Review of Vietnam Airlines flight Ho Chi Minh City Jakarta in Business

Airline Vietnam Airlines
Flight VN 631
Class Business
Seat 2G
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 03:00
Take-off 19 Sep 13, 10:00
Arrival at 19 Sep 13, 13:00
VN   #32 out of 68 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 214 reviews
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By 6982
Published on 24th November 2013
I was travelling to Jakarta last September. I chose to fly with Vietnam Airlines since it has direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Jakarta (CGK). The flight took 3 hours.

Generally, I was satisfied with the flight. I wen to the airport early although I didn't have to queue. I entered the business class counter where I didn't have to wait. However, I still had to line up at the immigration counter. I had the so-called Sky Priority on my boarding pass but there was no such priority lane for immigration process.

I went to Apricot CIP Lounge by SASCO in the airside. The food was so so, not as good as I experienced in Bangkok or else where but much better than in some places such as Kolkata Airport. Apricot Lounge has a very nice view of the tarmac so you can watch the planes taking off, landing and taxiing.

The lounge:

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I was boarding the plane with a bus. Because I was a priority passenger on business class, I was taken to the plane on a small van. With this trip, I travelled on an Airbus A321. The cabin was a regional business class. Of course, there was no flat bed.

The FA was very nice. She smiled all the time and even when she didn't smile, I also felt that she smiled. Half of the business class cabin was empty.

The following photos are about the in-flight meal:

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Business class seats

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While waiting for the meal

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Appetizer: dried beef with cheddar

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Main course: Fish something

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I asked for blanket and pillow since the cabin was a little bit cold and I wanted to take a nap

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Soekarno-Hatta International Airport of Jakarta
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Verdict

Vietnam Airlines

7.8/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Meal/catering7.0

Southern Airports Services Company (SASCO) Apricot CIP Lounge

7.5/10
Comfort7.0
Meal/catering7.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Services7.0

Ho Chi Minh City - SGN

9.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness9.0

Jakarta - CGK

8.5/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Great experience on Vietnam Airlines regional business class from SGN to CGK.

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