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Gulf Air

428 Reviews
Headquarters: PO Box 138, Manama Bahrain +973-1737-3737 Website
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gulf Air is an average airline with mostly ageing planes together with a few new ones. Sometimes the food is mediocre to poor (undercooked). If you are lucky you will get good service in a clean and new plane. But you have to be wary of poor service and old planes on some legs of your journey. The old planes...

International Economy Bahrain - Dhaka City

1 Thank One_Bangali
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Small Airport but high traffic and transit passengers nice coverage to India Pakistan and Bangladesh

International Economy Riyadh - New Delhi
1 Thank Imran T
1 review
1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a business class seat from Heathrow to Manilia with a 2 hour stop in Bahrain. First flight was great, rather empty. Only bad points was the entertainment was rather old no recent films. 2nd flight was probably one of the worst business class seats and service I’ve ever had! My seat was broken so while I could not...

International Business Class London - Manila

1 Thank Jay F
Broadway, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the short flight from Bahrain across to KSA. First time on Gulf Air and even though it is only a 35 minute flight they still came round with snacks and free water! Would be happy to fly with them again some time

Middle East Economy Bahrain - Dammam
1 Thank Kevin K
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, but Gulf Air out of Bahrain was the only direct flight option to Bangkok, so we took it. I enjoyed flying out of Bahrain, but Gulf Air was a mixed bag. THE GOOD Good customer service - I called ahead to verify our reservation (made by my husband's work travel agency) and their English...

International Economy Bahrain - Bangkok

1 Thank Jennifer H
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've flown with Gulf Air many times , when I lived in the Middle East, but how things change. The flight service was poor, the airport lounge in Bahrain was a dump with drunks lay on the floor, we were treated like cattle passing security. Never again

International Economy Manila - London
1 Thank Ayidth
Manama, Bahrain
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old planes with uncomfortable seats and average food. Very bad customer service while coming back from Cairo.

International Business Class Bahrain - Cairo
1 Thank mtaheri
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I travelled along with my mother to Hajj in September 2017, we traveled from Heathrow UK to Jeddah Airport Saudi Arabia, we had a short stop in Bahrain for couple hours which gave us men time to put on our Ihrams. We stayed in Saudi for 2 weeks and returned via the same airline and route. On the way back...

International Economy London - Jeddah

2 Thank Alexasm5
Manama, Bahrain
Level 6 Contributor
814 reviews
222 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Flight took off on time and landed on time. Emergency exit seat was comfy enough for an economy. Flight attendants were courteous. Screaming babies at take off and landing wasn't an airliners mistake.

Middle East Economy Amman - Bahrain
2 Thank drjsaleh
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Even though the flight is small, it was a neat and clean flight. Service was also good. I was having connecting flights and the food served was the same..

International Economy Paris - Bahrain
2 Thank BijuKulathumkal
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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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