Terminalc From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4100 times:
Quoting Whappeh (Reply 3): Does VN serve any where in the US? Or will be in the foreseeable future?
No, they do not. However it was reported in Thanh Nien last week that they will introduce a US service in 2007. It reported that they are working on alliances with some US airlines (likely somewhat like BR has done.)
I fly IAH-SGN-IAH quite often & would like to have a better route. But in my experience VN is a mediocre airline at best. I'm sure they'll do well with a SGN-SFO/LAX service but only bec they'll have the only direct route.
Btw, there was some talk in VN a year or so ago that they'll make a stop in HKG. I have no idea if that's their intention.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27007 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3813 times:
Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 6): I think he's speaking for some members that think that to be considered a decent carrier you have to serve LHR, as if to say that LGW isnt actually London...
Well LGW is the second airport and LHR is the main one but it doesnt mean the airlines bad. Just they cant get the LHR slots etc... I presume.
Vietnam Airlines have a sales office in London or a rep. Im sure they would fill a plane 3 x week as SGN is very popular with UK and Irish travellers these days. I think they want a US link more than a UK link for alot of reasons though.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3806 times:
The UK is not a mass market to or from Vietnam unlike Thailand, Hong Kong or China. There is however some tourism from the UK to Vietnam in addition to the sizeable Vietnamese community in London. Don't know if that's enough to warrant a commercial flight.