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Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?  
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Hi all

I have just found a really good fare to fly LHR-BKK via Kuwait and I just wanted to know if anybody has flown this airline and has any comments (including whatbtype of a/c are flown)

Thanks in advance for your help

Regards

Ryan Bridgman


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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7111 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

LHR-Kuwait are usually 777-200s I think,with the occasional A340-300(but locals to LHR correct me if wrong) and I think they operate A340-300s to BKK. I haven't flown on them, but this might be of some use.
http://www.airlinequality.com/Airlines/KU.htm


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

will do so tomorrow...


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1848 times:
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I've flown Kuwait airways on the LHR-JFK route and it was a good flight, was a 777, the FA's were kind, planes were clean and the flights were always on time, considering KU is only a small airline.

The Bangkok flight could be a A300/A310 though, depending on the loads. although i'm not 100% sure

Have a good flight anyway.

Regards
Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

from KWI to BKK/MNL and SIN/JKT they use 95% an A340. For LON/GVA/FRA/AMS/JFK 772 and for FCO/PAR AB6 (A300-600)...
Cheers



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User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

A few friends have just returned home from university for the holiday on KU102/411, 772 and 343. They found KU to be surprisingly good, comparable to Emirates. You can expect to find the usual gadgets available in other world class airlines, PTV, footrest and so on. All flights were on time and the food was great.

To them, the only downside to KU was the 4 hours of transit time in KWI before catching the next flight to BKK - and after a 7 hour flight I doubt one would be in the mood for shopping.

KU had local cabin crew onboard flights departing BKK when they were still codesharing with PR on BKK-MNL route. Not sure if they still do - but that's always a nice touch.

Being a Muslim carrier, any idea if KU's also a 'dry' airline like Royal Brunei?

With the current situation in the Middle East, Middle Eastern airlines in BKK (I'd expect the same elsewhere) are now slashing prices to Europe - including KU so you can probably expect to see full flights to Europe from Asia packed with students in the beginning of next year.


User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Thai747..

if you are referring to alcholic bevrages inflight, I am almoast sure that KU doesnt serve any. (SV, PK also)
regards



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1773 times:

If you're Israeli with dual nationality make sure you travel on your British Passport Smile


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6201 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Emirates and Gulf Air are also carriers from Muslim countries and they serve alcoholic beverages.
Chepos



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User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

KU is one of the few airlines that has a larger first class cabin than business class. Apparently Kuwaitis don't like to travel in anything other than first.

Also I can confirm that KU is dry. I flew them in J class from Cairo to Kuwait City and I was very impressed. Very nice carrier.


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Thanks for all the replies guys. They are offering LHR-BKK return for only £279 which is a bargain - so I think I will book the tickets today.

Airmale - I have only British nationality, I am not Israeli and have only been there once on business. In fact, because I was born in Abu-Dhabi in the UAE I actually had loads of trouble clearing Israeli immigration - especially when I told them my two flat-mates in London were Iraqis!!!



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

I was joking, incase you're not aware a couple of months back KU off loaded a British/Israeli passenger who was travelling from LHR on his Israeli passport to India via Kuwait, either his travel agent played a smart one on him or he was foolish himself or he wanted to create a diplomatic row Smile


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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

I mwasn't aware you could have dual nationality if you have a british passport  Confused


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