Anyway, the idea to spend the weekend over at Hanoi one week before our birthday was planned pretty much at the eleventh hour. It was exactly right after the Phuket trip that I came across a decent deal so I thought to myself – WHY NOT? It’s about time I visit Vietnam for some authentic Pho since KL doesn’t offer much good places that serves one & if it’s not obvious enough, yes. I am craving for it! That say.. if any of you who is reading this knows of any delectable Vietnamese restaurants in KL, do feel free to share with me yea.
We flew with Vietnam Airlines to Hanoi and had an evening flight on
VN680. If I was given a choice, I would definitely go for early morning flight but as that this was the only VA flight to Hanoi daily, I was left with no other options. Since it is going to be just a 3 hours flight, I was telling myself.. if it happens to be a bad flight;
I will just sleep it through. As easy as that.
We flew in Airbus A321 and I have to say that the seats were somewhat spacious as compared to the Boeing’s one. I have decent leg space as well and I am definitely pleased about it.
Refreshing tissue was served immediately after takeoff and of course, it’s time for the passengers to fidget around with the in-flight entertainment isn’t it? Well, for this aspect. It works a little different in Vietnam Airlines for their short haul flight.
There were no individual in-flight entertainment system but only a shared overhead monitor for passengers to watch (that would also mean you can’t pick what you want to see on that screen). So yeah, earphones were handed out and if you are not keen with the movie that was shown on the overhead monitor, just enjoy the music on your iPod like I do.
For meals, I would say their food was fairly good and is more towards Asian cuisine rather than having western served on board but hey, no complains. After all, I reckon 95% on board were Asian & 90% from that amount of people are probably Vietnamese.
Lights were dimmed after meals and shortly after I woke up from my one hour nap, we reached Hanoi. Hopped into our chartered taxi and after checking in, we called it a night.
Overall, I would say it was a pleasurable experience flying with Vietnam Airlines. You are paying for a price almost equally the same as AirAsia but plus point with VA is that you get a complete meal served & unlimited drinks if you had to. Oh, and also more leg space. That is something that I should highlight about in regards of this flight.