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Vietnam Travel in January

  • travelbug86

    Joined Travelfish
    18th July, 2012
    Posts: 9

    Hi everybody!

    I was just wondering if anyone can tell me why the internet is telling me flights from HCMC to da nang are so expensive in January. I have been searching the internet and its telling me flights from HCMC to da nang and Hanoi are over $300.

    Is this correct? Is it possible to get cheaper flights?

    #1 Posted: 18/7/2012 - 00:40

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  • oasisbarhat-
    ien

    Joined Travelfish
    12th August, 2010
    Posts: 103
    Total reviews: 4

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    January is a busy time for tourism in Vietnam,and in addition in 2013 Tet(Vietnamese New Year) is early February (9th-13th) so trains,planes and other forms of transport are heavily booked before at and just after this time

    #2 Posted: 18/7/2012 - 02:35

  • pinoytravel-
    er

    Joined Travelfish
    18th January, 2012
    Posts: 14

    If you plan ahead and purchase your tickets from Vietnam Airlines months in advance you will be surprised to see that the fares published in their website are even cheaper than those offered by budget carriers like Jetstar, Vietjet Air, etc.

    Visit the website of Vietnam Airlines and you will see the latest fares for available flights from HCMC to Danang:

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    Sat 12 Jan


    1,294,000 VND


    Sun 13 Jan


    1,294,000 VND


    Mon 14 Jan


    1,294,000 VND


    Tue 15 Jan


    Wed 16 Jan


    1,294,000 VND


    Thu 17 Jan


    1,294,000 VND


    Fri 18 Jan


    1,294,000 VND

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    DepartsArrivesFlight InformationStops
    Business Flex


    Eco. Flex


    Saver Flex


    Saver


    SGN05:50


    DAD07:00


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1306
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    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    SGN07:30


    DAD08:40


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1308
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    SGN08:30


    DAD09:40


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1310
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    SGN11:30


    DAD12:40


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1316
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND

    6 seats left

    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,459,000 VND

    4 seats left

    SGN14:30


    DAD15:40


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1324
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    3 seats left

    SGN16:00


    DAD17:10


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1318
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    SGN17:30


    DAD18:40


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1320
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    SGN18:00


    DAD19:10


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1322
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    SGN19:00


    DAD20:10


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1326
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    SGN19:30


    DAD20:40


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1332
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    SGN20:30


    DAD21:40


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1328
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    SGN22:00


    DAD23:10


    Vietnam Airlines
    VN 1330
    showData.gif

    Non-Stop

    2,614,000 VND
    2,229,000 VND
    1,844,000 VND
    1,294,000 VND

    5 seats left

    #3 Posted: 18/7/2012 - 12:54

  • daawgon

    Joined Travelfish
    17th April, 2007
    Posts: 917
    Total reviews: 2

    Jan is high season, that's one reason. Chances are you're not looking at the Vietnam Airlines site - I've come across the same problem when looking at third party sites.

    #4 Posted: 18/7/2012 - 13:51

  • Alan85

    Joined Travelfish
    18th July, 2012
    Posts: 4

    Actually January is very busy because it is the best time for tourist and visitors. Mostly people want to go there in mid of December. The weather of Vietnam is so nicely in January, I think it is reasonable if you get round about $250.

    #5 Posted: 19/7/2012 - 04:41

  • bhoffman

    Joined Travelfish
    6th August, 2012
    Location Global Village
    Posts: 5

    In 2013 Tet (Vietnamese New Year) is on 10 Feb however you will find alot of Viet Kieu (Overseas Vietnamese) travelling from late Jan to celebrate. However this would not account for the large visitor numbers in early Jan, most of this is due to School holidays for neighbouring countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and nearby asian countries.

    Also this is the best time to visit Vietnam temperature and weather wise, with a slight ease to the high temp and humidity that is seen later in the year.

    #6 Posted: 6/8/2012 - 17:00

  • travellings-
    arah

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    Joined Travelfish
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    Location Vietnam
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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Yes, it is peak season, but as pinoytraveler demonstrates, there are still plenty of flights available for around the $100 mark via the Vietnam Airlines website. Jetstar hasn't released flights for that time period yet. But book as soon as you can if you already know your dates.

    #7 Posted: 6/8/2012 - 19:39

  • travellings-
    arah

    TF writer
    Joined Travelfish
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    Location Vietnam
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    At least 87

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Though I did just see that at the very end of January they're nearer $160 and nearly sold out - only Business class available. Not sure exactly when you're travelling. But still, not $300.

    #8 Posted: 6/8/2012 - 19:43

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