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Audio: Royal Jordanian Pilot Gets VERY Political While Flying Over Jerusalem

While the status of Jerusalem has long been a hot topic, it has certainly been brought to the forefront again with Trump's recent decision. Jordan is one of the few countries in the region that has relations with Israel, and you can even fly from Amman…

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Royal Jordanian Is Offering An Interesting Status Match Opportunity

Royal Jordanian, which is a oneworld member, has an interesting new status match promotion. Let's look at how Royal Jordanian describes the promotion: Top Tier Status Match offered by Royal Jordanian, for Gold and platinum members and it is based on…

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The US Electronics Ban Is Lifted For Royal Jordanian

The US electronics ban has now been lifted for over half of the airlines that were impacted by it. Over the past week we've seen four airlines have the electronics ban lifted for flights from their respective hubs to the US: -- The electronics ban was…

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Royal Jordanian’s Latest Ad Focuses On The French Presidential Election

While it's not everyone's cup of tea, Royal Jordanian has been very successful with political ads. Usually you'd think that's not something an airline would want to touch with a ten foot pole, but Royal Jordanian has reported great success with this…

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Royal Jordanian Addresses A Different “Fear Of Flying”

Over the past year I don't think there's an airline that has taken a more political stance than Royal Jordanian. So far their approach has been mostly humorous. For example, leading up to the US election last year, Royal Jordanian put out an ad encouraging…

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It Looks Like A Widespread In-Flight Electronics Ban Is About To Be Implemented…

Oh my, this is about to get interesting... A couple of hours ago, Royal Jordanian announced that they are banning electronics from the cabins of their flights to/from the U.S. With the exception of cell phones and medical devices, all other electronics…

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WTF: Royal Jordanian Bans Electronic Devices From Flights

Okay, I can't actually make any sense of this. However, Royal Jordanian has just announced that they're banning electronic devices in their aircraft cabins as of tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. You can continue to take "cellular phones and medical…

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Royal Jordanian References U.S. “Muslim Ban” In Latest Ad

From Aeromexico to Air Canada, we've seen quite a few airlines get political lately in light of the U.S. election. Last November, Royal Jordanian tried to capitalize on the U.S. election with an ad saying "Just in case he wins… Travel to the US while…

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Review: Royal Jordanian Business Class 787 Amman To Kuala Lumpur

Before I get into the actual report, I should note that I checked the seatmap just a couple of hours before the flight, and it showed just two seats taken in business class (including mine). However, economy was oversold, so there were 22 upgrades from…

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Review: Royal Jordanian Lounge Amman Airport

I took a taxi from the Grand Hyatt to the airport at around 9:30PM, plenty early for my 1:30AM flight to Kuala Lumpur. About a mile before we got to the actual terminal, there was a security check. They searched some cars, while others they let through…

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Review: Royal Jordanian Business Class Embraer 175 Cairo To Amman

This flight's adventure started before I even got on the plane. At the end of the jet bridge there were three guys in hoodies. As I approached them they pointed at my bag and said “we check.” It had been a long travel day and my brain wasn’t working…

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Introduction: Flying With Royalty (Or Not)

In 2016 my goal was to review as many new airlines as possible, and that's something I want to continue into 2017. So I figured I might as well get my year off to a good start, and plan a heck of a trip for the first week of the year. The primary motivation…

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How I’ve Gained A New Understanding Of Royal Jordanian Pilots

As I’ve written about, last week I had two flights on Royal Jordanian, from Cairo to Amman and Amman to Kuala Lumpur. A lot of readers asked me questions about this flight, and in particular about whether it gave me flashbacks, given my history with…

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Royal Jordanian Embraer 175 Crown Class In 10 Pictures

Hello from Amman! After an Air Canada Rouge flight from Tampa to Toronto, EgyptAir business class flight from Toronto to Cairo, and amusing transfer at Cairo Airport, I flew from Cairo to Amman on Royal Jordanian. The flight was operated by an Embraer…

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A (Mostly) Dry Trip: EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, And Royal Brunei Business Class!

Earlier today I wrote about my seven favorite airlines I flew for the first time in 2016. I've really loved trying new airlines, so in 2017 am hoping to review even more new and interesting airlines than I have this year. I'm also making a point of trying…

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Royal Jordanian Gets Political With Latest Fare Sale

Happy election day to those in the US! Aeromexico has been having some fun with this election, and in particular with Donald Trump. In May they published an ad about borders, and in particular about the impact of building a wall. Then just last month…

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Help Me Pick The Most Amusing Routing From Colombo To The US!

Earlier I shared the details of the trip I planned yesterday, or at least the parts I already ticketed. This includes flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai to Colombo on China Eastern, and then flights from Colombo to Doha to Casablanca to Doha to Casablanca…

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Royal Jordanian Hiring Female Flight Attendants

I always find job postings for non-US flight attendant positions to be interesting. While we're used to hearing about how "equal opportunity" jobs in the US are, in many other countries that's not a thing. Take Royal Jordanian, for example. They Tweeted…

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Royal Jordanian 787 Flights To The US

Back in the day, redeeming American AAdvantage miles to the Middle East was really tough. The only airline partner that American had in the Middle East was Royal Jordanian, which in terms of quality certainly isn't in the same league as the "big three"…

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Royal Jordanian To Launch Los Angeles And Miami Service?

Via ch-aviation, it appears as if Royal Jordanian is eying new service to the US, specifically to Los Angeles and Miami. These would both be ultra-longhaul routes at 7,600+ and 6,600+ miles respectively, so to make it a bit more economical they’re…

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A Royal (dis)HHonor: Royal Jordanian Business Class Bangkok to Hong Kong

As I sit here and try to write this installment, I just can’t get any words out. It’s not that I don’t know what to say, it’s that I have so much to say and I don’t know where to begin. Truthfully this has been the most…

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A Royal (dis)HHonor: Introduction

I have a confession to make. Even though I (in part) plan other peoples’ travel for a living, I suck at planning my own trips. This is probably because I’m both a perfectionist and have tried just about every premium cabin product out there,…

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Reflecting on my Royal Jordanian flight a few days later…

On Saturday I wrote a post entitled “My Royal Jordanian flight from hell,” about my first flight where I actually thought I was good as dead. Some criticized me for writing the post literally an hour after getting off the flight. While that’s…

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