Airlines often publish good premium cabin fares departing from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Last January I even flew one from Colombo to Los Angeles, via Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, London, and Seattle in Emirates and British Airways first class.
But right now there’s an especially attractive business class fare from Colombo to New York (which I stumbled upon in the Good Deal Premium Fares Thread on FlyerTalk), the best I’ve seen in a long time. And it has tons of availability. Just take a look at the availability calendar between Colombo and New York:
So what’s the catch? The fare is on Kuwait Airways. But hey, you get to fly them on three segments, including one on an A300:
I mean, let’s be honest, there are lots of airlines flying nonstop between London and New York, so wouldn’t you want to try out the airline that unquestionably features the worst business class product in the market? Mediocrity is for losers! 😉
I’ve tried to do some research about Kuwait Airways business class online, though best I can tell Kuwait Airways’ website doesn’t even mention their business class, unless I’m missing something. So then I turned to YouTube.
That didn’t prove all that helpful either. I did find this video — taken by a Kuwait Airways captain — of a plane after it hit severe turbulence. Clearly the first officer is rather amused by all of it a minute in:
And then I found this video, which I don’t even know how to describe:
I have two thoughts about this video:
- The flight attendant’s face at the two minute mark says everything I need to know about Kuwait Airways food.
- Who the heck was taking this video? Hopefully it was a crewmember (which would only be moderately creepy) and not a passenger (which would be totally creepy)
So, anyone else tempted to book this fare? Should I book this fare? I mean, it would make an interesting review if nothing else, I assume. And besides, collecting some Oasis Club miles sounds kind of fun.