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Kuwiat Airways? Any Good?  
User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 20
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

I have booked 4 flights on Kuwait Airways , Heathrow - Kuwait - Bangkok return.

I was wondering if anyone posting here has travelled on this carrier and can give me the low down on whats good , whats bad and the overall experience.

I will be on an A340 and a 777 for the legs.

Any comments will be appreciated good and bad!!!!!!!


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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5353 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

I fly KU regularly ORD-KHI and sometimes JFK-KHI and its v good for the price and service. All A 343s and 777s show the latest movies as well as have PTVs in every seat.

KWI has a good duty free and modern airport but is boring if youre transitting for more than 3 hrs.

The airline as a whole I would rate is 4 stars. 777s are configured in 3-3-3 whilst A 343s are 2-4-2. I just flew on 14 Aug KHI-ORD on A 343 and A 320. Seats are nice and comfy...34 inch seat pitch on all aircraft.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
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I flew KU LHR-JFK-LHR on their 777's. Good points were that they were punctual, FA's were attentive and the food was good (economy). The 777's have PTV's in coach, but the seat pitch was rather tight.

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User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1748 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

The airline as a whole is all right, definitely lacking when compared to Emirates, Gulf Air, and Qatar but pleasant enough to fly with. I travel a lot to Kuwait and have ended up on them from time to time. The service is alright if not good at times. The seats are comfortable and they have PTV's in every seat on the A340's and 777's which is an added bonus. Oh and in case you don't know, Kuwait Airways does not serve alcohol, this seems to bother a lot of people for some reason, so I thought I should quickly mention it if you did not already know about it.

The airport is decent, not too big, but definitely comfortable when compared to some of the airports around the world.

I have one trip report posted on this site, but it was a Business Class flight from Bombay to Kuwait. I hope it helps you in one way or another.

SR 103

User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

A few of my mates have used KU between BKK and LHR many times on their backpacking trips and I've never heard any complaint. According to them, friendly FA, edible food, good entertainment and usually quite punctual.

According to them, KWI is also a nice airport for a layover - quite a bit of shopping to do.

User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

I only flew Kuwait Airways short haul. The A320's were clean and comfortable (in F), the cabin crew were very attentive and friendly. In fact they were some of the best I have experienced on short haul flights. The flights were all on time. For food we had some cold cuts which is not as good as the hot meals with the competition.

My only complaint was the airport, the check in staff were terrible and so was the organisation in the check in area at the airport. The airport itself is OK but there isn't much selection in duty free and the lounges are dated.

User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Thanks for responding guys even if there was a typo on the front page!

I knew about there not being any alcohol on board and to be honest makes a refreshing change!, i will be spending 3 boozy weeks in thailand anyway so it will be good to treat the flights home as a drying out clinic!



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

I flew KU on GVA-FRA-KWI-BKK/SIN-KWI-FRA-GVA (772 and 340) and there is nothing to complain about it. The only thing they don't offer what others is are alcoholic drinks. Service is nice, PTVs available, nice staff and KWI airport is ok.


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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5353 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

If you people want to know in detail what other passengers think of KU and other major world airlines, one of the best sites for pax comments on their flights is :


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