Tripreport: Fifth freedom flight onboard Kuwait Airways Boeing 747-400 (9K-ADE) - VIP - aircraft


Kuwait Airways B747-400 in
Geneva

from Geneva, Switzerland (GVA) to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)



INFORMATION
Booked via: Website Kuwait Airways

Price: 104.25 CHF / 96.55 EUR - (booked 16 days before the flight)

FlightDeparture Arrival Class Seat Meal Aircraft
KU176Geneva ( FCO ) 9:00 | Sat, 29 Aug 15 Frankfurt ( FRA ) 10:15 | Sat, 29 Aug 15 Economy 41A Standard Boeing 744 (9K-ADE)
Kuwait Airways B747-400 in
Geneva





Kuwait Airways Boeing
747-400 in Geneva

About this trip:

For a few weekends in August 2015 Kuwait Airways (KU) the national carrier from Kuwait use the Boeing 747-400M from the emir of Kuwait - Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber Al Sabah, to operate this route.
Kuwait airways (KU) normaly operates the Geneva - Frankfurt - Kuwait City route with a widebody Airbus A330. The airline can only use the B747 if the emir doesn't needs the aircraft and normaly it fly on the Kuwait City - London Heathrow or Kuwait City to Jeddah route.

This aircraft is an Boeing 747-400M (reg.9K-ADE) in full Kuwait Airways livery with 'State of Kuwait' decals and is 20 years old.
If you want to travel with the Kuwait Airways Boeing 747 they use an unpredictable schedule so you only can book short in advance. I booked a ticket and flew the Geneva - Frankfurt route for 96 euro, a cheap way to fly with a Boeing 747-400M plane.
There where only 130 pax on board, and there are 300 seats.
Unfortunately the upperdeck of the Boeing 747 is private so I wasn't allowed the airplane, but the captain and crew apologize from this.

More about this flight and the Kuwait Airways Boeing 747-400M from:
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - by Florian Siebeck
Tripreport from Sam Chui with Emir of Kuwait Boeing 747-400 - Kuwait City to London Heathrow


Kuwait Airways B747-400 in
Geneva Boarding the B747 with the stairs is the best way to enter the plane
KUWAIT airways - Boeing
747 in Geneva KUWAIT airways - Boeing 747 in Geneva on a sunny day
Kuwait Airways Boeing
747
'State of Kuwait' decals
Geneva Airport seen from
Kuwait Airways 747 Geneva Airport and the Geneva Lake, seen from Kuwait Airways 747-400 The Operation Room on
board the Kuwait Airways Boeing 747 The Operation Room on board the Kuwait Airways Boeing 747 Kuwait Airways Economy on
board Boeing 747 Kuwait Airways Economy on board Boeing 747 Kuwait Airways
Breakfast Kuwait Airways Breakfast/snack Kuwait Airways
Breakfast Kuwait Airways Breakfast/snack A glass of water  (no
alcohol onboard), and an aircraft wing in it. A glass of water (no alcohol onboard), and an aircraft wing in it. Boeing 747 - Kuwait
Airways - above the clouds Boeing 747 - Kuwait Airways - above the clouds Boeing 747 - Kuwait
Airways - above Germany Boeing 747 - Kuwait Airways - above Germany Kuwait Airways Boeing
747-400 9K-ADE at the gate in Frankfurt Kuwait Airways Boeing 747-400 9K-ADE at the gate in Frankfurt, push back for the flight back to Kuwait city (KWI) 29 August 2015