Kuwait Airways' Economy cabin is all about those added extras. Meals and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary, as are blankets, seat selection and carry cots for infants. You can even opt for a bulkhead/emergency door seat for more legroom free of charge, subject to availability.
Entertainment: Enjoy a variety of music and movies on-board, using complimentary headsets to listen in. If you'd prefer a bit of light reading to keep you occupied, a selection of newspapers and magazines are also available. Toys and other complimentary items are on offer to keep children and juniors entertained too.
Food and Beverage: Free soft drinks, teas and coffees accompany complimentary meals. The airline is particularly accommodating when it comes to food too, so whether you need a low-calorie, diabetic, Hindu meal or simply a basic child's meal, just let them know and they can prepare something fresh for you. Note that the airline is 'dry', so there's no alcohol on board.
With a much cheaper price tag than most Business Class offerings, Kuwait Airways' Business Class cabin offers much more legroom (45-inch seat pitch), individual lighting and ergonomic seats, complemented by comfy headrests and footrests. Business Class passengers also receive airport lounge access.
Entertainment: Same benefits as Economy, plus portable media players and a selection of DVDs are available.
Food and Beverage: Fresh Indian fare makes for a memorable dining experience, especially when enjoyed from your Business Class table. As with Economy, don't be afraid to ask for something a bit different if you have allergies or other food preferences.
Kuwait Airways' First Class is known primarily for its private seating areas that recline very far back – although they do not lie flat. Lounge access is included, along with bigger seats (61-inch seat pitch) and a more dedicated crew service.
Entertainment: Same benefits as Business Class.
Food and Beverage: Same benefits as Business Class.
Kuwait Airways Baggage Allowance
Kuwait Airways allows each passenger one bag, plus a personal item, such as a handbag, laptop or camera case. The first bag must be within the dimensions of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm and no heavier than 7kg. The second bag should be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you.
For easy access, place commonly used in-flight items in a smaller bag underneath the seat in front of you.
Checked baggage allowances vary depending on flight routing, cabin class and frequent flyer status. Check with your Flight Centre Airfare Expert in advance for specific baggage policies, but generally allowances are as follows:
- Economy class - one bag with a maximum of 20kg
- Business class - one bags with a maximum of 30kg
- First class - two bags with a maximum of 40kg combined
Oasis Club members receive an extra allowance of 20kg for Silver members or 30kg for Gold members.
Baggage allowances may differ on other airlines. Check beforehand if your itinerary includes travel on an alliance partner airline.
Many bulky items such as sporting equipment and musical instruments can be checked in as part of the passengers free baggage allowance. Musical instruments that fit within the carry-on size dimensions can be taken in the cabin. Your Flight Centre Travel Expert can help determine what items are permitted and what items will incur an additional charge.
Non-motorised bicycles are permitted only if packed in a protective case or bag. Pedals should be removed and tyres deflated.
Infants without a booked seat are entitled to one checked bag. The total sum of all three dimensions should not exceed 115cm (45 inches) or 10kg. Car seats and prams can be checked in free of charge.
Infants are considered under the age of 2. Children ages 2 and older must have a seat purchased for them.
Restricted Dangerous or Goods
There are many liquids and materials that are banned from flying. Consult with your Flight Centre Airfare Expert on specific items that are banned. Flammable liquids, gases and materials such as matches are not allowed. Explosives, fireworks, poisons, fertilizers are also banned substances.
Equipment with petrol engines are sometimes allowed to fly if drained of fuel before hand. Always check with your Flight Centre consultant before departure on what is allowed on board.
Check-in at Your Leisure
There are various ways to check in for your flight on British Airways:
Online – Online check-in is available from 24 hours and up to three hours before departure, and only when flying from certain airports. You will need to enter your reservation number, flight number, destination, family name and passport information before printing your boarding pass
Counter – Airport check-in counters for international flights usually open about three hours before departure. Bag drop off and travel document checks are quick and easy.
International Check-in Guide
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Kuwait Airways Lounges
Open 24 hours, Kuwait Airways' Dasman Lounge at Kuwait International is everything an airport lounge should be. Escape the madness of the main terminal building and you'll be rewarded with refreshments, TVs, newspapers and magazines, free Wi-Fi and even showers.
Oasis Club Silver and Gold members can enter free of charge, as can some First or Business Class Passengers. Economy customers can pay to enter.
Kuwait Airways Loyalty Program
Oasis Club is Kuwait Airways' exclusive frequent flyer progam. Stack up the miles with the airline and you'll be rewarded with preferential seating, dedicated check-in desks, fast-track immigration in Kuwait, extra luggage, priority baggage delivery and lounge access. Statuses start with Oasis Blue and progress to Oasis Silver and Gold.