ryanb741
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Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:32 pm

Hi all

I have just found a really good fare to fly LHR-BKK via Kuwait and I just wanted to know if anybody has flown this airline and has any comments (including whatbtype of a/c are flown)

Thanks in advance for your help

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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:48 pm

LHR-Kuwait are usually 777-200s I think,with the occasional A340-300(but locals to LHR correct me if wrong) and I think they operate A340-300s to BKK. I haven't flown on them, but this might be of some use.
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 9:00 pm

will do so tomorrow...
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 9:34 pm

I've flown Kuwait airways on the LHR-JFK route and it was a good flight, was a 777, the FA's were kind, planes were clean and the flights were always on time, considering KU is only a small airline.

The Bangkok flight could be a A300/A310 though, depending on the loads. although i'm not 100% sure

Have a good flight anyway.

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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 9:49 pm

from KWI to BKK/MNL and SIN/JKT they use 95% an A340. For LON/GVA/FRA/AMS/JFK 772 and for FCO/PAR AB6 (A300-600)...
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:21 pm

A few friends have just returned home from university for the holiday on KU102/411, 772 and 343. They found KU to be surprisingly good, comparable to Emirates. You can expect to find the usual gadgets available in other world class airlines, PTV, footrest and so on. All flights were on time and the food was great.

To them, the only downside to KU was the 4 hours of transit time in KWI before catching the next flight to BKK - and after a 7 hour flight I doubt one would be in the mood for shopping.

KU had local cabin crew onboard flights departing BKK when they were still codesharing with PR on BKK-MNL route. Not sure if they still do - but that's always a nice touch.

Being a Muslim carrier, any idea if KU's also a 'dry' airline like Royal Brunei?

With the current situation in the Middle East, Middle Eastern airlines in BKK (I'd expect the same elsewhere) are now slashing prices to Europe - including KU so you can probably expect to see full flights to Europe from Asia packed with students in the beginning of next year.
 
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Fri Dec 21, 2001 12:58 am

Thai747..

if you are referring to alcholic bevrages inflight, I am almoast sure that KU doesnt serve any. (SV, PK also)
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Fri Dec 21, 2001 3:53 am

If you're Israeli with dual nationality make sure you travel on your British Passport Smile
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Fri Dec 21, 2001 7:16 am

Emirates and Gulf Air are also carriers from Muslim countries and they serve alcoholic beverages.
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:22 am

KU is one of the few airlines that has a larger first class cabin than business class. Apparently Kuwaitis don't like to travel in anything other than first.

Also I can confirm that KU is dry. I flew them in J class from Cairo to Kuwait City and I was very impressed. Very nice carrier.
 
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Fri Dec 21, 2001 5:57 pm

Thanks for all the replies guys. They are offering LHR-BKK return for only £279 which is a bargain - so I think I will book the tickets today.

Airmale - I have only British nationality, I am not Israeli and have only been there once on business. In fact, because I was born in Abu-Dhabi in the UAE I actually had loads of trouble clearing Israeli immigration - especially when I told them my two flat-mates in London were Iraqis!!!
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:38 pm

I was joking, incase you're not aware a couple of months back KU off loaded a British/Israeli passenger who was travelling from LHR on his Israeli passport to India via Kuwait, either his travel agent played a smart one on him or he was foolish himself or he wanted to create a diplomatic row Smile
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RE: Anyone Flown Kuwait Airlines Before?

Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:43 pm

I mwasn't aware you could have dual nationality if you have a british passport  Confused
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