Vietnam airlines 787 business review i one mile at a time

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Airline: Vietnam Airlines (VN) Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Flight #: cả nước 415 Route: Seoul-Incheon (ICN) > Hanoi (HAN) Date: April 21, 2019 Duration: 4 hr 25 min Cabin & Layout: Vietphái mạnh Airlines reverse herringbone business class, 28-seat capađô thị across 7 rows, 1-2-1 Seats: 3A Miles Used: None. Paid $576.10 for Icông nhân – HAN & HAN – PVG in Vietnam giới Airlines 787-9 và A350 business class, respectively Taxes & Fees Paid: $236.trăng tròn Typical Retail Cost: N/A Typical Economy Cost: ~$338 USD


Booking Vietnam Airlines Business Class

I had previously booked a bonkers mistake fare that allowed me khổng lồ secure a round-trip first class flight on Cathay Pacific for ~$1,200. My challenge now was to lớn figure out the positioning flights in order to take advantage of this fare. Since the mistake fare was originating in Hanoi, I had to figure out how I was going to lớn get from South Korea to lớn Vietnam giới.

Long story short, I found a stellar business class fare on 2 distinct products from Vietnam Airlines. I ended up paying around ~$576 lớn get from Seoul khổng lồ Hanoi in April và Hanoi to lớn Shangnhị in September (as a part of my second trip). Overall, this netted me ~8 hours in lie-flat business class.

The best part? I would be able lớn sample Vietphái nam Airlines’ 2 best business class products: the 787-9 & A350-900. This Review covers the first segment, which lasted around 4.5 hours.

Booking Vietnam giới Airlines business class is very easy in the sense that award availability is excellent. For a regional flight & an airline that typically runs under the radar, this isn’t terribly surprising. Unfortunately, it’s difficult khổng lồ find many sweet spots on SkyTeam carriers on this particular flight.

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You could use 45,500 Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles, 45,000 Delta SkyMiles, or 112,000 AeroMexico Premier Points. If you’ve got lots of Korean Air miles, you can also redeem a round-trip flight for 75,000 Korean Air miles. Generally, Delta SkyMiles can represent a decent use of these miles, though the cash prices are often cheap enough lớn pay outright for these business class tickets.

Checking In

First, I arrived at Seoul-Incheon’s Terminal 1, where we headed to lớn the Vietnam Airlines business class check-in area.

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Vietnam giới Airlines business class check-in signage.

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After a speedy check-in process, our baggage was checked và our boarding passes were printed. As a SkyPriority member traveling in business class, we also had access lớn priority security screening, which was a nice touch.


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