A report from Hanoi said that VN will launch a codeshare flights with China Airlines to the US via Taipei. VN's passenger who wish to travel to LAX or SFO will have to fly to Taipei from either Hanoi or Ho chi minh. the code-share service will begin Jan 1, 2001.
VN now has the right to operate 21 weekly flights to the US with any 10 US destinations.
Also, UA will begin codeshare flights with Thai to Vietnam via Bangkok pretty soon.