I did the flight this Summer in J. BAH
. The J class load was very, very healthy, in excess of 80%. There were many Kuwaitis and Bahrainis flying to Kuwait during the Summer. A good amount of Americans, indeed a huge amount of US personnel from the 5th fleet base were on the flight in all three classes. If I recall, even F had a 50% load which is quite healthy.
Overall, from my experience of the flight (have used it twice, once in Y and once in J) it is doing very well. There were a good amount of Bahrainis too going all the way to IAD
Earlier this year I was to organize a group flight for 20 passengers in Y to IAD
for my school, I contacted UA
and they told me they didn't have room for 20 seats in Y on the dates, even though I was inquiring a few months out. Ended up choosing BA
There were many local GCC citizens flying BAH
-KWI, and a fair share of others going all the way to IAD
Personally, I don't expect this flight to go anytime soon.
Regards from Bahrain,
[Edited 2011-09-25 10:07:48]