International routes include Seoul and Busan (South Korea), Bangkok (Thailand) and new VietJet Air routes Taipei (Taiwan), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Vladivostok (Russia) and KunMing (China) in 2014 and 2015.
VietJet Air invited Singapore media to experience VietJetAir's Flight of Smiles and explore Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) historical places of interest and Da Lat idyllic sights.
VietJet Singapore to Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Saigon
We travelled on VietJet Skyboss deluxe with business class privileges. Perks included Airport lounge access, flexible flight amendments, premium service like priority check in, free check-in baggage, priority boarding with premium seats selection, optional inflight entertainment via tablet for an ultimate flying experience on board.
VietJet Airport lounge access for SkyBoss Deluxe class
After checking in at VietJet priority counter, we stopped by Premier lounge, managed by SATS Gateway located above the departure hall for some refreshments before our flight.
We were seated at row 1 bulkhead seats with ultra legroom. After the flight safety demonstration, VietJet flight of smiles VJ8952 took off smoothly at 1240pm with the friendly cabin crew.
VietJet air brand new Airbus A320 aircrafts are fitted with leather seats for both Sky boss deluxe business class and eco fare passengers where they enjoy the roomy 29inch pitch legroom, delectable inflight cuisine at ultra pocket friendly price and duty free shopping on board.
VietJet inflight dining Jet Café hot meals selection and favourites
Our inflight meal was served and we had a taste of authentic Vietnamese cuisine, even before reaching our destination as all inflight meals are prepared in Vietnam.
VietJet inflight dining hot meals selection are five spices chicken with sticky rice, stewed beef noodles, crab and shrimp fried vermicelli noodles, BBQ grill pork skewers, Singapore noodles, spaghetti beef Bolognese, BBQ pork fried noodles and Vietnamese steamed cake with pork floss.
The succulent Roast chicken with sticky rice was a hot favourite, followed by crab and shrimp vermicelli. The stewed beef was good but the rice noodles was a little too dry. If you like spicy, the BBQ grill pork skewer is moist with lots of gravy.
Fresh coconut juice (40000VND) on VietJet air flight menu won approvals unanimously as it was perhaps the only airline that chose the healthy nutritious fruit on its permanent beverage menu.
Skyshop Jet Cafe Hot meals selections at 50000VND can be prebooked online before the flight. Hot Combo meals with soft drink are available at 65000VND. Instant Vietnamese beef noodles, congee, noodles, snacks, chocolate, drinks and Vietnamese beer are also available for purchase from only 5000VND to 40000VND (SGD 25 cents to SGD2). There is a surcharge of 20000VND (SGD1.20) per item for international flights.
VietJet Duty Free Shopping
Enjoy duty free shopping at VietJet SkyShop on board all VietJet flights or purchase VietJet merchandise like duffle travel bag, teddy bear, polo tee and more as souvenirs.
VietJet flight landing at Vietnam Tan Son Nhat International Airport was smooth and we arrived at ten minutes to two in the afternoon after the one hour fifty minutes short flight.
VietJet VIP Lounge for business class passengers at Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City airport for international flights commands a bird's eye view of the runway for plane watching. Sky boss deluxe class passengers could relax on the massage chairs, or try the assortment of local sandwiches, fresh fruits, Vietnamese canapes, snacks and beverages before heading to the gate hold room.
Our return flight on board VietJet VJ8931 at 850am experienced a smooth take off and landing, arrived at Singapore Changi Airport at 1140am.
VietJet Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat Domestic flight
We also travelled on VietJet domestic flight to Da Lat, a picturesque town that is only 25 minutes by flight. CIP airport lounge access with a good variety of local Vietnamese cuisine, snacks, fresh fruits and drinks are available for Sky Boss deluxe class passengers at both Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Da Lat Lien Khuong Airport.
The aircraft's seats configurations are the same and we enjoyed the roomy legroom even though it was a short flight. The flight attendants even have time to walk down the aisle to serve water to all passengers before preparing for landing.
VietJet Airline Review :
- VietJet flight take off and landing were smooth for both the international and domestic routes. VietJet flights were flown by experienced captains and co-pilots with friendly attentive cabin crew.
- Comfortable leather seats with ample 29inch pitch legroom for both Sky boss deluxe class and standard eco fare passengers makes traveling on Vietjetair a pleasant and delightful journey.
- Skyshop Jet Cafe authentic Vietnamese, Asian and European hot food, instant food and drinks menu are super affordable at around SGD1.45 to SGD3.70. VietJet airline food is perhaps the most value for money among low cost budget carriers in the region.
- Browse through VietJet One-2-Fly in flight magazine, shop for duty free items or just sit back and relax on board the Flight of Smiles.
At the media reception held in VietJet Ho Chi Minh City head office, VietJet’s Managing Director Mr Luu Duc Khánh shared that passengers will enjoy VietJet Flight of Smiles experiences with a modern fleet of fifteen aircrafts, operating 24 flight routes with 700 flights per week at cost efficient prices.
Currently, VietJet air have a thirty percent market share in Vietnam aviation scene and will be expanding new international routes in 2015 as well as adding a second flight to Singapore to meet increasing demands.
VietJet VJ8931 flies from Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 850am to Singapore Changi International Airport, arriving 1 hour and 50 minutes later at 1140am and turnaround flight VJ8932 departs at 12.40pm back to Saigon.
VietJet Singapore to Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City connect to VietJet's extensive domestic routes and International routes like Seoul, Bangkok with new routes to Busan, Siem Reap, Taipei, Vladivostok and KunMing.
Book Vietjet sale airfares offers to Vietnam for as low as S$100, reserve discounted tickets or even enjoy free flights (airport taxes and charges applicable) during flash sales and promotional periods at Vietjet Website: www.vietjetair.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VietjetSingapore or Mobile site : m.vietjetair.com .
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