Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9 Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4230 times:
am trying to put together a round the world trip for my kids and I over xmas break that would end up in ireland around the 28-30th of dec for a cousins wedding and new years there...we would fly ual to hkg from the states and then bd dub-lhr and ual on the way back...gulf air has a incredible deal from hkg-dub in biz class that would still make the trip affordable. any info on them would be greatly appreciated. or we do zed from hkg-dub on LH....my 3 questions are...#1) with a 3+ hr layover in the u.a.e. does GF have a biz class lounge?.#2)does GF serve alcohol?..not that im going to guzzle it down but would like a few glasses of wine with my dinner.#3) how is their biz class seats and inflight service???any info would be appreciated and thanks in advance.
Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2912 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4195 times:
Quoting Uadc8contrail (Thread starter): with a 3+ hr layover in the u.a.e. does GF have a biz class lounge?.#2)does GF serve alcohol?..not that im going to guzzle it down but would like a few glasses of wine with my dinner.#3) how is their biz class seats and inflight service???any info would be appreciated and thanks in advance.
Yes for the first 2 questions
I flew F class in May on both their 332s and 340s ----the 332 were modern ad the 340s were as comfortable--i did have a glimps of the J class section the 332 has 160 degree recline whereas the 340s---if you get an upgraded one u will get the flat new J class---otherwise you will get a cradle type one if its the older 340s--which are comfortable because the legroom is immense.
Icarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4182 times:
I've flown GF last june in business CDG-BAH-DXB-BAH-CDG and these are my answers to your questions :
1) Yes, GF have business lounge in Bahrain, Muscate & Dubai.
I've been to the one in Dubai and, honestly, if I compare to other airline lounges, it's far from being impressive. It is only comfortable, that's all.
And as stated by a GF people at the checking desk in DXB : the lounge in DXB is the best one.
2) Yes, they serve alcool but only after take off. I remember that you can have champagne, wine. For other alcools, I can't help because I do not usually drink alcool when I fly.
3)Biz class seats are quite good and comfortable. The big thing is also that you can put your seat flat and it's nice for night flights.
The inflight service is good, professional but not as much as for other airlines (AF or CX for example).
In the whole, I'd say that it's a pretty good airline and, if you really have a very good deal in Biz from HKG to DXB, go for it!