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 travelbug86 has been a member since 18/7/2012. Posts: 9
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
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.
#3 daawgon has been a member since 17/4/2007. Posts: 1,111
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.
#4 Alan85 has been a member since 18/7/2012. Posts: 4
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.
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.
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.