Vietnam Airlines (VN) is the flag carrier of Vietnam. Headquartered in the Long BiĆŖn District of Hanoi, it operates out of its main hubs at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport, and secondary hubs at Da Nang International Airport.

VN has a fleet size of 99 aircraft. A Vietnam Airlines booking can take you to 64 destinations across 17 countries (excluding codeshare flights).

Vietnam Airlines travel classes include Business, Premium Economy, and Economy.

Vietnam Airlines has been certified by Skytrax as a 4-Star Airline. Recent awards include Top 10 Best Trademarks in Vietnam (2015 ā€“ 2018),  Asia’s Leading Airlines for Services in Economy Class (World Travel Awards, WTA, 2016), World’s Most Improved Airlines in 2016 (Skytrax), A Leading 4-Star Global Airline for 3 consecutive years (Skytrax, 2016 ā€“ 2018),  World’s Leading Airlines for Premium Economy Class (World Travel Awards, 2017).

Vietnam AIrlines subsidiaries include Vietnam Air Services Company, Pacific Airlines, Vietnam Airlines Cargo, Vietnam Airlines Caterers, and Vietnam Airlines Engineering Company (VAECO).

Vietnam Airlines Booking Methods

You can book a flight on Vietnam Airlines:

  1. Over the phone
  2. Online through VietnamAirlines.com
  3. With Vietnam Airlines mobile app
  4. At a Vietnam Airlines sales office 
  5. Through a travel agent 

Vietnam Airlines Booking Online 

A screenshot of Vietnam Airlines online booking tab

To book a flight on Vietnam Airlines online through the airlineā€™s website, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to official website vietnam airlines.
    The flight booking page will open by default
  2. Enter your flight requirements, such as your:
    1. Departure (From) airport
    2. Destination (To) airport  
    3. Departure date (Depart)
    4. Return date (if required)
  3. Click on the search button marked Tickets Online
  4. Select your flight from the available options 
  5. Follow the prompts to:
    1. View the pricing in Cash or Cash & Miles
    2. Select your travel class
    3. Enter the passenger details
    4. Add your travel documents
    5. Select Extras (optional)
    6. Make a seat selection
    7. Pay 

You will receive your e-ticket at the email address you provided when booking your ticket. 

How to Check Vietnam Airlines Flight Status 

A screenshot of Vietnam Airlines Flight Status tab

You can check your Vietnam Airlines flight status by phone (call the airline office in your city/airport) or online through the website.

To check your Vietnam Airlines flight status online, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to VietnamAirlines.com
  2. Click on the Flight Status tab
    The search by Airport tab will open by default
Check the flight status by AirportCheck the flight status by Flight Number
Select your:Departure (From) airportArrival (To) airportDeparture day Click on the Search buttonSelect the Flight Number optionSelect your:Flight number Departure day Click on the Search button
  1. Your flight status will appear on the screen. 

Note

  • You can book up to 9 passengers (incl. infants) per booking.
  • Child passengers
    • Passengers between 2 and under 12 years of age on the first flight are treated as children. 
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult booked in the same reservation.
    • Children are entitled to a 10% discount on the applicable adultā€™s fare. 
    • Children travelling alone must provide a letter of commitment from the legitimate representative to the operating airline.
  • Infant passengers
    • Passengers between 7 days and under 2 years of age on the first wholly-operated Vietnam Airlines flight are treated as infants. 
    • Lap infants must travel on the accompanying adultā€™s lap. 
    • Lap infants are entitled to a 90% discount on the applicable adult fare. 
  • If you book online or purchase through Konbini 7- Eleven, the due date/payment period will be 5 days before your flightā€™s departure.

Vietnam Airlines Manage Booking

You can modify your flight bookings by phone (through the local call center in your area) or online through the website if you purchased your ticket directly from the airlineā€™s website or mobile app. 

Vietnam Airlines Manage Booking functionality allows you to manage your flight bookings by yourself through the airlineā€™s website, as long as you purchase your ticket directly from Vietnam Airlines website or mobile app. 

You can use the Manage Booking functionality to:

  1. View/access your flight bookings
  2. Purchase extra baggage
  3. Select/change/upgrade your seat
  4. Add ancillaries/extras  
  5. Upgrade flights
  6. Exchange flights 
  7. Cancel flights 
  8. Request refunds 

To manage your Vietnam Airlines booking online:

  1. Go to VietnamAirlines.com 
  2. Click on the Manage Booking tab as shown above
  3. Access your flight booking in any of the following ways:
    1. By Ticket Number (opens by default)
      1. Enter your ticket number and last name 
      2. Click on the Search button
    2. By Reservation Code
      1. Select Reservation Code 
      2. Enter your reservation code, last name, and email address
      3. Click on the Search button
    3. By LotuSmiles Member
      1. Select LotuSmiles Member 
      2. Enter your confirmation code, last name, and email address
      3. Click on the Search button

Alternatively, click on the Sign in to My Account button, enter your login details, and access your flight booking.

  1. Select your flight and follow the prompts to:
    1. View your flight bookings
    2. Purchase additional baggage
    3. Select/change/upgrade your seat
    4. Add ancillaries 
    5. Upgrade your flight
    6. Exchange your flight 
    7. Cancel your flight 
    8. Ask for a refund 

Vietnam Airlines Group Bookings

You can make group bookings on Vietnam Airlines online or by phone. Group discounts usually depend on the route, travel class, and the time of travel. 

Vietnam Airlines Booking Numbers

Vietnam Airlines booking numbers (worldwide) are as follows:

  • Vietnam
  • Australia (61-2) 9285 4700 
  • Austria 33 (0) 53 75 06 03
  • Belgium +3227126420
  • Cambodia 855 23 990 840/855 23 215 998  
  • China +86-10-84541196 ext 12/11
  • Czech Republic 420 775 665 234
  • Denmark +45 33 33 03 44
  • Finland +358 20 1557 412
  • Sweden +46 87 56 06 40
  • Switzerland +33 53 75 06 03
  • Germany +49 69 297 256 0
  • United Kingdom +44 20 3263 2062
  • France +33 (0) 1 44 55 39 90
  • Netherlands +0031 20 316 1930
  • Italy +39 02 72093850
  • Poland 48 22 62 22 729
  • Greece +33 (0) 53 75 06 03
  • Spain 00 34 913 230 453
  • Turkey 0090 212 334 29 23
  • Hong Kong (852) 28106680
  • Taiwan 8862-2567-8286
  • Thailand + 66 2655 4137-40
  • India +91 124 4797525
  • United Arab Emirates +971 4 3978417
  • Japan +81 3-3508-1481
  • Singapore (65) 6339 3552, (65) 9635 5807
  • Korea +82-2-1577-9908
  • Laos +856 21512240
  • Portugal 351 215 933 681
  • The Philippines 63 2 85263862
  • Malaysia (0060) 3 2031 1555
  • Indonesia (62) 81238111456
  • Israel 972 76 8029016
  • Russia +7 495-5892450

Cabin Classes 

Vietnam Airlines typically offers the following travel/cabin classes on its flights: 

  • Economy Class 
  • Premium Economy Class 
  • Business Class

Economy Class

Major highlights 

  • 32in seat pitch 
  • Up to 6in recline 
  • Minimum 10in private screens
    (general screens on Airbus 321)
  • Meals and drinks from Asia, Europe, and beyond
  • Award-winning movies, TV shows, music, interactive games, and popular magazines
  • Electrical charging ports on seats (B787, A330, and A350 aircraft)
  • Blankets, pillows, and premium toiletry items
  • Eye masks and Do not disturb/Wake me up for meal stickers on long-haul flights

Premium Economy Class

Major highlights 

  • Priority ground services, such as:
    • Priority check-in for Vietnam
    • Priority baggage drop-off and handling
    • Priority boarding
    • Priority disembarkation
  • Near-flat reclining seats 
  • Up to 42in seat pitch and 8in seat recline 
  • Private 10.6in screens
  • Spacious, humidity-controlled luggage compartments
  • Private reading lights (Boeing 787s)
  • Popular world cuisine incl. Vietnamese delicacies 
  • Light snacks and beverages incl. hand-selected wine
  • Electrical charging ports on seats (B787 and A350)
  • Complimentary amenities on long-haul flights (pillows, blankets, and premium toiletry items)

Business Class

Major highlights

  • Priority ground services like:
    • Priority check-in at the Business Class check-in counter 
    • Priority baggage drop-off and handling
    • Priority gate boarding 
    • Priority service at the transfer desk
    • Priority disembarkation
  • Lotus Lounge access 
  • Expedited immigration 
  • Expedited security lines
  • Up to 180-degree reclining seats (B787-9 aircraft)
  • Up to 45in seat pitch 
  • Up to 10in reclining distance 
  • Private 15.4in screens (select aircraft)
  • Personal reading light
  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Extra-large windows with light control
  • Special Business Class dining 
  • Business Class drinks
  • Electrical charging ports on seats 
  • Personal amenity kits on flights exceeding 4 hours
    • Incl. lip balm, top-brand, eye mask, comb, toothbrush set, earplugs
    • Do not disturb and Wake me up for meal/Wake me up for duty-free shopping stickers
  • Premiere cosmetics and aqua water from Bucco Therm 
  • Non-electrostatic blanket, a fluffy pillow, sleep mask, and slippers

Vietnam Airlines Seat Booking 

You can make advance seat selections:

  • At the time of booking your flight (online, by phone, or at a ticket office.
  • After booking your flight (online via Manage Booking or by phone).

Youā€™re allowed to change your seat after booking, subject to availability, and after paying the full fees if required. 

Seat refunds are not permitted, unless:

  • Vietnam Airlines changes its flight schedule.
  • You change your seat selection and pay the full fee for the new seat. 

You must claim the refund no later than 14 days after completing your last flight. 

Vietnam Airlines Seating Options

You can choose from the following types of seats in Economy Class:

  • Extra Legroom Seats, such as exit row seats that provide more leg space for stretching. 
  • Forward Zone Seats, such as seats located closer to the doors that allow you to disembark the aircraft faster. They can be aisle, middle, or window seats.
  • Standard Seats, such as most seats in the Economy Class section other than seats next to the emergency exit doors and extra legroom seats.

Seat selection charges depend on the seat type and flight route and start from:

  • VND 30.000 on domestic flights.
  • USD 5 (~VND 115.000 on international flights. 

Vietnam Airlines Frequent Flyer Programā€”Lotusmiles

Vietnam Airlines frequent flyer program is called Lotusmiles. Anyone older than 2 years can register for membership through the website or mobile app.

Refer to the tables below for membership benefits and eligibility criteria

Lotusmiles Membership Benefits
BenefitsPlatinumGoldTitaniumSilver
SkyPriority Counter Check-inYes
(Plus 5 companions)
YesYes
Priority SeatingYesYesYes
Priority Seat Confirmation due to flight irregularitiesYesYesYesYes
SkyPriority Bag TagYesYesYes
Extra Baggage Allowance2 extra bags
(50lb/23kg per bag)
1 extra bags
(50lb/23kg per bag)
1 extra bags
(50lb/23kg per bag)
Free Golf Set BenefitYesYesYes
Priority Security Screening LaneYes
Priority Immigration Lines Yes
Lotus/Business Lounge AccessYes
(plus 1 companion)
Yes
Priority Boarding  Yes
(with SkyPriority passengers)
Yes
(with SkyPriority passengers)
Yes
(with SkyPriority passengers)
Bonus Miles 100% 50%
Bonus Birthday Miles2.000 miles 1.500 miles1.000 miles

Eligibility Criteriaā€”Lotusmiles and SkyTeam

Membership TierPlatinumGoldTitaniumSilver
SkyTeam StatusElite PlusEliteElite
Qualification50K qualifying miles or 50 qualifying flights30K qualifying miles or 30 qualifying flights15K qualifying miles or 20 qualifying flights1 qualifying mile, or
1 qualifying flight
As a Lotusmiles member, you can attain Silver, Titanium, or Gold membership status by using the services of Standard Chartered, Vietcombank, VPBank, Techcombank, VIB, VietinBank, Mobifone, and Sacombank.
Period12 consecutive months Unlimited
Note
ā€¢ You can earn qualifying miles or flights by travelling on Vietnam Airlines and SkyTeam airlines.
ā€¢ Qualifying miles can only be accumulated on eligible flights of Vietnam Airlines/SkyTeam airlines. 
ā€¢ You can purchase qualifying miles/flights from Lotusmiles or accumulate extra qualifying miles/flights from promotional campaigns run by Vietnam Airlines.
ā€¢ You must accrue your qualifying miles/flights within 12 consecutive flights in the qualifying period.
ā€¢ If you fail to meet the qualifying criteria, your membership status will be downgraded to a lower tier.

Restrictions on Newborns 

  • Infants more than 7 days old and below 2 years of age on the date of the first flight (last flight date for itineraries with a flight operated by another airline) are accepted. 
  • Infants must be healthy and accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. 
  • The total number of infants on a flight must not exceed 10% of the aircraftā€™s seating capacity.
  • Infants below 7 days will not be accepted. 
  • Unhealthy/premature infants (in oxygen tents) will be accepted subject to fulfilling all the required procedures for MEDA passengers and the infant being accompanied by a special nurse or doctor specializing in pediatrics.

Special Assistance 

Vietnam Airlines accepts passengers with disabilities as long as they are otherwise healthy and do not require medical clearance. 

Examples of special services provided by Vietnam Airlines include:

  • Mobility aid services
    • Deaf Passenger Service (free)
    • Blind Passenger Service (free)
    • Wheelchair Service for disabled passengers (free)
    • Service dogs accompanying disabled passengers (free)
    • Accompanying cabin crew services are chargeable, except on flights to/from the U.S.
  • Medical oxygen services (up to a flow rate of 4 liters per minute)
    • Request the service at least 72 hours before departureā€”online or by phone.
    • Complete MEDIF I and MEDIF II and bring them to the airport. 
    • The passengerā€™s physician must specify in the forms above how many liters-per-minute of flow rate will be required.
    • Must travel with a medically qualified escort capable of looking after and handling the passengerā€™s medical needs, incl. emergency evacuation. 
    • Subject to a fee, unless youā€™re travelling with a POC on a flight to/from the U.S. (free).
  • Stretcher services
    • Request the service at least 72 hours before departureā€”online or by phone (48 hours before departure for flights to/from the United States.
    • Complete MEDIF I and MEDIF II and bring them to the airport. 
    • Must travel with a medically qualified escort capable of looking after and handling the passengerā€™s medical needs, incl. emergency evacuation. 
    • Subject to 6 times the highest applicable adult fare plus surcharges.
    • The passenger is entitled to 6 times the free baggage allowance for Vietnam Airlines.
    • Escorts are entitled to a free baggage allowance like normal passengers.
  • Special meal services 
    • You can order online or by phone 
  • Bassinets for infants
    • Provided free of charge for infants not exceeding 2 years of age and 24.2lb/11kg in weight. 
    • Available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Book by phone or online.
  • Unaccompanied minor services
    • Children between 6 and 12 years of age travelling alone must book the Vietnam Unaccompanied Minor service
    • The service is optional for children between 12 and 18 years of age. 
    • Unaccompanied Minors must pay the child/adult fare like normal passengers. 
    • Unaccompanied Minor charges are VND500,000 (net fare) for domestic travel within Vietnam and USD 50 for international sectors. 
    • The accompanying cabin crew charges (if booked) will be the applicable adult fare (and surcharges) on the same travel class as the Unaccompanied Minor. 
  • Extra seat service (EXST) 
    • Subject to 100% of the applicable adult fare plus surcharges per seat. 
    • The passenger is entitled to 2 times the free baggage allowance for the trip.
  • Services for pregnant passenger 
Pregnancy periodTravel on Vietnam AirlinesDocuments required
Within 32 weeksAllowed to travel as regular passengersSame as normal passengers
32 to less than 36 weeksMedical clearance requiredMEDIF I
MEDIF II
36 weeks onwards till 7 days after deliveryAir travel is prohibited for safety reasons
Special Cases such as: 
ā€¢ Uncertain date of delivery
ā€¢ Having twins/triplets earlier
ā€¢ Pregnancy by artificial insemination
Medical clearance requiredMEDIF I
MEDIF II
Note
ā€¢ The medical clearance form must be issued within 7 days of travel. 
ā€¢ The period of pregnancy is calculated based on the flight date.
ā€¢ Passengers are permitted to replace MEDIF II by documents containing a copy of the fetus examination book, ultrasound result, etc., in which the specialized physician states the following:
ā—¦ Whether single or multiple pregnancies
ā—¦ The estimated week of pregnancy
ā—¦ The expected delivery date 
ā—¦ The passenger is in good health and the pregnancy is progressing normally without any complications 
The passenger is fit to travel
ā€¢ For itineraries involving international sectors, the passenger must carry documents in English certified by a legally recognized notarial office.
  • Meet and greet services
    • Available to passengers departing/transferring from, or arriving at the following airports:
      • Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City) 
      • Da Nang (Da Nang)
      • Noi Bai (Hanoi)
    • Services include expedited airport formalities and seamless flight transfers, incl. assistance at the bag drop/pick-up areas.
    • Must book the service online or by phone at least 24 hours before departure.
  • Service animals accompanying disabled passengers are allowed to travel free of charge in the aircraft cabin.
  • Accompanying Passengers/Escorts
    • On non-U.S. flights. The escort travelling with the disabled/physically challenged passenger must be at least 18 years old, physically fit, unaccompanied by an infant/child, and not require any special service (special meals excluded).  
    • On flights to/from the U.S. 

An escort is mandatory for:

  • Passengers travelling in an incubator or stretcher.
  • Passengers who cannot comprehend or respond properly to safety instructions due to mental disability.
  • Passengers unable to evacuate independently due to severe mobility impairment.
  • Passengers with severe vision and hearing impairment who are unable to communicate with the crew members or evacuate from the aircraft in an emergency. 
  • Passengers requiring medical clearance (below) must provide these documents before traveling: (a) Medical Clearance Form (MEDIF), Part I, and (b) Medical Information Form (MEDIF), Part II:
    • Passengers suffering from a contagious disease that poses a threat to themselves or others. 
    • Passengers who may cause discomfort or danger to other passengers. 
    • Passengers who may negatively impact the safety or punctuality of a flight, or cause it to be diverted or make an unscheduled landing. 
    • Passengers who are incapable of looking after themselves or who require medical supervision. 
    • Passengers requiring a stretcher or medical oxygen service on the flight.
    • Passengers suffering from life-threatening conditions/terminal illness.
    • Passengers who may require extraordinary medical assistance on the flight.

Frequently Asked Questions on Vietnam Airlines Booking 

Can you tell me about Vietnam Airlines ticket booking methods?

You can book a ticket on Vietnam Airlines by phone, online via VietnamAirlines.com or the mobile app, at an airline sales office, or through a travel agent.

Can anyone make a booking on Vietnam Airlines online?

Yes, anyone who meets the minimum legal age requirements under the national law can make an online booking on Vietnam Airlines.

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