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Title: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: Yaalili on November 01, 2018, 07:43:48 AM
This will be a thread similar to the four threads I created for Virgin Atlantic partners.

These can be found here:

ANA - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=94751.0
Hawaiian Airlines - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=94741.0
Jet Airways - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=94723.0
South African Airways  - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=94765.0

You can transfer both Citi ThankYou Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards to Etihad Guest at a 1:1 transfer ratio. There have also been a few transfer bonuses offered in the past, which will of course make for a better deal. Transfers from Citi take a few days. Transfer from Amex are instantly.

Royal Air Maroc has now announced they will be starting service to Amman (AMM), 3x weekly. This will make for another nice option to have when going to Israel.

Casablanca Amman eff 01APR19 3 weekly 737-700
AT260 CMN2310 0650+1AMM 73G 146
AT261 AMM0750 1205CMN 73G 257

To be continued.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: shapsam on November 01, 2018, 08:37:29 AM
Should point out that they have real J on the 737.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: Aerial Dag on November 01, 2018, 09:10:27 AM
Been looking into this for the past few weeks. Their J class is 44k for any distance above 2,000 miles. Seems like you can get some really good values.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on November 01, 2018, 03:47:18 PM
is there any info on Royal Air Maroc for bookings or a possible way of using miles?

This is the only dedicated thread I found
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=43060.0

I'm not sure if there's a thread about it but you can book with Emirates or IB to fly with royal air maroc

lucky wrote about this redemption and reviewed their product
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: Yaalili on November 02, 2018, 04:02:00 PM
Royal Air Maroc has flights to 4 cities in North America. Miami (starting in a few months), Montreal, New York and Washington, DC. They also fly to Sao Paulo and Rio in Brazil.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=mia-cmn-yul,+jfk-cmn-iad,+gig-cmn-gru&MS=bm&MR=540&MX=540x540&PM=b:disc7%2b%22%25t%25+%28N%22)

All of these flights are flown on 787-800 aircraft with lie-flat seating in a 2-2-2 configuration.

From Casablanca (CMN) you can continue on to many other cities in Northern/Central Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Royal Air Maroc does not fly to Tel Aviv, though they will start flying soon to Amman. From there you can book an add-on ticket for 4,500 Avios for the 25 minute hop over to Israel.

Etihad Guest charges 22,000 miles for a one way Economy class ticket or 44,000 miles for a one way Business class ticket. This includes the transatlantic flight as well as a connecting flight on the same itinerary.

Fuel surcharges are passed along on Etihad awards for Royal Air Maroc travel.

The Royal Air Maroc lounge in Casablanca is terrible. Hot, stuffy, packed, room temp drinks, no showers. Go instead next door to the Priority Pass lounge which is more comfortable.

Meals from Casablanca are from WAM caterer in France. Bottle of wine was included with the meal.

Should point out that they have real J on the 737.

Correct. It is 2-2, instead of 3-3 with blocked middle seat.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: mmgfarb on November 02, 2018, 05:31:10 PM
Royal Air Maroc has flights to 4 cities in North America. Miami (starting in a few months), Montreal, New York and Washington, DC. They also fly to Sao Paulo and Rio in Brazil.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=mia-cmn-yul,+jfk-cmn-iad,+gig-cmn-gru&MS=bm&MR=540&MX=540x540&PM=b:disc7%2b%22%25t%25+%28N%22)

All of these flights are flown on 787-800 aircraft with lie-flat seating in a 2-2-2 configuration.

From Casablanca (CMN) you can continue on to many other cities in Northern/Central Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Royal Air Maroc does not fly to Tel Aviv, though they will start flying soon to Amman. From there you can book an add-on ticket for 4,500 Avios for the 25 minute hop over to Israel.

Etihad Guest charges 22,000 miles for a one way Economy class ticket or 44,000 miles for a one way Business class ticket. This includes the transatlantic flight as well as a connecting flight on the same itinerary.

Fuel surcharges are passed along on Etihad awards for Royal Air Maroc travel.

The Royal Air Maroc lounge in Casablanca is terrible. Hot, stuffy, packed, room temp drinks, no showers. Go instead next door to the Priority Pass lounge which is more comfortable.

Meals from Casablanca are from WAM caterer in France. Bottle of wine was included with the meal.

Correct. It is 2-2, instead of 3-3 with blocked middle seat.
Awesome info! How high is their YQ generally?
ETA: I see $170 on IAD-CMN, not bad at all.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: efflpetzel on November 04, 2018, 10:01:28 AM
Please post your booking experience,

For me it was different from other bookings I've done through Etihad, they had to create the reservation, then send it to Maroc where it either comes back confirmed or denied
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: Yaalili on November 04, 2018, 10:18:49 AM
Please post your booking experience,

For me it was different from other bookings I've done through Etihad, they had to create the reservation, then send it to Maroc where it either comes back confirmed or denied

Booked it with no issue over the phone.

If they do have to wait for the confirmed or no availability, it is instant while you wait.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: shapsam on November 04, 2018, 10:22:07 AM
Cannot stopover for more than 24 hours, correct?
Do US passport holders need a visa to enter Morocco?
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on November 04, 2018, 10:23:25 AM
Do US passport holders need a visa to enter Morocco?
no
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: Yaalili on November 04, 2018, 10:46:32 AM
Cannot stopover for more than 24 hours, correct?

Correct, not on the same ticket.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: mmgfarb on June 18, 2019, 05:37:45 PM
It looks like AT is now flying 787-9's on both daily CMN-JFK flight's. The 789 has reverse herringbone seats in a 1-2-1 configuration as opposed to 2-2-2 on the 788's which is a significant upgrade to the hard product. See Lucky's review here- https://onemileatatime.com/royal-air-maroc-787-9-business-class/
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: KSMH on June 18, 2019, 07:13:53 PM
Depending on the day.

Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: mmgfarb on June 18, 2019, 07:16:56 PM
Depending on the day.
Could be, I saw it on both of the days I was looking at.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: KSMH on June 18, 2019, 07:21:55 PM
Could be, I saw it on both of the days I was looking at.

Same here, looks like they keep changing back to old 1 as getting closer but further out def. shows as 787-9
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: KSMH on June 18, 2019, 07:22:03 PM
Any 1 have experience booking thru Etihad and making changes with AT (Royal Air Morac) directly (date,flight and departure location)?
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: mmgfarb on June 18, 2019, 08:08:31 PM
Same here, looks like they keep changing back to old 1 as getting closer but further out def. shows as 787-9
Really? That's a shame, do you see any dates where it's actually flying?
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: KSMH on June 18, 2019, 09:19:00 PM
Really? That's a shame, do you see any dates where it's actually flying?
I did not look at past activity.

But as you look at dates getting closer they seem to swap the earlier flight.

Just that you know, in YUL they are leasing from QR, so it dosnt look like they have any spairs and are waiting for dilevery of new aircraft.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: mmgfarb on June 19, 2019, 05:42:51 AM
I did not look at past activity.

But as you look at dates getting closer they seem to swap the earlier flight.

Just that you know, in YUL they are leasing from QR, so it dosnt look like they have any spairs and are waiting for dilevery of new aircraft.
So the earlier flight gets swapped but the later flight is the 789?

Yea, I saw that the daily YUL flight is operated by QF while the 3 times a week flight is operated by AT.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: KSMH on June 19, 2019, 07:54:07 AM
So the earlier flight gets swapped but the later flight is the 789?

Yea, I saw that the daily YUL flight is operated by QF while the 3 times a week flight is operated by AT.
Looks like it.

I guessing this will stop as soon as they get another 787-9 but if you wanna fly the 9 your best bet is the later flight.
Title: Re: Etihad Partners: Royal Air Maroc Edition
Post by: mmgfarb on June 19, 2019, 08:04:57 AM
Looks like it.

I guessing this will stop as soon as they get another 787-9 but if you wanna fly the 9 your best bet is the later flight.
it's a great deal regardless but the 789 takes it to the next level.