The flag carrying airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Gulf Air flies to over 38 destinations across Africa, Asia, and Europe. They have code share agreements with 13 airlines including KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Saudia, and American Airlines. They have their own frequent flyer program, Falcon Flyer, and operate their own airport lounges, Falcon Gold, in three airports: Dubai, Bahrain, and London-Heathrow.
How to Check In
You can check in online from 24 hours before until 90 minutes before your flight is due to depart. You can also check in at the airport counter. If you’re flying from Bahrain, you can do this early: from up to 24 hours before departure time. Falcon Gold (First Class), Falconflyer Gold, and Falconflyer Silver passengers benefit from use of the check-in lounge at Bahrain airport and first class check-in area at Abu Dhabi airport.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
Economy Class passengers have a baggage allowance of 30kg, while Falcon Gold passengers benefit from a 40kg allowance. Bear in mind that, due to IATA regulations, no one bag should weigh more than 32kg. Gold and Silver Falconflyer members also benefit from an excess baggage allowance. Gold members are entitled to an extra 20kg, while Silver members benefit from 15kg. Excess baggage is charged per kilo, with prices varying by zone: for example each extra kilo between Iraq and Iran is charged at $15* (about £9.34) while each kilo from Iran to London is charged at $40 (about £24.90). *Prices subject to change
Seating – Leg Room, Choosing Seats
Seats can be selected on check-in. Legroom in economy is a fairly generous 30-33” seat pitch, while business class passengers benefit from 45”-82” depending on the aircraft. First class passengers can stretch out ‘til their hearts content, thanks to the cabin’s lie-flat beds.
There are no hidden booking fees when you fly with Gulf Air.
Meals, Snacks, Drinks
In economy a three-course meal or a light breakfast is served. On long-haul flights Falcon Gold passengers benefit from attentive service from the ‘Sky Chef’, a restaurant trained chef who specialises in creating gourmet meals for the airline’s first class passengers. The chef is also on hand to make wine recommendations.
Gulf Air is one of the world’s most punctual airlines, with a near 100% on-time record.
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