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|Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 pm Post subject: A trip on the bikini airline – VietJet to Hanoi
|A trip on the bikini airline – VietJet to Hanoi
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I have a bucket list of airlines I should fly on and on that list there has been Vietjet for a very long time. The moment a plan was in place to travel to Vietnam, a flight on Vietjet was a foregone conclusion.
Vietjet is a fledging airline in Vietnam and has 40%+ market share in the country and has a fleet of 45+ A320 & A321 with a few hundred Airbus and Boeing narrow body on order.
Vietjet has a very user friendly website, which also shows fares in INR and allows booking with an Indian credit card. The website also prompts the user for purchasing baggage and meals and we did purchase both.
The airline also allows seat selection at the time of check-in and the seat prices vary as per the zone where you are booked.
Overall a hassle free experience and full marks for the airline here.
At the airport
The Tan Son Nhat airport at Ho Chi Minh City is the busiest airport in Vietnam and located just few kilometers from the city centre. The airport has parallel runways, an international terminal built a decade ago and an old congested domestic terminal – which we used on our way to Hanoi.
I had checked-in from the phone but did not have access to take a printout. The domestic wing of the airport is congested with three check-in islands dedicated for Vietjet. There was one counter for web/mobile check-in where we headed and showed the mobile boarding card. With just two passengers ahead of us, the process was fast.
We joined a long queue for security. Though long, it was fast moving and orderly. One had to show the ticket along with an ID proof – which in our case was passport. The gates are located on two floors. The ground floor which had 5 bus boarding gates and many more contact gates on the first floor.
Our flight was supposed to board from the first floor – which was disappointing since I wanted to see the aircraft in all its glory for an airline like Vietjet and possibly click some pictures.