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Gulf Air


828 reviews
Headquarters: PO Box 138, Manama Bahrain 011 973 1737 3737 Website
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Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday
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This airline was affordable, on time, service friendly, spacious, and all positive :) We are happy to have flown with Gulf Air and would do it again. The staff was helpful and we were surprised to receive a snack. It's great that you can choose your seats online too!

Middle East Economy Riyadh - Bahrain
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday
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Where do I even begin? GulfAir was a disgrace from the beginning. We arrived at Heathrow 3 hours early ready for our flight to Colombo via Bahrain. It was supposed to depart at 10am. However, as 10am crept closer nobody seemed to be moving. At 9.45am, there was an announcement stating that the flight was an hour behind due to...

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International Economy London - Colombo

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Karachi, Pakistan
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
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+ve: Schedule - Excellent options for flying out from RUH after working hours & back from KHI at the end of the weekend on Saturday night OR in case of extended stays Monday night -ve: Flight Operations from BAH to KHI - Over my last 3+ trips during the summer, they are repeatedly using Egypt Air, where the biggest negative...

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International Economy Riyadh - Karachi

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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago
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Gulf Air is one of the few airlines that still provides excellent service at an affordable price! Checked luggage, meal and seat selection included. Friendly helpful staff, seat power, entertainment on board. It didn't hurt that they bumped me to business class ;) first time in my life! One of my favorite airlines!

International Economy Tbilisi - New Delhi
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Riyadh
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reasonable service considering the price just above the budget airline. The flight timing very uncomfortable flight duration was good. Planes were older and small but still comfortable considering the short flight durations.

International Economy Riyadh - Baku
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago
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I transferred in Bahrain (obviously as this is where Gulf Air are based) so took 4 flights in total with the return journey and can say my experience varied significantly based on which actual airplane I was on. One of the flights was on the only Dreamliner Gulf Air have and that was amazing, brand new plane with good screens...

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International Economy London - Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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9 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
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Family travelling but was not happy quality of on board service. I think anyone can notice service level has changed compare last 2/3 years. I don't expect first class service to economy but some basic things like wet napkin, menu card and so on to make bit enjoyable during flight. Hope it will be better next time.

International Economy Bahrain - London
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United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago
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Gulf air is quite average when compared to its rivals Emirates/Etihad. Sometimes the flight delays due to unknown reasons. The new A320neo Airbus is pretty impressive. The cabin crew services and the meal menu can be improved.

International Economy London - Bahrain
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago
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This is height of discrimination. The airline implemented a policy of maximum two number of bags in booked luggage per passenger only for customers flying to/from Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi. Their booking and customer services staff at Bahrain airport are extremely rude and discriminating. They engage in long discussions and friendly chats within themselves instead of serving customers and if...

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International Economy Bahrain - Lahore

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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
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everytime i travel with gulf air i feel relax and taken care off . The welcome of the staff is there and always smiling, i always like their flight attendant their always attentive and caring for the passenger and for that i thank you.

Middle East Economy Bahrain - Dubai
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About Gulf Air
Based in Muharraq, Gulf Air (GF) is the flag carrier of the island nation of Bahrain. From its hub at Bahrain International Airport (BAH), the airline flies to more than 40 destinations in 23 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. The airline's fleet features two-cabin and three-cabin configurations. Travelers in its premium cabins (known as Falcon Gold) have access to the airline's Falcon Gold Lounges in Bahrain, Dubai and London. Premium passengers at other airports have access to certain lounges operated by other airlines. Although not a part of any major airline alliance, Gulf Air does have codesharing arrangements with about 15 other airlines.

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