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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2017, 10:28:37 AM »
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=81967.msg1776454#msg1776454
I agree. Why would someone post it in the existing thread when they can make a new one?
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2017, 10:30:50 AM »
I agree. Why would someone post it in the existing thread when they can make a new one?
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Re: Escalation in Jordan
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2017, 11:53:54 AM »
Not sure, just realized this thread should have probably been part of this one: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=80338.0
Can someone merge them. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2017, 02:43:43 PM »
 I'm flying RJ next week. can I get some honest opinions about having a 4-hour stopover there?
I have done a turkey stopover in the past and I know that's fine but I feel like here the situation might be different after the recent incidents that occurred

TIA

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2017, 03:11:27 PM »
I'm flying RJ next week. can I get some honest opinions about having a 4-hour stopover there?
I have done a turkey stopover in the past and I know that's fine but I feel like here the situation might be different after the recent incidents that occurred

TIA


This is something you gonna have to decide for yourself.

Chances of:
being killed: minute
being arrested: very very small
being detained: very small
being harassed by govt officials: very small
being harassed by other passengers: small

BTW: Turkey is "fine"? They had a coup less than a year ago.  You know what happens if a coup succeeds? Neither do I.

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2017, 03:59:24 PM »
This is something you gonna have to decide for yourself.

Chances of:
being killed: minute
being arrested: very very small
being detained: very small
being harassed by govt officials: very small
being harassed by other passengers: small

BTW: Turkey is "fine"? They had a coup less than a year ago.  You know what happens if a coup succeeds? Neither do I.
Eh. The coup wasn't in the airport.  :P
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2017, 04:03:38 PM »
Eh. The coup wasn't in the airport. 
IST airport had an attack a year ago; the airport was shut down at the time of the coup, and the recent incident in Jordan wasn't in the airport either.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2017, 04:12:55 PM »
IST airport had an attack a year ago; the airport was shut down at the time of the coup, and the recent incident in Jordan wasn't in the airport either.
Air side was safe.  :P
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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2017, 06:06:38 PM »
Obviously you never know what can happen.
Booked it with my Citi card just wondering if they will reimburse me if I tell then I don't feel safe flying and especially when the us state department issued a travel advisory

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2017, 12:54:30 AM »
I'm flying RJ next week. can I get some honest opinions about having a 4-hour stopover there?
I have done a turkey stopover in the past and I know that's fine but I feel like here the situation might be different after the recent incidents that occurred

TIA
Nu, how'd it go?

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2017, 06:39:33 AM »
i flew them about a month ago, smack in middle of the "incident"
no incident at all, but in my mind i was fidgeting

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2017, 08:10:34 AM »
i flew them about a month ago, smack in middle of the "incident"
no incident at all, but in my mind i was fidgeting

Was your flight mostly Arabs or where there plenty of Jews around?

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2017, 10:12:27 AM »
Was your flight mostly Arabs or where there plenty of Jews around?

Im also curious to know how it was.  I'm considering flying it with my kids without my husband on the flight.  I'm not worried about safety per se, just a socially uncomfortable 10 hours.

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2017, 05:30:34 PM »
i flew tlv-amm-txl
the flight from tlv to amm had a few israelis on it who were transferring to other destinations, though none of them were obviously jewish except me.
the flight from amm to germany had no jews except for me, although there were some palestinians who spoke hebrew
the service was fine and the lounge in amman is gorgeous

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Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2017, 03:14:52 AM »
Im also curious to know how it was.  I'm considering flying it with my kids without my husband on the flight.  I'm not worried about safety per se, just a socially uncomfortable 10 hours.
I did JFK-TLV roundtrip with my family. I wouldn't recommend it for families, but mostly because of the stopover. It's almost 5 hours on the way there, which is rough with young kids (I have 3 boys 5 and under), even if you're in the lounge. Also, while the food on the way there was great, on the way back it's the same as regular Elal - ie plain rabanut. No activity packs for kids like you'll find on several other airlines. The IFE was good at least.

Other than that, I thought it was fine. I didn't really feel all that uneasy surrounded by arabs. I put on tallis and tefillin for shachris on JFK-AMM. Didn't feel particularly uncomfortable, though I did try to be as discreet as possible. There were at least 2 other fairly noticeable Jews on JFK-AMM, plus what I assume were non-frum Israelis. AMM-TLV had some other frum Israelis that must have been connecting from elsewhere. The whole way back I didn't really see any Jews, though I would say the crowd was more diverse overall (ie less arab/muslim feeling).

For some reason on the way there I thought you had to go through security an extra time to get to the Crown lounge, so we only hung out at the Petra lounge. On the way back I figured out where to enter the Crown lounge, which was much nicer and larger (and emptier). Of course you basically can't eat or drink anything. There's water and fruit (apples, oranges, and bananas). Everything else (including sodas and juices) has no hechsher, except maybe the booze.

On board service was just okay. We booked ABC and then A&C one row back. Both JFK-AMM and AMM-JFK we lucked out and had the second B seat empty (flights were actually pretty full). AMM-TLV was a much smaller plane and seemed completely full, while TLV-AMM was a 787 for some reason, and had maybe 50 people on it. Everyone sat wherever they wanted. We did have a significant delay AMM-JFK, and it wasn't communicated very well by RJ.

One other thing for families to keep in mind - I always thought gate checking strollers was a standard process. You give it to them right before you get on the plane, and get it back right when you get off the plane. On the way there, in AMM they initially told us it's being sent through to TLV underneath the plane. Before you go through security to get to the departure gates, there's a transit desk, and I was able to have the stroller brought up there. I then gate checked it again and received it at TLV just outside the gate as usual. On the way back, I gate checked in TLV, and didn't bother asking for it in AMM. Big mistake. At JFK we waited and waited for the strollers. They told us it would come on the oversize belt, but 5-10 minutes after the last bag came out on the regular carousel and still nothing. In the end it delayed us by at least 20 minutes after we'd already had all our luggage. I suspect that if I had asked for the stroller at AMM and re-gate checked it, it would've been brought up at the gate at TLV.