Dear Fellow Flight-Report's member and readers of my trip report.
This is my first trip report here so It may not so perfect and I hope to receive your precious comments!
My Mom is a loyal customer on SGN-HAN and return cause of her business and I always wanted to go to Hanoi. By this summer, I had a chance to go the Capital of Vietnam, luckily, I managed to grab the inbound flight with A350 and outbound by B787 - two New Gen aircraft of Vietnam Airlines…but things didn't happen as I wanted!
My flight was scheduled to depart at 3:30pm so I went to the airport at 1:00pm after finished my English Class at 12:00. I'm really sorry that I didn't take any picture inside the airport because people will look me with weird eyes and I like an alien! So I took one picture outside.
LX-JCV is Cargolux's newest B747-400F, an ex-Southern Air and Jade Cargo Int's Ship.
At 3:00pm, the boarding announcement was called and I quickly ran to the Boarding's Table, handled out my Boarding Pass at Gate 10. My ship was in the remote stand so we boarded through bus. No pic outside again because security's reason.
INSIDE MY SHIP - VN-A390
Out stand-mate was an A320 of Jetstar Pacific, registered VN-A562 - newest in the fleet.
Stair out and our mate was ready for push-back.
And behind VN-A562 was VN-A610, she just arrived from Phnom Penh as flight VN921 covering HAN-VTE-PNH-SGN route.
We started to push back at 3:35pm. Here are some pics of VN-A610.
Cabin view from my seat 20G.
Decent legroom due to this aircraft config C16Y162. The other, higher density are config C16Y168 which makes the legroom tighter.
And cargo area was on our wingtip.
Our Stand-mate pushed back same time as us, and we followed her to the runway. We taxied to runway 25L for take-off, here are pics of some fellow we met on our way.
VN-A372 was some of the first A330 to entered in Vietnam Airlines' fleet, with old small title.
VN-A682 is VietJet's first Sharklet-equiped ship, being prepared for pushed back.
EVA operates two daily flight to SGN, with the first flight arrived at 09:45am (BR395) and leave at 03:55pm (BR396) and the second arrive at 11:40am (BR391) and leave at 12:55pm (BR392). Here is B-16306 operates BR396 to Taipei.
China Southern operates three daily flight here with their narrow-body fleet.
After two big accident, MH will disappear soon cause of reconstruction, the countdown has begun.
Bay 21's angle will be history I was wondering why! But now, I knew the answer. Overloading means extension and SGN now follow this step, it would cost thousand times cheaper than build a new airport.
A Cambodia's bird - XU-349 was sitting outside for some repair. Hey, I spotted someone was looking at my bird.
ON YOUR MARK
VN-A390 taxied, hold at E6.
GET SET, GO!!!!!!!
We were on the runway, idle…then…the engine alive!
We ran about 2/5 of the runway then take-off. The golf-course is over there.
We made a left turn, heading west, unusual path for flight to Hanoi, some military training maybe? I don't know.
We were cruising at 31.000ft, too low altitude for this route.
I saw something weird in the ceiling, maybe because sunlight. I introduce to you the weird-purple-lightning.
Our meal has arrived. I pre-order Vegetarian Meal which contain Sandwich with stir-fried mushroom and tomato, deserted with yummy jelly! Mhhh…tasty meal! The other passenger had one choice only - the really famous hamburger with ham and some fruits.
After finishing our meal, I took some photos to kill my time and listen to the Music. our plane started to descent. Our captain opened speed brakes.
DESCEND!!!!!! and ARRIVAL
We were getting lower. We were flying South-North so to calibrate with HAN's runway we must make an East turn, heading 290.
Lower and lower, lower we go! Oh, I spotted some condensation, it must be raining in Hanoi.
Here it's, Noi Bai International Airport! After 1 hour and 45 minutes of flight, we finally arrived! Our holiday started…eh, just me and my dad, my Mom was on business.
Noi Bai's new terminal - for international flight.
The E Concourse - new concourse was built for domestic flight is on the left, and on the right is Mr David Cameroon's Chartered B757 from Titan Airways, prepaired for her flight to Ho Chi Minh, it parked in front of VIP Terminal.
Rain poured in…sad sight! Goodbye VN-A390 and my seat - 20G.
Noi Bai's domestic terminal offers a good view when you walked to the baggage claim area. Here is VN's A321 and A330.
We received our bag then went to Hanoi's Central, about 30km away….
FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP TO HANOI
Aircraft Displayed at some Museum at Hanoi.
VIETNAM AVIATION MUSEUM Add: 196 Nguyen Son Street, Long Bien District.
IL-14 registered VN-C482, used to carried our Great Uncle Ho on trips.
AN-2, registered 670 C.
ARMY HISTORY MUSEUM Add: 28A Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi (near Thang Long)
The Main Aircraft I Looking For - IL-14, this one restored by Aviation Museum in 2012, not the original that carried Uncle Ho! View from 3rd Storey at Hanoi Flag-pole.
Exhibition in Middle Yard of the Museum. In the Back there are Fighters - not my favorite.
AIR DEFENSE - AIR FORCE MUSEUM Add: 171 Truong Chinh Street, Thanh Xuan District (ex-Bach Mai Airfield)
Helicopter Mil Mi-4, used to transport Uncle Ho for short trip.
Mega Copter Mi-6 (not Mi-26) preserved here! Sorry about the cars.
Thank You For Reading My Really Long Trip Report and I hope you enjoy it! And I hope that you will leave some comments. Sorry for some imperfect spots.
Ho Chi Minh City - SGN
Hanoi - HAN
Pleasure Flight, Great Time! The seat was wider than last time I went to Quy Nhon, they squeezed me with a C16Y168 config. Next Trip Report will on air ASAP.
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