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User currently offlineInTheSky74 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10387 times:

Hello everyone....

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.

Rob

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User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2429 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10323 times:

Quoting InTheSky74 (Thread starter):
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?

Maybe it was N770WD, deliverd on 30/09/1985 to QANTAS (never ever write qUantas- you will get a lot of problems here... duck  )

now, the a/c is proposed to be re-registered N250MY since 20/10/2005!


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4512 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10323 times:

Good to hear that you enjoyed Maxjet service. What's your choice then between CO and Maxjet?

Incidentally, Qantas is spelled without the u (Queensland And Northern Territories Air Service) and yes their 762s are ex-QF.



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8761 times:

Thanks for the write-up. I hope we get more reviews of this airline soon.  Smile


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User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8619 times:

its good to hear that Maxjet are doing better then expected.

salute: DALelite



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8558 times:

I think the regi has already been changed. It is 21 years old.

Quoting InTheSky74 (Thread starter):
My only major complaint - the aircraft is definitely showing it's age. The bathrooms are old, there is tape holding up some things, etc.

Come on, duct tape, vice grips and a hammer is all you need to fix anything!


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8447 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.

Patrick


User currently offlineLotsatLHR From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8392 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. . .


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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8376 times:

Quoting InTheSky74 (Thread starter):
Cold nuts in a cold container just isn't very classy

Try cold nuts in a plastic bag on BA Club World/LH/AY etc...



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8296 times:

Quoting LotsatLHR (Reply 7):
I think I saw in the FT some fares for less than £600 return(!?)



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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7769 times:

It is a really interesting trip report. Now, would it be nice if someone wrote something about PrivatAir's Trans-Atlantic service.


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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7733 times:

I've heard about MaxJet and saw some of MaxJet's advertisements in NYC when I was there during Spring Break! Good to know you had a great experience with MaxJet, great trip report!


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User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7695 times:

Its good to hear they are doing well, you never know with start up airlines nowadays, however they must have a niche for it and it seems the business plan is working, go maxjet!

User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7492 times:

Taking them to London from IAD on June 9. I'll come back with a report and pics.

User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7233 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 13):
Taking them to London from IAD on June 9. I'll come back with a report and pics.

Sweet; looking forward to it. Be sure to include lots of pictures (using flash or mini-tripod).  Smile



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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7142 times:

Quoting Debonair (Reply 1):
Maybe it was N770WD, deliverd on 30/09/1985 to QANTAS

That plane was delivered on the day i was born! Big grin Big grin Big grin

Nice report btw. I'm hoping to try them out sometime soon!

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 10):
Now, would it be nice if someone wrote something about PrivatAir's Trans-Atlantic service.

Im hoping this one may be in the pipeline too, seeing what i can organize. If i take the trip i will write a report!

Chris



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