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Gulf Air Named Second Best Airline To Mideast  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2439 times:

Gulf Air named second best airline to Mideast

A survey carried out by a travel magazine has named Gulf Air the second best airline to the Middle East.

According to a survey by Business Traveller Magazine, the selection is based on votes submitted by business travellers who expressed satisfaction with the quality of inflight services on Gulf Air flights worldwide.

Meanwhile, the airline announced the names of two winners of Gulf Air Duty Free draws Cash in the Air for November and December.

Fahad Muscat Al Khatal and Nur Mohammed Hussein each won $5,000 (about Dh18,000).

Al Khatal, holding lucky ticket number 210824, won $5,000 in the final draw of Cash in the Air held last month, while Hussein, with ticket number 211593, won the cash for this month.

Cash in the Air was a three-month promotion aimed at giving additional incentive to Gulf Air passengers.

From September 1 until the end of last month, every passenger who bought in-flight duty free products worth $100 received a raffle coupon.

Ali Murtada, Head of In-Flight Services of the airline, congratulating the winners, said: "This promotion was conceived to enhance customer satisfaction and we are delighted that it has been successful."

SOURCE: www.gulf-news.com

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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2399 times:

Did Emirates get 1st place then?


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User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2395 times:

Both Emirates and Gulf Air seem to get good reviews. I've never been on either, but I do like their liveries, including the special ones!


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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2389 times:

I think GF badly need a new livery Smile


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Well the configuration in the Airbus 330-200 is better than in the 340-300 and no the livery is not that bad.



User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

So did I irk you with my Gulf airport thread Smile


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Though I haven't yet confirmed who is #1 to the Middle East, I would assume top honors went to Emirates. How interesting, since Gulf Air is essentially the role model after which Emirates, from its beginning, has patterned itself.

Which, to me, says that unlike the convoluted thinking of most U.S. airline execs, the airline business is not a "zero sum" game where every pax traveling on another airline is one that was "stolen" from them by the competition; therefore meaning (to them) that competition is to be schemed against at all costs. By contrast, the competition between Emirates and Gulf Air has resulted in excellent service by both which has generated ample traffic for both to not only survive, but to thrive.


User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1945 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Hi:

Emirates is the number one, Gulf Air is the second. So what airline is in 3th place, 4th, and 5th.

RJ_Delta.


User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Were the foreign airlines included at all? Otherwise, there would be practically no more than two competitors.

I have flown to Mid-East only by LH and SR, I think. Do the Emirates and Gulf Air have alcohol service on board? I know Saudia doesn't and the western airlines stop serving it when entering the respective airspaces.



User currently offlineCap'n Dan From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

There are plenty of other airlines to the middle east:
El Al, Qatar Airlines, Saudia . . .


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

I've heard that EL AL, is good on security, but average in service--based on what I've read here.

I've never heard anything about Qatar Airlines.


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

I've always thought of Saudia as prestige airline. But after reading reviews from Skytrax and other opinion based sites I have come to know, that it is not at all what I originally thought.

Skytrax commented on SV recently, and this is what it said:

`Despite a multinational team of staff the service just doesn't impress. An airline lacking identity and not recommended on either short or long haul. With other Gulf carriers offering higher quality service, Saudi Arabian may attract local passengers but find it hard elsewhere.`

Furthermore, gives it 3 stars *** rating overall.


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

Star ratings for the other mideast carriers included:

Emirates 4 star ****
Gulf Air 4 star ****
Qatar Airways 4 star ****


Egypt Air 3 star ***
Kuwait Airways 3 star ***
Oman Air 3 star ***
MEA 3 star ***

Note: Emirates was once rated 5 star ***** by SkyTrax, but feels that its service is becoming less personalised.


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6229 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

FFlyer
Yes, both EK and GF serve alcohol on their flights.
Congratulations both EK and GF.
Chepos



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User currently offlinePANYNJ From Bahamas, joined Sep 2001, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Yeah Saudia is crap. They operate from JFK's most decrepit and worst terminal, T2, a facility, Emirates or Gulf wouldn't be caught dead on.

Also, doesn't Saudia still operate like pax DC-8s?

Saudia isn't anything special, even Pakistan's check in and boarding areas at JFK are much nicer and more modern (like the European carriers AF, BA, LH, AZ) than Saudias. If Emirates joined JFK they would probably go to T4 or T1, the nicer terminals.


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