Air Canada today announced that they’ve added Oman Air as a partner. With this addition, Air Canada Aeroplan members can book flights on this airline which features one of the world’s best business & first class experiences.
One Mile at a Time lists Oman Air as one of the World’s Best First Class Airlines, and he has posted very high praise for their business class as well.
Air Canada Aeroplan allows mixing and matching partners on a single award and so it’s possible to book a trip that includes Oman Air even if its only one leg of your itinerary. Plus, you can add in a stopover (even on a one-way award) for only 5,000 additional points. That’s good given that Oman Air doesn’t today fly to North America. Here’s their current route network according to FlightConnections:
Oman Air’s first class is much more limited. According to FlightConnections they currently fly first class only between Muscat and Dubai, Frankfurt, and Kuala Lumpur.
You can transfer points 1 to 1 to Aeroplan from Amex, Chase, Capital One, or Bilt.