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1. Posted by m.evans1985 (Budding Member, 36 posts) 7 Jun '12 06:01

Found cheap ticket with Vietnam airlines.. are they anygood??

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3600 posts) 7 Jun '12 06:41

I flew with them twice when I was in SE Asia and thought they were fine. I think they've got a pretty good reputation and safety record. Laos Airlines is the one to avoid!

3. Posted by m.evans1985 (Budding Member, 36 posts) 7 Jun '12 07:50

lol ok thank you, ill remember to avoid laos airline's.

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1940 posts) 7 Jun '12 11:18

Lao Airlines has fully recovered from the old days - now it's quite a respected, safe and comfortable way to travel.

Vietnam Airlines is just fine for short haul service, but I would avoid them for anything long haul to Europe or Australia (just not terribly comfortable when compared to other large Asian (non-mainland Chinese) carriers). I personally travel on Asiana Air of Korea, but there are many good ones: Singapore, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia, ANA (Japan), EVA (Taiwan), Thai.

For domestic travel in Vietnam, you have your choice of 4 airlines: Vietnam Air, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Airlines and Air Mekong. Jetstar Pacific is the one I avoid - too many delays for me.

5. Posted by m.evans1985 (Budding Member, 36 posts) 8 Jun '12 01:27

im flying from london uk to thailand.

6. Posted by m.evans1985 (Budding Member, 36 posts) 8 Jun '12 02:35

was looking for cheapest flight possible, long haul from london to bangkok, vietnam airlines came up, is it worth spending an extra £60-80 for another airline???

7. Posted by tombourlet (Inactive, 4 posts) 8 Jun '12 04:40

If you found cheap tickets then you're a miracle worker!!
I really wanted to book a ticket to Vietnam with them, but they were so expensive. Double check that you have taken into account the tax cost. Because it was £600 for me, then when the tax was added it was £900! That is a big jump!!

8. Posted by m.evans1985 (Budding Member, 36 posts) 8 Jun '12 04:49

jesus.. yea bit of an add on! flight was £426.. just contacted them, sold out, next cheapest to bangkok is with qutar, £563.. tax included

9. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1940 posts) 8 Jun '12 09:50

Are you booking online? You save quite a bit over the phone booked tickets! Tell us what dates you want, and we might be able to help.

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