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Gulf Air – flight delay and flight cancellation



1567 flights tracked

4 flights delayed by >3 hours

22 flights cancelled

The company belongs to Mumtalakat Holding Company. Bahrain International Airport is where the airline's hub can be found. The airline has 34 fleets and flies to 56 destinations. Gulf Air has a frequent flyer programme, Falcon Flyer. In order to register for the programme, follow the steps here. Contact details for Gulf Air Service Centre can be found here.


Gulf Air P.O. Box 138, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Flight # From To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Gulf Air check-in

Gulf Air's check-in methods enable you to check in online, on your mobile device, at a self-check-in machine or at the airline check-in desk in the airport.

In the event you are travelling with pets, or if you have specific on-board requirements, be sure to check in at the airline check-in desk in the airport.

For additional information on checking in with Gulf Air follow this link.

Gulf Air online check-in

Online check-in opens from 24 hours up to 90 minutes prior to departure and makes it possible for passengers to select a seat and print out their boarding pass or get it on their mobile phone (check the possibility of mobile check-in in the airport you are departing from).

Online check-in for Gulf Air is provided here.

Gulf Air mobile check-in

Mobile check-in makes it possible for you to check in for your flight and download the boarding pass at your leisure. Checking in, seat booking, and receipt of your mobile boarding pass is all possible from 24 hours up to 90 minutes before the scheduled flight departure, using your mobile phone. Be sure to check the availability of mobile check-in in your airport of departure.

If you have an issue with your mobile boarding pass, you can visit the airline check-in desk or a check-in machine (if available) for a standard paper one. In the event you are experiencing issues with your phone, or have mistakenly deleted your boarding pass, the above further applies.

Gulf Air check-in machines

These are the screens you may use to check in at the airport. Make sure to check that check-in machines are available before arriving at the airport you are departing from. With most types of check-in machines, you have the possibility to check in with your passport, or by typing your last name and the flight booking reference (found in your booking confirmation).

Gulf Air check-in time & deadlines

Check-in deadlines exist so that flights take off on time. Verify you have your boarding pass and have checked in any baggage before the deadline, whether you checked in on your mobile device, at the check-in desk, or at a check-in machine.

Gulf Air baggage allowance

Additional information about Gulf Air's baggage policy can be found here.

Gulf Air hand luggage / carry-on policy

Your flight ticket travel class determines the carry-on baggage allowance when travelling with Gulf Air. Your carry-on baggage is required to comply with the airline’s regulations.

If it happens that your carry-on baggage does not meet regulations, it is required to be checked in at a Gulf Air counter or a self-service bag drop kiosk, when available. It is important to note that you may be required to pay charges if it happens that you have to check this baggage.

Additional details regarding allowance for carry-on baggage are here.

Carry-on baggage dimensions – max. 45 x 40 x 30 cm

Economy Class – limited to 1 item of carry-on baggage up to 6 kg
Business Class – limited to 1 item of carry-on baggage up to 9 kg

Gulf Air check-in baggage policy

The cost and travel class of your ticket establish how much baggage you can check in free of charge.

Gulf Air checked baggage allowance

Economy class – 1 baggage item up to 23 kg
Business Class – 2 baggage items up to 32 kg each

Gulf Air excess baggage rules

There are several things to consider in relation to excess and special baggage.

For additional information with respect to this, and flat fees, go here.

Baggage considered to be excess

Economy Class – over 23 kg (maximum 32 kg)

Gulf Air baggage policy: Sports equipment

If you are travelling with sports equipment, plan for your journey with all the information you need here. It is advisable to reserve for sports equipment early, as the aircraft usually has limited allocated space for such items.

More information about sports baggage and equipment regulations can be found here.

Gulf Air luggage issues

Damaged baggage, or baggage not arriving at the destination, can be attributed to a number of variables. The baggage handling area having technical problems, bad weather, or the baggage tag coming loose, can all cause issues with your bags.

For details on claiming for baggage compensation, or baggage tracing, click here.

Gulf Air: Baggage delayed or damaged

A report needs to be made promptly to the Gulf Air baggage tracing desk or service counter in the unfortunate event your baggage is damaged or has not arrived at the destination airport. Each flight document should be kept, specifically your baggage claim tag and boarding pass.

Written confirmation is always necessary, and a reference number of your claim. Make sure you have this until your baggage is delivered or resolution of your claim.

There is also the possibility to enforce a claim for issues with baggage by enlisting MYFLYRIGHT, more details on this can be found here.

Gulf: Airline’s travel classes

The standard of accommodation on an aircraft is defined by the travel class. The choice of classes provided varies by airline. 2 travel classes are available with Gulf Air – Economy and Business (Falcon Gold). Invisible booking classes are also incorporated into each individual cabin class.

Gulf Air Economy Class

This is the most affordable travel class available. Passengers can fly Economy Class on any Gulf Air flights.

Seats – 30-33-inch seat pitch
On-board entertainment – films, TV shows, music, and radio

Gulf Air Business Class

This class accommodates passengers with extra comfort in the course of their flight. The calibre of seating, food and beverages, service while on the ground, as well as on-board perks, distinguish Business Class from other travel classes.

Gulf Air Business Class: Short & mid-haul routes

Passenger benefits

Priority check-in – check in at the separate check-in desks
Additional baggage – 2 items of carry-on baggage
Lounges – Falcon Gold Lounge access
Priority boarding – boarding the plane first
Seats – spacious seats in the first rows
On-board meal – variety of meal options as well as complimentary drinks

Information concerning Gulf Air short-haul and medium-haul flights with Business Class can be read here.

Gulf Air Business Class: Long-haul routes

Passenger benefits

Priority check-in – check in at the separate check-in desks
Additional baggage – 2 items of carry-on baggage
Lounges – Falcon Gold Lounge access
Priority boarding – boarding the plane first
Seats – comfortable seats can be transformed into a fully-flat bed
On-board meal – variety of meal options as well as complimentary drinks
On-board entertainment – passengers are able to choose from films, TV shows, music, and radio with Gulf Air's inflight entertainment

You can find additional information with respect to Gulf Air Business Class during long-haul routes by following the link.

Gulf Air airport lounges

Passengers travelling Business Class (Falcon Gold) on Gulf Air can enjoy access to Falcon Gold Lounges in Bahrain, London and Dubai.

Travelling with children on Gulf Air flights

There has to be a separate seat purchased for children who are aged two (2) and above. Country regulations differ for minors (under-age children), regardless if they are travelling alone or with an adult.

You must always find out about all necessary documents prior to travelling, or else you can be denied entry or exit in a country. Keep in mind that booking must be done for carrycots when booking a flight ticket.

Children’s menu – can be pre-ordered up to 24 hours before departure.

To discover more about travelling with children, go here.

Travelling with pets on Gulf Air flights

Travelling with pets with Gulf Air is allowed but only in cargo.

The weight and scale of your pet and restrictions for countries and other airlines (if you have a connecting flight for example) establish whether you are allowed to fly with them – if the animal complies with regulations, it is allowed to be carried with an extra fee as carry-on baggage, or within the plane's cargo hold.

Go here for more information about Gulf Air's regulations regarding travelling with pets.

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