Flight Review: Vietnam Airlines VN675 from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Kuala Lumpur by Airbus A321-200

Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam with a pair of flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur daily. Flight VN675 is the sole flight from Ho Chi Minh City departing at 3.05pm, arriving in KLIA at 6.05pm.

The queue to check-in took around 30 minutes at the common check-in counter for Economy Class.

Gate 15 is the first gate on the left after immigration and security, and thankfully not a bus gate (that’s Gates 10 to 14).

Vietnam Airlines VN675 is codeshared with Cambodia Angkor Air (K6) and Etihad Airways (EY).

Boarding the plane via the aerobridge.

The Business Class seats on board Vietnam Airlines’s Airbus A321.

The Economy Class seats on board Vietnam Airlines’s Airbus A321.

The interior of Vietnam Airlines’s Airbus A321.

Before departure, the stewardess came around to give out wet towels.

The washroom on board was clean with amenities such as toothbrush kits and shaving kits available.

Also available was a secret stash of sanitary pads in the drawer. Truly prepared for any bathroom emergencies.

For dinner, a choice of Beef with Potatoes or Fish with Rice was offered.

Here’s the Beef with Potatoes option. Tasted pretty good.

Arrived back at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

As the plane parked at the Satellite Terminal, an Aerotrain ride is required to get to the Main Terminal Building to clear immigration and for baggage reclaim.

The interior of the Aerotrain.

Malaysia Airlines’s Airbus A350 and Airbus A380 as seen from the Aerotrain.

Arrived at the Main Terminal Building and it’s off for immigration to get back into Malaysia.

Overall, the Vietnam Airlines VN675 flight was great with friendly staff, comfortable legroom and delicious food. However, the lack of a personal in-flight entertainment (IFE) system was a little bit disappointing. But in this region with Malaysia Airlines flying ex-Firefly planes randomly or Batik Air Malaysia flying new planes with IFEs conveniently not installed, I guess it isn’t much of a big deal.

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