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MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 12:20 am

After toying between LAX & ONT, they settled on LAX finally.


MAXjet Launches Los Angeles-London Flights; Adds Frequencies to Las Vegas and Washington
Thursday May 3,

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXjet Airways today announced new service between Los Angeles and London.

Los Angeles -- MAXjet will add nonstop service four times weekly between London Stansted and Los Angeles (LAX) starting August 30, 2007, with Business Class fares starting from just $699 (GBP 349) each way, plus tax. Los Angeles will be MAXjet's first California destination.

New service begins August 30. Service will initially operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flights are available for booking today on MAXjet.com with fares starting as low as $699 (GBP 349) each way, plus tax.



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http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070503/20070503005370.html?.v=1

[Edited 2007-05-03 17:21:31]
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 12:34 am

This will make 11 daily flights between Los Angeles and London, and at least one affordable for many people. Great addition.

Does this mean San Jose is out of the loop, or does this have nothing to do with it???

[Edited 2007-05-03 17:36:20]
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 12:37 am

Quoting Laxintl (Thread starter):

Any idea which terminal will be used?

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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 1:08 am

Quoting AS739X (Reply 2):
Any idea which terminal will be used?

Dependent on handling, but T-2 quite possible.
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 1:58 am

Quoting AS739X (Reply 2):
Any idea which terminal will be used?

TBIT.
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 2:00 am

No surprise that MaxJet chose LAX over ONT. It's much closer to a much bigger pool of the business pax they're after. Why would they put themselves at a huge competitive disadvantage to BA, UA, and Virgin? LAX is near where people want to go. ONT isn't.

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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 2:20 am

Quoting N770WD (Reply 4):
TBIT.

Whom is the handler you went with?

Generally cost at TBIT are higher unless if you join the airline consortium which itself can have costly upfront fees to but drive lower long terms fees. Usually this is however hard to amortize with low passenger volume which can make T-2 quite attractive.
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 2:37 am

Great for Maxjet, no surprise really LAX being the second biggest fish in the USA for inetrnational travel after JFK. Where rae the extra 767's coming from, are they ex-QF ?
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 3:10 am

After seeing some of thier billboards around LAX last Summer,I wondered when they were going to fly there...
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 4:13 am

Good news for MY. But isn't their in-flight product slightly inferior (is that the right word?) compared to AA / BA / VS etc? I mean seat-wise but I suppose their product is J-only... is that an advantage or do pax prefer having a flat bed? I'd certainly rather fly MY over say E0.

Eos - E0 really, really need to expand or just do something already!! Surely they must be making next to no money? I wonder who will be around (if any) in say 10 years time - Eos? l'Avion? (!) MaxJet? Silverjet? I know I'd like to see either MY or Y7, although they're probably the only likely survivors anyway!
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 4:23 am

Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 9):
But isn't their in-flight product slightly inferior (is that the right word?) compared to AA / BA / VS etc?

The in-flight product is not what you would find on BA or VS, but BA and VS charge a lot more than US$699 each way from LAX to London. Compared to Y class, MaxJet is a joy to fly on for such a small premium.
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 5:46 am

Awesome, I actually will be flying MaxJet from Stansted to Vegas and then flying southwest from vegas to LAX coming up in June since I relaly wanted to try MaxJet and the price was unbeatable. Great to know that they will now be flying direct to LAX for september.
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 5:46 am

Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 9):
Eos - E0 really, really need to expand or just do something already!! Surely they must be making next to no money?

I think Eos have fociused on adding frequency rather than adding routes
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 6:21 am

Eos is not at all like MAXjet. I suppose really Maxjet is Premium Economy with Better seats, Eos is First the others are in between. The main problem I have with booking Maxjet is reliability. The delays and cancellations are higher than the other "single class upgraded" product.
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 7:36 am

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 13):
Eos is not at all like MAXjet. I suppose really Maxjet is Premium Economy with Better seats, Eos is First the others are in between. The main problem I have with booking Maxjet is reliability. The delays and cancellations are higher than the other "single class upgraded" product.

I cant agree more. My partner is now a FA for Eos and knowing both products, E0 sells itself as a Business Class (almost 1st class) product where MAXjet perceives itself as, like you said, a premium economy/pseudo Business class product.

I think E0, already a 3 flights a day, is moreso on the slow and seatdy course to growth. Thoughf speculation has it that CDG/ORY, ZRH, or Sao Paulo are high on the radar. I think we'll see some growth soon. Their 4th and 5th aircraft should be online soon.

As for MAXjet, I think LAX-STN is a great next step though I would have prefered to have seen STN-BOS or STN-MIA. But that's just me.
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 7:59 am

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 7):
Great for Maxjet, no surprise really LAX being the second biggest fish in the USA for inetrnational travel after JFK.

Actually, I believe LAX is 8th and JFK is 3rd.
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 7:59 am

Do Maxjet & Eos have both US & UK based crews or are they all US based?
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 8:44 am

Quoting Juventus (Reply 1):
Does this mean San Jose is out of the loop

Yes - for now  Sad
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_5810951

Someday hopefully our little airport will grow up.
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 10:26 am

Quoting BAStew (Reply 16):
Do Maxjet & Eos have both US & UK based crews or are they all US based?

MAXjet has (or will have) UK based Inflight Crew as well as JFK and IAD based Crews. Eos only has JFK (US) based Inflight Crews.
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Fri May 04, 2007 10:53 pm

Quoting Juventus (Reply 1):
Does this mean San Jose is out of the loop, or does this have nothing to do with it???



Quoting Mikesairways (Reply 17):
Yes - for now
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_5810951

Someday hopefully our little airport will grow up.

Hopefully. But one of San Jose's problems is the fact that it is located between two of America's main airports.
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Sat May 05, 2007 1:38 am

Quoting Vega (Reply 15):
Actually, I believe LAX is 8th and JFK is 3rd.

JFK is 1st, LAX 2nd, MIA 3rd, and no other airports come close. Those three airports even switch around. In the past few years, each of them has come in 1st at least once, though lately I think JFK took a commanding lead.

Also, as for the other Maxjet destination they are set to announce by year's end: supposedly, it is going to be Boston or Miami.

[Edited 2007-05-04 18:39:57]
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Sat May 05, 2007 2:14 am

Wow, I am surprise MAXjet is expanding out of LA. Too many competition with other carries already operating daily service to London. Wasn’t that the reason they suspended IAD service due to lack of competition from United? Their operation is only 3x weekly and they fly into Stansted in stead of Heathrow that make business less attractive.

Interesting on how they are going to compete with other carries here at LAX:
American Airlines:
AA 136 777 LAXLHR
AA 134 777 LAXLHR

Air New Zealand:
NZ 002 777 LAXLHR

British Airways:
BA 278 744 LAXLHR
BA 282 744 LAXLHR
BA 268 744 LAXLHR

Virgin Atlantic
VS 008 744 LAXLHR
VS 024 346 LAXLHR

United Airlines:
UA 934 777 LAXLHR
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Sat May 05, 2007 3:31 am

When I was in San Francisco a few days ago it was on the local TV network KRON4 that San Jose was going ahead, and they had it leaked to them as an exclusive!

Obviously the TV News stations in the US are like the British tabloid papers.
 
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RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Sat May 05, 2007 8:29 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 20):
JFK is 1st, LAX 2nd, MIA 3rd, and no other airports come close. Those three airports even switch around. In the past few years, each of them has come in 1st at least once, though lately I think JFK took a commanding lead.

Actually, since this thread is addressing the viability of Maxjet to successfully Enplane passengers at LAX, this Reference may be more appropriate (Table 17 (Jan-Aug 2006)): http://www.bts.gov/press_releases/20...54_06/html/bts054_06.html#table_16
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