As I’ve explained in the past, there’s probably not a business class product in the world I’m more anxious to try than Oman Air’s.
On their original Airbus A330 aircraft, business class is in a 1-2-1 configuration with fully forward facing seats, so it looks a lot more like first class seats from a decade ago than business class. Admittedly as business class products have improved it’s not quite as cutting edge as it used to be, but it’s still a pretty awesome product.
Last December I explained how Oman Air was introducing a new business class product on their high density A330s, which is actually a worse and much less unique product. While it still looks very good, it’s definitely not as unique as their original product.
As I’ve written in the past, I was under the impression that there was no way to redeem miles from any “major” points programs for travel on Oman Air. I thought that they more or less had no airline partners, and the only way to redeem miles on them was directly through their program.
Lucky, did you know this? Would love to see a trip report on Oman Air! Etihad is their ONLY miles partner. Only 42k TY points for MCT-LHR in J.
And if you can find a way to sit in the first class sofa / love seat, even better!
I actually had no clue — you truly learn something new in this hobby every day.
Indeed, it looks like you can redeem 42,000 Etihad Guest miles for one-way business class between Muscat and Europe in Oman Air business class.
Keep in mind that Etihad Guest is transfer partners with Citi ThankYou Rewards, meaning you can redeem the points you earn through the Citi Prestige® Card and Citi Premier® Card (review) towards this award.
That’s certainly a nice option to have if you want to try Oman Air. There are also some reasonable Oman Air business class fares published out of Cairo and Colombo, so just booking a paid ticket is another option.
Regardless, I’d really like to fly them before they change their product altogether!