Oman Air Business Class Boeing 737 -800

On the way back from the Maldives, we took Oman Air as their schedule was perfect for us. We would leave our paradise island in the morning and reach home the same evening. Malé to Muscat is serviced by a Boeing 737-800. If you are a regular reader, you know already that we flew Oman Air Business Class with our kids during our trip around the world.

The check-in process in Malé was average. It took a bit of time and the staff was not the friendliest, but they managed to print our boarding passes and sent the bags to the final destination.
The Oman Air 737-800 has 12 business seats. They are large and comfortable and you have quite some space for yourself.

Oman Air Business Class Boeing 737 -800

Oman Air Business Class Boeing 737 -800
The cabin crew was friendly and like always offered dates and omani coffee as welcome.
There is no integrated entertainment system in the seats, but after take off, they distribute mini iPads that fit in the forward seat, with a limited choice of movies and music.

Oman Air Business Class Boeing 737 -800
A menu with a nice selection of dishes is presented. The taste and quality of the food is good.

Oman Air Business Class Boeing 737 -800

Oman Air Business Class Boeing 737 -800

Oman Air Business Class Boeing 737 -800

Oman Air Business Class Boeing 737 -800

Oman Air Business Class Boeing 737 -800
The 3h30 flight was smooth, but there was no welcome nor inflight announcement from the cockpit crew, which is in our opinion a sign of disrespect towards the passengers.
Arriving in Muscat as a business passenger, you will disembark first and benefit from a private bus for business customers, putting you in the front line for the immigration or the transfer desk, which is enjoyable.

A thing that strikes when you land in Muscat, is the brand new airport, still under construction, but you can feel that Oman has big goals. The new Muscat International Airport is set to open in 2017 and will have an annual capacity of 12 million passengers.

After this short flight to Muscat we were looking forward to the next flight. It would be our first time in the brand-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner that Oman Air flies on the Frankfurt route.

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