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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)
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:
It reminds me Pôle Caraïbes (Guadeloupe) but in colder and calmer
The vegetation of the island is equatorial
There are many people inside, which many Saigon and Ha Noi bound flights
The airport is small but offers many services
10minutes later, we go through customs (even if it's a domestic flight). It took 15minutes although there were a lot of people.
We have to go down of 1floor to go to the gates
There is nobody at our gate for the moment
There is no wi-fi at the airport, which is a shame.
A320 Bamboo and 321 Vietjet behind
Still empty here
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)
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
Gated. Engines are differents from -ceo version .
Today docs : BP is in cardboard
Boarding started at 11:15am.
I'm seated, just beside the reactor. The welcome was not exceptional, not apologize for the delay, for an hour late….
Phu Quoc internnational airport
Push-back at 11:35am. VietJet and VietNam Airlines (A321) both bound to Ha Noi
Roate. Good bye Phu Quoc
We head south-west and quickly reached the coastline
The sea is rough
We are still taking altitude over Thailand Gulf
Then we did a left turn , heading Ho Chi Minh Ville
The engine has a beautiful color with the sea in the background
The winglet is impressive
We can see Duond Dong airport, where we from
We fly-over the inland of Phu Quoc, which is a quite big island
it becomes more cloudy
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:)
Wi-fi is proposed in flight
some informations about the flight
Movies part is… poor
Safety card which still the same as the A321
We're August 1st and it still is july magazin.
Then catering is served : water or coke, that's all. I chose coke, served in a cardbroad glasse
Moreover, glasses were half empty, or half full!
carpet is dirty
PSU is brandnew, with IFE
We reach Mekong Delta, which means that Saigon isn't far
such a beautiful country
Descent sarted a few minutes after
geovision on ife
We entered Ho Chi Minh Ville after 30minutes of flight
Just southern of the cbd
Downtown of Saigon, the economic capital of Viet Nam
More wet here
then a left turn, we're waiting for landing
We cross some thunder clouds, there are strong turbulences
We come back above the city
We fly-over contryside again
Right turn, then we enter a thunder cloud, it's rock'n'roll
Again, we can now re-see the CBD
Saigon is a very polluted city
The tower lookslike Burj Khalifa
We cross a last time the Mekong, at least, a part of it
Tan Son Nhat is located on Saigon city-center
There is queue
touchdown at 12:25pm
A321 Vietnam Airlines taking-off
We cross the take-off runway
Some liveries at the International Terminal. We continue to the Domestic
773 Eva Air
MD-11 Lufthansa Cargo
A330 Cathay Pacific
Many A321 (the only medium-haul aircraft of VN)
It looks like we're in the city, but on a plane
The buses arrive immediately
Then everyone stands up in chaos, welcome in Viêt Nam!
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.
Approach on Ho Chi Minh Ville / Saigon / TSN
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.