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Good Oman Air deals from Paris – well worth the diversion

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Oman Air is running a sale this week.  There are Business and Economy deals out of Heathrow – see their website.

Bigger bargains, however, are from Paris Charles du Gaulle.  These prices are return, Business Class:

  • Abu Dhabi / Bahrain / Doha €1399
  • Bengaluru €1449
  • Bangkok €1299
  • Guangzhou €1599
  • Chennai / Delhi / Mumbai €1349
  • Dubai €1099
  • Hyderabad / Jaipur €1699
  • Kuala Lumpur €1599
  • Male €1449
  • Manilla €1599
  • Zanzibar €1599

Clearly not everyone wants to fly UK – Paris – Muscat – Maldives, even if it is €1449 (£1310) in Business Class plus the cost of getting to Paris.  The saving does mean it is worth a look though.

Whilst Oman Air is not in any major airline alliance, you can credit flights to Etihad GuestThe earning chart is here.  You can top them up with American Express Membership Rewards points for an Etihad redemption or redeem them for cash via PointsPay.

There is a virtual tour of their Business Class product on their website here.

These prices are valid until 16th September.  Annoying the airline website does not list valid travel dates anywhere. 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.

Comments (40)

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  • Andrew says:

    Rob, any idea when we’ll have news on the new marriott credit card? I’m sure there was a link on the marriott page in July saying it was launching in August but since then the link seems to have disappeared…

    • Rob says:

      That was the plan, yes. I asked both Marriott and Creation (both of whom I am close to) about this before I went away and got no response.

      • Andrew says:

        Thanks Rob, hopefully there might be some news on it soon then. Seems strange to trail it on the website and then suddenly remove it…

  • paulm says:

    OT re Amex Plat / Marriott / Spg

    Not had many dealings with Marriott before, who and how would be best to contact for the below.

    Recently got the plat card and linked it to my Marriott account to get gold status. Upon checking the amex benefits page they appear to have created another account for me for which I obviously don’t have a password etc so need to get access to this and then merge

    • tom1 says:

      You can see the Marriott account Amex is linked to in the Plat Benefits page on the Amex site. (Same for Hilton, Shangri-La etc etc that are linked)

      Then go to the Marriott site and use the ‘forgot password’ link?

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