Royal Air Maroc business class, Madrid to Casa Blanca
- British Airways Business Class, Stockholm-London Heathrow
- Iberia Business Class, London Heathrow-Madrid
- Royal Air Maroc Business Class, Madrid-Casa Blanca
- Royal Air Maroc Lounge, Casa Blanca Airport Domestic
- Royal Air Maroc Business Class, Casa Blanca-Marrakech
- Le Meridien N´Fis
- Exploring Marrakech
- Pearl Lounge, Marrakech Airport (RAK)
- Iberia Business Class, Marrakech-Madrid
- Iberia A340 Business Class, Madrid-London Heathrow
- British Airways Business Class, London Heathrow-Stockholm
Departure time in Madrid (MAD): 18:40
Arrival time in Casa Blanca (CMN): 20:30
Aircraft: B737, CN-ROR
Duration: 1h 50m
Date of flight: February 13, 2020
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #214
Although our Iberia flight from London to Madrid landed on time, it took me a long time to get from Terminal 4 to the departure gate in Terminal 4s. First, all passengers from London who were connecting either to the US or Africa were directed downstairs to take a separate bus. By the time, we got to Terminal 4S, boarding had already started and by the time I got to Gate 33 (it was around 3:48pm), the gate had already closed for the 4:10pm departure and the staff were all gone. Fortunately, Iberia was able to rebook me on the Royal Air Maroc flight to Marrakech via Casa Blanca leaving two and a half hours later.
I had more than enough time to visit the Premium Lounge Velazquez so I first went to have a shower before having a light dinner.
The dining room unfortunately opens from 9:30pm to 12 midnight so I guess I would have to visit this lounge again 😉
Madrid Airport Terminal 4S duty free shops
I left the lounge a bit early and was at the departure gate around 5:38pm.
Boarding began at 5:52pm with those flying in business class, those with status and those needing assistance getting priority boarding.
There was a newspaper trolley outside the door.
Royal Air Maroc B737 with tail number CN-ROR
The business class cabin on Royal Air Maroc´s Boeing 737-800 consists of 12 seats from rows 1 to 3 in a 2-2 configuration. On this flight, 10 of the 12 seats were occupied.
There was wifi connection on this aircraft although I was not able to connect to it.
My seat was the last window seat on the left side of the plane.
Already waiting at my seat was a pillow.
Seat recline control
Under the left armrest if the tray table.
Foldable tray table
Unfortunately, there was no coat hook nor power outlets/USB ports. The flight attendant offered to hang the coats though inside the wardrobe.
Inflight magazines, safety card and air-sickness bag
Individual air nozzles
Moments after settling in, I was offered a tray of different juices and water. I chose a glass of apple juice.
The flight attendant also came by to offer some newspapers and magazine. I ended up choosing Time magazine.
At 6:36pm, the captain came on the PA to give us some flight information including our flight time of 1 hour and 25 minutes.
A minute later, the safety video started to play ...
... after which we began our pushback.
At 6:52pm, we were airbourne 😉
Around 7:02pm, the flight attendant working in the business cabin came to offer hot towels. She also offered wine, water and Schweppes. Then, it was dinner time.
The whole meal was served on a tray consisting of a bowl of sliced fruits, butter, pie and a very good tasting chicken dish 😋 I believe it was Chicken pastilla (no menu card was offered).
I was also offered Moroccan mint tea which I had learned to love during my whole stay in Marrakech as it was served every morning during breakfast 😍 I actually sat beside a Royal Air Maroc pilot from Bilbao who was on his way to Casa Blanca and I have to say it was a cool experience 👍
Airshow enroute to Casa Blanca
At 7:43pm, we were given a form which had something to do with the Corona virus.
We landed in Casa Blanca at 8:09pm giving me enough time to make my connecting flight to Marrakech.
I was not expecting to fly Royal Air Maroc in business class that day (well at least not until they join OneWorld alliance in April) so this came as a surprise. I loved the seats which were real business class seats. I also thought the crew were very friendly and of course, the meal was very good. I can´t wait to see how it will turn out for this airline when they officially become a OneWorld airline and I really wish them the best 😍