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Nov 17th, 2005, 05:10 AM
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Maxjet RT Business Class NYC to LON < $700?

I looked at MAXJET airlines and they claim that all their seats are "business class". Anyone here flown them?!? I am finding this fare hard to believe. If all the seats are the same why isn't it "coach"? Is their some requirement to be met in order to use the term "business" similar to foods using the term "organic"?
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Nov 17th, 2005, 05:16 AM
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Maxjet is a true all-business class airline. The seat and service is comparable to what you'd expect in business class on a regular mainline.

I don't see your logic. If all seats are the same on a small regional jet, then why aren't all of them "First Class"?

Anyways, the thing one should be cautious is that no one knows if it can or will survive for too long. If you book for last fall, they may or may not exist then.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 05:28 AM
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The Sunday Times recently reviewed both Maxjet and EOS, the other newly launched 'business'airline. Go to http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/sect...,10209,00.html

Then type in Maxjet into the 'Search Travel' box. Then click on the third link.

Unfortunately it won't let me copy the link directly.


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Nov 17th, 2005, 05:34 AM
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I'm going to London in April on miles and in FC; yesterday i got an email from MaxJet and looked around their site and priced a R/T ticket (out of NYC) for my travel dates: about $1300 or so...and a graduated upward fare scheme depending on date booked...kinda like Southwest and EasyJet.

For those kinds of prices and what they have to offer I would not hesitate to give them a try and if they are everything they claim they are I cannot see why this venture wouldn't be successful.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 05:43 AM
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Into and out of what airports?

Curious minds want to know.

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Nov 17th, 2005, 06:06 AM
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They fly JFK-STN (Stansted). I wouldn't hesitate to book if your travel is imminent, and a lot can happen between now and next fall, which is the end of the travel period under the offer. Tonnes of upstart airlines fail within a few months.

<$700 each way is not their regular price. They can't make money that way for the long run.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 06:52 AM
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I think to judge whether or not they can "make money" would require an analysis of their overhead, etc., and whether or not they can operate with short turnaround times, etc. Stansted is probably a lot cheaper to fly into than LHR and LGW.


Frankly, I hope they ARE highly successful since that will certainly drive competing airline prices downward and who knwos, it might even trigger an actual return to the forces of supply and demand in the airline industry (yeah, sure...!)
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Nov 17th, 2005, 08:07 AM
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Wait a second. I see fares for $679 + tax each way, for about $1,400 something. That's about $100 less than when it first flew.

I don't think they're selling roundtrip for <$700, or am I missing something?
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