Review of Kuwait Airways flight Tehran Kuwait City in Economy

Airline Kuwait Airways
Flight KU514
Class Economy
Seat 25K
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:00
Take-off 04 Jan 15, 12:00
Arrival at 04 Jan 15, 13:30
KU 16 reviews
whitelight44
Published on 14th February 2015
Hi all,

This is about my trip back home to Iran and to the Arabic countries in the Persian Gulf area, you can see all parts here:


Toronto to Frankfurt- Air Canada: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9253.html
Frankfurt to Tehran- Lufthansa- Tehran Pictures: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9322.html
Tehran- Shiraz- Tehran- Mahan Air: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9666.html
Tehran to Kuwait- Kuwait Airways: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9383.html
Kuwait to Dubai- Kuwait Airways: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9456.html
Dubai to Doha- Qatar Airways: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9501.html
Doha to Bahrain- British Airways: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9519.html
Bahrain to Kuwait- United Airlines: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9554.html
Kuwait to Dubai- Fly Dubai: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9600.html
Dubai to Vienna- Austrian Airlines: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9622.html
Vienna to Toronto- Austrian Airlines: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9629.html

I was travelling to Dubai from Tehran. There are many option with direct flights such as Iran Air, Mahan Air or Emirates but since I always wanted to try Kuwait Airways, I chose this airline with a 2 hour connection in Kuwait.

Approaching Tehran;s International airport which is located around 30 KM south of Tehran

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The terminal building

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The curbside

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A walkway tunnel connecting the terminal to the parking and the hotel

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The ibis/Novotel hotel

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Inside- very spacious and nice clean terminal

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European carriers and Europe bound flights are mostly in middle of the night from 1 to 5 am and in the morning there are mostly flights to Dubai, Iraq and other neighboring countries along with Iran Air flights to europe

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Exploring the landside

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There are a row of luggage belts to the right side and the left side, this is looking down to the left side ones

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Downstairs- left side arrival part, there are restos on the arrival side than the departures area

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This is the main and the right side arrival hall and baggage claim

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Back up at the departures level

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Past the security check- The check in counters are past the secuirty check and only passengers are allowed to come here

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There are many rows of check in desks I think around 10 rows

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Advertisement of Turkish that says 5 daily flights to Istanbul

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The check in counters for Kuwait Airways

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After check in is the passport control and then you go airside- These are the passport control line ups

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Airisde- There are shops around in the center with a coffe shop to the left and a resto at the right, you can't go to the boarding gates area till about 1 hour before departure. Once your gate is called then you can go to the final security check at the gates section

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The passport contorl is visible here and people passing through

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Downstairs are the washroom,s Lounges and some banks

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Qatar just arrived from Doha

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Tehran is up there at the foot of those mountains

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Emirates arrving from Dubai

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Back upstairs

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The entrance to the gates areas

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Qatar departing to Doha

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Emirates also pushing back to Dubai- I went to the airport early that's why I saw them all come in and leave lol

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Yay, My plane arriving from Kuwait

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I love the Kuwait livery so beautiful :)

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Emirates taking off

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Azerbaijan landing from Baku

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Mahan to Yerevan

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Then I passed through secutiry check for the gates and walked towards my gate

Gates area

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Kuwait :)

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Our gate

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Boarding

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When you enter the crew asks where your seat number is and walk with you and show you the seat. That was very nice of them and I had not seen it anywhere else

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The seats were comfortable with a good legroom

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Window view

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The duty free magazine

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The inflight magazine

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A fun map of Kuwait city

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Route map

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Push back

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Passing next to many cool Iranian carriers

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Take off

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Tehran is not visible as it's very far, only some small towns here

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Lunch service

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The meal tasted nice

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Descend into Kuwait

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Kuwait city

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The amazing and huge Avenues Mall. It's length is twice the length of Dubai mall and it has between 800 to 900 stores. It spans for 2 big city blocks. An amazing place and architecture and a must see when in Kuwait.

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The VIP terminal

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Airport terminal

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These 2 gates are reserved for Jazeera Airways only

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When you disembark, you enter the departures level/air side and don't need to pass through security again to go to transit

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Hope you enjoyed this FR :)






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Verdict

Kuwait Airways

7.6/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Meal/catering8.0

Tehran - IKA

8.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness10.0

Kuwait City - KWI

8.6/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

Overall a comfortable flight with Kuwait. The cabin seems old and needs to be refurbished. Seats were comfortable though with e agood leg room.

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