Since I didn’t want to chance missing my connection in London to make it home in time for a business conference, I changed my plans for a direct flight from Cairo to London in economy on British Airways, to instead get in earlier the next day, and in business class on Royal Jordanian and British Airways. For only 40,000 American miles, I secured the itinerary, which I felt was a good use.
The fun part of this leg was transiting in Cairo airport, which is a bit convoluted. The best advice I can give anyone doing so is patience. For me, it involved sitting without my passport for about 30 minutes with no wifi. The person working the desk didn’t have much English, but he was nice enough, so I wasn’t really worried during my wait.
A representative from Royal Jordanian came and met me with my boarding pass, and I was given another pass to the lounge I previously reviewed. I didn’t spend much time there this time. At 9 PM, it was time to board the Royal Jordanian Embraer jet. It was weird flying one of these outside of America, but it makes sense given the short flight duration.
They even served a snack in the air, though no alcohol.
We landed without incident just as the sun was setting in Amman.