We begin our series on looking at the best seats on Royal Air Maroc with their newest planes in their fleet – the 787-9.
Our top tip shoutouts are intended for solo travellers and couples looking for the best seat possible with some seats tips to avoid.
787-9 AT A GLANCE
Seats on Royal Air Maroc’s 787-9 total 302 passengers in a two-class configuration comprising of Business and Economy.
The carrier has 4 of these aircraft, and naturally, the Dreamliner is primarily used on International routes.
It comes with the typical features of the type including larger overhead bins and windows, dimmable shades, higher ceilings, lower cabin pressure, personal ventilation air vents above each seat, Audio Video on Demand with large touch screen LCD’s and LED mood lighting throughout the aircraft.
ProTip: SeatGuru is a good resource for reviewing seat maps
787-9 – BUSINESS CLASS
Royal Air Maroc installed the B/E Super Diamond seat in Business Class in a reverse herringbone configuration.
Pitch: 80 inch
Width: 21 inch
Seats: 26 in Business
Solo Travel: for solo travellers, the recommendation is seat 2A, while you lose the prestige of seat 1A, it is set a bit further back sol the noise from the galley does not disturb you.
Couples: for couples travelling together, the recommendation is either Seats 2D & 2F if you want to travel together or Seats 2A and 3A if you both want a window seat.
Try to avoid seats in Row 1 due to the proximity to the galley, Row 7 due to proximity to the toilet and Seats 5A & 5K due to the missing window.
Business Class passengers can enjoy Royal Air Maroc’s SKYRAM In-flight entertainment system on a 17.5-inch high-definition touchscreen.
As a full-service airline, if you are travelling on long-haul flights there is a meal service included. On longer flights, Royal Air Maroc offers two meals during the flight from menus that are regularly updated. Lunch or dinner will consist of an hors d’oeuvre and a gourmet salad, followed by a hot dish chosen from our three suggestions. A selection of cheese, pastries and fresh fruit will then be offered. More Information.
787-9 – ECONOMY CLASS
Pitch: 32 inch
Width: 17 inch
Seats: 276 in Economy
Solo Travel: for solo travellers, the recommendation is to go for the bulkhead seats for extra legroom, so Seats 10 or 29 in either A,C,D,F,H,K. Alternatively, if you don’t mind the legroom and want to get stuck into a film asap then the inverse is true as bulkhead seats have their entertainment screens tucked away for takeoff and landing meaning you loose about 30/40 mins of sweet, sweet entertainment.
Couples: for couples travelling together, the recommendation is either Seats 42A & 42C. While near the end of the plane, due to the tapering of the plane, the seats are in a 2-4-2 configuration rather than the 3-4-3 further up meaning you can ditch the 3rd wheel in Seat B.
Try to avoid seats within 3 rows in front of and behind the toilet as there are only toilets in the middle and 1 in the back making these heavily congested areas (ie. Rows 24, 25,26,28,29,30 and 43 at the back of the plane). If you want a view, avoid seats 39A and 39K as there is a missing window in this row.
Economy Class passengers can enjoy Royal Air Maroc’s SKYRAM In-flight entertainment system on an 8.9-inch high-definition touchscreen.
As a full-service airline, if you are travelling on long-haul flights there is a meal service included. On longer flights, Royal Air Maroc offers two meals during the flight from menus that are regularly updated. Lunch or dinner will consist of a starter, followed by a hot dish chosen from two suggestions, and a dessert. At the end of the meal, the cabin crew will serve coffee and tea. More Information.