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| London to Dubai via Bahrain. The first time I've flown with this airline and was really impressed. The first leg from London to Bahrain was on their new B787-9 planes which were really clean and fresh, and you can immediately see the size of the thing. Add to that, the comfort, features and cabin pressure made the flight a much more enjoyable experience so top marks for that. The service onboard was fantastic with the crew assisting in every way possible, got a good location seating wise since there was 4 of us. The only downside is their planes have a 3 by 3 by 3 layout which means if you are a family or 4-6, you'll be sitting in the next row with a gap (I think most planes have at least 4 in one row) but this is a new plane so can't complain. Check-in from LHR was prompt including take-off and landing on time. The plane landed at Bahrain so smoothly you wouldn't even notice! Legroom was exceptional for the economy cabin as was the storage in the lockers and the seat pitch. The amenity kit was provided also which added to the comfort. The final leg of my journey from Bahrain to Dubai was on the older A320-200. Although these are old, I found them to be comfortable and for a journey which was only 1 hour it did the job perfectly. Legroom was fantastic, the seat pitch was great. Food and drinks were served promptly on both legs of the journey. For the short-haul flights, you are transported via bus to the plane at BAH, from the old terminal rather than using the sky bridges as the planes are also parked far away. On the way back, there was double security checking at Bahrain airport which I found weird, and this was just before we commenced boarding but nothing that detracted from the overall experience. I’ve not used the airline before, since my main route used to be with Qatar flying via Doha but since that route has been closed, Gulf is a viable option. In-flight entertainment is excellent on the 10” touch screens to keep you entertained, the map system is also very nice using a system by Thales. Overall, I would recommend this airline, and will definitely fly in the future.