Semsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 26440 times:
On my last trip to New York we waited 1 1/2 hours to take off from JFK and did not make up the time. The time before 2 hours. I am surprised that in the summer they are so empty. Do they give you a choice for dinner? And what do they give for breakfast?
I read that they were losing a lot of money rather like Gulf Air is. My cousin flew with them from London to JFK once because they offer lower fares than the others. You write great reports. Very interesting. Am I also correct that most of the crew are not from the Mid East?
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 26267 times:
Nice trip report. I've often wondered about taking Kuwait Airways from LHR-JFK as they often have pretty cheap fares. Its a bit of a shame they are not in a major alliance as I'd like to fly them but can't justify taking such a long flight and earning no miles, not even if they are £100 cheaper. Maybe one day this will change.
SR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 25913 times:
Excellent trip report. Those are some great pictures you took at JFK, really nice. I flew Kuwait Airways a while back, never really found them to be anything special as you said. I mostly ended up using a European carrier for all my travels to and from Kuwait.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 24405 times:
A super trip report, the videos from JFK and the spotting ones from Hatton Cross were very enjoyable. KU is one of those "middle tier" airlines, neither great nor bad, they do offer competive fares on LHR-JFK. Was suprised to see a light load, when i flew them on LHR-JFK-LHR a few years back (July/August) the load factor was close to 100%. Their A340's look a bit dated though their 777's interiors looked much nicer when i flew them.