InTheSky74 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10408 times:
Just back from a trip to London on MaxJet....
I flew out on MaxJet Monday, and returned yesterday (Friday).
I have to say that MaxJet does have a very good product. I have previously flown to both London and Manchester on Continental in BusinessFirst.
For the money you pay, you are getting GREAT value at MaxJet. The flight crews were wonderful, their inflight service was excellent. Both directions the flights were about 70% full.
My only major complaint - the aircraft is definitely showing it's age. The bathrooms are old, there is tape holding up some things, etc.
I was told by one of their flight attendants (when I asked) that the aircraft was about 20 years old, and it was a Quantas 767.
It was the aircraft with N770 in the tail (not sure the entire number). Does anyone know the actual age of the aircraft? Was it from Quantas?
On the flight out on Monday, the CEO of MaxJet (and someone else from the company) were on board. I overheard them telling the flight attendants that they would be adding new destinations this year, and they are doing better than expected.
Honestly, I REALLY enjoyed my MaxJet experience. Flights departed on-time. We arrived in London (Stansted) about 45 minutes late due to some strong headwinds. But on the return, we arrived nearly an hour early.
I would strongly recommend MaxJet to anyone. They have a great product and great inflight service (especially for the price paid). Yes, it may not be Continental BusinessFirst quality, but the price is much more reasonable as well.
My only inflight service comments.... They should heat their nuts when they are giving you a drink (prior to meal service beginning). Cold nuts in a cold container just isn't very classy. Finally, the bread/rolls should be warmed as well. You shouldn't serve a cold roll with a nice warm meal. Those are my only two pet peves about their service. Other than that, I can't say a bad thing about them.
Their inflight crew was awesome. They are flawless. I was very impressed about their total "syncronization" when doing their safety demonstration as well as while doing their service.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8468 times:
Thanks for the detailed report, I was always wondering about MaxJet's onboard service since I saw one of their planes at IAD a few weeks ago. Their livery is also pretty nice in my opinion, very colorful.
LotsatLHR From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8413 times:
I think I saw in the FT some fares for less than £600 return(!?) An awful lot of bang for your buck. Does anybody know if Maxjet has any corporate customers? When they start to defect from BA/VS/AA/UA. . .
SATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8317 times:
Quoting LotsatLHR (Reply 7): I think I saw in the FT some fares for less than £600 return(!?)
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