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Royal Air Maroc flights to and from the U.S. are currently suspended; online schedules show flights between Casablanca and Washington will restart on June 17. Also bear in mind that for the foreseeable future, even as flights resume, service on board will be greatly reduced to lower the risk of contamination, and that the ground experience — with lounges closed or without food and amenities — will also be very different from what was available before the pandemic.
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On a group trip to Morocco earlier this year, I was looking forward to my flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Casablanca on Royal Air Maroc because I had been part of the airline's splashy inaugural festivities for its new Boeing 787s in September 2016. That was then, when the airline went all out. This was now — what a difference four years can make.
From departure out of Washington Dulles (IAD) near my home in Baltimore to arrival at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) and on the return flight from Casablanca to Dulles, it was a disappointment nearly all the way around, although our earlier review of Royal Air Maroc business class on the 787 showed that the airline can do far better.
This review focuses on the Casablanca to Dulles segment, which was in the daytime, maximizing service interactions, while the eastbound flight across the Atlantic unfolds mostly at night.
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There were no great deals between Dulles and Casablanca when I booked my flight in November 2019 for $828.62 round-trip. Current prices for this summer are higher, at around $1,100 round-trip, far higher than the deals out of New York-JFK and Dulles I saw earlier this year for as low as $574.
I booked my flight with The Platinum Card® from American Express with the airline because I wanted those 5x Membership Rewards points. That got me 4,143 points, worth $82.86, according to the latest TPG valuations. Starting Jan. 1, 2021, earn 5x points on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year.
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Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get American Airlines AAdvantage miles for my flight because Royal Air Maroc didn't become a Oneworld member until April 1 and my flight was in February.
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To get to Casablanca, we had a domestic flight from Marrakesh, also on Royal Air Maroc. The group arrived at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) at 7:30 a.m. to check in for my 9:55 a.m. flight to Casablanca Airport (CMN), where we would catch the connecting flight back to the U.S. My luggage was scanned and I walked through a metal detector even before enterng the terminal. It took 12 minutes, because not all the doors were available for screening.
There were eight check-in kiosks and two lines: one for economy and one for business class. While I was standing in line, they opened another check-in desk for economy. It took 11 minutes to check in. However, the process turned into 17 minutes for two of my travel companions on the same reservation who were sent to the help desk after the agent said there was an issue with their tickets.
After checking in, we went though another security checkpoint, where the line took another 17 minutes. We then finally reached our gate. Seating in our boarding area was tight, but we were across from an Illy Coffee cafe and we managed to snag a table for five.
We took a quick walk to board our Boeing 737-800 flight to CMN and departed on time. The flight was so short there wasn't even enough time to be served a beverage.
We landed 10 minutes early at CMN's Terminal 1. Despite having already gone through security twice in Marrakesh, we had to clear security in Casablanca again before getting inside the terminal -- and also had the inevitable walk through duty-free shopping on the way.
Since we all had a five-hour layover before the flight to Dulles, I used my Amex Platinum Priority Pass benefit to get me and my four companions into the Pearl Lounge, where we could wait until our flights were ready to board. We checked in at the lower level, which led into a lounge with assorted seating, a food buffet and a bar area. Be warned: This lounge only serves beer and wine.
The lower level was cramped, but we found a small table. On my way to the restroom, I noticed two unmarked elevators. After going up, I found a larger, much emptier second level of the lounge, with much more seating, another check-in desk, a prayer room and a game room. It would have been nice to have some signage noting there was second-floor lounge space.
I got my companions and we moved upstairs. There was plenty of power and USB outlets at almost every seat. One of my companions went off into a corner, stretched out, and took a preflight nap.
My companions were heading to Boston Logan (BOS) and New York-JFK, so we said our goodbyes and I went to sit at my gate, A1, at the very end of Terminal 1. There was yet another security check at the gate, as is often the case with flights to the U.S. I stood in line for seven minutes, then was herded to a gate agent who went through my two carry-on bags, tried to take my Moroccan spices for no reason and confiscated the sealed bottle of water I had taken from the Pearl Lounge. People were sitting on the floor because there was so little seating in our gate area.
After that check, I was pointed to the economy boarding line, which, oddly, was split in two and eventually funneled into one line again. The business-class line was being used also for travelers who needed assistance, and there were economy passengers in it too, without apparent rhyme or reason.
Boarding, which was seven minutes late, was chaotic. Although we were at the end of the terminal, we walked down a jetway that led to a holding area where we were herded onto buses. We sat there for at least five minutes and someone begged the driver to open the doors because it was oppressively hot. Once we started moving, we took a leisurely and meandering ride to our aircraft, a 787-8 — the smaller of two Dreamliner models the airline, which also has the 787-9, operates.
The chaos continued when we arrived at our jet. As we waited out on the tarmac to board, a special van for business-class travelers rolled up. A man standing next to me said, "I'm in business class. It would have been nice if someone had told me there was a van instead of that hot bus!"
After a few minutes' wait standing on the tarmac, we were herded onto the plane. Boarding took much longer because there was no order to it. I felt bad for the mothers with strollers, because they had to wait for help.
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On my way to my seat at the back of the plane, I already noticed cleanliness issues. Althuogh this 787, registered CN-RGB, was a relatively new jet — delivered in January 2015 — it looked tired, with worn leather. The fuselage wall looked like it could use a scrub, and the carpet had seen better days. I didn't open the blanket (I'm an untrusting germophobe), but the pillow was nice for lumbar support.
Legroom was tight — no surprise here — but I had enough foot space because there was no bulky inflight entertainment (IFE) box taking up space.
The overhead bins on the fuselage side were quite roomy. I didn't feel bad at all putting both my carry-on bags in a bin, because there was still plenty of space left.
The power outlets were under our seats, which meant you had to do some twisting to use the plug; plus, it didn't always stay in. The good news is that a USB is available under the IFE screen. The bad news is that it didn't always charge my iPhone or my iPad.
I had issues with how tight the seats were for my hips and how thin the padding was (saved only by the pillow). I'm not usually one who reclines my seat, even on long flights. But after the person in front of me went into full recline, I had to do the same, since the tray was cutting into my waist.
I did like that the tray was able to slide in and out for the room I needed. I also had the option of folding it in half to hold my drink without it cutting into me. It was a good thing I wasn't trying to sleep on this flight, because it would have been quite uncomfortable.
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The inflight entertainment system received my highest review score. I like to catch up on my movies when I fly. Even with a tiny nine-inch screen, Royal Air Maroc had a nice mix of U.S. and international films and television shows.
Inexplicably, when it came to my TV options, there were multiple episodes of shows such as "The Big Bang Theory," but they weren't in any particular order. There was no chance to do any work online, since Royal Air Maroc doesn't offer inflight Wi-Fi, which is surprising for an airline with such a new fleet.
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After 40+ years of domestic and international flying, I know better than to expect much from economy-class inflight meals, which is why I usually bring my own. And Royal Air Maroc, in fact, made my list of the worst inflight meals I've ever had. They say you eat with your eyes first, but I wanted to close mine when this meal was served. It was especially disappointing after all the great meals I ate in Morocco.
If you're a vegetarian or vegan flying on this airline, be sure to order a meal in advance, because on this flight the choice was chicken or beef. I chose chicken, but both dishes looked alarmingly similar.
Despite the gravy, the chicken was drier than the Sahara Desert, where I had just spent two nights. The vegetables were so overcooked they turned mushy when picked up with a fork. Both dishes were salty enough to be almost inedible. The cake was dry and the yogurt had a very strong sour taste. The smoked-trout filet was quite tasty, and the roll and processed cheese were edible. Although soft drinks and juices were available, you were out of luck if you wanted a cocktail, since none were available, even though RAM is not a dry airline. In fact, the only alcohol served was beer and wine. When I asked for white wine, the flight attendant told me they didn't have any.
I was hoping for a cup of Morocco's famous mint tea that's served everywhere, but only coffee was offered. The prelanding snack wasn't much better — a dry muffin and that same sour-tasting yogurt. I passed. Don't start feeling thirsty on this flight. Flight attendants did one drink pass when dinner was served, two passes with coffee and two passes with water. That was it.
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This flight's service was almost a zero score. If I want something on my flights, I usually get up and go to the galley and ask, but this was a review flight, so I pressed the flight attendant call button — four times in the space of two hours. There was never a response. Ever. I would wait, and eventually my call light would just go out. Three different flight attendants passed by my seat when the light was on and never checked to see what I wanted.
When I finally got up to ask for water and a cup of mint tea, I was waved back to my seat and told it would be brought to me. It never came. There should be more than two passes of water and coffee on a flight longer than seven hours, especially considering my bottle of water had been confiscated before I boarded.
As someone who has flown on more than two dozen of the world's flag carriers in every class, I can say that my flight on Royal Air Maroc was disappointing from beginning to end. The only highlight was the time I spent in the Pearl Lounge, and the airline had no control over that. As Royal Air Maroc prepares to enter the Oneworld alliance, it would be great if its executives and flight attendants got lessons from fellow members, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways, on how to serve travelers in all classes.
The average score for our reviews in long-haul economy over the past year is 71 points out of 100, and this flight came nowhere near that.
I cannot in good conscience recommend a flight on Royal Air Maroc based on the experience I had, even with its easy connections from Montreal (YUL), New York-JFK, IAD and Miami (MIA) airports. Next time, I'll ditch the drive to IAD and take a British Airways flight out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), then connect to CMN from London Heathrow (LHR).
All photos by the author.
Pick And Cruise. Royal Air Maroc brings a unique travel experience that combines comfort and serenity with Moroccan hospitality. With its two cabins, Business and Economy, the airline offers individual entertainment programmes, leather seats, delicious food and lie-flat beds in its premium cabins.What kind of airline is Royal Air Maroc? ›
Royal Air Maroc (AT) is Morocco's national carrier and the country's largest airline. Founded in 1957, the airline operates from a hub at Casablanca's Mohammed V International Airport (CMN).How to check flight status on Royal Air Maroc? ›
Go to the official website of Royal Air Maroc www.royalairmaroc.com/int-en to get the flight status. On the homepage, click on the Arrivals/Departures tab. To check the flight status, enter the flight number. Click on the Search button.Is there a business class with Royal Air Maroc? ›
When you fly with Royal Air Maroc, you will travel in comfortable and spacious Business Class seats. A welcome drink will be served once you have boarded and are sitted comfortably in your cabin.Does Boeing 787 have lie flat seats? ›
As a general rule, most airlines install business class lie-flat seats on larger, twin-aisle aircraft — such as Airbus A330, A350 and A380, and Boeing 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft.Which airline has the most comfortable main cabin seats? ›
JetBlue scores at the top for the best airlines with comfortable economy seats. Passengers will enjoy an above-average seat pitch of 32-34” and a seat size of 17.8 – 18.4”. Not to mention, JetBlue is one of only two domestic airlines in the U.S. that offers free WiFi to passengers.What to expect on Royal Air Maroc? ›
All passengers have an individual 8.9 inch screen to watch a wide selection of totally free content, including: A selection of 150 Urban Label Albums including: Andalusian music, classical Arabic music, Moroccan artists, classical music, easy listening, Golden oldies, international hits, jazz and relaxation.How many suitcases does Royal Air Maroc allow? ›
|Europe-Morocco||No bag* or 1 piece of baggage weighing 23 kg|
|RAM network excluding: USA/Canada/Africa/Middle East||1 piece of baggage weighing 23 kg|
|USA/Canada/Africa/Middle East||2 pieces of baggage weighing 23 kg each|
|Qatar||2 pieces of baggage weighing 23 kg each|
Delta recently started code-share service with the Moroccan carrier, Royal Air Maroc, between New York and Casablanca, with connections to Agadir, Marrakech and Tangier. Code-sharing agreements allow one airline to sell seats as its own on another carrier.How do I check if my flight is OK? ›
Flight tracking apps and websites — FlightAware, Flightstats, and Flight Radar all track the departure and arrival of most commercial flights and are, without doubt, the best websites to check if your flight has been delayed, cancelled or diverted.
For domestic flights, we recommend you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before departure time. 6. Check-in counters close 60 minutes before departure time and the time limit for online check-in is 2 hours before departure time.Is Royal Air Maroc on time? ›
FlightStats Rating is a merit measurement considering both on-time performance and delay severity. The score, 0.7 shows that this flight has on-time performance characteristics better than 13% of all other flights in the FlightStats database.Can you drink alcohol on Royal Air Maroc? ›
'Signature ' welcome drink and a large choice of drinks
During the flight, a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, fruit juices and hot drinks are available.
Seating in Business Class
Business class seats are bigger; wider and with more legroom than economy. The variations between airline standards for business class aren't huge, most seats being around 3 – 4 inches wider than economy and with around 15 -20 inches more leg room.
WiFi. Royal Air Maroc's Wi-Fi service called is called Wi-Fi On Stream, which is a limited internet service that allows passengers to access and stream films, music, and games.What is the best seat on Boeing 787-8? ›
Best United Economy Class Seats to pick on Boeing 787s. By far, the best seats to pick on United's Boeing 787 fleet (both the 787-8 and the 787-9) are seats 27A and 27L. Row 27 is the emergency exit row for the economy class cabin.Is Boeing 787-8 comfortable? ›
Enhanced comfort in Premium Economy. Relax in the wider seat, This spacious seat boasts an array of functions to make your flight a comfortable one, including a legrest, footrest, universal power port, and USB port. *Aircraft and seat specifications are subject to change without prior notice.Where are the best seats on a 787? ›
The best seats for window lovers and solo passengers are seats A and K in Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8. These offer extra privacy thanks to the aisle-side console, as well as offering stunning window views throughout the flight.Which economy seat is the best? ›
If you're going to sit in economy, you want to be sure you select a Main Cabin Extra seat. These are the best seats you'll find in the rear section of the plane. What makes these seats special is that they have extra pitch — that is, the distance between the seat back of one seat to the seatback of the seat in front.Which seat is best for international flight? ›
Usually, it's best to pick a seat toward the front of the plane for several reasons: It's usually quieter, and you can get on and off faster. There's a balance between choosing front/back and window/aisle.
U.S. Airlines with the Best Legroom
In the U.S., the airlines JetBlue and Southwest consistently offer the most legroom with an average of around 32 inches per seat, although you can find a few JetBlue planes with 33 inches of legroom. Alaska and Hawaiian seats typically have 31 or 32 inches of legroom, too.
Royal Air Maroc uses Terminal 1 at Casablanca Airport - Mohammed V (CMN).
Royal Air Maroc uses Terminal 1 at JFK Airport.
A wide selection of Moroccan and international newspapers and magazines. A large selection of movies, series, documentaries, cartoons and television programs.What is the liquid allowance in Morocco? ›
100ml. All liquids, gels and aerosols, pastes, lotions, creams, drinks and other items of similar consistency must be in containers with a capacity no greater than 100ml. Those carried in containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if the container is only partially filled.Is Morocco airport big? ›
Mohamed V international airport:
The largest Airport in Morocco with over 27 airlines and over 87 destinations. Located in Nouasseur, a suburb 30 km southeast of Casablanca. Considered as of the 5 busiest airports in the African continent with over 10,000 passengers in 2019.
International flights allow one, and often two, pieces of checked luggage per passenger. International luggage allowance is often influenced by whether the flight is intracontinental (within the same continent) or intercontinental (across the ocean or spanning different continents).Who is Royal Air Maroc owned by? ›
RAM is wholly owned by the Moroccan Government, and has its headquarters on the grounds of Casablanca-Anfa Airport.Who owns Air Arabia Maroc? ›
|IATA ICAO Callsign 3O MAC ARABIA MAROC|
|Parent company||Air Arabia|
|Headquarters||Nouaceur Province, Morocco|
|Key people||Laila Mechbal (COO)|
Airline partners include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines®, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LEVEL, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Royal Air Maroc, and S7 Airlines.
The first way to check how full your flight is is to check the seat map on the airline's website. Another way is to call the airline directly or check the airline's website for updates. You can also use flight tracking websites to check how full your flight is.How do you tell if your flight is going to be Cancelled? ›
Flight tracking apps and websites — FlightAware, Flightstats, and Flight Radar all track the departure and arrival of most commercial flights and are, without doubt, the best websites to check if your flight has been delayed, cancelled or diverted.What is the best flight tracker? ›
- Flightview – Flight Tracker (iOS) ...
- FlightStats (iOS, Android) ...
- ADSB Flight Tracker (Android) ...
- Plane Finder – Flight Tracker. ...
- Planes Live – Flight Tracker (iOS) ...
- App in the Air (Android) free version. ...
- Flight Board (Android) ...
- Flight Board (iOS)
The general guidance is to arrive at Casablanca Mohamed V. at least two hours before scheduled departure for a shorthaul flight and three hours before departure for a longhaul flight.How early is too early to check-in at airport? ›
To check-in and check bags at the airport, you must be there a certain amount of time before scheduled departure: Within the U.S. – 45 minutes. To or from destinations outside the U.S. – 60 minutes.What time do I need to be at the airport for a 10am flight? ›
Generally speaking, most airlines advise that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to a domestic flight, and at least 3 hours prior to an international flight.What is the usual boarding time for international flights? ›
When you're traveling outside of the United States, we make the suggestion to arrive at least 3 hours prior to your departure. You must be checked in at least 1 hour before your scheduled departure. Additionally, we recommend being at the gate and ready to board 45 minutes before your scheduled departure time.What time should I book international flight? ›
How far in advance should you book a flight to get the best deal? The best time to book a flight is one to three months before your departure for domestic airline tickets and two to eight months prior for international flights, according to Scott's Cheap Flights.How many seats are in Royal Air Maroc plane? ›
Royal Air Maroc flies their Boeing 737-800 in a 159 seat, two-class configuration of Business and Economy.Can I take alcohol in my suitcase to Morocco? ›
You can legally bring alcohol into Morocco with you, but there are limits. The exact limits are not clear but it is generally accepted that you can bring 1 litre of alcohol in with you. Whether this refers to 1 litre of pure alcohol, or 1 litre of spirits, is not clear.
In Morocco, you are only allowed to drink alcohol in licensed bars, restaurants, and hotels. As a tourist to Morocco, this should not be an issue for you. Every hotel and riad I stayed at in Morocco had a bar and/or sold alcohol.How much is the difference between economy and business class? ›
The main difference between economy and business classes lies in the prices and facilities offered. The fare of a business class is two to five times higher than an economy class. The business class allows you to carry additional luggage. Plus, you get free food and drinks, lounge services, and wider seats.Is first class worth it for a 4 hour flight? ›
First class cabins are built for comfort, luxury and convenience. You'll find you have much more space when flying first class, and you'll notice much more ease of access too, such as all seats having direct access to the aisle. So 'is first class worth it for the comfort and space? ' – YES!Is business class better than economy? ›
Flying business class offers several advantages over economy class, making it a worthwhile investment. Firstly, it provides a more comfortable and relaxed travel experience, with wider seats, extra legroom, and improved in-flight amenities.How many luggage can I take on Royal Air Maroc? ›
|USA/Canada/Africa/Middle East||2 pieces of baggage weighing 23 kg each||3 pieces of baggage weighing 23 kg each|
|Qatar||2 pieces of baggage weighing 23 kg each||2 pieces of baggage weighing 32 kg each|
In the cabin, you are entitled to one piece of hand luggage, weighing no more than 10kg and the sum of the three dimensions not exceeding 115cm. Laptops are permitted and are not considered as hand baggage.Does Boeing 777 300ER have lay flat seats? ›
B777-300ER (212 seats)
These are lie-flat seats with a staggered arrangement. All these seats have direct aisle access. * Aircraft and seat specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
The best seat on the plane to avoid turbulence is either over the wings or towards the front of the aircraft. The wings of the plane keep it balanced and smooth, whereas the tail of the aircraft can bounce up and down more. The closer a passenger is to the front of the plane the less turbulence they would usually feel.What are the best seats for a night flight? ›
In general, window seats are preferred during night flights. You can sleep without being bothered by anyone wanting access to the aisle. Also, if you are flying economy you can always rest a pillow against the side of the plane.Where is the least bumpy seat on a plane? ›
A seat directly over the wings (typically found in rows 10 to 30) is your best option to reduce the sensation of turbulence, says Dr. Quay Snyder, the president of the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service.
First, I'd avoid any seats up against a bulkhead wall (typically in the last row of a cabin), since recline will be limited. That includes seats 51A and B (pictured above), along with 51K and L. In this category, you'll also want to skip 22DEFG, 37ABC, 37DEFG, 37JKL and the four seats in row 52.Do 777 or 787 jets have secret sleeping cabins? ›
Well, most Boeing 777 and 787 airliners have a secret stairway that leads to a small set of windowless cabin-like bedrooms for the crew. Usually hidden behind an average-looking door, the secret staircase is located near the cockpit and requires a code to gain entry. Not all aircraft use the secret staircase, though.What is the difference between 777-300ER and 777 8? ›
The 777-8 is slightly smaller than the 777-300ER, and the 777-9 is slightly bigger. The main differences are in the design, technologies, and efficiencies. They are not things many passengers will necessarily note, but it's something the airlines will. The smaller of the 777Xs, the 777-8 is just under 70 meters long.What is the best seat on a plane for a fat person? ›
While some passengers prefer window seats, aisle seats are often better for overweight passengers that are only purchasing one seat. Window seats are often the better option if you purchase an additional seat. What is this?What is the smoothest plane to fly on? ›
However, generally, the larger the plane, the better it is at absorbing turbulence. For example, due to the sheer size, aircraft like the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are said to be two of the best planes for coping with turbulence.Which seat is best for flight anxiety? ›
"If you're a nervous flyer or feel uneasy with turbulence, then sit as close to the front of the plane as possible. If you like turbulence and feeling everything then sit near the back of the plane," the former flight attendant of two years, known as Matt, told The Mirror.How do you sleep on an overnight flight in economy? ›
- Stay at the right temperature. ...
- Wear bed socks. ...
- Power down your devices. ...
- Wear a light-blocking eye mask. ...
- Listen to pink noise. ...
- Wear noise-canceling headphones or earplugs. ...
- Uncross legs and use footrests. ...
- Lean backward with proper support.
If you're going to sit in economy, you want to be sure you select a Main Cabin Extra seat. These are the best seats you'll find in the rear section of the plane. What makes these seats special is that they have extra pitch — that is, the distance between the seat back of one seat to the seatback of the seat in front.What is the safest time of day to fly? ›
Earlier in the day is the safest time of day to fly. More accidents occur later in the day when the pilots are tired, especially when the weather is bad and there have been delays.What month has the most turbulence? ›
Winter has strong winds and blizzards, and summer's hot heat can create unstable air, thunderstorms, and tropical storms. That means flying during the holidays often means more turbulence than other times of the year. So if possible, avoid flying between December and February or June and August for a smoother flight.
“The smoothest place to sit is over the wings, nearest to the plane's centers of lift and gravity,” explained Patrick Smith on the Ask the Pilot site.