Season's greetings to everyone and to all staff@Trip.
I flew business on GF65 --18th Dec--MUM to BAH--Dep 18:40 Arr 19:50. Seat 3F. After a miserable economy experience with Gulf air ( sector BAH-MAA ) , I decided to upgrade from Mumbai. I was hesitant at first but the upgrade was at an affordable price . i was offered to buy the seat for £200 extra. I said yes. Paid up . Went to GVK lounge for business pax. After a meal and a drink there , I headed to gate 48 where the plane was ready. I boarded last as I liked to stand for a bit. After all it was a sitting journey for 3.75 hours.
The plane was an A320 NEO in good condition. The seat 3F was clean , big and most important ...had a good soft cushion. My adjoining seat was empty. It was not lie flat or even ..lie tangent ! There is only a good recline but the seat was very comfortable. Ample leg room and good AVOD on a working screen. The cabin temperature was perfect. The stewards were good. There was one male and a female. Both were arabic. But spoke good english . I requested for a rum ..after takeoff and was promptly given the same. I had warm toasted mixed nuts . My tummy was full from Mumbai GVK Lounge so I politely declined a meal onboard . I managed to sleep for 3 hours. Thats 3 full hours on a recline seat. When I woke up....I had 2 arabic coffees and they were good. The flight landed on time and I was through immigration ..fast tracked in no time.
To summarise....the journey was super. There is a big big difference in terms of comfort / services / facilities etc between Economy & Business. And thats what I paid for . Pics attached.
Last minute affordable business class upgrade is not a bad option for long haul journeys .