Archive for February, 2011

Air Mekong Meal, Vietnam

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay Feb 12 045

Originally uploaded by JoeDuck

The meal on Air Mekong was nothing to rave about, but given the shortness of this inexpensive flight I appreciated the tasty treat and the excellent service we received on our short flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, Hanoi to Danang, and Danang to Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi Airport, Mekong Airlines

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay Feb 12 046

Originally uploaded by JoeDuck

We’ve been really impressed with the airlines and service in Vietnam, where three main airports serve this rapidly growing country. Ho Chi Minh City Airport in the South (named Tan Son Nhat International Airport), Hanoi Airport in the north, and Danang Airport in central Vietnam. There are other regional airports such as Hue, but the big three seem to be responsible for the majority of Vietnam’s growing airlines industry.

We flew Air Mekong and enjoyed quality service, new planes, and low prices. Vietnam seems to be moving forward in quality ways as they build the national airlines infrastructure needed to support their rapidly expanding economy.

Now.. if they can only fix up the roads….

WiFi at Ho Chi Minh / Saigon Airport SGN

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Kudos to SGN for providing at least some internet access to travelers.

SGN is a fairly small, easy to manage airport considering the size of Ho Chi Minh City, but offers most of the amenities of larger airport Venues.

Note:  As of this writing (Feb 12, 2011) domestic flights would not allow liquid containers over 100ml – the same as the normal standards – so pack as normal.

I’m in the domestic terminal at Ho Chi Minh / Saigon Airport in Vietnam (SGN) and getting a fairly good WiFi signal from near the business lounge with ID “Domestic Lounge” and no password required.    I’ve read that access here in domestic flights is spotty where it’s better in international terminal, especially near “Izzy” ? Coffee – can’t check on that terminal yet – but in a few weeks I’ll be in and out of there several times.

For Airport and Vietnam Flight details see the  Ho Chi Minh City Airport official website

For Vietnam Travel information check out Travel and History, the companion blog to Online Highways Travel.

Hong Kong Airport

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Hong Kong Airport

Originally uploaded by JoeDuck

This remarkable building in the Hong Kong Airport must be at least 1/3 mile long, taking you from gates to a food court via several moving walkways. The building seemed surprisingly quiet during our February trip through on the way to Saigon.