I have done this trip several times. I have found that I make it and the bags do not. As GF
has another flight later in the day the bags usually turn up. If your bags do go astray, fill in the forms at the GF
desk airside (near the carousels). Also ask for some cash for out of pocket expenses. They usually do not bother offering cash unless you ask. I am fortunate that I go in Business class, but there is nothing for J class either.
is a very pleasant island. If you fancy a trip to DOH, QR
has some really cheap day-trip fares from BAH
(I paid 27 BHD
return and got to ride on a 321 and A300). Great service and a nice day out.
Note that you will need to buy an entry visa into BAH
and DOH. If you come back to BAH
note that you do not need to buy anopther visa. Also keep some BHD
spare for the airport tax on departure. This has to be paid in cash on departure.
I usually stay at the Hilton or Radisson. They lay on a bus to collect you if you let them know in advance. Most hotels offer this. They do the same on departure.
Have a great time. I expect to be out there a couple of time this year.