To Hong Kong and Back: Royal Jordanian Business Class CAI-AMM

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.

PART I: DELTA AIRLINES PHX-JFK-LHR IN ECONOMY
PART II: ESCAPE LOUNGE STANSTED AIRPORT, LONDON
PART III: RYANAIR STN-KRK
PART IV: SHERATON GRAND KRAKOW
PART V: BUSINESS LOUNGE SCHENGEN – KRAKOW
PART VI: FLYING AEGEAN AIRLINES IN ECONOMY
PART VII: THE PRIORITY PASS LOUNGES OF ATHENS AIRPORT
PART VIII: LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT
PART IX: FIRST CLASS LOUNGE CAIRO AIRPORT
PART X: EMIRATES AIRLINES CAI-DXB IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XI: ST. REGIS DUBAI
PART XII: EMIRATES FIRST CLASS LOUNGE, DXB
PART XIII: EMIRATES AIRLINES DXB-HKG IN FIRST CLASS
PART XIV: OVOLO SOUTHSIDE HOTEL, HONG KONG
PART XV: EMIRATES AIRLINES LOUNGE, HKG
PART XVI: EMIRATES AIRLINES HKG-BKK IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XVII: ALOFT BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 13
PART XVIII: EMIRATES AIRLINES LOUNGE, BKK
PART XIX: EMIRATES AIRLINES BKK-DXB IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XX: PARK HYATT DUBAI
PART XXI: EMIRATES AIRLINES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE, DUBAI
PART XXII: EMIRATES AIRLINES DXB-CAI IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XXIII: ROYAL JORDANIAN CAI-AMM IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XXIV: TRANSITING AMMAN AIRPORT
PART XXV: BRITISH AIRWAYS CLUB WORLD AMM-LHR
PART XXVI: BRITISH AIRWAYS ARRIVALS LOUNGE, LHR AND CLUB ASPIRE LOUNGE, LHR

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.

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