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Review of Oman Air flight Dubai Muscat in Economy

Airline Oman Air
Flight WY610
Class Economy
Seat 11A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 03 Feb 14, 16:35
Arrival at 03 Feb 14, 18:05
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By GOLD 10017
Published on 22nd February 2014
Hi,

I hope my fellow French mate will not mind as the following flights of this series will be in English only.

Just a reminder of this five flights routing:

  1. Paris CDG - Dubai (Air France, Business, B777-300ER)
  2. CLICK-HERE
  3. Dubai - Muscat (Oman Air, B737-800)
  4. [YOU ARE HERE]
  5. Muscat - Doha (KLM, World Business Class, A330-200)
  6. [NEXT]
  7. Doha - Amsterdam (KLM, World Business Class, A330-200)
  8. [SOON]
  9. Amsterdam – Paris CDG (KLM, Europe Business Class, B737-800)
  10. [SOON]

We are back to Dubai Airport for this short flight to Muscat. Emirates, FlyDubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air & Swiss are offering DXB-MCT flights.
I don’t wanna flight low-cost, KU & LX frequency are limited and Emirates is very expensive for this OW, hence we settled with Oman Air.

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A bland boarding pass unfortunately

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King of the airport is Emirates of course

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And some Indian carriers, with this B737-800 Jet Airways (I flew this very same aircraft VT-JGG back in 2007, CLICK-HERE FOR THE FR)

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A321 Air India



But where is D……?

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It’s very difficult at DXB to see aircraft, I only grab a picture of this A321 Qatar Airways from the foodcourt

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Boarding gate

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Our aircraft is the scheduled B737-800



Business class cabin in a 2-2 configuration

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Economy

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Seats looks tired and the fabric doesn’t look very new

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And a scratched window unfortunately
A320-200 Gulf Air

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A320 Indigo & A321 Royal Jordanian

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Safety is done using overhead monitors

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Take off

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Nice winglet

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Airshow, my favourite program!

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This flight is only 45mn, there is a choice of beef or cheese sandwiches, OJ & water are offered too

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Sandwiches were pretty good albeit a bit small.

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Sun is slowly declining

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Approach

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A new terminal is under construction, which is desperately needed I guess as Muscat is today a bus only airport.

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The smallest member of WY fleet, the ATR42



Another B737-800 passing by.

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Video:
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Verdict

Oman Air

6.8/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew7.5
In-flight Entertainment6.5
Meal/catering7.0

Dubai - DXB

7.4/10
Efficiency6.5
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.0

Muscat - MCT

6.6/10
Efficiency7.0
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

It’s difficult to judge an airline on a short flight, still WY was rather cheap and delivers a solid product with an on time flight and an appropriate catering, the only downside is the cabin a bit worn but at least they have airshow.

From what I have seen on FR their E-jet are much better (FR ID#6060).

Thank you for reading.

Information on the route Dubai (DXB) Muscat (MCT)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 16 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Dubai (DXB) → Muscat (MCT).


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The airline with the best average rating is Emirates with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 10 minutes.

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9 Comments

  • Comment 100222 by
    lagentsecret SILVER 9687 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR

    You are always talking about seven flights routing(See first leg) but I'm only able to count five ?

    I don't like Dubai airport : it's more a mall than an airport in my eyes

    Short and rather pleasant flight even if it was an old aircraft

  • Comment 100223 by
    marathon GOLD 9082 Comments

    It is OK if you post your FRs in English, as long as you don't translate them in French and catch up twice faster with my lead in the overall members' ranking ^^
    Do you mean that there are food courts for planes too ? Or maybe you spotted that QR A321 from the food court, rather than that at it. (OK, I tried hard to find something to criticize ^^)
    The window does not look that badly scratched. Or maybe you placed your lens behind the only unscratched portion of it. Anyway your pictures are as crisp and carefully framed as usual. Thanks for this FR !

  • Comment 100226 by
    jetsetpanda 2284 Comments

    Thank you for another excellent report and video.

    I personally hate bland boarding passes. Unfortunately I see this trend with Oneworld carriers where the logo of the carrier is printed along with the passenger's information as an afterthought. It was much nicer when it was included in the ticket stock paper. AA still has some personality in the boarding passes when you get them from the self serve kiosks.

  • Comment 100239 by
    sky303 1 Comments

    I have to wonder why you wouldn't want to fly FlyDubai on this route instead. Their aircraft are brand new and offer AVOD/personal IFE at every seat, and they offer an affordable business class product that features far more amenities than Y on WY. Not to sound rude, but it comes off as kind of pretentious to say you won't fly an LCC (even when they offer a superior product at a better pricepoint on a route when miles don't matter).

  • Comment 100288 by
    boby382 SILVER 1106 Comments

    D.... was only created for the people in France.
    Thanks ;)

  • Comment 100318 by
    KL651 TEAM 4304 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Although the service was good on your flight, especially taking into account the price paid and the flight duration, there does seem to be a big difference in the interiors of WY's planes.
    Too bad LX timing was bad, it would have been fun to fly this airline on DXB-MCT.

  • Comment 100323 by
    SMilano 1266 Comments

    Thank's for sharing !

    The service was good for this flight, especially for the flight duration.

    Great flight !

  • Comment 100773 by
    aurel-lil 4198 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR.
    a lot of memories for me when I read this report ;)
    I agree with you, E-jet are better but also more recent !
    see you

  • Comment 104919 by
    CDG Addict 1666 Comments

    Thanks for this very good FR.
    Good vidéo as well.

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