Catatonic
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Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:33 am

Can anyone help me find some info on KU. Am thinking of travelling KU to JFK in the summer mainly because they are quite cheap. Anyone flown with them before? What are they like?
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:36 am

Might be reviews on either Carsurvey.org/air or Travelquality.com or both.

How much are they charging?
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:39 am

well I have seen fares for £260, the next cheapest is Aer lingus and they fly from MAN-DUB-JFK for £415, what do u think??
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:42 am

I'd personally go for KU, for not only is it cheap (in comparison to the next best quote) but it would also be a 'different' airline, an experience and you'll also get either the 343 or 772.
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:48 am

Check www.airindia.in

AI operates LHR-JFK daily on a 744 and regularly have RT fares for online booking that are even cheaper than KU.
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Catatonic
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:49 am

I tried those websites, cant find any reviews, have they been around a while? With Aer Lingus dont you go through US immigration at dub?
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:53 am

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 4):
AI operates LHR-JFK daily on a 744 and regularly have RT fares for online booking that are even cheaper than KU.

Yeh I considered AI, but their fares were about £450. Just read some skytrax reviews on KU, maybe I will stick with EI, at least I can fly from MAN or LPL and connect in DUB, saves messing about in LHR at that time of year!
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:54 am

Have you tried getting DUB-JFK-DUB on a seperate ticket and CWL/MAN-DUB-CWL/MAN on another? Will be a bit longer in duration, but might save you some £££.
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:08 am

Quoting Catatonic (Reply 6):
I considered AI, but their fares were about £450

Unless you are traveling at ultra-peak season where the flights are already filled up, thats an incredibly high fare for AI. There is a "G" class fare that comes in around £300 inc. all taxes that is valid all summer long if your dates have availability.
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:09 pm

I've flown KU from LHR to KWI, on the flight that originated from JFK. Fine flight. It was a 777, 2-5-2 configuration. They have both western and Arabic meals, standard IFE.

However, there is no alcohol, so if that matters to you, keep that in mind.
 
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:53 pm

I have flown on KU LHR-JFK-LHR since the times the B 742s of theirs used to do the JFK runs.

Currently KU flies 3 weekly LHR-JFK-LHR flights with B 777-200s. I would rate the flight as 4 stars. Seat pitch in Y class is 34 inches and feel of the seat is very soft. The configuration for KUs B 777s is not 2-5-2...its 3-3-3...have flown the B 777 LHR-JFK-LHR 3 times in the last 4 years. I would recommend KU as its a nonstop flight plus very cheap fares...dont worry what other ppl say, their meals are good, cabin crew very polite and respectful and overall for 250-300 pounds, the flight is worth every penny.

[Edited 2005-03-29 05:54:08]
 
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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:56 pm

I flew KU back in 1996 from LHR to JFKon a brand new A340. I can defenitly recommend them. Friendly service, In seat videao games and personal TV etc. I was even able to arrange a cockpit visit during the flight and they let me stay in the cockpit during the landing in JFK as well. Impossible now - I guess......

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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:51 pm

I think no need to say more for the experience mentioned before ..

But ,if you want more information why don't check the new KU website ,you might find what you looking for there ....  Smile
www.kuwaitairways.com

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RE: Kuwait Airlines LHR-JFK

Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:12 am

I flew LHR-JFK-LHR on a Air India 747-400 in February, I enjoyed the flight alot, and Air India was the cheapest option!

You should look on www.lastminute.com

Rob!