The variation from airline to airline about what they think constitutes First Class or Business Class. On some airlines, the difference between those two levels is enough that it can truly be worth the extra cost to jump from one to the other. On other airlines, Business Class is so nice – and so similar to First Class – that you might confuse the two. Such is the case with Business Class on Gulf Air.
There are some differences from aircraft to aircraft when it comes to even Business Class on Gulf Air, so we’re going to focus on the highest level of service – that happens to be on the Airbus A340-300.
Seat & Bed
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- Seats recline to lie-flat (but not horizontal with the floor)
- All seats have either window or aisle access (not all have aisle access)
- Seats are 24″ wide when fully reclined
- Seats have plastic shells around the back for increased privacy, especially when reclined
- Seats have a retractable screen for additional privacy
Food & Beverages
- Menus represent a fusion of Middle Eastern and international cuisine
- Selection of 12 fine wines is available for Business Class passengers
- On long-haul flights, meals are prepared only when ordered by in-flight Sky Chefs
- Each seat has personal 10.4″ monitor
- On-demand entertainment includes movies, TV shows, sporting events, BBC World programs, and audio programming
- Each seat has a power outlet for laptop use
- On long-haul flights, parents traveling with children can take advantage of Sky Nanny service
- Sky Nanny is also available from 8am until 2pm each day in the airport lounge in Bahrain
On some aircraft, the seats do not recline to a fully lie-flat position, although they recline at least to 168-degrees.