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Gulf Air

3.5 of 5 bubbles
181 Reviews
Headquarters: PO Box 138, Manama Bahrain +973-1737-3737 Website

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Hardworking, Confident, Decent and not a fancy airline...

I flew Gulfair from Bahrain...its connectivity to Mumbai is good and has a good decent reputation... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Vajeed A
Calgary, Canada
Rating summary
  • 3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Seat Comfort
  • 3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Customer Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Value for Money
  • 4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Check-in and Boarding
  • 3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Food and Beverage
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    In-flight entertainment (WiFi, TV, movies)
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Calgary, Canada
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114 reviews
5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I flew Gulfair from Bahrain...its connectivity to Mumbai is good and has a good decent reputation as a reliable airline in the Mid East. I know it is a hardworking airline as the past years have not been very good and it has made a profitable comeback...the airport is very good of course, and the check-in are good enough. The...

International Economy Bahrain - Mumbai (Bombay)

Thank Vajeed A
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

worest flight ever .terrible food .noisy staff.bad service.they even collected our headsets an hour before landing .

International Economy Cairo - Bahrain
Thank kirollos a
Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Efficient airline, with attentive cabin crew, however the layout on their A330 is rather dated and in need of modernisation. Would like to see an expansion to their code share partners to include some of the bigger airlines.

International Business Class London - Bahrain
Thank JamesPAB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a good flight with friendly and helpful staffs. Food was good. In flight entertainment was ok. will recommend it. The flight was on time and no delays

International Economy Dubai - Paris
Thank hridhyabsb
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience of Gulf Air was an amazing one. The crew were so helpful and the Falcon Gold Class with the lounge at both Bahrain and Heathrow was amazing WOULD 100% rate it to others.

International Business Class London - Bahrain
Thank Sayeed Bin H
Manama, Bahrain
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4 reviews
1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The flight arrived Bahrain as per schedule with no delay and only less turbulences. The stewardess was very accommodating esp. when the steward took my accompanying luggage so they can include this in the cargo but I tried to recall my luggage as my medicines were there so she tried her best to secure my luggage for me, unfortunately, I...

International Economy Manila - Bahrain

Thank csocorro
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flew to London with a short stopover in Bahrain. The flight to Bahrain took an hour and the connecting flight to London took 6.5 hrs. Aircrafts were clean and tidy, food was good especially on the long haul flight. On the short flight to and from Bahrain, they served a custard pastry and a small cup of water. The staff...

International Economy Abu Dhabi - London

Thank ArefMobarak
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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221 reviews
109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to fly Philippine Airlines & Cathay Pacific, but now, I choose Gulf Air because the seats are way too comfortable & the flight entertainment is good as well. PAL doesn't have monitors in their planes - you need to bring your own iPad or laptop to watch movies.

International Economy Dammam - Manila
Thank Mannie G
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9 reviews
4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

flight was not bad. there was an electrical faliur at first before our flight but the pilot explained things to us and we were well on our way on time. The second leg of the flight was equally as uneventful which is always a good thing on a flight.

International Economy Athens - Kuwait City
Thank Lulu A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flew many times this route on staff tickets most often upgraded to business class which is fantastic from start to finish. Great amount of room, lovely food great variety of wine to choose from. With attentive service from the stewardess. Had a return night flight the lay flat beds are a god send arriving fresh and relaxed.

International Business Class London - Bahrain
Thank Paul J
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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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