InTheSky74
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MaxJet Review

Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:06 am

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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RE: MaxJet Review

Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:37 am

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!
 
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RE: MaxJet Review

Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:38 am

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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RE: MaxJet Review

Sun May 21, 2006 12:08 pm

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

Sun May 21, 2006 7:39 pm

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

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RE: MaxJet Review

Sun May 21, 2006 8:50 pm

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!
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RE: MaxJet Review

Sun May 21, 2006 11:45 pm

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.

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RE: MaxJet Review

Mon May 22, 2006 2:07 am

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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RE: MaxJet Review

Mon May 22, 2006 2:33 am

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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RE: MaxJet Review

Mon May 22, 2006 5:07 am

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



Quote:


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1. Book your travel by midnight (EST) June 2, 2006.

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** All fares shown are roundtrip and include all government taxes and fees. If you begin your travels in London the fare will be £575. If you begin your travels in the United States the fare will be $1000. Promotional tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable but may be reissued for a £200 or $350 change fee plus any applicable difference in fare. Travel on promotional tickets must be completed by midnight EST June 2, 2006. The promotional fare can be changed by calling 888-I-FLY-MAX in the U.S. or 0800-023-4300 in the U.K. for a change fee and any applicable difference in fare.

Fares and schedules are subject to change without notice and other restrictions may apply.

http://www.maxjet.com/max_rules.php
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RE: MaxJet Review

Thu May 25, 2006 10:51 am

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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RE: MaxJet Review

Thu May 25, 2006 12:25 pm

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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RE: MaxJet Review

Thu May 25, 2006 4:15 pm

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!
 
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RE: MaxJet Review

Fri May 26, 2006 12:12 pm

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

Sun May 28, 2006 9:26 pm

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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RE: MaxJet Review

Mon May 29, 2006 3:34 am

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!

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