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 lolilu has been a member since 22/7/2009. Posts: 1
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.
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 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,766
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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 Tweet22 has been a member since 24/7/2009. Posts: 8