I'm making a habit of this, I know, but I just wanted to sing Air Arabia's praises again. I've been doing a lot of work in Muscat recently and it just so happens that it suits me just fine to fly AA.
Last night I arrived back and cleared the airport in five minutes from walking off the bus from the plane.
I was punching air. Pleasant flight, no trays dumped on me by harrassed staff trying to get the airline's 'this is worth Dhs 2500' gesture out of the way. A nice, friendly (laughing!) crew, happy sounding captain on the tannoy, on time. Sharjah airport now has an e-gate. Pretty much everything you could want, a short flight that was more like a short bus journey - and I mean that in a good way.
Minimum hassle travel. I'd forgotten it existed...