Oman Air has a number of sale bargains out of Paris which look very attractive if you can get over to Charles De Gaulle easily.
These fares are booking via the Oman Air website here until 11th June, for travel before 30th November. That said, not all routes seem to have the sale prices for the full period between now and November.
Some sample headline prices are (these are in Euros, so deduct 10% to get the £ price):
- Abu Dhabi €1,054
- Bahrain €1,394
- Bengaluru €1,241
- Bangkok €1,184
- Dubai €988
- Guangzhou €1,301
- Chennai €1,195
- Kuala Lumpur €1,304
- Mumbai €1,103
- Muscat €1,620
It appears from the fare rules that these tickets can be cancelled for a €300 fee.
Remember that all of these services require you to change planes in Muscat.
Oman Air generally has a decent reputation although you should do your own research into the exact planes in use on the route you are looking at and the seats in place. I have never flown them myself.
The Oman Air website is here. There is a virtual tour of their business class product here but that only seems to cover the A330 aircraft – the Boeing 787 fleet has a different seat.
If you don’t have a credit card with 0% foreign exchange fees, your best option for paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers triple points – 3 per £1 – when you book flight tickets in a foreign currency. This is because the transaction triggers the ‘double points for airline spend’ and the ‘double points for foreign spend’ bonuses.