So long, Maxjet

Well, it was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it, Maxjet?

This Christmas Eve, Maxjet, the budget airline flying among New York, London, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, filed for bankruptcy, ending a tumultuous four year journey through the uncharted realm of business-class-only jets.

It was a great idea, offering a low cost alternative to canonical first and business class tickets, but finding traction in a notoriously fickle and petty market is difficult — even without atrocious oil prices. Maxjet’s unfortunate entry into the airline world at this critical time proved to be a death sentence for their company. It’s too bad, I would have liked to fly business class on them some day.

Farewell Maxjet. I hope you gave all of your employees huge Christmas bonuses before you shut your doors.