✅ Trip Verified
| JQ 62, B787-8, 10th April 2018 (7 hrs 45 mins). I arrived about two hours before my flight and the check in process took about 50 min to complete. The immigration and security screening process took about 20 mins despite the airport being relatively busy. The Duty free shops in Ho Chi Minh airport offer competitive prices for spirits and other duty free items when compared with Australian airports. There are a limited selection of snacks and drinks by the departure gates, however they are 2-4 times the price when compared with a convenience store in the city. The flight started boarding about 40 mins before departure and the aircraft left the gate on time. I was seated in an aisle seat 34G, the Jetstar seats are charcoal leather and are relatively comfortable, however the seat pitch is only 30 inches which makes it a tight squeeze on long haul flights. Jetstar had a credit card only policy on this flight for all on-board purchases which can be problematic for those passengers without a credit card. There was good selection of new release movies, V shows and games on the IFE ($10 onboard or $9 pre booked). There are a few free TV shows available however these were predominantly short 15-20 mins fishing programs from the Top End. There were a reasonable range of snacks, hot food and sandwiches available from the on board menu although priced relatively high. It would be nice to see Vietnamese Beer (Saigon/Hanoi brands) on the beverage menu to add to Jetstars limited selection of beers on-board. The crew on the flight were friendly and helpful and dealt with some minor issues that occurred on the flight adeptly. The flight offered great views over the Australian Outback around Alice Springs, Broken Hill about 1hr+ before landing in Sydney. The flight arrived a few minutes early into Sydney, however we had to wait on the apron while an aircraft was pushed back from our assigned gate.