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Info On United's IAD-KWI-IAD Flights?  
User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 13
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7470 times:

Hey all,

I've been thinking of taking a trip somewhere over Thanksgiving break, and for whatever reason I thought taking UA's KWI flight might be pretty cool. I just had a couple questions about it.

First off.....I know the flight is operated with a 772ER, but does it ever take weight-restrictions on the westbound?? I'd be going nonrev, which means I'd be the first to be bumped off if there were a weight limit.

Also, what should I expect in Kuwait?? Do I need a visa, what hotels are good to stay at, etc etc.

Thanks for all responses!!

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User currently offlinePellegrine From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined Mar 2007, 2744 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7415 times:

You need a visa but if you're a US citizen you can obtain one on arrival for a few $. Don't have an Israeli stamp in your passport. Don't really know much else. I've thought about the same think actually, "Hmm Kuwait would be an interesting country to visit." I don't really have an idea how expensive the place is either, but interestingly the Kuwaiti Dinar is the highest valued currency in the world. I always thought it's interesting how this little bitty country has 10% of the world's oil reserves.

oh boy!!!
User currently offlineFlyer732 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1395 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7249 times:

Plenty of excellent hotels, I prefer the Hilton beach resort, its a little outside of the city, but its away from the traffic etc.
Its very very expensive in KWI, compared to the $.

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7093 times:

Also it has been advised on the returns that there is a possibility of getting bumped to weight and cargo. So have a backup plan in place.

I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6855 times:

I second the Hilton beach resort. Beautiful. best customer service I have experienced anywhere! Say hi to al Jendy (sp) at the front desk for me. The only drawback to this gorgeous resort is that it is pretty far from the main souks and down town. On certain days the hotel does provide a shuttle. Kuwait is very expensive and while it is interesting there isn't a super lot to do. Visit the souk. See the Kuwaiti towers which are pretty run down inside and thats about it. Hotels will run you at about $200 + per night. Food is also very pricey though they may give you a crew discount and the nicer hotels all have fantastic breakfasts included. Mmm Hilton waffles with strawberries and chocolate sauce. YUM!

User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6842 times:

I flew nonrev to KWI last summer just for the heck of it. I flew KU though so I could get on an airline I had never flown before.
As the others have said, it is very expensive! There is not much to see besides the Towers.

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