Vietnam Airlines - Layover question (Business Class)

Old Oct 10, 17, 10:18 pm
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Vietnam Airlines - Layover question (Business Class)

I am looking at a flight on Vietnam airline's website today and the price is incredible - about 2k cheaper than any other airline.

The catch is that the return leg from LHR to SYD has a 15 hour layover in Ho Chi Minh City.

I don't have an issue with the layover as I'll have lounge access but I was wondering if anyone's had experience with this and if you know if they set you up in a hotel (like Korean Air) or if I just have to deal with it in the lounge/get my own hotel?

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Old Oct 10, 17, 10:45 pm
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Vietnam Airlines offers a transit program for longer layovers. You can find some information on the website: Transit Tour
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Old Oct 10, 17, 11:04 pm
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I have friends who did this. They were offered the choice of a hotel or a tour (this was a couple of years ago, may have changed)
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Old Oct 11, 17, 11:36 pm
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I once chatted to a guy who did that long layover in the lounge - he was pretty "lost" by thee time he got on the second flight...

Try to get out!

Ibis Saigon airport is a few minutes walk from the Terminal, You can get a DayUse room there.
They have a great rooftop pool & bar which you can enjoy too!

VNA flies new planes to/from SYD & LHR now - so it's a no-brainer, book them!!
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