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Kuwait Airways Service Questions  
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1335 times:



KU has some very attractive prices on the ORD-AMS run and I was thinking of heading over.

What should I expect? Their website makes them out to be a modern carrier with good service. They have PTVs in their A340s which I would fly (I believe). Although my brother-in-law's response to that was "Why, so you can watch Al Jazeera?". LOL  Big grin .

But really, is their any reason why I shouldn't fly them? Or why I should pay extra to take KLM or another carrier?

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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2932 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

No booze....they're dry !!!!!!

Give us a try, ORD-MAN then go KLMUK to AMS  Big thumbs up

Shamu



So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1271 times:
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Dont hesitate, take KU, i've flown them on the LHR-JFK
run on their 777's
Their services good. OK, not as good as SQ CX or Emirates, but they have friendly FA's,clean planes and are mostly on time.

Regards
Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

I flew with them on GVA-FRA-KWI-BKK//SIN-KWI-FRA-GVA and they are pretty good. ok, dry, but the food is ok, great inflight system, nice crew and the planes are also ok. flew 340 and 772. both ok...

have a nice flight...



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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1244 times:



Would they get picky about me bringing my own mini bottles onto the plane? I ususlly don't have more than one or two mixed drinks anyway.


What kind of programming do they have on their PTV systems?


Thanks for your replies,


mls515


User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Mls515, That is an interesting question. I'd also like to know the answer to that one.

User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

I've been on their A300 on BEY-KWI-BEY. Well, frankly, I disliked the A300 b'coz of the BEY-KWI flight.

They have PTV's, with 6 channels. But seating is uncomfortable with very small legroom, esp for a 6'+ guy like me  Smile

I didn't like their Lunch service, although i liked the breakfast!!! maybe i picked the wrong menu then  Smile

Their FA's are rude... at least those i met where so.

However, why dont you try to A340's or 777: possibly these are better than the 300s.



A300, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A343, A346, A388, B734, B738, B772, B773, F70
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

When are you travelling?

SQ is resuming ORD service in the summer. They should have some cheap fares. Try SQ, free alcohol, better food, better service and comfortable seats.

Also, you'll get to fly on the 777  Smile



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

I don't think that they will mind if you take your own bottle with you. even in KWI during transit I asked them if there is a problem. But I wouldn't take your bottle into Kuwait it self.
The A300 I don't know but the 772 and 340 is quite ok with seating and legroom. not great but at least average I would say.



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User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1197 times:

I'm a big fan of Kuwait Airways and regardless what you might or might not hear about an airline they are always worth a try.
I economy, the PTV has a few choices but not a lot. There is usually a choice between two movies, a doco and the routemap of course which also has an arrow so you know which way to pray to Allah if you're so inclined. I seem to recall a few arabic programs as well including a music channel. A340 seats have foot rests which are a pain. When they are down there's no legroom and when stowed they reduce the space in front of your shin, however the seats are quite comfortable. The FA's are mostly males from Kuwait and the girls are from a mixture of mostly western and a few Asian countries. Kuwaiti Women are not allowed to become FA's
It's fair to say that Kuwait Airways is not the greatest ever airline, but just remember how little you are paying to be there and you'll appreciate the experience.



I remember when the DC-3 was new!
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1167 times:



SQ won't resume ORD-AMS by the time I want to go over so that isn't an option. I guess if things work out with my friends I'll be looking more seriously at KU.

Thanks again for your replies,


mls515


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

KU are fine. The food is good, service is good (mostly British and Indian female FAs, although the male FAs are all Arab). You can purchase alcohol at Duty free shops and bring it on board but I'm not sure about drinking on board, although I've seen passengers imbibe on the transatlantic sectors. I wouldn't try opening my own liquor on the next leg to Kuwait though. The idea of rotting in a Kuwaiti cell for one lousy scotch seems rather awful.

To sum it up, they're very inexpensive and a lot better than any of the lousy American major carriers.


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