2021 Deal: Oman Air Business Class to Kuala Lumpur £1,565/€1,710

We’ve spotted a business class deal to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Oman Air for the first half of 2021. The date and destination might be far enough away from the current travel mayhem to tempt some of our readers. Oman Air officially has a 4-star Skytrax rating and came 44th in their top 100 in 2019. That said, the seat and in-flight service are considered to be better than other 4-star carriers. It’s sometimes compared to Qatar Airways. Oman Air is on our list of business class products we’d like to try, although it’s rare to see a business fare from Europe under £2,000/€2,200. We cover Kuala Lumpur in our July destination guides.

Destinations

Return prices in business class from Oslo

  • Kuala Lumpur – £1,565 / €1,710

The Catch

The flight departs from our old favourite, Oslo, you’ll also have to fly yourself there to begin with. We’ve done ex-EU departures plenty of times before and don’t mind it that much.

The journey is comprised of 3 sectors and 2 stops each way. After a short flight with Lufthansa in European business class, you’ll have a layover at Munich before boarding a 6-hour Oman Air flight to Muscat. Once there, you have another short layover before flying onwards to Kuala Lumpur.

As a perk, the fare rules allow you 2 free stopovers, so you could break your journey in Muscat.

While coronavirus remains a threat, airline lounges may be closed at airports and in-flight meal services may be reduced or removed on some routes. Check with Oman Air to be sure you’re getting a Business Class deal worth having.

Malaysia isn’t current allowing entry by foreign nationals, so please exercise caution if you’re considering booking departures in 2020. Keep an eye on our entry status list for countries popular with tourists to find our when Malaysia reopens to tourists.

You may find our 10 Things To Consider Before Booking A Coronavirus Travel Deal useful.

Travel Dates

There’s good availability from February 2021 through to May 2021.

Small Print

  • Departure points: Oslo
  • Book by: 31 July 2020. Book at least 7 days before departure
  • Travel until: 31 May 2021
  • Minimum stay: 6 nights
  • Weekend departures: Yes
  • Sectors: 3 each way (one intra-European)
  • Booking class: R
  • Stopovers: 2 Permitted.
  • Frequent flyer points accrual: Yes.
  • Refundable: No
  • Changes after booking: Yes – €250 fee.

How to Book

Use the Google Flights calendar feature to find the cheap travel dates. Handily, you can then complete the booking directly through Google (read more about how that works here). You can also book direct on the Oman Air website.

Oman air business class to KL
Oman air business class to KL

Where to credit the Points?

Oman Air isn’t part of any of the big alliances and has limited partners. They do have a relationship with Etihad, so the best bet would be to try to credit the miles to Etihad Guest.

BG1 Verdict

This is an average sale price for Kuala Lumpur in business class. It works out at £42 per flying hour, which less than our price target for a 4-star airline. If you want to try Oman Air business class, we’d rate the fare a BUY. We doubt you’ll find 2 long-haul sectors with Oman Air for less than this. If you just want to get to KL fast, there will be more deals to come in this price bracket that have fewer sectors each way. We’ve discussed between us and decided we’re going to WAIT to see the prices Qatar Airways offer in the coming months.

BG1 Tip

Book on an American Express Membership Rewards Gold or Platinum card to earn an additional 1,500 Etihad Guest Miles on the booking.

Take advantage of the free stopovers rule by breaking your journey at any of the transit points – Munich or Muscat.

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