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Gulf Air - are they any good???

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1. Posted by andyccfc (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Im flying with Gulf Air going to Bangkok on the 1st Sept, stopping half way in Muscat. Are the airline any good on economy? im hopeing for a pretty comfotable flight, films and stuff but not sure what to expect as its economy, rubbish leg room etc. its a long old flight (furthest ive ever been) so if free drinks are a go go then it would be awesome!!

2. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

I flew with Gulf Air to Sydney last year, also in economy class. The food wasn't anything to wow at, though drinks were okay and service was pretty decent too - I doubt they stint on drinks. The seats had a bit more legroom (certainly more than Malaysian Airlines, ugh) and the flight I was on wasn't full, so I was able to stretch out quite comfortably (this can be done if you nicely ask at the check-in whether you can have the row to yourself).

Hope that helps.

3. Posted by suwannaphu (Budding Member 51 posts) 10y

I flew with this airlines (economy class) in a short flight from BKK to Hong Kong, and I think it is a good airlines. Foods are okay and staff attentive. Depending on aircraft you board, you may have personal LCD screen for each economy seat.

4. Posted by maureen (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y


I flew 3 times with gulf airlines.
I had no complaints.
I flew from paris to bangkok, the food is ok (not luxury) and you have a lot of drinks.
The stop in muscat is OK, you do not have to wait a long time. And it is good to stretch the legs.

enjoy your trip

5. Posted by andyccfc (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

sounds ok to me then. as long as the drinks are flowing, i doubt i will mind the rest to much. films would be a bonus but not to fussed as im hoping me ipod will last the journey!!
cheers for the help guys

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Hi Andy

Why not look at this website it gives a comparison on airlines and how they rate on various features legroom, food, entertainment etc etc

Worth a look.


7. Posted by botvot (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hi Andy

Don't drink too much alcohol, as you will feel very poorly on your first day or two of your holiday, it's not worth it. Try and drink at least one litre water in the air, you won't regret it! As the air is so dry in the cabin, you dehydrate doubly (once from the alcohol, once from the aircon, so water is a must - and you won't need to use the bathroom too often, due to the dry conditions ;)).


8. Posted by andyccfc (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

wow, never known someone so dedicated and sensible about flying in a plain!! ive got 2 flights so i intend on drinking on the first leg, and sleeping it off on the 2nd leg to Bangkok!!