Apparently, flying domestically on Royal Air Maroc is a very different experience than you might expect…even (or perhaps especially) in business class.
Large Family Leads Their Kids On Leashes Into Business Class, Forces Them To Share Seats
A trusted reader just sent me this first-hand report. He just stepped off a Royal Air Maroc domestic flight from Dakhla (VIL) to Casablanca (CMN):
I just had the singular worst flight I’ve ever had (well, not as bad as the food poisoning on United from London a few months ago but definitely comic).
At the end of boarding a large family boarded quickly. They must have been some sort of non rev as the husband took the jump seat in the cockpit (wearing t-shirt and shorts) and two women, one a nanny and the other a mother with four boys. They had them on leashes. Yes, leashes.
So six people in the cabin but there were only three seats. No problem! They strapped in two of the boys into one business class seat behind me and the mother held one (who was probably four…hardly a lap child). The nanny took the other one, a smaller boy.
The kids proceeded to run around the business cabin kicking seats and turning it into a personal play area. As well using phones at full volume watching videos. They keep climbing on my seat and at some point one of them dropped gum on my seat without me knowing. It worked its way down and nicely attached to the seat of my pants. Which I only noticed when getting up to use the loo. My shorts are now covered in gum.
The flight attendant tried to work it off but to no avail. Family never apologized and could not care less. When the plane parked they pushed their way up the aisle with the leashed kids to be in front with the husband coming out the cockpit.
All I can say is…wow. It somewhat puts my SriLankan Airlines incident into perspective.
I’ve flown Royal Air Maroc before, but never taken a domestic flight within Morocco. Is this sort of thing normal?
A reader shares of a Royal Air Maroc flight in which just about everything went wrong…I suppose he should be thankful that he arrived safely, but my goodness, what a mess. If this is the “anything goes” manner in which Royal Air Maroc runs its domestic operations, it makes me far less enthusiastic about reviewing the 787-9 (I’ve reviewed the 787-8 here and here and 737 here).