The flag carrier of the country, Vietnam Airlines (VN), was established as Vietnam Civil Aviation in 1956. It operates from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). Its secondary hub is Da Nang International Airport (DAD). Vietnam Airlines is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and flies to approximately 20 domestic destinations and 30 international destinations in Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Codeshare agreements with more than 20 other airlines are also concluded. The fleet of 92 Vietnam Airlines is framed with one (Economy Class), two (Business Class and Economy Class) or three (Business Class, Deluxe Economy Class, and Economy Class) cabins.
According to our Vietnam airlines review, Vietnam Airlines deliver all expectations despite a few hiccups. Aircraft feels bigger and cabin storage is spacious. There is a proper space for the stretched legs and recline is comfortable. Economy seats are in a layout of 2-4-2 and 3-3-3. The length of the seat is 31 inches (79 cm) and the width of the seat is 18 inches (46 cm). The checked baggage allowance is 30 kg while the carry-on baggage limit is 07 kg.
The cabin is modern, clean and spacious for economy class as well. The food is good and the entertainment system is sufficient to keep the most fun for hours. The choice of entertainment, which only partially resembles the printed guide in the seat pocket, is limited, with a predictable list of 25 Hollywood and Vietnamese films and a playlist of major albums-such as Elton John, One Direction, and Katy Perry. The quality of the sound is high, making it the rare flight you can hear every word in the film.
The service of Vietnam Airline is impeccable and classic. A flight attendant serves food in a regular trolley to keep boredom in a well-fed bay. The menu is uninspired, but it is much better prepared than the simple descriptions suggest. Vietnamese rolls are fresh and the beef is well spiced. Food has two main options. For lunch, braised beef or pan-fried fish served in chili bean sauce. A “refreshment” option turns out to be a full dinner–a dry thigh of chicken covered in cheese crust. Choosing wine is simple: red or white. As the hours roll on, the smiles fade a little, but professionalism remains.
It’s a practical and useful experience, making a perfectly comfortable journey without airlines’ bells and Wi-Fis. It is also the only carrier offering direct flights from Australia to Vietnam. That alone opportunity makes it a possible choice.