9. Bangkok - Amman (Royal Jordanian 183bis, Airbus A330-200, Business, EN) YOU ARE HERE
A short 1 hour stop is done in Bangkok for all RJ flights going from either Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong to Amman. A n announcement is made by a flight attendant shortly before parking to inform passengers to Amman what they need to do during the stopover. Some passengers who are only doing the intra-Asia leg get off in Bangkok, while the others stay onboard.
There is a short moment after FAs get off the plane and before Thai cleaning staff get on which is the perfect opportunity to take pics of the cabin and stuff.
Business class seat in upright position :
The empty business class cabin. Only two passengers are continuing to Amman : me and another American pax videoconferencing with someone. At the same time FAs who took care of us on the first three-hours leg from HKG to Bangkok are now leaving the airplane and RJ's BKK station manager comes onboard to tell them what they are supposed to do and ensure everything's going well for the next flight.
Doors are opened and Thailand's horrible weather comes into the plane. Time not to go to restrooms which are featuring a window on this A330-200 and located just behind doors by which catering is boarded!
The new crew comes in. A flight attendant is staring at me for 5 seconds and finally tells me:
'Oh! I know you! You were on the flight from Amman two or three weeks ago, and you seated there!' Yes, it was actually the same FA. It's good to see her again. She will offer me a drink and we will talk about her job as a flight attendant for a few minutes. She has thai nationality, is from Bangkok but lives in Amman. Because of her ability to speak thai, she works on the AMM-BKK line very frequently, and sometimes works on medium haul lines.
Safety demos are shown.
Bangkok, it was good to see you!
Shortly after takeoff another flight attendant offers to every passenger a selection of newspaper. I'll try to read the Jordan times which definitely not the most objective newspaper in the world.
RJ provides each passenger an Aignier amenity kit on its long haul flights.
We are leaving Thailand.
Menus, Do not disturb/wake me up stickers and hot towel because yes, there's a three-course meal service on this flight leaving at 1 in the morning and arriving at 5!!
The appetizer is served. Pastrami with asperagus, Russian salad in Tomato Cup, Salmon Galantine -or- Soup of the Day Salmon rolls and the russian salad were ok, however the piece of smoked meat was tasteless and anyway too dry to be enjoyed.
Main course is served using a cart, with all choices displayed on it. It's a good way of doing meal service, because we can see what's going on!
Choices were: Beef fillet with green peppercorn sauce Chicken breast with spicy Tomato and Ginger sauce Spicy fish patty with herb and corn sauce Three Color Fusilli with vegetable and tomato sauce
I was still hungry so I decided to ask the fa if I can taste some pastas.
They tasted good.
Let's finish with a chocolate cake, but there were two other kinds of cakes available.
Afterwards, I slept for 4 and half hours. This seat is okay to sleep, but it can be improved.
A flight attendant will suddenly wake me up for breakfast, which is a cold single tray service consisting of:
Fresh fruit salad Butter - Preserves - Natural Honey Danish Pastries Croissant and assorted bread basket
This is what a RJ towel looks like;
It tasted quite good. Shortly after tray is cleared, my favourite FA asks me if she can pick up my menu. I told her that I wanted to keep it as I collect them. She said oh, okay, went to her office and came back with small bottles of alcohol and two sachets of RJ nuts!!
I didn't use the entertainment system, but it really needs improvement, its selection of films and music is poor.
We landed in Amman at around 5:10
Deplaning, we can see our A330-200 which travelled so much this evening
Thanks for reading and see you very soon for the next and last part of my trip…
Bangkok - BKK
Amman - AMM
An average overall mark on this RJ flight, as this is a red-eye flight cabin confort is marked 7 out of 10, this as well as the entertainment system really needs improvements.
Thanks for reading!
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Thanks for the FR, the meals look good. How was the seat?
The seat gets old but it's okay. It's a lie flat seat with - I would say - a 170 degrees recline. So it's alright. RJ's A342 still have recliner seats.
Thanks for the FR. I see I am not so late compared to you.
The meal looks consistent for a midnight dinner. How long did the service last?
I think the whole service took about 45 minutes.
Thanks for this FR
I just like the meals presented on the cart. Looks like an old-fashionned first class way.
However, the way the salad and the appetizer are presented looks cheap.
Second time I hear about Merci Chef cheese. It definitely is french made with french writings on the paper. But as a business class passenger, no thanks.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing this FR
Of course the product is average but it's still good value for money (and status !)
Thank you Kristof for this new report,
Good opportunity for the cabin shots on the ground, the catering truck view is also fascinating.
Nice diner, dishes are simple but plentiful, and you can easily ask for a second round.
Nice linen too, breakfast is the uninspiring continental offering.
The catering looks good.
The J seats look like UU's on 777. Not bad but shall be improved.
This RJ experience seems satsfactory especially with the prices they asked from CDG last summer.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Kristof !
Interessant pictures on the ground during the stop-over.
Nice product and sure a good value !
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