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Suggestion: Oman Airlines Forum

Old Jul 20, 18, 6:43 am
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Suggestion: Oman Airlines Forum

Oman air is a rapidly growing airline in the middle east that aims to compete with the likes of the "me3" by connecting South East Asia/Subcontinent and Oman to Western Europe. Their onboard product and new airport are among the best in the world and their Sindbad FF program is the best in the region. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other-middle-eastern-african-airlines-471/ already has a fair enough number of WY posts to warrant a seperate forum. Thanks
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Old Jul 20, 18, 3:06 pm
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Thank you.

I’ll add the guidelines for suggesting new fora:

Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Whenever a forum change is discussed on The Suggestion Box forum for the Community Director's consideration, we encourage members to fully address the following evaluative criteria in addition to any other reasons supporting or opposing the suggested forum change. (Similar criteria used by the former TalkBoard were useful to consider when discussing proposals to create, close, split, or move forums.)

Supporting data are always appreciated. See Suggestion: Create MH / Malaysia Airlines forum (forum created) for examples.

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Old Aug 10, 18, 7:14 am
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Definitely keen to see a WY forum here - have flown them a couple of times now with the QR option having gone for UAE residents... J class on WY is definitely competitive in comparison to ME3 carriers although sometimes clear issues are apparent when drawing a comparison between the new MCT WY J Lounge vs. DXB EK J Lounge... quality of champagne (Lanson vs. Moet) on the ground and choices of other alcoholic beverages are rather poor - limited / repetitive vegetarian menu options with the lack of snacks (crisps / quality nuts) are another issue. Nevertheless, WY can't be beaten on pricing especially when they're running promotions and EK + EY offer fares that amount to daylight robbery and extortion when traveling from the UAE...
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Old Aug 12, 18, 5:05 am
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Just an impartial observation: 28 threads covering Oman Air were active during the last 12 months. The airline hasn’t really generated a buzz thus far. If anything Ethiopian Airlines stands out as the dominant carrier FTers enjoy discussing in the Other Middle Eastern and African Airlines forum
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Old Aug 12, 18, 5:20 am
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ET really deserves a thread in my opinion, because it is the dominant carrier of Africa. WY is a major airline in the ME that is expanding at great pace.
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