BOOKED: I am Flying To Oman To Sit On A Sofa!

For 2024, I’m hoping to publish extra evaluate journeys than ever earlier than. My intention is to get that off to a great begin, and I simply booked my first evaluate journey of the yr for journey throughout the subsequent couple of weeks. I wished to share the fundamental particulars — there’s one section I’m significantly enthusiastic about.

Background on my upcoming evaluate journey

For many who aren’t longtime readers, let me simply clarify that I take evaluate journeys with the only intention of reviewing as many airline and lodge experiences as potential whereas being away from residence for as little time as potential (since we’ve got an toddler son). I additionally take extra leisurely holidays with household the place I spend extra time in locations, however these journeys aren’t these. 😉

My purpose is often to evaluate merchandise that readers could get pleasure from redeeming their factors for, and/or merchandise that I simply usually discover attention-grabbing, together with flights, airport lounges, and resorts. Within the case of this upcoming journey, I managed to safe a fast 72-hour corridor move, which I’ll mainly be spending solely on planes and in airports.

Let me simply share the overall inspiration for this journey. For a very long time, Air Canada Aeroplan didn’t have entry to Oman Air awards, however that lately modified, and these awards are again. A small portion of Oman Air’s fleet has top notch. I’ve reviewed the service’s Boeing 787 top notch, which is the extra trendy product.

Nevertheless, Oman Air’s Airbus A330 top notch is what intrigues me most. Oman Air has some uber-retro A330 cabins, however within the coolest method possible. Oman Air’s A330 top notch cabin has six seats and a sofa. No, not a bar, however reasonably only a sofa in the course of the cabin. I suppose that’s there in case you resolve you absoultely want a change of surroundings.

I’ve checked lots of issues off my aviation bucket checklist over time. Nevertheless, sitting on that Oman Air sofa has been on my checklist for a very long time, and it’s one thing I haven’t but performed. So it’s time to do this. It’s time to do that basic fantastic thing about a product earlier than it’s too late. And with Oman Air becoming a member of oneworld in 2024, I determine there’s no higher time to fly with the airline once more. Let’s see if Oman Air delivers a “commanding efficiency!”

The itinerary that I’ve booked…

With the above out of the way in which, let me share the small print of the itinerary that I’ll be flying. I booked this complete award utilizing Air Canada Aeroplan factors, and I’ll in fact share the precise flights, dates, factors necessities, taxes, and many others., after I publish the journey report sequence. Beneath is what In poor health be flying, in chronological order.

Air Canada A220 enterprise class

I’ll be kicking off my journey modestly sufficient, flying Air Canada’s Airbus A220 enterprise class from Miami to Montreal, to place for my first lengthy haul flight. I haven’t flown an Air Canada slim physique plane in a couple of years, so I’m wanting ahead to seeing how one of many service’s newer planes is.

Air Canada Airbus A220 enterprise class

SWISS A330 enterprise class

From Montreal, I’ll be connecting to Zurich on SWISS. Now, I haven’t reviewed SWISS’ A330 enterprise class since 2014, so I determine that’s helpful. Nevertheless, what I’m actually hoping is that I’m supplied a paid improve to SWISS top notch, as that appears to be ceaselessly be accessible inside 24 hours of departure, even on associate award tickets. I’ve heard that Montreal is one of the best North American gateway for that by way of pricing and availability.

If I’m not supplied a paid improve, that’s completely positive, because the enterprise class evaluate will likely be helpful too. Nevertheless, if I do get a paid improve, I’m additionally excited to publish an up to date evaluate of the SWISS First Class Lounge Zurich, which I’ve been that means to do for a very long time. I deliberately deliberate a really lengthy layover in Zurich in case that every one works out as I hope. I’ll additionally hopefully be reviewing the SWISS Arrivals Lounge Zurich.

SWISS Airbus A330

Oman Air 787 enterprise class

For the following portion of the journey, I’ll be flying to Muscat in Oman Air’s Boeing 787 enterprise class. I final reviewed this in 2016, so I feel it’s time for an up to date evaluate, to see how the service’s enterprise class product is holding up. How’s the service, meals, facilities, and many others.? I’ve ranked Oman Air as having among the many finest enterprise class merchandise, and it’s time I make it possible for’s nonetheless the case.

Oman Air Boeing 787 enterprise class

Oman Air A330 top notch

In Muscat, I’ll in fact be writing up to date opinions of the Oman Air First Class Lounge and Oman Air Enterprise Class Lounge, since I visited them solely after they first opened, earlier than the spa even opened. Then it’s time for the section I’m most enthusiastic about. Oman Air at present flies its previous however cool A330s primarily to Frankfurt and Kuala Lumpur, so I’ll be heading west again to Frankfurt. This product seems like such a enjoyable throwback, and I can’t wait to expertise it.

Oman Air Airbus A330 top notch

Singapore Airways 777 enterprise class

Final however not least, I’ll be flying from Frankfurt to New York in Singapore Airways’ Boeing 777 enterprise class. Whereas I’ve lately reviewed Singapore’s A380 Suites Class, Singapore’s 777 top notch, and Singapore’s 787 enterprise class, it’s time to present the service’s lengthy haul enterprise class one other strive.

Singapore Airways Boeing 777 enterprise class

Backside line

I must be taking two evaluate journeys in January 2024, and the above are the small print of the primary one. I’ll be flying Air Canada’s A220 enterprise class, SWISS’ A330 enterprise class (or perhaps top notch?), Oman Air’s 787 enterprise class, Oman Air’s A330 top notch, and Singapore Airways’ 777 enterprise class. It’s a really fast journey, however each section is for one thing I haven’t reviewed in a very long time, so I’m wanting ahead to checking all of those out.

Wait till you hear what I’ve deliberate for later in January, as a result of that’s much more unique…

Any ideas or predictions on my itinerary? Keep tuned!

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