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£996 London to Bangkok in 787 Business on Royal Jordanian – earns 560 BA tier points

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Royal Jordanian is not an airline I discuss much on Head for Points.  However, it is a member of the oneworld alliance which means you can redeem and earn British Airways Avios points and tier points with it.

RJ has just launched a great fare to Bangkok in Business Class.  It is not quite as good as some of the Qatar Airways fares we have seen recently, but this flight departs from London and does not require a side trip to Europe.

The fare is £996 return from London to Bangkok, changing in Amman.

You will earn 560 British Airways tier points for the trip according to the ba.com tier point calculator.  That is over 90% of the way to a British Airways Executive Club Silver card, although don’t forget that Silver also requires you to have taken four British Airways flights as well as earning 600 points.

Royal Jordanian is flying new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on both legs of this trip.  Their 787 Business Class is fully flat and looks decent as you can see below:

Royal Jordanian Boeing 787 business class

The airline is not dry on long haul routes, before anyone asks – only on intra-Middle East routes as I understand it.

Here are the fare rules:

Book between 8th October and 31st October

Travel between 15th October and 20th March 2016

No outbound travel between 15th December and 27th December

No inbound travel between 2nd January and 10th January

No stopovers are allowed

Cancellation is allowed for a US$300 fee – something you rarely see on cheap fares like this

The fare is not available every date, but the Royal Jordanian website allows you to search via a calendar grid which clearly shows the days it is there.  You can book via the RJ website here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

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You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

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Comments (69)

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  • firemin says:

    Looking at this fare as a back to back style tp run with hand baggage only, arriving 15:25 in bkk and departing 00:55 the following day – could I conceivably just got to flight connections rather than exit through customs/immigration and then go back through security etc (I know it’d be a long time in the airport!)?

    • Polly says:

      Why not. Make a holiday of it?

      • Firemin says:

        Unfortunately family and work commitments mean I don’t have the spare time. I have been looking for an opportunity to earn some TPs without having to spend a weekend away from home and this fare doesn’t seem to have a minimum stay / Saturday night requirement that most of the decent fares have.

  • Chris Pye says:

    Thanks to Rimas & Raffles for this. Booked 2 returns in mid March for £997 yesterday. Only appears to be an A330 on the LHR-AMM legs but as AMM-BKK is at night both ways we get the flat beds when we most need them. RJ seem to have mixed reviews for Economy but generally fine in Business. Only 4 BA sectors and another Silver year sorted!

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