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Vietnam Air Tickets

Ho Chi Minh City's (Saigon) Tan Son Nhat airport is the busiest, and easiest to fly to and from, but international flights also arrive and depart from Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport and from Danang.

Most flights into Vietnam originate from Bangkok, but there are a few flights from other Asian cities as well as from Australia.  Airlines flying to Vietnam include Thai, Vietnam Airlines, Lufthansa, Quantas, Korean Air and Bangkok Airways.

Before your trip, air tickets may be purchased online.  Discount air tickets are often available through third parties and sometimes directly from the airline.  Also if you're traveling through Bangkok from a discount agency there.  Within Vietnam, Air Tickets can be purchased directly from the Vietnam Airlines office and from many travel agencies.  Double check your air tickets to find out whether they include the $10 US departure tax, and reserve cash to pay this tax at the airport.

A convenient itinerary is to fly into Saigon and out of Hanoi (or vice versa) -and travel internally either by bus or by plane.  Vietnam Airlines operates most flights within Vietnam.  We often feel uncomfortable traveling on the domestic airlines of developing countries, but Vietnam Airlines nice new fleet of planes and excellent service set us at ease.

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