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Turboprop flights to Phu Quoc

  • averydka99

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    Can anyone who has flown into Phu Quoc tell me how the flight was on Vietnam Airlines Turbo prop? I have flown on these before and usually get deathly motion sick. Was planning on the ferry from Rach Gia, but postings make it sound very unreliable.
    Thank you

    #1 Posted: 23/10/2010 - 23:13

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  • caseyprich

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    I'm not one for motion sickness - I'll usually be reading on the bumpiest bus rides - so I may not be the most reliable on this. I found the flight very stable - there wasn't much turbulence at all, a very smooth assent and no bumps at cruising altitude. We were there in February and the weather was flat-lining hot with very little wind so that may account for the good conditions. Vietnam Airlines is a very professional outfit as far as my experience goes.

    #2 Posted: 23/10/2010 - 23:30

  • 69bertie

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    22nd December, 2009
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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    If you've flown on one before, I'd imagine it will be the same experience. They are ATR 42/72 aircraft. My photo can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/bertie_is_here/3466719088/ 
    If you look under the photo you'll find a link to the video of the flight, take off and landing,  which is on Youtube.
    I didn't have a problem with motion sickness and I can't recall seeing or hearing anyone else having problems either. The flight lasts about an hour if I recall correctly.
    Have you tried taking travel sickness pills before a flight?

    #3 Posted: 23/10/2010 - 23:38

  • averydka99

    Joined Travelfish
    27th July, 2010
    Posts: 12

    Thank you both, Yes, I take motion sick pills, use the acupuncture wrist bands, even suck on ginger logenzes.....it's pretty bad. I think it's the best choice though considering the ferry situation.

    #4 Posted: 24/10/2010 - 01:14

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