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Gulf Air

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2.0 of 5 stars 46 ratings 59% recommend

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3.0 of 5 stars Value
3.0 of 5 stars Check-in experience
3.0 of 5 stars Punctuality
3.0 of 5 stars Baggage handling
3.0 of 5 stars Seat comfort
3.0 of 5 stars In-flight service
2.0 of 5 stars In-flight amenities
3.0 of 5 stars Reasonableness of fees

About Gulf Air

Gulf Air is a flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and is headquartered in Muharraq. Gulf Air began service in 1950 as Gulf Aviation Company, and today it is fully owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain. Gulf Air operates its hub at Bahrain International Airport and provides service to over 40 destinations worldwide.

Class of Service

Gulf Air offers two classes of service on its flights.

Falcon Gold

Passengers traveling in Falcon Gold enjoy priority check-in, lounge access, meal and beverage service and amenity kits. Gulf Air is in the process of upgrading its Falcon Gold with new flatbeds on routes longer than four and a half hours. During the transition period, customers traveling on a fully flexible Falcon Gold ticket will be given priority for the sleeper seats in the front of the aircraft.

Economy Class

Economy Class passengers enjoy complimentary meal and beverage service, as well as in-seat entertainment on select aircraft. Passengers with children can also take advantage of Gulf Air's Sky Nanny service when traveling onwide-body aircraft. Sky Nannies offer help during boarding and disembarkation, as well as onboard.

Food and Drink

All passengers enjoy complimentary meal and beverage service. Falcon Gold passengers traveling on long haul flights enjoy personal attention from Gulf Air's in-flight Sky Chef, who will discuss menu options and make recommendations for an accompanying beverage.


In-seat video screens, featuring movies and television shows, are available on many Gulf Air aircraft. Select A330s feature a comprehensive communications and entertainment system called Skyhub, which offers passengers live television services, as well as broadband connectivity.

A wide variety of audio entertainment is also available on Gulf Air's aircraft.

In-Flight Technology

Passengers traveling on select A330s enjoy Skyhub, which provides broadband connectivity so passengers can accessemail, text messages, the internet and phone calls using VOIP. Wi-fi services are accessed via Deutsche Telekom. In addition, customers are able to use their mobile phones in the air provided that they are GSM-capable.

Passengers traveling in Falcon Gold on select aircraft enjoy in-seat 110V AC power outlets.

View Gulf Air seat maps at SeatGuru.com.

Aircraft seat map

The Fleet

The Gulf Air fleet includes the following aircraft types*:

A319 and A320
Gulf Air has approximately 15 A319s and A320s in its fleet.
There are multiple configurations of Gulf Air's A330s, some of which feature sleeper seats in Falcon Gold, while others have angled lie-flat seats.
The A340s in Gulf Air's fleet feature 8 sleeper seats and 24 angled lie-flat seats in Falcon Gold.
The E170s that Gulf Air operates can seat up to 67 passengers.
Up to 96 passengers can be seated on Gulf Air's E190s.

*Please note that Gulf Air might operate several configurations of a specific aircraft type, so please check SeatGuru for seat map information and recommendations on the best seats for your flight.

Partner Airlines

Gulf Air has codeshare agreements with many airlines, including the following:

  • American Airlines
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines
  • bmi
  • Cyprus Airways
  • Jet Airways
  • KLM
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Thai Airways
  • Yemen Airways

Customer Loyalty Program

Falconflyer is the frequent flyer loyalty program of Gulf Air.

  • You can earn miles by flying Gulf Air, American Airlines, Jet Airways, Oman Air and Virgin Atlantic.
  • Miles can also be accrued by purchasing products or services from numerous participating hotel, car and retail partners and by using an affiliated credit card.
  • Miles can be redeemed for travel awards.
  • Miles earned on or before December 31, 2009 will be valid for 10 years, and miles earned on or after January 1,2010 will be valid for 3 years.
  • Membership levels are Blue, Silver and Gold. Blue is the entry level for all Falcon flyer members. Silver membership is attained by accumulating 900 loyalty points within a 12-month period. Gold membership is attained by accumulating 2,500 loyalty points within a 12-month period. The number of loyalty points received for traveling on a flight depends on the Gulf Air zones covered by the flight.
    • Silver and Gold members enjoy an additional baggage allowance, bonus mileage and lounge access.
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