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Airfare to HAN more expensive than SGN?

Old Nov 7, 2023, 11:12 pm
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Airfare to HAN more expensive than SGN?

I'm planning a trip to Hanoi during the time between Christmas and New Year. It seems that from Southeast Asia, tickets to HAN are considerably more expensive than going to SGN.

Is there a particular reason going to HAN is much more expensive???
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Old Nov 8, 2023, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by hikouki
I'm planning a trip to Hanoi during the time between Christmas and New Year. It seems that from Southeast Asia, tickets to HAN are considerably more expensive than going to SGN.

Is there a particular reason going to HAN is much more expensive???
The two cities are different markets: Hanoi has been identified as a market with a higher yield than Saigon.

Hanoi's diplomatic and administrative status probably generates a healthy mix of traffic with low sensitivity to ticket prices.

Saigon is more saturated with carriers and capacity, creating competition

Saigon competes with other SE Asia destinations for tourists


plus,
Look at a map, Hanoi is around 1,000 km from Saigon, as the crow flies
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Old Nov 8, 2023, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by hikouki
I'm planning a trip to Hanoi during the time between Christmas and New Year. It seems that from Southeast Asia, tickets to HAN are considerably more expensive than going to SGN.

Is there a particular reason going to HAN is much more expensive???
Bear in mind that it is fairly cool in that period. Certainly chilly enough in the morning to wear something over. `did you check Vietjet prices?
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Old Nov 9, 2023, 3:07 am
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Both Hanoi and Saigon are the best places in VN for Christmas and New Year time.
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Old Nov 9, 2023, 11:56 am
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SGN has MUCH better scheduling/quantity of flights to USA as another side benefit
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