Do Not Fly Me – Oman Air! Reply

Do Not Fly Me – Oman Air!

September 8th 2018 – Muscat – Oman.
Passengers – CAASLD
AlSulaimani/MajidSaidNasser Mr
AlSulaimani/SafiyaKhalilSaid Mrs

Trip – MCT-ZNZ-MCT
Muscat – Zanzibar – Muscat

ORIGINAL – GOING
Oman Air WY 0705 – MCT Muscat to ZNZ Zanzibar – August 24 2018 – Friday
Departure 09.10 – Arrival 13.15 Local Times

ORIGINAL – RETURNING
Oman Air WY 0708 From Dar es Salaam via Zanzibar – October 23 2018 – Tuesday
Departure Dar es Salaam 04.30 am – Zanzibar 06.00 am
Arrive Muscat 12.30

Not Allowed to board – WY 708 – Oman Air – ZNZ-MCT – 4th September 2018.
Final Return – WY 708 – Oman Air – ZNZ-MCT – 6th September 2018.

7 – OSI WY DIAGNOSIS – OBESITY HYPOVERUTIAL.
15. OSI WY DOES THE PATIENT NEED OXYGEN – YES 4L/M

Remarks

My wife and I were booked on the above flights to Zanzibar from Muscat return with our National Airline – Oman Air! We were planning to stay in Tanzania till October 23 2018 as per the above details flight information!

I worked in PDO in Employee Services and at that time I controlled on a First Signature only an annual budget of 18 million US Dollars. I was In Charge of all travels of the Company including Business Travel, Training Staff Leave etc. At the time Oman Air was under Gulf Air during my period of work!

Unfortunately, due to my medical condition we had to curtail our trip – and return early to Muscat. We changed the flight to as above details and we got confirmation from Muscat and even Call Centre Oman Air that our changed plans were in order!

When we reached The Oman Air Counter in Zanzibar on 4th September WY 708 – we were told that we could NOT FLY (sic!) because we had not intimated Oman Air to travel earlier – and Zanzibar nor Dar es Salaam have Oxygen Cylinder – nor does The Flight carry one!

We had a Formal Medical Letter signed by The Royal Hospital in Bowsher. The Sultanate Highest Hospital! An Oman Air part of The Same Sultanate of Oman Apparatus and System – wanted us to bring ANOTHER CERTIFICATION FROM A DOCTOR IN ZANZIBAR – as if The Royal Hospital documents that we travelled with from Muscat to Zanzibar were sort of ‘forged documents’!

If a forgery was to be made the more likely sources would be from where they wanted that the Documents! Even The Zanzibari Doctor (with links to Oman) was amazed bt this request from Oman Air – and he commented – Don’t they trust their own people?? Anyway, it is money for me – so No Problem!

On top of us being humiliated for Not Allowed To Fly – They Oman Air – I do not if it is Oman or Zanzibar – or even both? Nothing will surprise me the way Oman Air Treat The Omani People – especially in routes going to Zanzibar etc. Special Treatment for such Passengers? Even if there is great businesses – and the planes to and fro GO FULL BASIS CAPACITY!

Another Point!

Are Airlines Not Required to carry on board Oxygen Cylinders and Other Contigencies as per International Flying Standards as due to cabin pressures even healthy travelling passengers may require Oxygen due to Cabin Pressures?

Still Yet Another Main Point Here!

Oman Air is taking advantages of Omanis preferring to travel direct to Zanzibar etc!
Why does Oman Air fly SMALLER BOEING CRAFTS to Africa? Even the Business Class seats need much to be desired! I have flown flights with Oman Air to Salalah with WIDER Seats even! Do not talk about the toilet! Fat people like us can HARDLY GO IN!

For a long time, I have been hearing complaints about Oman Air from BOTH Staff and Travellers – but I put it to our usual whining on Petty Things concerning our National Institutions – till I learnt it the Hard Way flying Oman Air!

Oman Air – I Will Not Fly You Again! This Was My LAST FLIGHT WITH YOU!
DO NOT FLY ME – OH OMAN AIR!!!!

   

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Goodbye; My Brother & Friend! Late Muneer Khalfan Al Ismaily! Reply

Goodbye; My Brother & Friend! Late Muneer Khalfan Al Ismaily!

Date of Birth – Zanzibar – 16.02.1953 – DOD – 27.08.2018

Admitted ICU Royal Hospital – 18.08.2018

Like The Good Doctor had told me – Only 1 out of 5 of a Coma State ICU walks of ICU – and your Majid (to my family!) will not be one of them! I walked out – My Dear Brother & Friend did not!

It is Allah’s Will – Allah wanted Muneer back – but not me yet! Al Hamdu Lillah!

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It is said that A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed!

That is how Late My Brother & Friend Muneer has always been to me – and not me alone – but everybody else in his path in life – always cheerful at possible most wrong turn or phase in his life – and in his interfaces and dealings with others in life! Be it that you have known him for a long time in life – or you have just met him in life – whether in a personal private encounter – or in a professional formal capacity!

That is why he was very good professional ethical principled in his job aspects – and always scored High Performance Rankings always in his job in providing Employee Services – especially to The Interior Based Staff of PDO – Petroleum Development Oman! Where people were many a times at short fuse because of the heat, dust and wind! Dust storms that reduced visibilities to a very minimum levels – and people always grumbled and complained of food and almost everything else!

Late Muneer represented ‘The Face of The Company’ – all for bashing – and throwing complaints too! Even some farfetched and personal in nature! Let us face it – few like to work in The Desert – even those born in the same very places! Working in Muscat was in every one’s mind for that matter! In generalisation – that is!

Late Muneer was just like the rest of us! Even in his personal medical life he handled his own issues and life aspects with an unbelievable strong faith and belief – and could even weaken the strongest person in Tests of Allah in Faith and Strength! When I phoned him in India when he was under severe medical treatment – I was crying on the phone! He gently scolded me – if you are phoning me and crying – what about me the person who is under the Medical Treatment? That jolted me back to offer words of encouragement and strength! That was Muneer for you!

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We returned to Oman yesterday Thursday 6th September 2018 after holidays in Zanzibar Madam Wife and I!

I was really impressed with The Services and Facilities at The New Airport! It does us Omanis proud to have this State of The Art and High Profile Infrastructure – and we can easily compete with the rest of GCC and even on a world wide scale!

All under Renaissance of Our Beloved Leader His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said! May Allah SWT Protect and Preserve Our Leader – Allah Give him long life, health, well-being and happiness Ameen! May Allah SWT Protect and Preserve our Beloved Oman – from all Fitnas etc. from within and from outside Ya Raab Ameen! It is only when you travel that you find out The Truth – and Miss your own country More! Al Hamdu Lillah!

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Before I was travelling to Zanzibar I consulted my Dear Brother and Friend Muneer about advices of where to stay in Zanzibar?

As his usual helpful and kind hearted self – he checked around for me! Unfortunately I had gone ahead to book a hotel! He had advised me to wait – from his sources in Zanzibar!

His advice sounded real to the test when we moved out of the hotel he was advising against – and where we had lost money by paying in for the full hotel stay! We moved in to The New State of The Art Hotel Resort of The Bakhressa Group called Hotel Verde Resort Zanzibar! One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in our lives!

Unfortunately the services at Zanzibar Airport leaves much to be desired for changes services and improvement! Unfortunately too with the types of Aircraft sent by Oman Air to African Routes – and the kind of services being provided! That is a follow up article!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY BELOVED BROTHER AND FRIEND!

May Allah SWT Remove from you The Punishment of The Grave! May Allah Open The Highest Gates of Heavens Al Firdaus Ameen Ya Raab!

Only a person of the strength stature character like Late Muneer Allah Rahmah can make you cry when you are in holidays and trying to enjoy yourself! 

That Is Muneer For You!

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