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Oman Air- will you share your experience?
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Sydney2002



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:04 am    Post subject: Oman Air- will you share your experience? Reply with quote

Hi all

I'm having to start thinking about the summer trip home and I am very curious about Oman Air. I arrived here on a Lufthansa flight and was disappointed not to have flown with one of the Gulf airlines. This summer, I am thinking (and hoping) to fly with Oman Air. I really like the idea of supporting the national airline but also, I expect it will be a better experience than any I've had on a western airline.

Anyone who has flown internationally with them, I would greatly appreciate your comments here about your experience.
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've flown on Oman Air, but the flight was short and was neither great nor lousy. For reviews on just about every world airline, try Skytrax, http://www.airlinequality.com/
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tvik



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quality of an airline is directly related to the degree of dictatorial rule in the country it is from. The best airlines are from the most oppressive regimes.
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babur



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: dictatorships & airlines Reply with quote

Quote:
The quality of an airline is directly related to the degree of dictatorial rule in the country it is from. The best airlines are from the most oppressive regimes.

Indeed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Charkhi_Dadri_mid-air_collision
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jaffa



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tvik wrote:
The quality of an airline is directly related to the degree of dictatorial rule in the country it is from. The best airlines are from the most oppressive regimes.


Bull.

Two of the world's most oppressive regimes in China and Russia are responsible for appalling (still existing) state airlines. The Chinese wouldn't even announce a crash unless a foreigner was involved, although probably different these days.

I doubt I'd ever get on an African plane, unless desperate.

I used Qatar airlines recently and it was a perfect example of 'don't believe the advert'. OK, the girls were pretty but nothing else was.
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Sleepwalker



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the Oman Air entries on the Dhofari Gucci blog
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Eijse74



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was on an Oman Air flight to Muscat from Dubai, which is technically international I suppose. Not the longest flight, sure, but it felt like it because they didn't switch on the air conditioning until we started to descend.

Literally dripping with sweat, I asked a flight attendant what was going on but no explanation was given. The service on the ground was equally poor on both sides, making it my first and only time with this airline.
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CANDLES



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:46 am    Post subject: Airlines.... Reply with quote

I've flown on it internationally and it was fine. Internally it's a bit of a let down. Yes, I've experienced the no ac on the domestic flight; they told me it was because they'd just started the engine! Oh Dear!

Don't believe all the adverts you read about these airlines. If you're travelling in Business or First class then it might be much better, otherwise I think they are all the same. Shocked
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sicklyman



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tvik wrote:
The quality of an airline is directly related to the degree of dictatorial rule in the country it is from. The best airlines are from the most oppressive regimes.

Question
So, Saudia is better than Emirates and Air Koryo beats them all?

And which of KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways or Finnair ranks first then?

And Qantas, as the Aussies are so laid back, must be the worst of all.
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Sleepwalker



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do a two leg journey home each year - Oman Air followed by Emirates. The short Oman Air flight is always a problem - either food, delays or seating and downright lies as excuses at times (eg we don't serve vegetarian meals in this sector, window seats cannot be booked once an Omani friend sits on the seat marked on your boarding pass) - they need air inspectors to keep them on their toes. Emirates have always been fine.
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tmac-100



Joined: 23 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sicklyman wrote:
tvik wrote:
The quality of an airline is directly related to the degree of dictatorial rule in the country it is from. The best airlines are from the most oppressive regimes.

Question
So, Saudia is better than Emirates and Air Koryo beats them all?

And which of KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways or Finnair ranks first then?

And Qantas, as the Aussies are so laid back, must be the worst of all.


There, there... Chill out a bit with the sarcasm.
At about 195 cm height, I prefer to fly premium economy with Qantas and BA because of the comfort!
Emirates 5 times were all too tough to take, so I do not want to try them anymore. Tight seating - kinda like a sardine in a John West tin can. Uncomfortable on a 7.5 hour sector flight.

Sri Lankan business class is a better set of flights than any Emirates economy flight I have been on - comfortable and excellent food and service. Also, less expensive than Emirates...

But, as is usual in such discussions, everyone has their opinion, especially the trolls!
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eha



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My one and only upgrade EVER on ANY airline was on OmanAir... and it was a marvellous flight! Mind you, first class may be marvellous on any airline...
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Matthias



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oman Air are delightful. One of the airlines left with crew that remember the passenger is to be treated withr respect, i.e. the antithesis of Virgin Air.
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Pikgitina



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muscat Bangkok return: As comfortable as Emirates or Etihad.
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silverbrain



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:19 pm    Post subject: Oman Air Reply with quote

Used them about 8 times. Perfect everytime.
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