Flight number. FN 056
Seat number. 23 B
Reg number. A6 FDJ
Load was 174 passengers
Date. 28 01 2013
Take off 10:00 ( 11:20 ) take off in 5 min.
Landing. 12:45 (13:45)
Second leg of our journey. This was from Kuwait to Dubai on Flydubai. Tried to check in online but wasn't able to as this was not possible from the website. So had to, leave earlier to the airport as we had to drop of our rental car and then do the normal check in.
Car rental was from a local kuwaiti company known as rent al mulla (araba car rental). Excellent service. Great price and good cars. Picked up the car - a brand new Mitsubishi galant from salmiya and returned it at the airport.
Our Ride - Mitsuibishi Galant
Flight was delayed for over 2 hours due to heavy fog in dubai and dubai airport being shut in the morning
Finally flight scheduled to depart at 11:00 am. Security check and immigration was a breeze and was airside in less than 5 min. Used the pearl lounge by crowne plaza using the airport angel membership. Great little lounge with some hot and cold food available. It wasn't crowded and got a very nice area to relax before our trip to dubai. Food available were sausages, boiled eggs, French toast, croissants etc.
Pearl Lounge - KWI Airport
Boarding was called at 11:00 am. It was quite orderly. Once on board we were amazed by the cleanliness if the aircraft.
Kuwait Airport - FDS
Our Bird - A6-FDJ
Plane Spotting Kuwait Airport
"best aircraft" quipped my wife and it was indeed immaculate. Love the sky interiors of these new Boeing birds. Gives a great sense of space onboard. The safety video was the The best I've seen. Very interactive and attention grabbing.
The Ife was a paid service however I couldn't play around with it as my screen seemed to be unresponsive. Did not bother with it for this short haul hop.
Superb Safety video on FN
Lovely Sky interiors of FN - B737
Landed at 13:45. Looks like there was heavy tail wind as we seemed to make up for the lost time.
No further announcement from the captain. Service was a bit cold but efficient. Would definitely fly Flydubai for short haul and would highly recommend it.
Dubai Airport - Plane Spotting - lots of FN at terminal 2
Landing into Dubai
Another advantage of flying Fkydubai was that you land in terminal 2 DXB. Out of the airport in 15 minutes. Fantastic. ! Just what you need after air travel.
Quoting Quokkas (Reply 1): Their online check-in is odd as they seem to allow it if you are departing from DXB to Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait and Muscat. I wonder why it doesn't extend to checking in from those same places?
Yup, odd indeed. One of my pet peeves, i always like to check in before hand, doing my part as a passenger. THe rest is up-to the airline to adhere to its part of the deal.
Quoting Quokkas (Reply 1): ou managed to capture examples of both the A300 and A343
Ya i only wish KU spend a bit more on the upkeep of their aircraft's.
Well, not really lychemsa. Kuwait is mainly a business destination for now. Tourism wise you will have to search far and beyond to see anything. The desert don't have many Dunes and hence it all looks a bit too bare. I haven't heard of any news on them investing any more on tourism either.
Dubai, Yes, i am sure you would've heard off.
Another Jewel in the Arabian peninsula is Oman, which i've heard is an amazing country to visit. Great landscapes, and people.
adamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 774 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (3 months 19 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
Nice to see the next installment online.
Another nice report!
Dubai has been on my to visit list for quite some time now so I will definetely try to get there by the end of the year. When there I will definetely try flydubai out, everytime I see a TR of them they impress me very much
reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1130 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (3 months 18 hours ago) and read 2171 times:
Thanks for sharing. I had the chance to reavel to KWI a few weeks ago, although only taxiing. I was epecting a revolting airport based on internet reviews, but I was really impressed. It might be old, but it's spotless, well organized, seemed calm, and transiting at that place is a breeze as arrivals and departures are not segregated.
I had a look into that Pearl lounge, but I found it small and lacking privacy, so I went to the Kuwait Airways lounge, which was also available with Priority Pass. For future travelers which have the choice of both lounges, don't even bother and go to the Kuwait lounge. Great food selection, friendly staff, usually quite cal (at least at the time I was there), and private seating arrangements.
Other than that, quite impressed by Flydubai. Must give them a try sometime.