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Time needed for changing planes at Bahrain airport.

 
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Chiselpoint



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:30 am    Post subject: Time needed for changing planes at Bahrain airport. Reply with quote

A flight I would like to book has a 45 minute layover in Bahrain. Would I be able to transfer in time?
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 45-minute layover is iffy in any airport.
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Chiselpoint



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's what I figured. I thought thought maybe a small country like Bahrain would have a really small airport. And oddly, Gulf Air still uses paper tickets, the delivery of which may be problematic here in the boonies. Guess I'll just shell out a few more hundred and fly Etihad direct.
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small airports can also get bogged down depending on the volume of travelers requiring processing and security checks. Add to that late flights and the amount of time to physically get off your initial flight...
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Chuma



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my limited experience, regional flights don't always disembark at the terminal and you need to board a bus---which obviously takes longer.

BTW, IMHO that airport is a dump.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spend a night or two in Bahrain.
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MyTrunkshow



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the flight is on one booking reference number and the 45 mins comes from their booking system, then you are good as you will be put on the next flight - if available - without penalty. If the itinerary was booked on 2 airlines by yourself and is on different carriers, then you might miss your next flight and lose the value of that flight or pay a no-show penalty.

Certainly doable if the incoming flight is not late. The transfer area is fast and one only goes through security once and the directly downstairs and poof, you're in the middle of the departure area. I've transited Bahrain twice in the last year flying in on different metal and it's an efficient transfer area.
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fat_chris



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Spend a night or two in Bahrain.


One night in Bahrain makes a hard man humble.

Oh wait…

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Here comes the night Reply with quote

Aye, you're showing your age there, Chris. Wink
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have to do THAT - just tie one on !
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have to do either. There is a nice archaeology museum and a decent little souq.

VS
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or visit the Tree of Life Very Happy

http://triggerpit.com/2011/01/17/tree-life-bahrain/

Regards,
John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Islamic Museum.
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