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:
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 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
Run your own business?
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.
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.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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