Oman Air Sindbad Frequent Flyer Basics
The Airline’s Frequent Flyer Program
In every Frequent Flyer program, there are two currencies which members collect simultaneously:
1. Status Points which determines your elite status level and cannot be spent;
2. Reward Currencies which can be exchanged for airline benefits and rewards.
The Currency used by Oman Air’s Status Points System
The number of Tier Miles held is used to calculate your elite status tier in a given membership year. In general, the more Tier Miles you accrue the higher your elite status tier will be.
A Membership year is defined as 1 calendar year from the date you reach or renew your elite status tier.
Oman Air’s Reward Currency
Sindbad Miles is the name of the Reward Currency used by Oman Air. A points-based reward scheme used by the airline were you can exchange accrued miles for reward seat redemptions, flight upgrades and other travel-based experiences.
Sindbad is not part of any major airline alliance meaning your status does not carry over to any other partner airline.
Etihad is the only partner airline and you can credit Oman Air flights to Etihad’s frequent flyer program, however, your elite status benefits are not applicable when flying on Etihad.
Only 12 Months
Sindbad members have their elite status for only 12 months.
If you qualify for a higher tier in your current membership period, your tier miles will reset and you will be given the higher tier for one year.
excess tier miles will not carry over into the following year (in accordance to clause 3.1.5)
no Soft Landing
If you do not reach the required Tier Miles required to re-qualify in the following year you will soft land to the next lowest tier.
Benefits of Sindbad Gold Status
An overview of the key benefits of having Oman Air Sindbad Gold Status
Extra Bonus Miles
When travelling on eligible Oman Air marked flight, you will earn 50% more sindbad miles.
Priority Check In
Members have access to use Business Class check-in desks when flying internationally or domestically on either Oman Air.
However, at Muscat Airport, Gold members can use the dedicated Business Class Check-in area where silver members are not able to.
Complementary Upgrade Vouchers
As a qualified Gold member, Oman air wants you to have a taste of the good life and every year you qualify for gold you will receive 2 free upgrade vouchers which you can use for yourself or a friend to upgrade from Economy to Business class.
Extra Luggage Allowance
Gold members will be entitled to the following baggage allowance:
Business and First Class: 3 bags, up to a total weight of 70 kg.
Economy Class: 2 bags up to a total weight of 50kg.
Gold members booked on SuperSaver are eligible for 50% discount on excess baggage purchased online
Guaranteed Economy Seat
As a Sindbad Gold Member , you can purchase a revenue economy seat for yourself on any fully booked WY flight.
Guaranteed bookings must be made in full-fare fare-class economy class at least 3 days prior to your desired date of departure. you have to call the Oman Air call center as bookings cannot be actioned online.
Sindbad Gold members (plus one companion) on international flights may access the Airport lounge at Muscat International Airport up to three hours before their scheduled Oman Air flight.
If you wish to use the lounge for longer, there is a charge.
When travelling on domestic routes within Oman. Gold members travelling in Economy Class on domestic routes will not be able to access the lounge.
Calculating the Number of Tier Miles Earned
Oman Air calculates Sindbad Miles based on the number of miles travelled between airports. The number of miles actually accrued is based on 2 factors, the route and the class of travel.
You will earn 1 Tier mile for every mile flown on Economy Class, 2 Tier miles for every mile flown on Business Class and 3 Tier miles for every mile flown when travelling in First Class.
Tier Miles are only earned for your activities on Oman Air. Partner activities do not earn any Tier miles.
The simplest and best tool for finding out how many Tier Miles you’ll earn on any flight is to use Tier Miles Calculator.