Review of Vietnam Airlines flight Ho Chi Minh City Siem Reap in Economy

Airline Vietnam Airlines
Flight 3821
Class Economy
Seat 16E
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 15 Apr 17, 16:05
Arrival at 15 Apr 17, 17:45
VN   #38 out of 87 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 212 reviews
By 895
Published on 27th May 2017
Hi everyone

This flight is part of the following itinerary:

CDG-DXB le 28 mars 2017 AF 662Not reported
DXB-CAN le 30 mars 2017 CZ 384 Not reported
CAN-HAN le 30 mars 2017 VN 507 Under construction
HAN-HUE le 8 avril 2017 VN 1547 Not reported
DAD-SGN le 13 avril 2017 VN 117 Not reported
SGN-REP le 15 avril 2017 VN 3825 by Cambodia Air Services It's here
REP-CAN le 19 avril 2017 CZ 3054 Under construction
CAN-DXB le 21 avril 2017 CZ 383:
DXB-CDG le 23 avril 2017 AF 655 Not reported

Frankly, this flight was rather pointless, but something unusual about that trip encouraged me to make a Flight report

At every stage of our Vietnam-Cambodia tour, our private chauffeur dropped us off at the airport; Than Son Nhat international terminal seems brand new and much larger and more modern than the domestic terminal which was probably the former unique airport building

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Very hot outside so let's get inside, outside FIDS may be useful particularly at rush hours

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Bright and cool inside

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Yes, even buddhist monks travel

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Check in is announced in K zone

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Empty at that time

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But getting busy soon

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Yes it's here. We are first on line so quick and easy

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Let's go! To the loo? No to the departure area

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Not too many people

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Fast and easy for emigration

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It seems there is a long line for security check in the background

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More and more people as we get closer to control, but always on the move

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Just a short wait for everyone at last stage

Before entering a long winding line for security

But always on the move here as well and a lot of employees to make things easier and faster

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Some views along the way

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No liquid check but take off your shoes at security

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Gaye 10 must be this way

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Almost 1h and 1/2 till boarding, plenty of time

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Getting down to ground level with large windows airside

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Is that it?

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Yes it is

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VN aircraft being prepared for departure

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Refueling QR

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We wait, seated

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After tea…

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Clean place

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Back to my seat to wave good bye to VN aircraft

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QR still refueling

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BR has just arrived

No doubt we are in asian pacific area

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I did not expect that one! I considered The Airline of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but eventually selected Balkan Holidays while wondering what this "guy" was doing here. I'll understand later.

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But it's now time to go

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Bus transfer, very hot inside

Cambodia Air services has been turned into
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…Small Planet Airlines!

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It's a small world after all, isn't it? So here is a touch of Lithuania

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Some westerners boarding with us

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Lots of asian; aircraft will be full

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A bit basic

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Pitch is ok but could not be smaller

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The only bonus on this flight: pushback 5 minutes under schedule

But after taxiing 100 meters or so, we stop; guys go round the aircraft; we here some noise, landing gear? door of luggage compartment?
FA or captain will give absolutely no information during the 30 minutes waiting time; eventually, the employees on ground take their bicycles (yes they had come with bikes) and ride back to the terminal and we go on taxiing; late in line so new long waiting time at runway

Take off, at last

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Bye Bye Saigon; yes I prefer Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City, like many Vietnamese in private conversation

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A rich library for entertainment on board

Catering = Nothing, not even a glass of water or a glucose sweet; I believe I have never seen that in 50 years of flying experience

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Anyway we arrive at Siem Reap.

I had chosen Visa on line before departure; good choice; crowd is going to Visa on arrival area

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For us it will be quick and easy, smiling and pleasant immigration officer

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Then customs as a breeze

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Then going thru the "wall" of tour operators staff waiting for their customers

Thanks for having read this report, I offer you a bonus:

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Hue : pagoda of the Celestial Lady (not sure this is proper english name)

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Hue: inside the citadel

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Hue: a gate to the citadel

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Hanoï: pagoda Tran Quoc

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Paddy fields north of Hanoï

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A traditional village house

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Street life in Hanoï

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Halong bay

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Same under sunshine

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Hello granny

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Tribal zone: Hmong woman in the fields

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Red Dao woman

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Taking goats to the market

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Nice shoes to walk in the paddy fields along steep hills

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Mountain market; how about the butcher's. I promise it's not dog meat

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Hmong woman at market

Sorry, someone said he would like some dog meat?

Just a second, it's on its way:
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Trafic jam on the road close to Hoi An/Hue

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Hoi An, the so called japanese bridge

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Street restaurant like everywhere in Vietnam

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On a sampan , following arroyos of Mekong delta, in mangrove swamps

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The main Post office in Saigon and its famous iron cast ceiling

Let's finish with wonder of wonders:

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Great temple of Angkor Wat, east side

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But you may prefer west side at sunset

That's all folks! No need to say this was an amazing trip
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Vietnam Airlines

Cabin crew6.0

Ho Chi Minh City - SGN


Siem Reap - REP



Like a charter flight in the late sixties; just a more modern aircraft. They will carry you from A to B and that's all.

Information on the route Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) Siem Reap (REP)


  • Comment 399329 by
    Chevelan GOLD 14707 Comments

    Je pense qu'il y a un problème, c'est le même FR que le précédent ! En anglais cette fois ci dans le texte...

    • Comment 399352 by
      LTQLGW AUTHOR 155 Comments

      bonjour , oui il y a un probleme depuis 2/3 jours
      Pour chaque FR je fais une version anglaise et une française. Le probleme est avec le site; en fait j'ai deux problemes depuis 3 jours, et long week end oblige je suppose, l'assistance ne repond pas:
      - impossible de cliquer sur une autre classe que Economie, meme pour les deux reports que j'ai faits sur des vols en biz , en francais et en anglais sur CAN-DXB
      - impossible de cliquer sur "anglais" donc les versions en anglais s'affichent parmi les FR en français

      J'ai eu le meme probleme de selection de classe sur les FR LHR-IST que j'ai faits il y a deux jours et assez curieusement , les FR enregistres par defaut en Y alors que c etait des vols biz, se sont à partir du lendemain affichés en Business
      Je n'y comprends rien et ça m'agace copieusement, si par hasard vous avez la clé du probleme je serai preneur. Merci

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