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Flights between Hanoi and HCMC

  • lolilu

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    Hi - My friend and I want to fly from Hanoi to HCMC in mid-August. We were considering booking a flight before we leave the States, but a lot of people have warned us that it might be cheaper to book once we actually get into Vietnam. We've looked on Skyscanner and it looks like any non-stop flight is running around $315 per person (with Vietnam Airlines)! I checked what I believed to be Vietnam Airlines website (www.vietnamairlines.com/), and it quoted me a significantly lower price.

    Does anyone have a clue as to what is better---to book now via the website or to wait and book while we are in Vietnam, either with a travel agency or directly with the Airlines?



    #1 Posted: 22/7/2009 - 02:28

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  • chrispyrolls

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    Hi Lauren,

    Don't pay $315 - these flights are in the region of $100 in Vietnam!!

    Wait till you are there, every man and his dog is a travel agent in Vietnam, so there will be no issues getting the tickets when in Hanoi.

    #2 Posted: 22/7/2009 - 03:56

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    Or look at booking with Jetstar (http://www.jetstar.com) they do it for around the $100 mark and can be booked easily from outside Vn.

    #3 Posted: 22/7/2009 - 05:33

  • Tweet22

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    I toured the country from North to South last year (May 2008) with Viet Nam airlines, and having done it 2 years previously, I decided to fly back up north instead. So from HCM City to Ha Noi, I paid 1.4million dong, with 100,000 dong being the agents fee. Exchange rate at the time meant this was about £46, which is about $77 at our current rate. Of course it maybe abit more now! But certainly not £315 worth.

    #4 Posted: 24/7/2009 - 08:51

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