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  • My flight leaving from Bahrain
    My flight leaving from Bahrain
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    Gulf Air and Bahrain air aircraft
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    My flight arriving at Baharain
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    By air to Bahrain

    by Airpunk Written Aug 11, 2012

    As an island, which has only one land connection via a bridge to Saudi-Arabia, the obvious way to get into Bahrain is via air. The flag carrier of Bahrain is Gulf Air which is one of the oldest airlines in the region. Low-cost carrier Bahrain Air offers cheaper fares to airports of the region, including Istanbul. The airport is also well served by airlines from all over the world with good connections to Europe and Asia.

    There are no buses from the airport to Manama, taxis cost around 5BHD to Manama. Please note that there is a small supplemental fare (included in the 5 BHD, all info as of 2012) for rides from/to the airport.

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    Gulf Air may relieve inflight boredom

    by alphaasiong Updated Jan 7, 2010

    I am a frequent flyer of Gulf Air and so far don't have a bad experience.
    Taking their flight from DMM-BAH-MNL/MNL-BAH-DMM.
    If you are connecting flight your baggage will normally be checked through to your final destination. If in doubt consult your airline.

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    Gulf Air Needs to be Penalized for Bad Service

    by frankie_tubiera Written Oct 26, 2007

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    Gulf Air passengers from Manila to Jeddah on Flight GF-0157 on October 25, 2007 who have a connecting flight at 9:55 a.m. the following day were supposed to be booked in a hotel room for a night since it plane arrived Bahrain at 10:30pm. However, the airline company at Bahrain International Airport simply told the passengers that there are no available hotel rooms in Bahrain. I even told Gulf Air representative at the airport desk (Mr. Yakoob) that I am a Frequent Traveller card holder, and i decided to fly by Gulf Air only because they promised to provide a free hotel room on my return flight to Saudi Arabia. I still have another booking with Gulf Air for December 2007 and I will make the decision to buy my ticket from the same airline depending on their service. Nevertheless, all he can say is "Sorry, no hotel room available"! With this kind of experience, how can they expect me to patronize their airline again? Such a very bad service needs to be penalized. I believe it is only fair that the airline company returns part of the money paid by the passenger to compensate for the service it promised but failed to deliver.

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    Flying in and out

    by Sambawalk Updated May 13, 2006

    Gulf air is based in Bahrain (I presume it is a country flag carrier). In the central Middle East, I have been to Dubai and Bahrain airports. In my opinion, the Bahrain airport is a bit behind. There is no air-con in the aerobridge and there are only a handful of duty free shops. The ground service staff, such as those people who check you in, are unfriendly.

    I flew Gulf air from Singapore to Bahrain (8 hours) with stopover and then from Bahrain to Cairo (3 hours) for this trip to Egypt. Gulf air is the second after, Emirates airlines, from Middle East that I have flown. I found the services is minimal in the Economy class and the food on board are quite undesirable. I flew Emirates twice before (one Syria and the other to Morocco) and I found meals served in Emirates airlines are much better. The seating are smaller in Gulf air, in my opinion. No wet towel is served throughout the whole flight. All passengers have to use dirty hands to touch the bread (which is dry and cold). The meals are simple and tasteless. Look at the meal pics and see if that is the kind of in-flight meal you want. Sigh. This is not the airline I want to fly again unless I have no choice. Rating for food and general services: Poor

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    Use BA

    by Emile72 Written Mar 18, 2006

    Have been flying with Gulf Air and BA from Europe to Bahrain. For the same price for sure BA is a lot better. They got the sleeper seat in biz class so you can just a good night sleep. Service, food (except for the delicious desserts at Gulf) are also better at BA. Departure time is about the same. The lounge of Gulf Air is a lot better than the BA lounge in Bahrain.

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    Most people fly to Bahrain...

    by mibmib Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Most people fly to Bahrain since it is an island, although there is a causeway to Saudi Arabia so you can drive.
    Rent a car, or have your friend drive you around. It is usually too hot to walk around.

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    At one time all the major...

    by Nish Written Aug 26, 2002

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    At one time all the major airlines used to fly into Bahrain, of late however many have stopped their service and fly into Dubai (55 mins away) instead, but you can still fly into Bahrain International Airport (BAH) on most of the airlines having direct flights. Flights from Dubai are plenty a day. The airport is located in Muharraq about 8-10 miles from the city center. Alternatively you can drive in from Saudi Arabia and most of the GCC countries provided you have the required visas.
    Local transportation is the taxi, available in plenty and not expensive. In the souk however to go about on foot and walk is the best experiencing all the smells and sights.

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    Fly B.A., KLM, Czech air, Air...

    by oompah18 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fly B.A., KLM, Czech air, Air Malta, Aeroflot, Uzbekistan Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air(if you dare!),Air Cyprus, Qatar Airways. My personal favourites are Qatar Air & Czech Air. Cheapest from bahrain out is Czech, Cyprus & Malta, then Qatar. Most expensive, KLM, Gulf & BA.
    Taxis. USE A METER, IT IS ILLEGAL FOR THE DRIVERS NOT TO USE ONE, WHATEVER THEY SAY. Just tell them that you will report them! Stand on any street & one will pass & stop for you, especially if you are female!
    NEVER EVER, EVER GET THE BUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Using plane is the easiest way...

    by Hanna_S Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Using plane is the easiest way but you can also reach this island by... road. Bahrain is connected with Saudi Arabia thanks to a modern and comfortable bridge and highway. It's called King Fahd Causeway.

    Photo: View on King Fahd Causeway from Manama

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    Air - Most major international...

    by DesertRat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Air - Most major international carriers that serve the ME come into Manama.
    Road from Saudi Arabia: There is an amazing causway that crosses several kms.of the Gulf from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, which is a stunning sight at night from the air.

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  • fly cheaply on Air Malta &...

    by ncineludwig9 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    fly cheaply on Air Malta & Cyprus Air & Turkish. Forget Gulf Air. They are unreliable, lose luggage & bump you off if you are any darker than pale, if an Arab needs a seat!
    taxis-fab. Don't even think about drink-driving........

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