TUN-DOH Oman Air

Old Apr 10, 22, 5:16 am
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TUN-DOH Oman Air

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Am looking at flying TUN-DOH (onwards to AUH) frankly just to use a voucher before it expires and it is the only route that now falls within the value of my original flight. The flight is scheduled on an A330 - but given the terrible reviews of their A330s I am wondering whether to bother. The only thing I have noticed is that for the last week all the DOH-TUN-DOH rotations have been flown by Oman Air planes - are their A330s any better than the QR ones or just as bad?

Thanks for any insights.
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Old Apr 10, 22, 6:16 am
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The business seats on the Oman Air widebodies are 2-2-2 but all direct aisle access, forward facing rather than angled, and no foot boxes to squeeze into. I like them. The window seats are great.

Their narrow bodies are all recliners though so be wary of swaps
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Old Apr 10, 22, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by wijibintheair View Post
Hi All,

Am looking at flying TUN-DOH (onwards to AUH) frankly just to use a voucher before it expires and it is the only route that now falls within the value of my original flight. The flight is scheduled on an A330 - but given the terrible reviews of their A330s I am wondering whether to bother. The only thing I have noticed is that for the last week all the DOH-TUN-DOH rotations have been flown by Oman Air planes - are their A330s any better than the QR ones or just as bad?

Thanks for any insights.

Oman Air's A333 business cabin layout is much more attractive than QR's. If it weren't for the limited Sinbad programme, I'd happily use WY more often.

But QR's version is hardly hell on wings: I've no idea why you are quite so set against it.

I don't know if you need to fly TUN DOH or are just making the trip for the heck of it + TPs. But if the latter, and you are a gambler, the Cairo fares should suit you better - with a chance of Qsuites and al Safwa at Doha airport. And if you need to position for the QR-experience, Cairo is easier to get to than Tunis.
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Is a refund of the voucher not a possibility?
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Old Apr 10, 22, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by KingCanute View Post
The business seats on the Oman Air widebodies are 2-2-2 but all direct aisle access, forward facing rather than angled, and no foot boxes to squeeze into. I like them. The window seats are great.

Their narrow bodies are all recliners though so be wary of swaps
Thanks very much
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Old Apr 10, 22, 8:17 am
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Oman Air's A333 business cabin layout is much more attractive than QR's. If it weren't for the limited Sinbad programme, I'd happily use WY more often.

But QR's version is hardly hell on wings: I've no idea why you are quite so set against it.

I don't know if you need to fly TUN DOH or are just making the trip for the heck of it + TPs. But if the latter, and you are a gambler, the Cairo fares should suit you better - with a chance of Qsuites and al Safwa at Doha airport. And if you need to position for the QR-experience, Cairo is easier to get to than Tunis.
I am not so "set against it" as I have never flown one of their A330s and am simply going by what has been said here on Flyertalk. Thanks for the Cairo suggestion - I had discounted Cairo as I was wanting to do a stopover in Doha for a couple of days as part of the ticket and Egypt is one of the few countries that was still showing as a red list country for Qatar in terms of PCR test requirements etc. The other part was I have never visited Tunis before, would love to see Carthage and there are easy non-stop LHR-TUN flights that would fit with timings. Really appreciate the Cairo heads up though.
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Old Apr 10, 22, 8:20 am
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Is a refund of the voucher not a possibility?
I will look at this option, but have been using holding out in the hope that something interesting would crop up and give me a good excuse to travel - I fear a refund would somehow get gobbled up with the everyday mundane
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I am not so "set against it" as I have never flown one of their A330s and am simply going by what has been said here on Flyertalk. Thanks for the Cairo suggestion - I had discounted Cairo as I was wanting to do a stopover in Doha for a couple of days as part of the ticket and Egypt is one of the few countries that was still showing as a red list country for Qatar in terms of PCR test requirements etc. The other part was I have never visited Tunis before, would love to see Carthage and there are easy non-stop LHR-TUN flights that would fit with timings. Really appreciate the Cairo heads up though.
Tunis is a splendid city to visit, but a neglected one: maybe the direct (and well priced) Nouvelair service will change that. Carthage might be a must-see, but if you get the time you're likely to be the only visitor to Dougga, a world heritage site about an hour inland from Tunis. It's a well-preserved roman town rather than a monumental city.

As for Cairo, it has its own rather well known artefacts and sites But QR also includes Alexandria in its network, although i think that think brings you down to narrow-body services.

I wouldn't pay too much attention to the gripes about QR's suite-free wide-body fleet, especially for a relatively short evening or morning flight. I've no idea what folk get up to that requires in-flight privacy, although it's become a meme for premium-class travel. The suites are a novelty, and I guess the centre "pods" are fun for families, but i feel more relaxed in roomier open cabins.
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