it doesn‘t have to be business or first class all the time. flying oman air economy is like flying business with other airlines. an attentive and friendly crew tries to make your flight as comfortable and relaxing as possible. the leg space is bigger then in most of the other airlines and the food is excellent. if you book online you even have the option to chose from a variety of different menus and cooking styles.
and in the roughly two hours stop over in muscat you can stretch your legs and shop in the new airport. the oman air lounge, for those who are frequent travelers or who booked the lounge online together with the flight, offers excellent food (local and international) and a fast internet.
at the end the flight is 2 hours longer then a direct flight but getting up, walk around a bit and have either a nice snack or shop thru the nice airport and duty free stores makes it to a nice and for some a new experience...
and other then that you don’t pay more but less for more and better service, then with most of the other airlines.