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Royal Jordanian Royal Club Status Match for Europe and Middle East Residents

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If you hold status in a European or Middle Eastern airline and are a resident of those same areas, you can now match to Royal Jordanian Airlines Royal Club elite status. Of particular interest, you can match to Royal Jordanian Royal Club Gold Sparrow status which provides Oneworld Sapphire status, enough to get you into business class lounges worldwide.

Matching Your Elite Status

If you qualify, you need to apply for a Royal Jordanian status match. When matching, you need to be a resident of any of these countries, provable with identification such as a passport or driver’s license:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Netherlands
  • Oman
  • Portugal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates

    As you’ll notice, the U.S. is not on this list, so this offer will only apply to those with residency in Europe or the Middle East.

    If you’re matching the lowest tier status on your airline, you’ll receive Royal Club Silver Jay status, which receives Oneworld Ruby and some negligible benefits. If you have mid- to the highest tier status on the matching airline, you’ll receive Royal Club Gold Sparrow status, which is the real value. Silver Jay requires $49 to match, and Gold Sparrow requires $149 to match. Taking into account the benefits you receive, this price is well worth it if you’re eligible.

    You can match from any of these airlines:

    • Air Europa
    • Air France
    • Austrian Airlines
    • Brussels Airlines
    • Egyptair
    • EL AL
    • Emirates
    • Etihad
    • Gulf Air
    • KLM
    • Kuwait Airways
    • LOT Polish Airlines
    • Lufthansa
    • Middle East Airlines
    • Oman Air
    • Saudia
    • Scandinavian Airlines
    • SWISS International Air Lines
    • TAP Air Portugal
    • Turkish Airlines
    • Virgin Atlantic
    Royal Jordanian Airlines Business Class
    Matching status can get you Royal Jordanian Royal Club Gold Sparrow status, which includes a complimentary upgrade each year. Image Credit: Royal Jordanian Airlines

    Royal Club Gold Sparrow Status

    Gold Sparrow is the mid-tier level in Royal Jordanian’s program. It requires:

    • 40,000 miles or 30 segments flown (when earning for the first time)
    • 30,000 miles or 26 segments flown (when renewing)

    This status includes Oneworld Sapphire status, which means you can access the business class level lounges on all Oneworld partners, and also have access to priority check-in and baggage handling. If you’re flying American Airlines, this would include access to the Flagship Lounge, which is normally reserved for business class customers.

    Hot Tip:

    Make sure you’re eligible to match before applying, including meeting the residency requirements.

    Final Thoughts

    If you meet the requirements, matching to Royal Jordanian Royal Club status and getting Gold Sparrow status can be incredibly appealing. Having lounge access alone is a huge benefit, though keep in mind you need to be a resident of Europe or the Middle East and match from an airline in those regions to be eligible.

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    James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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