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MAXjet LAX Launch Pics And News  
User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7365 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.

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User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7263 times:

Quoting Pgtravel (Thread starter):
*Apparently, 25% of traffic connects beyond STN. I didn't realize it was such a high number.

Do you know who they codeshare/partner with? I figured a lot of pax would connect beyond London, but wasn't expecting it to be that high so early on.

It's a welcome addition to the LAX-London service!

Cheers!

Charles


User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7036 times:

Quoting Charles79 (Reply 1):
Do you know who they codeshare/partner with?

No codesharing or interlining! It's all self-made connections and that makes it even more amazing. They do have a connection finder on their website, but that's it.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33272 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6997 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.

[Edited 2007-08-31 19:36:39]


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6743 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.

User currently offlineEugdog From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6622 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


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6105 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.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12334 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4812 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?

User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

They currently have a London Washington return for just £570 in October, fantastic price, good luck to them.


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