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    Product Rating 5.5/7

    Rating Criteria

    Economy Class

    • Full meal and beverage service
    • Personal TV screens on most aircraft; Audio/Video On Demand on newer aircraft; On board WiFi available for a fee
    • Seat pitch of 32 to 34 inch on A330s and 787s; 32 inch on A320s and 30 inch on A319s
    • Blankets and pillows provided on long haul flights
    • Baggage allowance of 30kg
    • Sky Nannies (cabin crew specially trained to look after children) on long haul flights

    Business Class

    • Multi course restaurant quality meals served on long haul flights; meal and beverage service served on short haul flights
    • Audio/Video On Demand; On board WiFi available for a fee
    • Seat pitch of 73 inch on Falcon sleeper seats transform to fully lie flat beds; seat pitch of 80- 9 inch transform to fully lie flat beds on A330 and 787, seat pitch of 45 inch on A320s; seat pitch of 38 inch on A319s;
    • In seat phones and in seat power on long haul flights
    • Luxury blanket, pillows and amenity kit provided on long haul flights
    • Baggage allowance of 40kg
    • Commenced services in 1950 as flag carrier of Bahrain
    • One of the oldest airlines to fly in the Middle East
    • BOAC (British Overseas Aircraft Corporation) became major shareholder in Gulf Aviation in 1950
    • Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar governments purchased BOAC’s shares in 1973
    • Became the national carrier of all four states in 1974
    • Abu Dhabi and Qatar withdrew from Gulf Air to start up their own airlines Etihad and Qatar Airways between 2000 and 2006
    • Introduced trained Sky Nannies to provide specialist child care on board long haul flights In 2003
    • A321
    • A330
    • A320
    • 787

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