Royal Jordanian 787 business class award availability

Royal Jordanian has decided to put their 787 on selected North American routes. The airline is planning to send the new planes, once delivered in October, to:

– Chicago
– Montreal
– Detroit
– New York

The flights are only operated some days during the week.

Award space looks great currently. American Airlines let's you use Royal Jordanian for flights to the Middle East (only do that if Qatar and Etihad have no space left!).

The Middle East region is defined by American Airlines award chart as follows:

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan

You can fly to any of the countries in an onward connection that Royal Jordanian offers. Remember that as per AA rules the 'overwater carrier' must publish a fare to your final destination. So you can't extend it to the Maldives, but Beirut, Delhi or Tel Aviv are included.

Neither Etihad nor Qatar have fares or flights to Tel Aviv. While often the best option to get to Israel is an award to Europe plus a cheap Economy flight to Tel Aviv – this will get you from say San Francisco to Tel Aviv in Business Class for 67,500 miles.

Royal Jordanian is using a newish Thales in-flight entertainment. Here's a promo video. It looks more than fancy.

I haven't found out which kind of seat Royal Jordanian is installing. I just hope it's lie-flat – any of you know more?


HT WorldAirlineNews

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