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Royal Jordanian is a member of the oneworld alliance with American Airlines, and is based in Amman, Jordan. Royal Jordanian is the latest carrier to announce new routes for its 787s beginning July 1, 2014.

What really jumped out at me was the Chicago to Amman route that begins August 31, 2014 and features incredible award space! From Amman, there are connections to all of the following cities on Royal Jordanian.


This route will be of great use to anybody who wants to fly the 787 up front; wants to travel to Jordan, the Middle East, or India with American Airlines miles; or is planning an Explorer Award.

According to, the Chicago to Amman route will be operated six days a week with a 787 starting September 17, 2014.

So I searched Award Nexus for business class award availability over a 15 day stretch in late September and early October from Chicago to Amman. Seven of the 15 days had business class award space according to

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I searched for Amman to Chicago over a 15 day stretch in October 2014 and found award space on 11 of 15 days.

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Space is wide open on the route!


Royal Jordanian award space shows up on, which I find much easier to search than Any award space that shows up there is bookable with British Airways miles, American Airlines miles, or any other oneworld miles.

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Contact the airline whose miles you’re using to book the award. If you want to use British Airways Avios–there will be fuel surcharges–book on

If you want to use American Airlines miles–there will not be fuel surcharges–book on

Explorer Awards

These flights would fit into some great Explorer Awards.

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