Flight: RJ 166
Departure time in Istanbul (IST): 16:00
Arrival time in Amman (AMM): 17:25
Aircraft: Airbus A321 named Madaba (JY-AYV)
Duration: 2h 25m
Date of flight: November 8, 2018
*This is a revenue ticket, (used bid upgrade to business class for 75USD) Business Class flight #171
Video from my YouTube Channel 📺
Business Class Bid Upgrade
As soon as my flight was ticketed, I checked my booking on the Royal Jordanian´s website and decided to bid-upgrade to Business Class on the flight from Istanbul-Amman. The lowest bid was 70USD so I bid 75USD which was actually accepted, as I got an email confirmation 3 days before departure.
Check-in, Desk F16
I arrived at the airport at 12:30pm after taking the free shuttle from Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Ataturk Airport where I stayed for a night. I didn´t have a check-in baggage so I just passed by the check in counters and then went straight to security. The check in desk (desk F16) was for business class passengers and elite members, with a bit of a queue when I passed by, while F13-15 were for economy class passengers.
the Millennium Lounge which is being used by airlines like British Airways and Royal Jordanian.
Boarding, Gate 210
Aircraft, Airbus A321 (Madaba)
Business Class Cabin
Around 3:47pm, the captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard and give us some flight information including our flight time of 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Moments later, business class headphones were offered. The wine list followed afterwards. There was no menu card. We were also asked if we wanted to have some snacks, and then drinks order was taken.
Inflight Safety Video
To start the meal service, hot towels were offered.
About 35 minutes before landing, the headsets were collected.
View Before Landing
Landing at Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
We landed in Amman Airport at 4:50pm and reached our gate six minutes later which was way ahead of schedule 👍
As it was my first time to fly in Royal Jordanian business class, I didn´t really know what to expect. I have to say that for this short flight, I was impressed. The flight attendant in the business class cabin was friendly and always smiling. The service was efficient as well. The food was also very good although it would have been better to have a menu card since other airlines on short flights like these have them. Overall, for the price I paid, I was really happy and would recommend it to others.