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Jun 14, 19, 5:20 pm
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Posted By hxhbk

I got into this issue about a month ago for a...

I got into this issue about a month ago for a domestic trip. The reason given to me was changes to my itinerary (one leg due to the 737 cancellation and one leg due to plane tardiness which resulted...
Forum: Asia
Jun 12, 19, 2:20 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 12,283
Posted By hxhbk

I don't have any hard facts on the situation with...

I don't have any hard facts on the situation with Van Don, but my opinion is that it has no relationship with private airport and airlines not wanting to fly.
I believe that it is a question of...
Apr 13, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By hxhbk

Same here. Never had to check my carry-on...

Same here. Never had to check my carry-on (8.5x13.5x20.5) when flying on a 175. The last time I was on a 175 was 2 weeks ago.
Forum: Asia
Apr 6, 19, 12:17 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 12,283
Posted By hxhbk

In general, I think your plan is a good one. I...

In general, I think your plan is a good one. I would not squeeze in Hue because of your schedule.
IIRC, the overnight Ha Long bay cruise typically ends around noon time. I have never flown out of...
Forum: Asia
Mar 30, 19, 2:08 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
Posted By hxhbk

Care to quote your source? I will be in Da Nang...

Care to quote your source?
I will be in Da Nang in May and I am planning to hit my favorite seafood shack on the drive by the ocean, and you comment makes me wonder.
Questionable food sources is a...
Forum: Asia
Mar 25, 19, 6:15 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 12,283
Posted By hxhbk

Where does your cruise ship dock at for HCMC?...

Where does your cruise ship dock at for HCMC? Most of the cruise ships dock at the Port of Phu My which is about 90 min (my best recollection) by car to the city. Small cruise ships will dock by the...
Forum: Asia
Mar 12, 19, 3:49 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By hxhbk

<Whether that is smart based on his specific...

<Whether that is smart based on his specific travel plans is a risk tolerance matter for OP to consider.>

Fully agree. I have done close to 50 trips to Vietnam, mostly in local provinces from...
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By hxhbk

On 1), the answer is yes based on my experience....

On 1), the answer is yes based on my experience. Last November I had a 1h50m connection SGN/CAN-CAN/LAX. I did not incur any departure delay from SGN, so I even had time to stop by the lounge for a...
Forum: Asia
Dec 25, 18, 3:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By hxhbk

American Express credit card is only accepted in...

American Express credit card is only accepted in quite limited places in big cities. However this is an issue with AmEx acceptance globally and not just in Vietnam. Visa and Master Card are widely...
Forum: Asia
Dec 17, 18, 10:17 am
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Posted By hxhbk

The cost really depends on the itinerary, i.e....

The cost really depends on the itinerary, i.e. within Ha Noi or also to the countryside.
Another data point. Las month I paid US$150 for a 7-seat van with a driver only (no guide) for a daytrip from...
Forum: Asia
Oct 16, 18, 4:58 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 12,283
Posted By hxhbk

Last July, I paid around 350,000 VND for a taxi...

Last July, I paid around 350,000 VND for a taxi from Noi Bai Airport to the Hilton Opera hotel.
To the Old Quarter should be around this number or not more than 400,000 VND.
Picking up a taxi at...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,295
Posted By hxhbk

+1. I for one is a newbie to SkyTeam, so I did...

+1. I for one is a newbie to SkyTeam, so I did not know about this information prior to my booking with CZ. I know now.
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By hxhbk

I just hope that I will have an uneventful flight...

I just hope that I will have an uneventful flight both ways, since I have no standing with CZ.

I recently received the Delta Platinum Medallion (via their challenge program), BUT, as reported...
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Views: 734
Posted By hxhbk

I ended calling the number in China. Yes they...

I ended calling the number in China. Yes they have English speaking operators, but the one I got was so slow. It took her 20 min to confirm that 40 minutes is below MCT. Then another 20 min and...
Forum: Asia
Oct 8, 18, 4:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By hxhbk

I am not sure when are you planning to visit...

I am not sure when are you planning to visit Hanoi.
I just checked for late February (after the busy Lunar New Year period the first 2 weeks of February), and based on the price that I saw for the...
Forum: Asia
Oct 8, 18, 2:36 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 12,283
Posted By hxhbk

The metro construction is a pain in the butt for...

The metro construction is a pain in the butt for accessing any businesses along the Le Loi Boulevard (the corridor from Ben Thanh Market to the Opera House), either by car or by foot.
In my opinion...
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Views: 734
Posted By hxhbk

I also had a schedule change in November 2018...

I also had a schedule change in November 2018 which resulted in a 40 minutes connecting time, international to international, at CAN airport.
I try to call the US toll free number for customer...
Forum: Asia
Sep 29, 18, 1:35 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By hxhbk

With the recent opening of the Ha Long-Hai Phong...

With the recent opening of the Ha Long-Hai Phong highway connecting to the existing Hanoi Hai Phong highway, the overall distance from Hanoi to Halong is reduced from 180km to 130km. The travel time...
Forum: Asia
Sep 29, 18, 1:25 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 12,283
Posted By hxhbk

The Sheraton looks walkable to the 2 main sights...

The Sheraton looks walkable to the 2 main sights along West Lake: Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. I have not done this walk before, and you need to factor in the weather. From there you can...
Forum: Asia
Aug 3, 18, 12:32 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 12,283
Posted By hxhbk

Having been at the Son Tra Intercontinental, I...

Having been at the Son Tra Intercontinental, I will not make the same mistake again because, like you, I prefer to eat out at local restaurants downtown and around the public beaches. It takes...
Forum: Asia
Aug 2, 18, 5:12 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 12,283
Posted By hxhbk

With what you have in mind currently for 1.5 days...

With what you have in mind currently for 1.5 days in Hanoi (which I agree), you can squeeze in a visit to the West Lake and the 2 religious spots by the lake side: the Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Quan...
Forum: Asia
Aug 2, 18, 4:58 pm
Replies: 203
Views: 12,283
Posted By hxhbk

For a first visit to the Ninh Binh area, IMHO...

For a first visit to the Ninh Binh area, IMHO both boat tour routes are fine because they offer different sightseeing.
The Tam Coc tour will take you close to the old citadel of Hoa Lu and the...
Forum: Asia
Apr 26, 18, 5:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
Posted By hxhbk

In the spirit of general information and not as a...

In the spirit of general information and not as a reply to the OP, CEB is spot on with his recommendations with my additional inputs below:
- Mai Chau is indeed a very long day for a daytrip. I...
Forum: Asia
Apr 26, 18, 4:42 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By hxhbk

Personally, I never win at the price waiting...

Personally, I never win at the price waiting game. For my trips, it seems like the price usually go up as I get closer to the departure date.
I just pay the price if it is reasonable to me.
I...
Apr 22, 18, 9:50 am
Replies: 448
Views: 101,664
Posted By hxhbk

I just did my android software update a few...

I just did my android software update a few minutes ago. Then I was able to check my reservations via the AA app. So sounds like the glitch is isolated to your specific device. Just my guess.
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