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Flying in style in the Middle East

Your choice of scheduled airlines: It is Cox & Kings’ policy to use scheduled flights on airlines with strong reputations for service, reliability and punctuality. In addition, we are able to book easyJet flights. Our holidays to the Middle East feature a number of world-class airlines and on these pages we have highlighted seven of the best, as well as the different services they offer.

Stretch out: On long-haul flights, a little extra room can make a big difference to your comfort, so Cox & Kings offers a range of upgrade options at great prices. In addition, the faster check in and comfortable lounges available to most upgrading passengers allow you to pass through the airport with ease.

Regional connections: Cox & Kings offers excellent add-on prices for those wishing to connect to long-haul flights from regional UK airports. For further information, please either refer to the table below the price grid applicable to your tour or contact Cox & Kings.

British Airways

British Airways flies from London Heathrow to Cairo, Amman, Tel Aviv, Beirut, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and from Gatwick to Marrakech. You can check in at the check-in kiosk at the airport, or alternatively online or by using the British Airways app, printing or downloading your boarding pass and taking your baggage directly to the Bag Drop desk.

World Traveller benefits: A 79cm (31in) seat pitch with lumbar support, footrest and adjustable headrest; 23cm (8.9in) personal television screen with audio video on demand, offering access to 200 film, television and music channels; and three-course meals with complimentary bar service.

World Traveller Plus benefits: A smaller cabin for more privacy; a 97cm (38in) seat pitch; wider seat with adjustable headrest, leg rest, footrest and lumbar support, offering more personal space than World Traveller; 27cm (10.6in) personal in-flight entertainment screen; and enhanced choice of meals served on china crockery with complimentary bar service.
Upgrade from £345 per person return.

Club World benefits: Club World customers benefit from dedicated check-in desks, departure and arrival lounges, as well as complementary treatments in the Elemis Travel Spa*. Club World features a seat that converts into a 183cm (6ft) fully flat bed; 31cm (12.1in) personal in-flight entertainment screen; excellent local and international cuisine is served along with fine wines and beverages; and snacks and beverages are available from the Club Kitchen.
Upgrade from £925 per person return.

First benefits: First customers benefit from dedicated check-in desks, departure and arrival lounges and complementary treatments in the Elemis Travel Spa*. Your personal suit on board creates a private environment with a seat that converts into a 198cm (6ft 6in) flat bed; 39cm (15.4in) personal in-flight entertainment screen. Turndown service includes a duvet, pillows and pyjamas; pre-flight dining is available at London Heathrow; on board, choose from a formal a la carte menu or an informal dining option, accompanied by the finest wines and champagnes.
Upgrade from £3,675 per person return.

* Elemis Travel Spa: Available at London Heathrow Terminal 5.

Cabin design elements may vary by aircraft

Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian is the national carrier of Jordan and operates a daily non-stop flight from London Heathrow to Amman and beyond, including Aqaba.

Economy Class benefits: An 81cm (32in) seat pitch, with headrest; advance seat selection; 27cm (10.6in) personal television screens; and choice of two meals (special meals can be requested), with complimentary bar service.

Crown Class benefits: Separate check in and access to lounges; lie-flat beds* with 180-degree recline that are 198cm (6ft 5in) long; personal 43cm (17in) television screens; four-course à la carte meals, accompanied by fine wines; and snacks and drinks available from the pantry.
Upgrade from £1,395 per person return.

* Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)

Oman Air

Recent recipient of the prestigious Skytrax best business class seat in the world award, Oman Air operates daily a non-stop overnight flight from London Heathrow to Muscat, with onward connections to Salalah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Economy Class benefits: An 86cm (34in) seat pitch with adjustable headrest and leg rest; personal 26cm (11in) television screens with live satellite television and audio video on demand; and à la carte dining and complimentary bar service.

Business Class benefits: Separate check in; complimentary airport chauffeur-drive service within 50km of London Heathrow and on arrival in Muscat within a 60km radius; access to lounges; 208cm (6ft 10in) lie-flat beds; 43cm (17in) personal television screens with live satellite television and audio video on demand; and à la carte menu with fine wines.
Upgrade from £1,695 per person return.

First Class benefits: Complimentary airport chauffeur-drive service; separate check in and access to lounges; six first class mini-suites; 221cm (7ft 3in) lie-flat beds; 58cm (23in) personal television screen and an on-board lounge area; and à la carte menu and fine wines.
Upgrade from £2,995 per person return.

Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc operates daily flights from London Heathrow and five flights weekly from London Gatwick to Casablanca, with onward connections within Morocco to Marrakech, Fez and Essaouira, and also to Cairo and Beirut.

Economy Class benefits: 81cm (32in) seat pitch; choice of meals, complimentary soft drinks, wine and beer; in-flight entertainment; and complimentary newspapers.

Premium Class benefits: Dedicated check in; access to lounges; armchair-style seat, with 101cm (40in) seat pitch; choice of Moroccan and international cuisine, with champagne and wines; in-flight audio and video entertainment; and complimentary newspapers and magazines.
Upgrade from £795 per person return.

Emirates

Emirates operate 17 daily flights to Dubai – five from London Heathrow; three from London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham; two from Glasgow; and one from Newcastle – offering onward connections to Muscat, Cairo, Amman, and Beirut.

Economy Class benefits: Up to 84cm (33in) seat pitch with adjustable headrests; 27cm (10.6in) personal television screens with more than 2,000 channels of on-demand in-flight entertainment; and multi-course meals with full complimentary bar service.

Business Class benefits: Complimentary airport chauffeur-drive service (distance restrictions apply); priority check in and exclusive airport lounge access; lie-flat beds with up to 201cm (6ft 7in) pitch; up to 43cm (17in) personal digital television screens; and multicourse gourmet cuisine served with awardwinning wines.
Upgrade from £2,095 per person return.

First Class benefits: Complimentary airport chauffeur-drive service (distance restrictions apply); priority check-in, and exclusive airport lounge access; private suites offering the ultimate in comfort and privacy; lie-flat beds with up to 201cm (6ft 7in) pitch; up to 53cm (21in) personal digital television screens; and multicourse gourmet cuisine served on demand with award-winning wines.
Upgrade from £4,995 per person return.

Egyptair

Egyptair is a member of Star Alliance, operating two daily flights from London Heathrow to Cairo and one flight a week to Luxor. There are onward connections across Egypt.

Economy Class benefits: On the Cairo routing, up to 81cm (32in) seat pitch with adjustable headrest and footrest; personal 26cm (11in) television screens with audio video on demand; and choice of meals and complimentary drinks (alcohol is not available). On the Luxor route, up to 84cm (33in) seat pitch.

Business Class benefits: Separate check in and access to lounges. On the Cairo routing, 186cm (6ft 1in) flat beds; built-in massage functions; personal 40cm (16in) television screens; and three-course meals (alcohol is not available). On the Luxor route, seat pitch of 121cm (48in) seats and personal television screens are available.
Upgrade from £795 per person return.

Uzbekistan Airways

Uzbekistan Airways operates two flights a week from London Heathrow to Tashkent.

Economy Class benefits: Up to 81cm (32in) seat pitch; personal television screens with audio video on demand on selected aircraft; and a choice of Asian or international cuisines, with complimentary bar service.

Business Class benefits: Separate check in, access to lounges; seats that recline by 165 degrees into beds that are 191cm (6ft 3in) long; personal 40cm (16in) television screens on selected aircraft; and a choice of Asian or international cuisine, with complimentary bar service.

Upgrade from £1,495 per person return.