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Kuwait Airways is in the process of delivering 10 new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. A couple of weeks ago, we got a look inside — thanks to Kuwait Airways’ Mannequin Challenge on-board the aircraft — and the cabin layouts are solid.
Four-wide first class mini-suites are a massive upgrade from the antiquated first class cabin on-board the airline’s 777-200s. Business class seats are lie-flat, but unfortunately are arranged six seats across, which means the window seats aren’t going to have aisle access. Economy fliers will be happy to know that it’s a 9-wide arrangement in economy.
Sound appealing? Well, we now know where this aircraft will fly. While it’s been filing in on random routes so far, the first route that it’ll be scheduled to fly is between Kuwait (KWI) and London (LHR). According to Airline Route, beginning January 10, this aircraft — and its to-be-delivered brethren — will operate daily between the two cities on the following schedule:
- KU102 LHR 1535 – 0055+1 KWI (except Mondays and Fridays)
- KU102 LHR 1605 – 0125+1 KWI (Mondays)
- KU104 LHR 1030 – 1950 KWI (Fridays)
- KU101 KWI 0935 – 1350 LHR (except Fridays and Sundays)
- KU103 KWI 0445 – 0900 LHR (Fridays)
- KU101 KWI 0945 – 1400 LHR (Sundays)
While Kuwait Airways’ Oasis Club isn’t a transfer partner of any US-based credit cards, the trade-off is that Kuwait runs some quite-reasonable fares — especially if you begin your itinerary in Cairo (CAI) or Mumbai (BOM), as pointed out by OMAAT. If you just want to fly out of London, you can fly in economy from LHR-KWI starting at $405 round-trip. If you’ve got the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can book this flight through the Chase travel portal for just 27,006 Ultimate Rewards points.
Kuwait Airways no longer flies from New York’s JFK to London (LHR) due to its policy of denying boarding to Israeli citizens. So you’d have to find another way between the US and London if you want to try out this new product. Just make sure you’re okay handing over a DNA sample with your passport upon arrival in Kuwait. While this new law hasn’t been implemented yet, you could be subject to it if you visit sometime in the future.
H/T: One Mile At A Time
Featured image courtesy of Boeing.