Hello from Bangkok, where I’m sitting onboard a 787-8 as I prepare to continue my journey to Amman.
Royal Jordanian offers a tag flight between Bangkok (BKK) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) onboard its 787-8 Dreamliner to supplement its service between Bangkok and Amman (AMM). These flights can be sold separately, but I was flying from KUL all the way to AMM.
The flight from KUL to BKK was lightly filled, with less than 50% of the seats taken in each cabin of service. While flight time is blocked at 2 hours, 10 minutes for this 754-mile flight, I was not sure what to expect onboard in terms of product.
I knew, of course, I’d get RJ’s lie-flat seat, which is similar to what you see on American’s A321Ts, United’s 787s, Aeroflot’s 777s, and Air China’s 777s:
But I wasn’t sure what kind of meal would be served. Would it be the elaborate meal I received on my 735-mile regional jet flight from Amman to Kuwait in the middle of the night?
Turns out, it was a light meal of sandwiches, salad, and sweets. Hardly memorable, but better than serving nothing at all. I did enjoy a glass of Jordanian rosé. Not the best, but certainly not bad.
Service was superb on this short segment and the flight attendants were all of Asian-descent. A Jordanian crew boarded in Bangkok. Perhaps RJ has a special local-based crew to operate the tag flights?
Thankfully, my experience was nothing like Lucky’s Fifth Freedom RJ flight.
Now the real fun starts. Let’s see how Royal Jordanian does on a longhaul flight.
Oh yes, and more bad manners: