Oman Air is the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, which is located on the north-eastern tip of the Arabian peninsular. Based at Muscat International Airport, the airline serves 35 international destinations and is expanding fast as it seeks to challenge competitors like Qatar Airways and Emirates.
The airline was founded relatively recently in 1993 from an older national company called Oman Aviation Services. Since then, it has built up a fleet of 50 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and has gone from dealing mainly with regional short-haul routes to being a real long-haul contender.
They have also been technological innovators, being the first airline in the world to offer in-flight WiFi and mobile phone connections, and they have been regularly rewarded with international prices, such as gold medals at the French Laurier d'Or du Voyage d'Affaires awards.
Omar Air is expected to receive their third 787-9 Dreamliner in December 2018. Then 3-class Dreamliner features 8 First Class Private Suites, 24 Business Class seats, and 232 Economy seats.
Economy Class is the no-frills option and the cheapest. If you fly Economy, you'll enjoy in-flight meals and WiFi and mobile connections, be able to watch plenty of movies and TV shows and relax with your 10.6 inches personal screen.
Moving up a little, every Business Class seat has a direct aisle access with adjustable privacy dividers and features more sophisticated Arabic dining. Every passenger can enjoy the wide variety of entertainment on their 17 inch personal monitor with noise-cancelling headphones.
In First Class, passengers can travel in "mini suites", which is fully enclosed with 55 inch tall doors to provide complete privacy, 180 degrees flat-bed seats. various stowage spaces for your coats and cabin baggage, chilled minibar, and an extensive range of entertainment options on Oman's Air's 'Aria' system.
Those who fly regularly with Oman Air can also join Sindbad, their frequent flier scheme. Featuring three tiers (Blue, Silver and Gold), Sindbad lets you build points, enjoy duty free discounts, access exclusive offers and use priority check-in services.
Check-in: Oman Air offers two check-in options. The easiest is to check in via www.omanair.com, which you can do between 24 hours and 90 minutes before departure. If not, you can turn up at the airport and check-in there. The company advises that you arrive around three hours before your plane leaves and counters close 60 minutes before departure.
Oman Air operates the following general baggage guidelines:
Economy travellers can check in two pieces of baggage weighing 30 kg in total.
Business and First Class travellers can check in a 30 kg piece of baggage, plus an additional piece weighing 20 kg.
Checked baggage must measure less that 158 x 158 cm.
Travellers with Sindbad cards who are travelling Economy can also check in 20 kg of extra baggage.
Economy travellers are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 7 kg.
First Class and Business travellers can take two 7 kg pieces of carry-on baggage.