Over the past couple of days I’ve shared pictures of my Iberia business class flight from New York to Madrid, as well as my LAN business class flight from Madrid to Frankfurt. Both were pleasant flights, though they weren’t the part of the journey I was most looking forward to.
This is where the journey gets really fun for me, and it’s also the motivation for the trip (the flights to and from Frankfurt were simply to position for this, though I tried to make my airline choice as interesting as possible).
At this point in the journey I was rather tired, after having flown in from Asia a day before starting my trip, then taking a redeye from New York to Madrid, then spending the day in Madrid before my afternoon flight from Madrid to Frankfurt, just in time to hop on yet another short redeye to Muscat.
My flight from Frankfurt to Muscat was operated by one of Oman Air’s Boeing 787s, which is the Oman Air plane on this journey I was least excited about flying. It has Oman Air’s new business class product, which I assumed was a downgrade over the old product (which I’ll talk about in the next installment). What I found instead is that the window seat in this configuration is my single favorite business class seat out there.
While the flight was only 5hr30min long, I enjoyed every minute of it.
With that in mind, below are 10 pictures from my Frankfurt to Muscat flight on Oman Air. Of course I’ll have a full trip report upon the completion of my trip, after I finish my Hainan Airlines trip report. Two things I’ll note, without revealing too much:
- There was just something so fun and “exotic” about flying Oman Air. Oman is a gorgeous country, so I’m not sure if that’s it, or if it’s simply that Oman Air isn’t a very extensively reviewed airline. But there was something about the whole experience which felt so “exotic,” sort of like flying SriLankan.
- Oman has a different standard of living than the UAE and Qatar (the locals mostly actually work), so I found it interesting that almost the whole business class crew was actually Omani. You’d never find an Emirati as cabin crew on Emirates or Etihad, or a Qatari as cabin crew on Qatar Airways.
With that out of the way, below are 10 pictures from my flight. Stay tuned for the full report!