Gulf Air is well-known for its traditional Arabian hospitality as they cater to the growing needs of its passengers with products that are business friendly and unique. With an aim to connect the Kingdom of Bahrain to the rest of the world, Gulf Air contributes heavily to the economic development of its nation.
Web check-in and verification
The web check-in service of Gulf Air lets the passenger check-in for himself / herself as well as for passengers travelling with him/her. Apart from filling personal details for the customs services and selecting one’s seat on the plane from the interactive seat map, the web check-in service also lets the passenger print his/her boarding pass. The web check-in is made available for passengers from 24 hours to 90 minutes prior to flight departure.
The web check-in service is restricted to minors who are not accompanied, passengers who have extra seats or bookings that are duplicate. The web check-in services are also restricted to passengers who are on wheelchairs or stretchers along with passengers who have paper tickets and rebate passengers who have duty and staff tickets.
For verification, passengers are required to provide their last name, the name of the airport from where they are departing, and the six-letter Gulf Air booking reference code, available in the booking confirmation.
On Gulf Air flights, economy class passengers are allowed 30 kg of checked baggage. For child passengers above 2 years old, Gulf Air flights offers the same 30 kg of checked baggage allowance, and in addition, they are provided with a pushchair and car seats. The checked baggage allowance for infants below 2 years of age is 10 kg along with a collapsible stroller and car seats. Passengers flying to or from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are allowed to carry two baggage pieces accordingly with the baggage allowance.
The dimensions of the size of checked baggage in Gulf Air should not exceed 95 cm in length, 75 cm in width and 45 cm in height. Passengers in the economy class are allowed to carry one bag as part of the cabin baggage weighing 6 kg with the dimensions not exceeding 45 cm in length, 40 cm in width, and 30 cm in height. For Falcon Gold members, one bag not exceeding 55 cm in length, 40 cm in width and 30 cm in height is allowed and in addition, they can carry one briefcase not exceeding 45 cm in length, 40 cm in width and 30 cm in height, which is a total of 9 kg. Infants in all the seating classes are allowed to carry 3 kg of baggage not exceeding 44 cm in length, 35 cm in width and 20 cm in height.
Every customer can carry one of these: a laptop, purse, blanket, walking stick, camera, books, infant food that must be consumed during flight, collapsible wheelchair, crutches or prosthetic device.
Passengers boarding Gulf Air flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Trivandrum in India can call the call centre number and toll free number on 1800-1237474. Passengers travelling from Kochi can call the call centre number on 0484 4029190 and from Hyderabad, passengers can call on 040 2335 4090.
The flight schedule for Gulf Air flights can be easily and conveniently checked at https://www.gulfair.com/flights/flights-timetable. Passengers are simply required to type in the origin, destination, and the date of departure. One could also download the latest PDF sheet from this web page.
Passport and Visa Information
To check the visa information, one could simply visit https://www.gulfair.com/before-you-travel/visa-information and fill in the details. Based on the passport type if it is ‘normal’, ‘seaman’, or ‘government duty’, a passenger can fill in the following: nationality, if one is an alien resident, destination points, and transit points. This would show the passenger the requirements for any specific country.
For passengers who are Indian nationals and travelling from the country to the United States of America, the passports must have the validity for the entire staying period. They must be valid when they reach the United States. Indian nationals with an Emergency Identity Certificate, and Indian nationals with a photo identity card heading from Nepal are exempted from passports.
For passengers travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, are required to print out their visa from https://www.eserve.com.sa/VVSWeb/.
Gulf Air’s Inflight Falcon Entertainment offers a wide range of entertainment options such as radio broadcast shows, international cinema, blockbuster cinema, movies for children, and a wide range of music. There are Sky Nanny service in Gulf Air flights are unique in offering plenty of activities to keep children busy.
Gulf Air has a fleet of 32 Airbus 330 200 A, Airbus 330 200 B, Airbus 321 ER, Airbus 320 200, Airbus 320 ER, and Boeing 787 9 aircraft.
Gulf Air is well connected to the Indian Subcontinent and Europe with double flights on a daily basis. It serves 42 cities in 25 countries across Asia, Europe, and North America.