Royal Jordanian Airlines is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Jordan and a member of the Oneworld alliance. From its base in Amman, the airline serves almost 60 destinations in 40 countries, including the United States.
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Royal Club (RC) is Royal Jordanian’s frequent flyer program. As a member, you’ll earn miles for every flight with the airline or any of its partners. Redeem miles to your choice of 1,000 destinations across the Oneworld alliance, as well as upgrades and more. We’ll get into all the best ways to earn and burn RC Miles below. See our list of the best frequent flyer programs to see how Royal Club stack against other programs.
|U.S. Destinations||Chicago, Detroit, New York City,|
|U.S. Credit Cards||None for U.S. residents|
|Transfer Partners||American Express Membership Rewards|
|Redemption Options||Flights, upgrades, excess luggage, merchandise, donations|
Royal Club Elite Status
When you join Royal Club, you automatically become a Bronze SUNBIRD member. Above that are three tiers: Silver JAY, Gold SPARROW and Platinum HAWK. To move up a tier, you need to collect a certain amount of miles or hit a certain number of flight segments within a 12-month period.
Once you unlock Silver JAY or Gold SPARROW, you have that status for 12 months. Platinum HAWK members enjoy their status for 24 months. Elite members benefit from the following perks:
(depending on travel class)
|75% to 225%||100% to 250%||125% to 275%|
|Oneworld elite status||Ruby||Sapphire||Emerald|
|Priority waitlist & standby||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Extra baggage allowance||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Lounge access||1,500 miles||Yes + 1||Yes + 1|
|Priority baggage handling||–||Yes||Yes|
|Fast Track at select airports||–||Yes||Yes|
|Award ticket gift to non-member||–||Yes||Yes|
|Gold nomination for spouse/partner||–||–||Yes|
|Personal travel coordinator||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dedicated call center hotline||–||–||Yes|
For more details, check out the Royal Club Membership Tiers page.
Earning Royal Club Miles
Compared to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, Delta SkyMiles and other frequent flyer programs based in the United States, earning Royal Club (RC) Miles is not an easy task for Americans. Here are all the ways you can rack up on them:
The best way to earn RC Miles without flying is through their transfer partner, American Express Membership Rewards. Points convert to miles at a 2:1 ratio. Credit cards that earn Amex Membership Rewards include:
|Personal Cards||The Platinum Card® from American Express|
American Express® Gold Card
|Business Cards||The Business Platinum Card® from American Express|
American Express® Business Gold Card
Unfortunately, Royal Club does not have any other credit card or hotel transfer partners.
Earn Royal Club Miles when you fly with Royal Jordanian and the following partner airlines:
Other ways Americans can earn RC Miles include:
- Booking hotel stays via Kaligo or Rocketmiles.
- Booking car rentals with Hertz or Sixt.
- Shopping with RC retail partners.
- Purchasing miles.
There are more opportunities to earn RC Miles, but they’re not as relevant to those living in the United States.
Redeeming Royal Club Miles
Most Royal Club members use their miles for award flights with Royal Jordanian and partner airlines. You can also trade in your RC Miles for:
- Upgrades to Crown Class.
- Excess luggage allowance.
- Merchandise via the Royal Club Rewards Store.
- Charitable donations.
Royal Club Miles Expiration
Royal Club Miles are valid for 18 months from your last activity. Make sure to earn or burn miles more often than every year and a half to keep your miles from expiring. If you need to reinstate expired miles, it’ll cost you $0.020/mile online ($0.025/mile offline), with a cap of 50,000 miles in one transaction.
Royal Club Tips & Tricks
Family Club. This feature lets you pool miles with up to nine family members. Whenever any member of your Family Club earns RC Miles, they will automatically transfer to the family account. Chances are, all Family Club members will qualify for awards more quickly.
Oneworld Explorer awards. Take an epic trip around the world with up to 15 stopovers of your choice. This can squeeze a lot of value from your miles if you maximize the inclusions. Access as many as 1,000 destinations in more than 170 territories.
Promotions. Check the Royal Club Latest Offers page to stay up to date with promotions and news.
Royal Jordanian Royal Club provides limited ways to earn and burn miles. For a more rewarding program within the Oneworld alliance, check out Qatar Airways Privilege Club. Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy all transfer to Privilege Club.