A two hour flight in the middle of the night on a regional jet. My expectations were high…
I’m being facetious, of course, but my RJ flight from Amman to Kuwait absolutely shocked me…in a good way.
Royal Jordanian 644
Amman (AMM) – Kuwait (KWI)
Saturday, June 04
Depart: 01:05 AM
Arrive: 03:10 AM
Duration: 02hr, 05min
Distance: 735 miles
Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-195
Seat: 4A (Business Class)
My flight was originally scheduled to be operated by an Airbus A320, but stepping out onto the tarmac, it became quickly clear that I would not fly on an A320 to Kuwait. Instead, it was an Embraer ERJ-195.
A very friendly FA greeted each passenger, offering Arabic coffee.
We took off and nuts were served with choice of beverage and hot towel.
We’re talking about a sub-two hour flight in the middle of the night. I thought this ramekin of nuts was more than enough. But no, the meal had not even begun.
A tray with an Arabic mezze + seafood appetizer with fresh green salad and warm bread roll appeared. What a great meal, I thought, for such a short flight. I also appreciated the real salt & pepper grinders and German salad dressing.
As I leaned back in my seat, the FA stopped by and offered me a main course. More food? Really? I took it and am glad that I did: it was one of the better chicken dishes I’ve ever had on an airplane.
But wait, there’s more! Finally, dessert appeared: chocolate cake. I had a cup of tea with it. Talk about a great meal.
That still left me with an hour to nap before arriving in Kuwait. We landed on time in Kuwait City.
What a pleasure this flight was. Perhaps my expectations were too low, but they were blown out of the water. Royal Jordanian is great for regional flying in business class.