✅ Verified Review
| Ho Chi Minh - Bangkok - Ho Chi Minh. October 2016. Cheap flights, new A320-200 aircraft. Both flights briefly on time, which is rare for VJ when flying domestic with them in Vietnam. Obviously they pull up their socks when flying international - a good effort. But lack of airbridge in SGN (lengthy bus rides!) makes it cumbersome. In BKK they are bridged directly to gates like a legacy carrier. Got three confusing and useless emails from Vietjet Air in the weeks prior to departure where they announced time-changes, but after carefully crosschecking there were actually no change. So why submit these disturbing emails? In Saigon, there apparently were two different departure times for the same flight which time was inconsistently announced at airport monitors. Good service on board, young, fresh, energetic, positive crew, overcoming a lot in the less than two hour flight. They were, at costs, serving drinks, hot and cold food. They provided shopping options for VJ-souvenirs, and for shopping luxury goods as well. Smooth check-in: in both instances it took me less than 5 Minutes to accomplish. Not so fuzzy with luggage, I had several kg overweight but got away with it. Plenty and clear announcements from the captain. No IFE, no airbridge, long bus drives, but altogether good value for 120 USD spent for this trip. Major problem is when transitting and connecting to and from other carriers as VJ have no transit counters or options. That means, you have to pass customs, immigration and re-enter immigration and security when using them for connecting flights – even if you have no luggage, you have to walk miles and use an hour for this nuisance. Legacy carriers obviously in this way try to freeze LCCs out of the ballgame.