Review of Vietnam Airlines flight Duong Dong Ho Chi Minh City in Economy

Airline Vietnam Airlines
Flight VN1822
Class Economy
Seat 20A
Aircraft Airbus A321neo
Flight time 00:50
Take-off 01 Aug 19, 10:40
Arrival at 01 Aug 19, 11:30
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By GOLD 328
Published on 28th December 2019


Hello,

Welcome to a new report between Phu Quoc Island and Saigon, Viêt Nam. After many bus journeys, take the plane is an undeniable advantage : we do in 1hour what in bus we do in a day. Prices were correct ( 2 000 000 DNG for a multi destination PQC->SGN->DAD then a few days later DAD->HAN)


The routing








Routing






The flight



as the flight was supposed to leave at 10:40am, we decided to go to te airport nearby 8:45 (a way too early). The airport building is brand new:


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It reminds me Pôle Caraïbes (Guadeloupe) but in colder and calmer


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The vegetation of the island is equatorial


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There are many people inside, which many Saigon and Ha Noi bound flights


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The airport is small but offers many services


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10minutes later, we go through customs  (even if it's a domestic flight). It took 15minutes although there were a lot of people.


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We have to go down of 1floor to go to the gates


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There is nobody at our gate for the moment


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There is no wi-fi at the airport, which is a shame.


A320 Bamboo and  321 Vietjet behind


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Still empty here


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Our flight is not even displayed



Our plane landed at 10:35am from Ha Noi, his landing has been followed by a delay announcement (boarding at 11:10 due to the late arrival of the aircraft)


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Then I noticed that it was an A321Neo, whereas it was written A321. I'm happy to see that, that'll my first time in a NEO


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beautiful


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Gated. Engines are differents from -ceo version .


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Today docs : BP is in cardboard


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Boarding  started at 11:15am.


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fuselage shot


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I'm seated, just beside the reactor. The welcome was not exceptional, not apologize for the delay, for an hour late….


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Phu Quoc internnational airport


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Push-back at 11:35am.  VietJet and VietNam Airlines (A321) both bound to Ha Noi


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Take-off


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Roate. Good bye Phu Quoc


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We head south-west and quickly reached the coastline


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The sea is rough


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We are still taking altitude over Thailand Gulf


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Then we did a left turn , heading  Ho Chi Minh Ville


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The  engine  has a beautiful color with the sea in the background


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The winglet is impressive


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We can see Duond Dong airport, where we  from


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We fly-over the inland of Phu Quoc, which is a quite big island


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it becomes more cloudy


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15minutes later we reached the continent over Ha Tien, at the Cambodian border. We just did  in 15minutes what it takes 2hour of  speed  boat:)


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Wi-fi is proposed in flight


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some informations about  the flight


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Movies  part is… poor


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Safety card which still the same as the A321


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We're August 1st and  it still is july magazin.


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Then catering is served : water or coke, that's all. I chose coke, served in a cardbroad glasse


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Moreover, glasses were half empty, or  half  full!


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cheers


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carpet is dirty


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PSU is brandnew, with IFE


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We reach Mekong Delta, which means that Saigon isn't far


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such a beautiful country


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Descent sarted a few minutes after


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geovision on ife


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We entered  Ho Chi Minh Ville after 30minutes of  flight


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Just southern of the cbd


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Downtown of Saigon, the economic capital of Viet Nam


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Right turn


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some clouds


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More wet here


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then a left turn, we're waiting for landing


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We cross some thunder clouds, there are strong turbulences


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We come back above the city


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Still descending


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We fly-over contryside again


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Right turn, then we enter a thunder cloud, it's rock'n'roll


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Again, we can now re-see the CBD


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Saigon is a very polluted city


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The tower lookslike Burj Khalifa


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We cross a last time the Mekong, at least, a part of it


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Tan Son Nhat is located on Saigon city-center


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There is queue
for take-off


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A350 Asiana


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touchdown at 12:25pm


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A321 Vietnam Airlines taking-off


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We cross the take-off runway


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VietJet


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Some liveries at the International Terminal. We continue to the Domestic


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773 Eva Air


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MD-11 Lufthansa Cargo


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A330 Cathay Pacific


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Many A321 (the only medium-haul aircraft of VN)


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Domestic Terminal


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It looks like we're in the city, but on a plane


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The buses arrive immediately


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Then everyone stands up in chaos, welcome in Viêt Nam!


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the cockpit


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After that we did a quick bus journey, but it was…special. Usually, bus drivers respect the "road code" (idk how to say that) but here, our driver crossed all the white lane, crossing the way of many aircraft while they were moving etc…

Then we go inside TSN for our transfer to Da Nang. Thank you for reading, sorry for the mistakes I could make.


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the flight


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Approach on Ho Chi Minh Ville / Saigon / TSN


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Verdict

Vietnam Airlines

7.9/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering7.5

Duong Dong - PQC

8.2/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.5

Ho Chi Minh City - SGN

8.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

VN : Comfy cabin, our crew was correct, disappointing catering.

PQC : Fluid, nice but no wi-fi avalaible

SGN : Quick deboarding, but we'll see in the next reports that transfers are very wrong done.

Information on the route Duong Dong (PQC) Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

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