The airline with the best average rating is Vietnam Airlines with 7.0/10.
The average flight time is 1 hours and 17 minutes.More information
Welcome to this new report between Saigon and Da Nang, Viet Nam.
I left you just arrived from our Phu Quoc VN flight. We wanted to print our BP (couldn't do that at PQC). But transfer staff told us we have to exit the airport, and then go to the check-in desk, and after recross all the security. Actually, there is no transfer route. As Ha Noi and Saigon majors hubs in the country, that's very bad.
The positive point was that it was fluid and quick, even if the customs were crowded:
It lasts 20minutes, which is correct
After customs, a window overlooks the streets
We enter in the airside part of the terminal in front of a old fids, beautiful, where my flight isn't displayed yet
A Ha Noi bound A350
There is wi-fi and drinakble water fountains, and many foodplaces, western or local foods, which is great. Despite the building is old and crowded, this place is great for a long wait.
An other A350 to Ha Noi, Noi bai
Our flight is delayed, but at the origin scheduled for 3pm, so it is not displayed on this FIDS
Our flight is delayed, and re-scheduled at 4:20pm. The boarding began at 4:10pm by paxbus
The BP still are in cardboard which is nice.
The boarding is totally, free, we can walk around the aircraft on the tarmac.
Many flights are parked "offshore"
View from my window, which is dirty. Boarding complet at 4:30pm, we pushed-back at 4:40pm
The pitch still great, but the seat is not comfy, we feel like a wooden board in the back
our aircraft is old
carpet is clean
Wipes are dispensed by the FA, like in Air France
We pass in front of this A350 during taxiing
And these two dreamliners
The LH Cargo didn't move
Again an A350. I like the VN livery on it.
Then we have to wait for take-off. We're after this JetStar plane, since 30minutes
We are followed by a Kuala Lampur bound Malyasian 737, itself followed by many others
We are finally taking off at 5:25pm (instead of 3pm)
Weather is thunderous
V1 in front of the international terminal
We are getting higher above Saigon metropolitan area
under a misty and polluted atmosphere
As far as the eyes can see, it's Ho Chi Minh Ville
Then we left this city, posed in the middle of the Mekong Delta
Munching little by little the vegetation
We head north, to Da Nang
the weather still cloudy
Then the catering is served: water or coke, I took coke
Outside, sun goes down, allowing a beautiful show
40min later, we started our descent. Landscapes are more mountainous here
sun left us
We reach Da Nan plain
It looks like the little hills (what we call "mornes") we have in Guadeloupe!
We are close to touch
We are entering Da Nang area,more than 1million inhabitants, the fourth of the country
Touchdown at 6:25pm
we exited the runway
And we go to the domestic terminal, beside others VN or VJ aircrafts
Welcome to Da Nang
everybody stands up!
After 5minutes we already are landside and waiting for our luggages!
After that we went to take a taxi to go to Hue. We wanted to take the bus, but with the 2h delay, it was too late.
Arrival on DAD
this is the end of the report, thanks for reading, let me apologize about the mistakes i could make; ciao
VN: 2hours of delay, it's quite pity for this short flight. 2flights on 2 with VN had been delayed (teasing : it's only the beginning:) ). The crew was correct. Cabin really bad and deceiving catering. Bad experience.
SGN : Hideous domestic terminal, but correct on terms of service (wi-fi, food, water etc). Transfer system should been re thinked.
DAD : Fluid and clean, the building seems new.