Lost in the Christmas rush was the announcement on Christmas Eve that MaxJet has shut down operations and declared bankruptcy. MaxJet was my new favorite airline, providing amazing all-business class service from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or New York to London Stansted. On our trip to Italy in October, we had such a great time on MaxJet that we were a bit disappointed when the flight from Los Angeles was over after “only” 11 hours.
In the end, the straw that broke MaxJet’s back was competitive pressure from American Airlines, which entered their one currently successful market (New York to Stansted). An all-business class service was an amazingly refreshing way to travel for long distance flgihts, and I hope that a revived MaxJet, EOS, or Silverjet will find a way to fill the void of non-stop, all premium service from the US west coast to Europe.