Review of Vietnam Airlines flight Ho Chi Minh City Da Nang in Economy

Airline Vietnam Airlines
Flight VN130
Class Economy
Seat 34A
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 01 Aug 19, 15:00
Arrival at 01 Aug 19, 16:30
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By GOLD 184
Published on 30th December 2019

Hi there,

Welcome to this new report between Saigon and Da Nang, Viet Nam.


Routing




tsn airport



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:


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It lasts 20minutes, which is correct

After customs, a window overlooks the streets


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We enter in the airside part of the terminal in front of a old fids, beautiful, where my flight isn't displayed yet


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A Ha Noi bound A350


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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.


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An other A350 to Ha Noi, Noi bai


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Our flight is delayed, but at the origin scheduled for 3pm, so it is not displayed on this FIDS


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A321 VN


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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.


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The boarding is totally, free, we can walk around the aircraft on the tarmac.


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Many flights are parked "offshore"


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Control tower


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the door


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fuselage


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View from my window, which is dirty. Boarding complet at 4:30pm, we pushed-back at 4:40pm


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The pitch still great, but the seat is not comfy, we feel like a wooden board in the back


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our aircraft is old


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carpet is clean


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Wipes are dispensed by the FA, like in Air France


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We pass in front of this A350 during taxiing


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And these two dreamliners


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The LH Cargo didn't move


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Again an A350. I like the VN livery on it.


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Then we have to wait for take-off. We're after this JetStar plane, since 30minutes


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We are followed by a Kuala Lampur bound Malyasian 737, itself followed by many others


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We are finally taking off at 5:25pm (instead of 3pm)


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Weather is thunderous


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thrust


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V1 in front of the international terminal


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Rotate


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We are getting higher above Saigon metropolitan area


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under a misty and polluted atmosphere


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As far as the eyes can see, it's Ho Chi Minh Ville


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Then we left this city, posed in the middle of the Mekong Delta


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Munching little by little the vegetation


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We head north, to Da Nang


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the weather still cloudy


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Then the catering is served: water or coke, I took coke


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Outside, sun goes down, allowing a beautiful show


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40min later, we started our descent. Landscapes are more mountainous here


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sun left us


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We reach Da Nan plain


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It looks like the little hills (what we call "mornes") we have in Guadeloupe!


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love it


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We are close to touch


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We are entering Da Nang area,more than 1million inhabitants, the fourth of the country


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Warehouses


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Touchdown at 6:25pm


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we exited the runway


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And we go to the domestic terminal, beside others VN or VJ aircrafts


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Welcome to Da Nang


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everybody stands up!


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the seats:


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After 5minutes we already are landside and waiting for our luggages!


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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.


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our flight


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Arrival on DAD


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this is the end of the report, thanks for reading, let me apologize about the mistakes i could make; ciao

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Verdict

Vietnam Airlines

6.5/10
Cabin5.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering5.5

Ho Chi Minh City - SGN

7.1/10
Efficiency5.0
Access8.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness7.0

Da Nang - DAD

9.5/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

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.

Information on the route Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) Da Nang (DAD)

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