Review of Jetstar Asia Airways flight Singapore Ho Chi Minh City in Economy

Flight 3K 557
Class Economy
Seat 20A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:05
Take-off 26 Jul 14, 13:50
Arrival at 26 Jul 14, 14:55
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TerryYong
By GOLD 3912
Published on 1st August 2014
This would be just a short report on my recent Hari Raya long weekend getaway on Ho Chi Minh City. Tickets were booked a few months back on a combination of SIN's 2 largest LCCSs, Jetstar Asia and Tigerair, at very low prices for the peak travel period. Guess Vietnam is still not a very popular holiday destination for us Singaporeans.


26 July 2014
Jetstar Asia
3K 557
Singapore (SIN) - Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)
A320
9V-JSN
Economy Class


What I like about Jetstar, online check-in can be done 48hrs prior to flight and seats can be chosen at that time at no extra charge. Boarding passes printed and verified at the check-in counters. I chose 20A and 20C, and very fortunately, 20B remained empty even though it was a rather full flight.

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Plane had arrived early back from Bangkok and parked at our departure gate C15.

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Not too busy at T1 at this time of the afternoon.

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Boarding soon

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Boarding by rows was enforced, which made boarding rather smooth. Plane was fitted with the new slim-line seats which I liked.

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Legroom was sufficient, and with the new seats, at least I can stretch out my legs.

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Seat pocket contents.

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At the gate.

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Boarding in progress.

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Slight delay due to no-shows and offload of bags. Luckily it was not long and we pushed back and had a short taxi to Rwy20C for departure.

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Takeoff!




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Changi in the distance during the climb.

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Buy-on-board food and drinks offered, but we did not get anything. Service by the crew was pleasant and friendly as usual.

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Just watching the clouds go by during the 1h40m flight.

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Things started to get a bit bumpy during the descent.

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We seemed to avoid the storm clouds and had a rather long approach.

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Final approach.

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Flare and a very smooth landing onto Rwy25R of Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City. We were 5min behind schedule.

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Video of landing




Parked at the gate.

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Into the international terminal.

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We stayed at a new hotel in Ho Chi Minh City near Ben Thanh market area, Paradise Saigon Hotel. Comfortable rooms at very affordable prices.

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First evening was meeting a couple of friends for an elaborate French dinner at La Villa Restaurant. The authentic French restaurant serves really value-for-$$ French cuisine, and we pampered ourselves silly with the 10-course (actually more than 10) degustation menu! 3.5hrs worth of fine dining!

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Scenes of Ho Chi Minh City

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Verdict

Jetstar Asia Airways

6.6/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.5

Singapore - SIN

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

Ho Chi Minh City - SGN

7.8/10
Efficiency8.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

A comfortable flight on Jetstar again on a routine short-haul sector.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

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