Gulf Air's Falconflyer programme brings even more advantages and benefits, putting it on a par with any other frequent flyer programme in the world.

General Information

No Alliance
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Pros

  • Miles redemption for lounge ❹
  • Great rates on short haul flights
  • Family mile sharing and pooling
  • Redeposit miles from no show ❺
  • Online booking bonus (250 miles)

Cons

  • Last minute booking fee ❶
  • No any 1 : 1 transfer partner
  • Search availability restriction ❸
  • Low number of partner airlines
  • Partners cannot be booked online
  • Most airlines impose fuel surcharge

Fees & Charges

  • Last minute fee
    $20
  • Change award fee ❷
    $40
  • Cancellation fee ❷
    $40

Additional Information

Expiration: Miles expire 36 months since last activity.
For some programs, an activity is any accrual of miles, crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles. For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.
❶ Last minute booking fee for flights booked 14 days or less before departure $20 or 3,000 miles
❷ Change or cancellation fee $40 or 6,000 miles
❸ Award availability can only be viewed if you already have enough miles in your account for the booking
❹ Miles can be redeemed for lounge access and extra luggage
❺ Miles from a no-show are not completely forfeited and they can be redeposited for a fee

Transfer Partners

1,000
IHG points
5 : 1
200
miles
42 days
1,000
IHG points
5 : 1
200
miles
42 days
1,000
Hilton points
6.67 : 1
150
miles
4 days
1,000
Hilton points
6.67 : 1
150
miles
4 days
1,000
Carlson points
10 : 1
100
miles
42 days
1,000
Carlson points
10 : 1
100
miles
42 days

The ratio is the number of flexible reward points it would take to transfer to Falconflyer.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.

Airlines And Fuel Surcharge

This table will show you the partner airlines can be booked online and those which impose fuel surcharge.

Airline
Online
Booking
Fuel
Surcharge
Alliance
Gulf Air Gulf Air
No alliance
American Airlines American Airlines
oneworld®
Airline
Online
Booking
Fuel
Surcharge
Alliance
Jet Airways Jet Airways
No alliance