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Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:30 am

Royal Jordanian
RJ183 - 10 August 2008
BKK-AMM - JY-AGN - Airbus A310-300
Seat: Business 1A
Departure time: 00:30
Arrival time: 05:00


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I arrived in Bangkok from Sydney on British Airways. The report about that flight is located here - http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/132072/

At Bangkok, I went to the oneworld transfer desk and waited in line for ages before being served. I was immediately directed to the person responsible for RJ - who had had no queue the entire time!  Sad Anyway, I was issued with two boarding passes (BKK-AMM and AMM-BUD) along with an invitation to the Thai Airways lounge.

The guys from the last night had bought cigarettes, so we popped into one of the smoking rooms in the airport for a fag. The smoking rooms should be called choking rooms as the air quality is pretty bad. Anyway, we all got chatting to some German guy who was on his way home from Australia.

I said goodbye to the guys after they took my number, and toddled off to my departure gate after a quick peek at the shopping. No-one was waiting, meaning everyone had boarded, so I got on and sat down in 1A. Row 1 is the choice of those in the know on the RJ A310, as there is loads more legroom due to no seat being in front of you.



Looking across at the rest of the row...



The load was light in Crown Class, probably about half full. The lead Flight Attendant came around with newspapers (I took a Jordan Times), as well as the pre-take off juice. I asked if I could take her picture (for the uniform) and I was told that it was not permitted. She was Jordanian, so she probably just didn't want her picture taken. We had the safety demonstration in Arabic and English, and we pushed back and were in the air on time.

The seat belt sign stayed on throughout service as there was a bit of turbulence about.

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A lovely vegetable salad at the top. The flight attendant came around with two bowls - and I chose thousand island dressing which she dolloped on with a spoon. The rest of the starter was gloriously tasting, I have to say. Full marks as always for RJs food!

Next, we had the main course.

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Gorgeous beef without an ounce of fat on it, mushrooms, vegetables, carrots and rice. The champagne was Moet.

By this time I was fading fast, so I hit the loo and put my seat into the angled flat sleeping position. The pillow issued was fat and didn't sag under the weight of my head, so I was quite pleased, and the blanket was comfortable. I do believe I actually slept, because I missed the handing out of the portable PTV units.

I awoke much later and peeped out the window to an astonishing view. We were flying right down the Persian Gulf at 34,000 feet and visibility was amazing! I spotted Bahrain, and then later took this mobile phone camera shot of some of Saudi Arabia.



I asked for some water, received it, and then lay back for a little while as I knew breakfast would be served shortly. I wasn't wrong -

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I didn't eat much of it as I was pretty stuffed from all the food I had thrown down only 6 hours earlier.

I visited the toilet and some of the blue loo stuff was all over the floor, and I was in socks and not particularly pleased about that! Everything was collected and the passengers were issued their Crown Class present. We began our descent to land in Amman, and landed on time early in the morning.

I'm presently ensconded in the RJ lounge waiting for my next flight as I write these words. The RJ flight was excellent as usual, though I thought the cabin crew could have been friendlier. It was the first time I'd encountered RJ crew who were not super friendly. Don't get me wrong, they weren't surly or anything, they seemed to just be phoning it in rather than any enthusiasm.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the report - short and sweet as it was  Smile
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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:52 am

Very good report! Espicially because this a rare airline that people write trip reports about.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
the passengers were issued their Crown Class present

What is the RJ Crown class present?

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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:13 am

Great TR, really enjoy reading stuff which are not written about often
 
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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:40 am

Short, but interesting report. The food looks excellent.

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
I visited the toilet and some of the blue loo stuff was all over the floor, and I was in socks and not particularly pleased about that!

What a mess - did the FAs clean it afterwards?


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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:04 am

Nice TR

The food looks really good.

How long is the BKK-AMM flight??

Looking forward for next part.


Thank you for sharing

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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:53 pm

Hi ClassicLover,

Nice report!

I totally agree with you that RJ's food is of good quality. I am glad to know that they are still maintaining a reasonably high level of service delivery. Too bad the crew were rather on the dry side. But ive also occasionally experienced the same on RJ as well.


Thanks a lot for sharing  Smile

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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:00 pm

Nice TR, thanks for sharing.
For sure, seat in the first row in Crown are the best seat in RJ A310 fleet. Last time i was in the same seat and same aircraft JY-AGN for HKG-BKK-AMM.
Looking forward your next TR.
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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:44 pm

I'll always like RJ for their spectacular livery! I was hooked onto it ever since I flew them the first time when I was 11. The flight attendants are gorgeous too! SQ girls are pffft! in comparison  Smile There have been a lot of reports for RJ crown class. I wish someone would do one for economy!
 
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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:14 am

The RJ A310 interiors look quite neat - much better than Air India  Wink And the RJ colour scheme is fantastic!

Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
Everything was collected and the passengers were issued their Crown Class present.

What was the Crown Class present? Any pictures of it?
 
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:12 pm

Nice little report, thsnks.

Legroom does indeed look excellent in row 1!

Food looksm good though breakfast looked a little on the weak side.

I must say I've been impressed bythe recent RJ TR's, they seem to have started to pull themselves out of the bag and have delivered better service, how is it down in economy though I wonder..........

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Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:08 pm



Quoting EkA380 (Reply 1):
What is the RJ Crown class present?



Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 8):
What was the Crown Class present? Any pictures of it?

Last year, we got Jordanian pottery.

This year, a blown dark blue glass receptacle with Dead Sea salt in it (which my Mum liked and now owns) on one sector, and on the other sector I received a digital alarm clock.

It's a nice little touch!

Quoting EkA380 (Reply 1):
Great TR, really enjoy reading stuff which are not written about often

Thanks! I did write two more last month, both also in Crown Class -

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/129996/

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/130131/

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
What a mess - did the FAs clean it afterwards?

Not sure, it was close to landing and I wasn't about to go back.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):
How long is the BKK-AMM flight??

8 hours 50 minutes.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Food looksm good though breakfast looked a little on the weak side.

Breakfasts tend to be on just about every airline I've flown. It's got to the point where I won't fly Business Class unless I can get a lunch or a dinner flight, they're that poor. I still haven't come across an on board breakfast that betters the Aer Lingus one. When I do, I'll be shouting it from the rooftops - until then, EI get my vote for sheer brilliance at breakfast.

Thanks for all the great comments people, keep them coming!  Smile ... and keep an eye out for the next to - RJ Crown AMM-BUD and Malev Business BUD-DUB.
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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:27 pm



Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
By this time I was fading fast, so I hit the loo and put my seat into the angled flat sleeping position.

That must be a first, an airline with a reclining seat.  Big grin  Big grin  biggrin 

Nice photos thanks.
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:52 pm

It is nice to see an airline deliver a product onboard that is not all bells and whistles per say. even though the hardware is on an older plane it is very well kept up.
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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:12 pm

Hello, ClassicLover,

another interesting part of your "going down under and now back to Europe" stories.

As earlier said, RJ is not that much covered here and with that A310 plane once more a
good read.

Thanx for posting and regards,
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:48 pm



Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
I asked if I could take her picture (for the uniform) and I was told that it was not permitted.

I remember seeing an RJ crew walking through DTW, and those uniforms are interesting. A very ugly shade of orange IMO.
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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:08 am

I've only flown 4 times with RJ and their flights seem to be really nice, but everything else is a mess. Departure times are changed without notifying the passenger, AMM airport is not very nice, especially as I didn't have lounge access. But the planes are good and the service is really good, even in Y.

You didn't have to make a stopover for fuel when flying BKK-AMM? When I took the flight, we stopped at DOH for refueling.
 
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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:23 am

Short and sweet but none the less nice report. Id love to try RJ sometime. They seem really good.

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:01 am

Excellent TR as always Trent. How much does a ticket on Royal Jordanian cost for a trip like this?

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RE: Crown Class On Royal Jordanian (lots Of Pix!)

Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:12 pm



Quoting ClassicLover (Thread starter):
then later took this mobile phone camera shot of some of Saudi Arabia.

Right after you had a few calls too?  Wink

Nice report, thanks very much!
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Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:35 pm



Quoting CAP2008 (Reply 14):
I remember seeing an RJ crew walking through DTW, and those uniforms are interesting. A very ugly shade of orange IMO.

Nah, they're not orange - the skirts are red. They look fine with the white shirts...

Quoting FlyingAY (Reply 15):
You didn't have to make a stopover for fuel when flying BKK-AMM? When I took the flight, we stopped at DOH for refueling.

No, we flew non-stop. It might be the season perhaps? Or maybe we were lightly loaded...

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 17):
Excellent TR as always Trent. How much does a ticket on Royal Jordanian cost for a trip like this?

It set me back around €1,800 for BUD-AMM-BKK-AMM-BUD.

Quoting INNflight (Reply 18):
Nice report, thanks very much!

No worries!
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