Spike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
I read that in the launching ceremony for RJ, the MC dropped a massive crow bar on his sandal and cried Ali Ahhhhh, Royal Jordanian. Mind you, it was in the Sun, so you can't believe everything you read.
Yak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 802 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
King Hussein's first wife Alia died in a helicopter crash in the Jordanian desert after a flying visit to open a new hospital. After that RJ was called Alia for about ten years the new airport was named after her (Hussein falling for and marrying one of the architects-Queen Noor) and a giant mausaleum was built for her. I think this name quite suits an airline.