Luxury Airline Guide
All-Business Class Airlines
The airline industry has undergone dramatic market fluctuations in the last three decades and as a result in-flight service and comfort have suffered as a result. Due to the market factors of a deregulated industry ticket prices have stayed down and passenger loads have increased tremendously. This element coupled with increased fuel prices and the 9-11 tragedy have crippled our airline industry; putting our top tier companies in bankruptcy. As part of their recovery, the airlines had to cut back those amenities and comfort in order to find profits. But just when you were ready to give up on the industry there is some relief in sight in the form of several all-business class airlines servicing US to Europe; including EOS Airlines, MaxJet, SilverJet, and L’Avion.
The all-business class luxury airline market provides premium comfort and services to discerning passengers primarily on the transatlantic New York to London route, however, there more routes being added. The comfort and service vary amongst these luxury airlines, from pre-flight lounge clubs with first class dining to airport transportation to concierge services and premium pre-flight check-in next to your departure gate. A number of these luxury all-business class airlines operate from airports with less commercial traffic, such as London’s Stansted airport.
The market has responded well to these all-business class luxury airlines and now traditional airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and British Airlines have recently announced plans to offer similar all-business class services from Europe to the US. In this Luxury Airline Guide we will provide a summary of services, a luxury airline comparison chart, and more information about EOS Airlines, MaxJet, SilverJet, L’Avion, and other related all-business class airlines. We invite you to stay tuned to KewlJets.com for the latest information on the all-business class luxury airline market trend.
We will outline the all-business luxury airline services that are offered by each of the airlines. You can also refer to their airline guide for more information such as reservations and corporate. The all-business class airline services include:
- Ground Transportation
- Airport Lounge
- In-Flight Seating
- In-Flight Entertainment
- In-Flight Service
- Frequent Flyer Program
EOS Airlines is the premier all-business class luxury airline in terms of in-flight seating, airport lounge, and pre-flight services. Based in New York EOS Airlines currently offers an all-business class airline service from New York JFK to London Stansted airports. EOS recently announced that they will be launching service from Washington DC, Los Angeles and Boston to London Stansted in the coming year, and that they are currently ranked 4th for the most scheduled flights between New York and London, and they
EOS Airlines operates four Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a roomy 48 seat configuration that features personal space suites with 21 square feet of space and a 78-inch flat bed. Not bad for an aircraft that normally seats 220 passengers. Of course with that much extra room that is certainly enough space to carryon your luggage and save that extra little time in baggage claim.
The most inviting aspect of EOS Airlines is the price; which is relatively cost effective in comparison with top tier International and US airlines. Please visit our Luxury Airline Airfare Compare page for more detailed information.
EOS Airlines also offers a loyalty flyer program called Club 48. Please visit the EOS Airlines page in the KewlJets’ Airline Guide for more detailed information about EOS Airlines.
Based in Washington DC MAXjet was one of the first all-business class airlines to take flight which began in November of 2005. MAXjet Airways has grown quickly and currently offers transatlantic all-business airline service from New York JFK, Washington Dulles, and Las Vegas McCarran to London Stansted. MaxJet recently announced that they will launch a Los Angeles International (LAX) to London Stansted service in August of 2007.
MAXjet all-business class airline operates Boeing 767-200ER aircraft that feature 102 all-business seating configuration. The MAXjet all-business class seats feature all-leather comfort and a 60-inch pitch. The MAXjet in-flight services include a four-course gourmet menu, a wide selection of complimentary wines as well as other alcohol and beverages, and portable on-demand entertainment systems with hours of television and film selections.
MAXjet Airways has certainly made a significant impact on the market with a 75% average capacity rate, which has led to their rapid expansion within the US market. The most appealing aspect of the MAXjet all-business class airline service is its unbelievable prices; which can start as low as $699 from Los Angeles LAX to London Stansted. Please visit our Luxury Airline Airfare Compare page for more detailed information.
These are truly incredible business class prices for Los Angeles to London and they will not last long, so reserve your seat today.
MAXjet Airways offers a loyalty flyer program called MAXflier. Please visit the MAXjet Airways page in the KewlJets’ Airline Guide for more detailed information about MAXjet.
A recent addition to the all-business class luxury airline market, SilverJet launched in January of 2007 and is based in Great Britain at London Luton airport. SilverJet is a publicly listed company on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SIL). Silverjet is currently operating one route, London Luton to Newark Liberty (Newark, NJ – New York).
The Silverjet cabin features 100 all-business class seating with 75” flat beds for premium comfort and relaxation. The in-flight services features four course meals for dinner or breakfast, a crew to passenger ratio is 1 to 10, and portable personal entertainment devices with hours of TV and films.
Pre-board services from Silverjet include valet parking at Newark and Luton airports, 30 minute before departure arrivals, and the exclusive Silver Lounge club at both London Luton and Newark Liberty. At the London Luton airport Silverjet has its owned departure terminal, so it is extremely convenient to your gate. The Silver Lounge is equipped with its own security measures so check-in can be completed in the Silver Lounge. The Silver Lounge also provides complimentary beverages, food, and Wifi Internet access. At the Newark airport, the Silver Lounge is conveniently located next to the departure gate for an efficient boarding process.
Silverjet is also competitively priced as well, featuring three price levels; Saver, Standard, and Flexible (includes Chauffeur services). Please visit our Luxury Airline Airfare Compare page for more detailed information.
At this time SilverJet does not offer a loyalty flyer program, however, they do offer an eco-friendly Carbon Offset program. Please visit the Silverjet page in the KewlJets’ Airline Guide for more detailed information about Silverjet.
The all-business class airline L’Avion is the first airline to debut is this new market with a New York to Paris route. L’Avion launched in January of 2007 to much fanfare and it seems to have taken off quickly with first quarter load factors of 60%; which was above the company’s expectations. L’Avion is a French company based at Orly Airport in Paris, France.
L’Avion currently offers one route from Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) to Paris Orly Airport (ORY) on a Boeing 757-200 with a 90 seat all-business class configuration; which usually seats 220 passengers. The business class seats are equipped with laptop power (110v/50/60 Hz), 4 feet of legroom, and a 140 degree recline. Each seat also has an adjustable headrest and four custom seat adjustment buttons for seat recline, footrest recline, footrest extension, and lumbar support.
The in-flight services features French multi-course gourmet meals and a high quality wine and beverage selection. Portable entertainment devices provide a wealth of TV, music, and film selections for your viewing or listening pleasure.
As a startup airline who wants to carve out a market quickly, L’Avion does have phenomenal airfare deals from New York to Paris. Please visit our Luxury Airline Airfare Compare page for more detailed information.
At this time L’Avion does not offer a loyalty flyer program, however, they do offer an eNewsletter and promotions mailing list called Le Club. Please visit the L’Avion page in the KewlJets’ Airline Guide for more detailed information about L’Avion.
PrivatAir is an aircraft charter operator with 30 years of experience that took the unprecedented step in 2002 of offering a private jet airline service that features luxury all-business class seating with a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) aircraft from Düsseldorf, Germany to New York Newark on behalf of Lufthansa airlines. As far as we know PrivatAir is the only company providing luxury airlines services on a Boeing Business Jet or BBJ aircraft in the world. It is certainly a welcome sight for business and leisure travelers who wish to arrive in style when traveling to/from Europe and the US.
Currently, PrivatAir provides luxury private jet airline service featuring all business class seating for three European airlines, including Lufthansa, KLM, and Swiss International. For Lufthansa PrivatAir is now offering three different routes from Europe to the US; which include:
- Düsseldorf, Germany to New York Newark – all business class A319 LR
- Düsseldorf, Germany to Chicago – all business class A319 LR
- Munich, Germany to New York Newark – Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)
The PrivatAir BBJ aircraft has a 48 seat configuration featuring all-business class seats with a 55” pitch and a 75 degree recline.
For KLM airlines, PrivatAir provides a private jet airline service from Amsterdam to Houston on a BBJ aircraft with a 48 seat configuration featuring all-business class seats with a 55” pitch and a 75 degree recline.
For Swiss International Airlines, PrivatAir also provides a private jet airline service from Zurich to New York Newark on a BBJ2 aircraft with a 56 seat featuring all-business class seats with a 55” pitch and a 75 degree recline.
One of the key advantages with the private airline all-business class service from PrivatAir is that you can utilize the frequent flyer loyalty programs from top tier airlines such as Lufthansa, KLM-Air France, and Swiss International. In addition, these world class airlines are members of top tier airline alliances such as StarAlliance and SkyTeam so you can access the business class amenities such as airline lounge club access offered through those alliances.