Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 8 Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1458 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 .
But really, is their any reason why I shouldn't fly them? Or why I should pay extra to take KLM or another carrier?
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1323 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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ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 694 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1320 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.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1288 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.