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Booking Vietnam Airlines Flights from the UK

  • Joseph_79

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    Hi folks, this is my first post so hello to all.

    : )

    I am looking for some info on booking domestic flights with Vietnam Airlines if possible. I can see from doing a search that many have asked similar questions but I am still a bit unclear and I am keen to get the latest info if possible.

    I understand that it may be cheaper to wait until I am in the country before buying my tickets and would to know if this is still the case or whether it is now possible to avail of 'local prices' through the VA website from abroad or if it is feasible for a Vietnamese Travel agency to do this for me before I leave the UK?

    Any information anyone can share would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.

    Joseph.

    #1 Posted: 10/10/2009 - 21:46

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  • jr2000

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    11th October, 2009
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    Hi, I spent a month in Vietnam last year working. Ticket prices are indeed cheaper purchased in the country and a travel agent can purchase for you in advance. Ha was my interpreter while I was in Vietnam and also has a travel business. She is honest if you would like a recommendation for a travel agent. lgmha4@yahoo.com

    You can search her company on trip advisor and see recommendations. Vietland Discovery Tour Co

    I also found out that the prices for visas done with travel agent and picked up on arrival were significantly less expensive than the price charged by the Embassy in the US.

    Good luck and enjoy your trip.

    Joy

    #2 Posted: 11/10/2009 - 04:04

  • skippy

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    11th October, 2009
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    The equivalent to Ryanair and Easyjet in Vietnam is called Jet Star. It is also the main budget carrier in Australia and has a good reputation for safety and reliability (well, as good as Ryanair and Easyjet). Jet Star links HCMC, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hue, Vinh, Hanoi and Haiphong with flights often around 20GBP. The web address for the Vietnam homepage is here: http://www.jetstar.com/vn/en/index.aspx. You can book safely online before you leave the UK.

    #3 Posted: 11/10/2009 - 05:53

  • Puggles

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    Location Australia
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    I am in Australia and booked flights online with Vietnam Airlines going from HCMC to Siam Reap only last week.

    The cost was minimal really and I think for ease and peace of mind, it is best to pre book flights. It certainly makes travel plans easier. If you wait, you may face problems with the availability and times/days of flights.

    #4 Posted: 11/10/2009 - 10:18

  • Joseph_79

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    10th October, 2009
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    Thank you for the replies folks, some really helpful information there.

    I will let you know how I get on.

    :)

    #5 Posted: 12/10/2009 - 02:52

  • sdl68

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    16th July, 2009
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    Hey Puggles

    Do you mind sharing what you paid for a flight from SGN to Siem Reap. Here in Canada I cant get a price less than about 200 USD for one way. From Hanoi its 300 USD. While not too expensive I think that it could be cheaper if I try and get a ticket when I get to Vietnam in a couple weeks.

    #6 Posted: 14/10/2009 - 20:08

  • skippy

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    11th October, 2009
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    I think the only cheap flights to REP are from KUL (Air Asia) or SIN (JetStar), which are 30-70USD if you buy at the right time. Vietnam Airlines has a monopoly on flights between HAN/SGN and REP and charges high prices for individuals. Discounts are available for group bookings and for Vietnamese nationals.

    I've just bought a ticket from REP to Danang on SilkAir for around 100USD, the catch being that they only fly that route on Mondays. Going in the opposite direction was twice the price!

    #7 Posted: 15/10/2009 - 03:00

  • Puggles

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    I booked directly via Vietnam Air on the net and paid $148 USD per person return.

    The fee per person, including all taxes was $3,605,000.00 VND though which I think equated to rougly $202 USD each.

    #8 Posted: 15/10/2009 - 06:04

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