She delivered these drinks to our seats a few minutes later. Although informative, the check-in experience felt simply transactional, lacking the service element we’d end up getting during the rest of our Gulf Air experience. These may suit larger passengers, as the access to the window seats can be a little tight. This time we were in Row 3, but I’d choose Row 2 next time. The lounge was broken down into small sections, utilizing beaded curtains to provide a bit of privacy. While the window seats have a fold down extension to the seat, similar to those found on BA, the aisle seats don’t meaning it’s easier to recline into a fully flat position. Gulf Air just recently took delivery of their first Boeing 787 which will replace their older Airbus A330s. Throughout the flight the cabin crew remained attentive and ensured any glasses were never left empty. The economy line was packed and chaotic, but the Falcon Gold check-in line was empty. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Our premium class cabin takes service to the next level, offering the luxury of the first class at a business class fare. The amenity kit was acceptable, with a Guy Laroche branded bag, Aigner hand cream, eye mask, socks, earbuds and dental kit all on offer. - THANKS HEAPS! Window-seat pairs are offset to allow a 13-inch gap so window-seat passengers could access their seats directly from the aisle. The seat itself is incredibly comfortable, although the one negative to these seats is the lack of both storage, and work surfaces, meaning even placing a drink become perilous with the smallest bit of turbulence. Champagne was then poured at seat. Gulf Air used to be one of the leading carriers in the Gulf region, however, bold upstarts like Emirates quickly stole the crown, with heavy investment in new aircraft and a fairly courageous growth plan, leaving Gulf Air with a lacklustre, dated product that could no longer compete in the region. The crew greeted us at the boarding door with a friendly welcome and seemed to want to show us to our seats — which I spoiled by stopping to take a bunch of photos of the cabin. On Gulf Air’s 787-9 Dreamliner inaugural flight on June 15, it utilized its first Dreamliner (A9C-FA) before switching to its second aircraft (A9C-FB) within days of delivery. As a Falcon Gold customer, you are entitled to priority check-in, a … The Gulf Air lounge was excellent, particularly for an outstation lounge: friendly service, great food, helpful amenities like luggage lockers, shower rooms and a wide selection of newspapers and magazines. You may not have heard of Gulf Air before, but the Bahrain-based airline turned a lot of heads when it unveiled a spectacular new business class it calls “Falcon Gold” in April 2018. The seat detailing however, is absolutely superb, and one of the best we’ve seen in recent years. The 787-9 is currently deployed on All London service (twice daily), as well as Casablanca and Bangkok soon. The dish was supported by a bread basket that quickly followed the course. Another welcome benefit to the Gulf Air 787 is that it features enhanced benefits to the rest of the Gulf Air fleet. Two USB ports and a universal power outlet can be found in the storage well between seats, but they’re so far down the well that I couldn’t get some chargers to reach. So I selected the roast beef. Row 1 is squeezed a bit by the curvature of the plane, Row 3 is missing a window (two instead of three) and Row 4 is right next to the boarding door, with passengers passing behind the Row 4 seats to access the far side of the plane. Interestingly the glassware and some of the service pieces weren’t decked out in the new brand yet. As you can tell from the photo above, even though the aircraft was fairly full, there was hardly any queue, and the Business Class passengers had two desks which was plenty for just a cabin of just 26 seats seats. In other words, it was brand-spanking-new. My wife (and TPG contributor), Katie, and I have been interested in the Gulf Air 787-9 business-class cabin since it was revealed. It was announced that headsets would be collected before landing, but FAs never passed through the business-class cabin to collect them. I didn’t realize that this was an option, but one member of the cabin crew noticed me reclining my seat (as I was going to measure it) and offered to set up my seat for sleep. Your guide to Gulf Air seat maps and fleet information, use this before you book or take a flight. In mid-June, Gulf Air launched this product on its flagship route from Bahrain (BAH) to London Heathrow (LHR). Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Many of the credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will offer 282 seats in a two-class configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats – a 32% increase in capacity on the airline’s previous wide body offering. Its twice-daily London service is now operated by the 787’s exclusively. Oman Air's new 787-9 is fitted with 8 First Class suites, as well as 24 seats in Business and 232 in Economy. Cooked medium-well and very tender, the beef was deliciously complemented by a rich gravy and sweet potatoes. This wasn’t perfect, though: I could still see the top of Katie’s head when the divider was raised. The FA happily offered another glass when we asked for its name. It was too much to handle. The impressive-looking and perennially popular VC10 operated Gulf Air’s prestige routes to London, Paris and Amsterdam. The sandwiches were well-prepared with slightly toasted bread that wasn’t at all soggy from the fillings. The business-class cabin is arranged with four rows of 2-2-2 seating. This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. Instead of being the roast beef Americans would assume, I was served a filet of beef. But it’s only because we had all of it. Apr 6, 2018 . Katie and I both prefer to sleep on our sides. Almost 30 minutes after the appetizers were served, the main dish was presented. The IFE system also features standard noise cancelling headphones. Seat controls are located on the outside armrest, next to the window for window seats and next to the aisle for aisle seats. While not the Denon headset found in Turkish, they were perfectly acceptable, especially considering the low noise level found in the 787 cabin. Is Soneva’s seaplane the most exclusive ‘airline’ in the skies? Noise-canceling over-the-ear headphones were at each seat. In all, the three business-class flights, totaling 12 hours and 40 minutes in business class, cost 42,500 miles one-way plus $98 in taxes and fees each. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Our recommendation is go for 1 or 2 sizes larger than you usually do, as they seem to be made for catwalk models. While it doesn’t fulfil the latest trend of bringing the residential and hotelier elements to the aviation industry, the lounge still sits as a tight, well conceived product, in some ways outshining its flagship counterpart in Bahrain. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. These B787-9's are equipped with a new First Class Suite. The fast-track security line had just eight passengers ahead of us but still took seven minutes to clear. All passengers get a forward facing private suite, which bar having a door, isn’t overlooked by the neighbour. As we headed to get breakfast, a lounge agent collected our coffee orders and relayed them to the bar. ( Log Out /  It wasn’t at all what I expected. And the meals, drinks, desserts and snacks being served from a cart definitely added to the experience. It truly does appear like this is an all new business class seat, and not at all an evolution of the existing Qsuite. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Further ahead of that is another 10-inch-by-2.75-inch pocket stocked with a bottle of water and the amenity kit. While a fairly short 6.45 hour flight, we still received a second meal (as did those in economy) Although just an afternoon tea, it quite easily beats the weaker attempt of British Airways as of late. Emirates finally reveals Premium Economy product and upgrades to the A380. Trip Report: TAP Portugal A330neo Business Class December 2020. Shortly later, FAs passed through with a basket of dates and baklava, followed immediately by Arabic coffee. Change ). We were warmly greeted by several lounge agents within the first few minutes of entering the lounge. Gulf Air is a proud new owner of four shiny 787s that it uses for its longest flights. Here’s my trip review for a business class mistake fare originally found on Mighty Travels Premium. It’s a wonderful touch and showcases how this carrier has taken a quantum leap in its product offering, not just investing in a hard product, but investing heavily in the soft product too. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The benefit being that Gulf Air staff have obviously been trained not to use the partition unless it is lowered, meaning that the BA ‘lower the divider, raise the divider’ games don’t happen. If you're travelling on a flight operated by Gulf Air, you can manage your complete booking by upgrading, selecting seats or updating your contact information plus many more features to help make your experience with Gulf Air an easier and more rewarding one. Trouver les vols, voyez nos offres spéciales et gagnez des miles Falconflyer sur vos voyages. Before take off, our orders were taken including after-take off aperitifs. When extended all the way flat, my aisle seat measured 76 inches from the shell of the seat to the deepest part of the footwell. Then, to save hundreds of dollars of taxes and fees, we tacked on a short hop from Dublin (DUB) to London Heathrow on the front end of the award trip. A few minutes later, we were in Gulf Air’s Falcon Gold Lounge. But is it a sheep in wolf’s clothing? The entry was somewhat a bit of a surprise, usually being greeted by two galley units, however, on stepping inside, you were instantly transported in to this open Business Class cabin. This attention to detail, muted palette and use of greys, bronzes and rose golds meant the cabin provided a much needed gilded finish that spoke of opulence, but without the garish bling that can be found in competing Emirates fleet. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. The space offers a fully tendered bar and barista service from the centre of the lounge, there is also a buffet dining station and small private areas that can be used for private meetings, or an alcove should you be travelling with kids, but there are also business facilities and plenty of lounge seating which include small cabinets to hang jackets and act as charging points too. The one-way award from London Heathrow to Bahrain costs 50,000 Asia Miles. While the main storage well was good for a cell phone, small camera, passport and boarding pass, there was no easy storage for a larger device like a laptop. Date: October 2018. The agent at the flight-supervisor desk called us forward, and we had to climb over other passengers’ bags to reach the counter. We helped a gate agent figure out what was going on: The economy passengers were lining up in the wrong spot. While our A330 experience was still OK, it didn’t have the same passenger experience as the 787 product, highlighting the immense pride cabin crew take in their environment, and the necessity to invest in industry leading hard products to affect the entire passenger offering. And it’s possible to get enough Asia Miles for a round-trip on this route by signing up for the Platinum Card® from American Express through the CardMatch Tool and transferring the 100,000 welcome bonus to Asia Miles. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). Being greeted by this cabin, were certainly weren’t disappointed. In fact, the seats and cabin are so well-designed for privacy that you can hardly tell there were 18 passengers in the cabin in this elevated shot taken midflight: Both the window-seat pairs and middle seats are great for couples. While this was my first time on A40-SF, I’d actually flown Oman Air’s 787-9 before, back in 2017 on a two-cabin configuration (with business and economy class). A mix of eclairs, roast beef and horseradish open and finger sandwiches weren’t stale of soggy, and topped us up to ensure we weren’t still hungry before landing (although the impressive spread in the Bahrain lounge would have quietened any rubbling tummy.). Gulf Air welcomed its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner back in April 2018. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. This airline, like Oman Air, now offer a (sometimes cheaper) and better customer experience than it’s ME3 competitors. A high ceiling, seemingly unblemished cabin and clean, elegant lines, and rich textures awaited us. The in-flight entertainment screens measured an impressive 21.5 inches diagonally and had crisp resolution. While boarding was still ongoing, flight attendants handed out menus, followed by a choice of hot or cold towels. As an airline from a semi-dry country, Gulf Air had a limited alcohol selection, but it still managed to provide quality options. Overview; Planes & Seat Maps. I’ve found that there’s no better way of testing an airline’s catering than by ordering the red-meat option. Exceptional service was provided by mostly expat stewardesses (known locally as The Gulfies) whose uniform reminded most Americans of Barbara Eden in “I Dream of Jeannie”. In addition to the mattress pad and folded sheet, she brought a second pillow and folded the comforter at the end, making the seat resemble a proper bed. While it didn’t look great in my photos, it was an excellent dish. On the airside, the airline has its own lounge, which is a definite benefit, the other benefit is the fantastic view it commands over 27L/09R runway at Heathrow, with its large floor to ceiling windows. Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will service a number of regional routes over the coming weeks including Jeddah and Dubai before it takes on the Bahrain - London, Heathrow route on June 15. While the carrier invested in a new product on their A330 fleet a few years ago, helping the brand be more competitive, it’s only really the introduction of their 787s with brand new cabins that have injected a new lease of life in to the carrier. Overall, the food and beverage were excellently done. It’s a perfectly acceptable dish, made all the better by the addition of a hand pour of olive oil from the cabin crew (and a hand pour of sauvignon blanc). The cabin is arranged in a 2 x 2 x 2 configuration, although the Apex Suites offer all passengers aisle access. Then there are the window seats, which are the most private, benefitting from a small egress to the aisle at the foot end of the seat, while these are private, they also suit passengers travelling with a partner, as again the partition can be lowered. While Qatar Airways still hasn’t officially unveiled the new 787-9 business class seat, Executive Traveller had an insightful interview with Al Baker about what we should expect from the new business class seat. Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. That can’t be understated. Gulf Air amazed us on its flagship route from London to Bahrain on its brand new 787-9 Dreamliner. We certainly hope so. The brushed metal finishes, metal trim and textures running through the cabin are exceptionally detailed, and the build quality of the seats is without question. The USB power ports and controls were easy to find and use, and the aircraft’s mood lighting added to the premium ambiance in the gorgeous cabin. If it’s privacy you’re looking for, a middle divider could be raised by either passenger. For the time being, the plane will operate short-haul flights to familiarize crews with the plane. Besides a bottle of lotion and some paper cups, the lavatories are your standard Dreamliner touchless bathrooms. Sure enough, measuring again confirmed 90 inches from shell to the deepest part of the footwell. While we could have spent a few hours sipping on champagne and enjoying the apron view, we headed to the aircraft approximately 40 minutes before take off, just a short walk from the lounge. From mattress protectors to slippers, Gulf Air offers a myriad of amenities. My first flight with Gulf Air was an impressive one. Mostly. The trolley was reset and brought back through the cabin with tea, coffee and cognac. You could set the IFE to sleep mode, which asked if you wanted a crew member to wake you for meals and the drink service. This version of the Airbus A320-200 operates mainly on long-haul flights from their Bahrain International Airport base. But they are very comfortable and with the falcon emblem on the chest, make for a quite stylish set. The third type of seat are the aisle seats on the outside pairs of the aircraft. ( Log Out /  It’s nice to know this airline is getting its mojo back! Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners offer 282 seats in a two-class configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats – a 32% increase in capacity on the airline’s previous wide body offering. At least the USB power outlets charged my cell phone quickly enough. Upon boarding, each seat was stocked with an amenity kit and a bottle of water in the front storage well; a plastic-wrapped pair of headphones in the main storage well; a plastic-wrapped blanket in the storage area under the footwell; and a pillow on the seat. We were not only pleasantly surprised to see such a fantastic hard product, but also, impressed to see the carrier seemingly have turned a corner, with a larger emphasis on customer service. Before pushing back late because of air traffic, the chef came through and took lunch and drink orders and collected menus. While you can’t use AAdvantage miles to book these awards anymore, AA wasn’t the last option available to US mileage collectors. On its IFE, Gulf Air claims it’s the “first Middle East airline to introduce highly qualified and accredited in-flight Sky Chefs to serve our premium-class passengers.” Although Katie and I smirked when reading this during boarding, we ended up being absolutely delighted by the chef on our flight. It was minor touches like this that showed that Gulf Air clearly had a service-oriented focus for its flight attendants. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided. There is great reason why this configuration is deemed one of the most successful, and adept in the 787 cabin. Although those wanting to fully recline into a slumber, might want to wait for the cabin crew to come through the cabin and supply the mattress protectors for the seats. The fish was perfectly cooked. Climbing under the soft comforter, I feel asleep perhaps faster than I ever have on an aircraft. A small detail that we look forward to being updated in the near future. They are operating exclusively between Muscat and London Heathrow, twice a day. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. There’s a range of seat settings and features, including a massage function that both of us enjoyed. By the end of 2018, Gulf Air expects to serve 49 destinations across 26 different countries globally. Wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Oman Air has two/three class configuration on-board (First, Business, and Economy) with total of 288/264 seats. Still, Gulf Air could improve by adding Wi-Fi. Shortly after the table was laid, using a tray covered in a table cloth containing all the regular service items and the starter. Choices included roast beef with sweet-potato mash, steamed vegetables and gravy; chicken tikka masala; seafood saffron risotto; and a quiche with gorgonzola and caramelized onions — the dish that Katie chose. View the current offers here. This meant that we were quickly offered a welcome drink, with smiling, genuinely interested staff that were happy to settle us in to our seat. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). It was so good we almost, just almost asked for a second course. While we were expecting a cabin that was going to impress, what we weren’t prepared for was the incredible impact this was going to have on the soft product and positioning of the carrier. Like Turkish Airlines, Gulf Air offers a sky chef, a dedicated crew member whose responsibility is to heat and plate the dishes in a restaurant style. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers. After take off, nuts were served, along with empty glasses. It seemed like that was the plan for many business-class travelers, so we were surprised to see a long line of passengers at the business-class boarding queue. Of the 110 business- and first-class flights I’ve flown since 2015, this ranks up there with my Qatar business-class experience as the best service I’ve experienced. Economy has 255 seats; Business class has 30 seats; this is pretty standard for these aircraft. Which row should you choose? Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 01 May 2018: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today launched its new, state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the airline’s Jeddah route. Long-haul Business Class; Long-haul First Class; Rental Cars; Guru Tips; Sign in Sign in with Facebook. Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2016, the selection of B/E Aerospace to supply the business class seating for its Boeing 787 aircraft. Flight: GF2 Aircraft Type: 787-9 Class: Business Class (Flacon Gold) Route: LHR-BAH Date: October 2018 www.gulfair.com Gulf Air used to be one of the leading carriers in the Gulf region, however, bold upstarts like Emirates quickly stole the crown, with heavy investment in new aircraft and a fairly courageous growth plan, leaving Gulf Air with a lacklustre, dated product that… Despite the 2-2-2 configuration, each passenger has direct aisle access — this is the same biz-class setup you’ll find on other carriers such as Korean Air’s 747-8 and some of Japan Airlines’ long-haul 777 and 787 fleet. The starter choices included grilled prawn salad as well as diced cucumber and tomato served with hummus, tzatziki, ezme, radishes and olives; and lentil-and-tomato soup. Despite the staggered seats, Katie and I found the window-seat pairs to be perfectly fine for a couple to enjoy the experience together. The drink service started during boarding with a selection of lemon juice with mint, orange juice, water and Jacquart Champagne, which we found to be quite good. The 787-9 is currently deployed on All London service (twice daily), as well as Casablanca and Bangkok soon. Gulf Air have two flights a day from Heathrow, with the day flight leaving just after the morning rush from Terminal 4, meaning that passengers benefit from a quieter airport experience. Not that it wiped the smile off the crew. Route: LHR-BAH Oman Air 787-9 Business Class: Summary: Aside from a chaotic boarding, which didn’t match the rest of the ground experience, and a poorly executed dine on demand concept, Oman Air’s Apex Suite Business Class is without doubt one of the nicest we’ve tried. While the 787-8 has three rows of business class and then a cabin behind the second set of doors with two more rows, the 787-9 has a single business class cabin with five rows, in a 2-2-2 configuration. What followed was the most amazing fish curry, which had the perfect blend of heat and flavour with perfectly cooked fish. There are three main options to choose from. Gulf Air New B787-9 Dreamliner has 26 Business Class (falcon gold open suites) seats and 256 Economy Class seats. There were just three wines to choose from: 2014 Sichel Bordeaux merlot and cabernet, 2013 Torti pinot nero Oltrepo Pavese, and Vina Chocalan Reserva cabernet sauvignon. Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The downside with this space: There’s a gap between the end of the extended seat and the drop-down footrest, which some passengers could find bothersome. But no matter — this time, I was flying up front. The No.1 Site for Airline Product News and Reviews, Flight: GF2 The flight attendants returned to pour wines straight from the bottle — a nice touch. But tall passengers rejoice: The window seat has space for days. Trouver les vols, voyez nos offres spéciales et gagnez des miles Falconflyer sur vos voyages. Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will offer 282 seats in a two-class configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats – a 32% increase in capacity on the airline’s previous wide body offering. There is one long (30-inch-by-2.5-inch) storage well in the middle console. Airlines > Gulf Air > Planes & Seat Maps > Gulf Air Seat Maps. The leather, magnetic-latch Cerruti amenity kit included a pair of soft but thin cotton socks, an eye mask, earplugs, toothbrush and toothpaste, mouthwash, body lotion (Aigner fragrance), lip balm (Aigner Fragrance) and refresher mist (also Aigner fragrance). Upon entering the cabin, we were lucky enough to be one of the first to board. The middle seats aren’t offset at all, making it the easiest for sharing the flight with a special someone. The airline rapidly deployed the plane on long-haul routes. Business-class passengers could choose from another tray of magazines once on board. This was complemented by great food, nice amenities, a good entertainment selection and comfortable seats. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. The system contains a large collection of movies, and while not the most up to date, they certainly are decent enough to entertain over most of Gulf Air’s routes. We had high expectations on the new 787 cabin. We had opted for the Arabic Meze, a great benchmark against its competitors. One-to-two prong adapters were available on request; one of these adapters was at my seat at boarding. There are four main ways to amass Asia Miles: American Express Membership Rewards (with a 48-hour transfer time), Citi ThankYou points (a transfer time of under 24 hours) and the Cathay Pacific Visa Signature Card. Since the seat was set up for sleep, I figured I might as well test it. Despite the 2-2-2 configuration, each passenger has direct aisle access — this is the same biz … Although hard to photograph in its entirety, the seats do differ slightly. Could this be the rise of the boutique carrier? Airbus A320 (320) Layout 1; Airbus A320ER (320) Layout 2; Airbus A321ER (321) Boeing 787-9 (789) Check-in; Baggage; Infants; Minors; Pets; Do you know this plane? Confusingly though, the preset seat configuration wasn’t the correct setting for takeoff and landing. We took the new aircraft for a spin, and want to start our report by stating in comparison to a flight just a few years ago, the cabins have had an unplanned benefit to the passenger experience: happier, proud cabin crew who even compared to our connecting A330 flight crews on the same trip, couldn’t be polar opposite. We found this service significantly better than a similar tea service that we had in British Airways Club World business class. A myriad of delights, from apple tart to chocolate fondants, creme brûlée’s, cheese and fruit. The Points Guy will not sell your email. While this six-wide configurations forced the airline to cram in somewhat narrow seats (22 inches between armrests), using the entire forward cabin of the 787-9 for just four rows meant a bunch of space for each seat there. The lounge offered an impressive selection of food from both a hot buffet (ful medames, baked beans, grilled mushrooms, scrambled eggs, porridge, cheese toast, potato rosti, beef sausage) and a cold buffet. Manage Booking. When I did, I assumed I’d made an error. Window-seat pairs are offset to allow a 13-inch gap so window-seat passengers could access their seats directly from the aisle. This version has the exact same Apex Suite product in business class — one of my top picks, even though some flyers find it to be a bit narrow.. Despite the large opening from the aisle to the aisle seats, rows were offset — and seat shells were strategically placed — so that you had to strain to see passengers across the aisle. But she would only end up printing our boarding pass for the London-Bahrain flight with instructions to get our onward boarding pass in Bahrain — which would end up being a 45-minute ordeal. THEDESIGNAIR.NET PAID FOR OUR OWN TICKETS, THE VIEWS EXPRESSED HERE ARE OUR OWN. 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