class' product. However, I'd like to give them another go, and their roundtrip prices from LAX are comparable or lower than many economy plus tickets on VS or BA. I've got a trip in February to make, so and I might just fly with these guys.
Eugdog From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6608 times:
MAX JET is NOT a premium economy level service - it is far beyond it. I compare it to 90s business class before power points for lap tops and built in IFE . The leg room far exceeds premium economy but the seats are not 180 degrees
The food is excellent with table service, choice of 3 main courses (the lamb I had was absolutely delicious) with a first rate choice of wines and spirits The ratio of staff to passengers is far higher then in premium economy. There is an airport lounge with delicious food (albeit a bit overcrowded with two flights waiting to depart) and we get priority at security check points
Its main drawback is that there is no power supply for laptops and there is no satelite tracking of your flight. It also does not have big screen IFE you have in other flights (but our hand held |FE had over 20 first run movies).
Other then my round trip to Las Vegas the only other time I have been on Business Class was a 2002 American Airlines flight London to Chicago on an ageing 767. There was not much difference. I have been on premium economy many times and I can vouch for the huge difference
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6091 times:
Quoting Eugdog (Reply 5): MAX JET is NOT a premium economy level service - it is far beyond it.
Perhaps, but it also doesn't stand up to the business class services that are competing on the same market. But then the pricing reflects that. Either way, for just a few hundred more than an economy class ticket, it's surely good value for money.
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12265 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4798 times:
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I remember seeing their advert at LAX on monday, and I think the one way fare was somewhere around $600-$800, which I thought was pretty good. Does anyone know if Maxjet have any plans for getting bigger aircraft?