Flying With Vietnam Airlines

Founded in the 1950s as the country’s first civil flight service, Vietnam Airlines has grown over the past 20 years to become an established and well respected flag carrying airline for its nation. Partnering with revered carriers across the world, such as Air France, China Southern and Delta, this airline can now offer its passengers over 50 destinations in both North and Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada, the U.S.A, as well as in its home country. Meaning that Vietnam Airlines does indeed ‘reach further’ for its passengers.

Why Fly With Vietnam Airlines?

Ways To Check-In

Passengers can check in two ways with Vietnam Airlines; the first is online check in where you will be able to register for your flight 24 hours before departure. However, please double check that this service is available from your departing hub, as web check in is not fully established across all airports. For airport check in, the airline advises that you arrive at the airport with 60 minutes to spare for domestic flights, and 120 minutes for international ones in order to give you enough time for baggage drop, as well as security and immigration checks. You can check in at the self-service kiosks if they are available, or at the staffed VA counters.

Baggage Allowance & Fees

Business Class passengers may check one bag of up to 30kg and take two cabin bags onboard the flight. For Economy and Premium Economy passengers this is reduced to one checked bag at 20kg, and one piece of hand luggage. The weight and linear dimensions must be kept to 7kg and 115cm for all cabin bags.

Please be aware that checked baggage with Vietnam Airlines is set to an overall limit of 32kg and linear dimensions of 203cm, and any passengers exceeding that weight will be asked to repack the bag. If you cannot reduce the weight Vietnam Airlines offers a cargo service, which ships much heavier items that are not suitable for a commercial flight.

Booking Fees

Passengers who will book their flights with Vietnam Airlines can enjoy the convenience of having several payment options. Vietnam Airlines accepts cards from VISA, MasterCard, and JCB for passengers who will pay via credit card.

In-Flight Service

Dining with Vietnam Airlines is complimentary, and will allow you to order International meals, or to try the wonderful Vietnamese cuisine, which is celebrated worldwide. There will be a drinks and hot meal service for all passengers, and anyone requiring a special meal can pre-order from a variety of options to suit their needs.

In terms of entertainment, you won’t be bored on a Vietnam Airlines flight, with a range of fascinating audio books, blockbuster movies, hit albums, news programming and popular television shows, your journey will fly by.

For children flying with Vietnam Airlines, there is a comprehensive service available for worried parents. From ages 2-14 VA can ensure your child reaches their destination safely. Children aged 2-6 must book in for the Unaccompanied Minor service as well as the Accompany Cabin Crew service that is offered through the airline. Ages 6-14 can use the UM service solely, though the ACC will be available to them if they wish it. Please note there is a service fee involved, and you will be required to sign a consent form and accompany your child to the airport and arrange for a guardian or parent to pick them up at the arrival airport.


You can reserve your preferred seat whilst booking with Vietnam Airlines, and you can also choose to upgrade to a different cabin class if you wish, for a fee.

On-Time Performance

This airline is dedicated to improving its on-time performance across the board.

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