Use the Royal Jordanian website to check Oneworld bookings

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…and to get confirmation numbers. 

Booking those Aer Lingus flights last week with Avios has kicked up a few little issues that I’ve never dealt with, so thought this might be useful to post.

British Airways gave me a confirmation number when I booked the Aer Lingus flights… but not for Aer Lingus. I could only access the reservation on the British Airways website.

I wanted to be able to pull up my flights on the Aer Lingus website, but didn’t have the confirmation code that British Airways gave Aer Lingus.

Enter Royal Jordanian (with a HT to George at Travel Blogger Buzz via Twitter).

Royal Jordanian website interface

Royal Jordanian website interface

On the Royal Jordanian website, hover over “Plan & Book” and then click anything in the “Manage the Essentials” part of the dropdown menu.

Manage

Manage Booking

Once there, click “Manage Booking” or follow this link.

You can plug in your record locator and name and pull up a whole host of interesting services like:

  • Change frequent flyer number
  • Obtain other airline’s record locator
  • Verify fare buckets
  • Easily check flight duration and aircraft type
  • Email yourself a receipt
  • Get a ticket number

All important things for preening and double-checking reservations. I could, for example, use Avios to book a flight on American, and then add my AAdvantage frequent flyer number to make sure I get elite benefits like early boarding.

I can also simply take the record locator for the AA flight and then plug it into the AA website… something that British Airways doesn’t give you on their website or in any of their emails (someone correct me if I’m wrong – I just booked a US Airways flight with Avios and couldn’t find the freaking US Airways record locator for the life of me).

There's my US Airways record locator - how handy!

There’s my US Airways record locator – how handy!

And it shows up perfectly when I plug it into the US Airways website

And it shows up perfectly when I plug it into the US Airways website

Why this works

I noticed in the web address on the RJ website that they were pulling from Amadeus – the same system that Check My Trip uses. It’s a bit dated and still has the copyright as 2014, so take that for what it’s worth. But it works like a charm.

With regard to Oneworld bookings, you should be able to preen the following airline bookings on the RJ website:

  • British Airways
  • Finnair
  • Qantas
  • Royal Jordanian (duh)
  • Cathay Pacific
  • LAN/TAM
  • Iberia

But not AA or US Airways… they don’t use Amadeus. It is handy, however, for adding AA flights booked with Avios to your AA account. And for adding your AA number to the reso to receive elite benefits.

And who knows, sometimes they end up crediting award bookings as paid flights on accident.

Bottom line

Handy little trick, thought I’d share for my Oneworld peeps out there.

Let us know if something similar exists for SkyTeam. United is really good about showing the other airline’s record locator on their website already.

And on this note, other tips are certainly always welcome!

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  1. I am nee to all this but a little confused, I was told by AA that if i book a flight with Avios on AA that I could not get AA miles for the flight i flew with them.

    Is this corrector is rhe a work around. Thanks

    • Hey Craig, AA was right. You typically don’t get miles on award bookings, but sometimes, for whatever reason, it slips through anyway. It’s cool when that happens, but it’s not the norm, and you’re not supposed to earn anything.

      Welcome to the points and miles world!

  2. Hi. Do you know if there is a website on which I could check MH booking details, besides the Malaysian website? Like the Saudia website for checking bookings with every Skyteam member. The booking code that I got was a 5 letter one and Amadeus doesn’t recognize it. Thank you!

  3. Hi! I know this is a very old thread, but I have a question that I have not been able to find an answer to anywhere on google, and this blog post is the closest thing that I’ve found! I am trying to book a trip from Chicago to Amman this summer on Royal Jordanian.. I have gold status on American and would like to have the points go into my AAdvantage account of course. However, when using Google flights, the same flight that I want to book is $1,000 on the RJ website, or $1,400 on the AA website… for the exact same flight. If I book through the RJ website, can I still get the points added to my AA account? It would be nice to save the $400 but I also really want the points since it is such a long flight! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!!

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