I’ve finished up my project at Eos, so I feel a bit more comfortable talking about MAXjet now.
A couple of suspicious things have happened over in MAXjetville…
— The MAXjet forum over at airlinequality.com is well worth a read. It would appear (unless ALL of those people are lying. And they’re not.) that they constantly cancel or delay flights for mechanical reasons. You can also do your own research at flightaware.com to see how often their flights actually depart on time or at all. It’s not pretty.
— As I didn’t mention when it was announced, MAXjet cancelled its 4 weekly flights from Washington to London to add 1 additional flight from Las Vegas to London. What happened to the plane that was flying the additional frequencies to London? Is it even in service anymore?
— Airlines –both public and private–need to report financial data to the government, which is then published in a consumer unfriendly format here. If you care, you can find Eos’ financials in there. But more importantly, you will not find MAXjet’s financials in there. Why? I have no idea. Though it would be interesting for someone who is a reporter (ie, not me) to do a little digging and find out why they are allowed to not disclose financial data, but every other airline must. Hm.
So, not to speculate (oh wait, yes I am speculating), when you add up frequently cancelled flights + inability to serve 3 cities + CEO departing + financials not disclosed, this would suggest a bit of a mess. There’s a story here..
I’m certainly interested in hearing any MAXjet passenger tales if you have them…