Flying Vietnam airlines HCMC to Bangkok via Hanoi

Old Feb 12, 19, 12:48 am
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Flying Vietnam airlines HCMC to Bangkok via Hanoi

I have a flight with Vietnam airlines from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok via Hanoi with a 2 hour and 10 minute stopover all on the same ticket. I'm guessing I check in at domestic and my boarding pass and luggage will be to Bangkok. At Hanoi airport, would I leave terminal 1 and walk 15 minutes to terminal 2, go straight through security and then go through immigration? I am not sure of the process as this is my first trip to Vietnam so just want to make sure i know what to do and that 2 hours and 10 minutes is enough time and also have enough time to spend at the lounge at Hanoi airport. Thanks
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Old Feb 12, 19, 3:57 am
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Were you unable to score a direct flight?
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Old Feb 13, 19, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
Were you unable to score a direct flight?
Agree completely, how to turn a 60-90 minute flight into an all day affair. 🤔
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Old Feb 16, 19, 1:38 am
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Don't get excited about the lounge at Hanoi!
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Old Feb 16, 19, 3:55 am
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Originally Posted by Firemansam View Post
Agree completely, how to turn a 60-90 minute flight into an all day affair. 🤔
No one on flyertalk ever does that, do they
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Old Feb 16, 19, 6:54 am
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This seems to describe you won't be checked through to Bangkok.
However, you do not need to pick up bags at Hanoi but rather present tags at transit counter at Hanoi https://www.vietnamairlines.com/vn/e...ht-information - a bit like TPE and HKG international transit where first check-in has not checked throught the luggage to final destination.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 2:14 pm
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VN sometimes check through, sometimes don't - I've flown with them a lot and can't see any logic, pattern or consistency to it.

You will check-in domestic at SGN, I would expect your bags to be checked through and both boarding passes issued but no guarantees. You'll need to go landside at HAN and catch the free shuttle bus between terminals. 2 hours is plenty of time.
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