Ho Chi Minh or Saigon as it is better known is a great entry point to Vietnam.
Sample Travel Date:
- March 13th – 21st
- Valid for travel until April 30th or August 21st – November 30th for Monday through Thursday departures. We see availability beginning late March. Availability is best beginning late March. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “ua+” on both outbound and return advance routing code fields to search for this United fare. Must purchase at least 3 days advance of departure
- IAD – EWR (Newark) – HKG (Hong Kong) – SGN (Ho Chi Minh City) – HKG – NRT (Tokyo) – IAD
- 18,603 miles or 5.8 cents per mile
How to Book:
- Use dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and book on United.com
- United’s risk free cancellation policy here
- Visa Requirements: US Citizens. Visa required prior to arrival. Prices vary. However, you may have an agent arrange a visa for pick-up upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport for a $20-25 handling fee paid upfront + $45 for the visa itself (also payable upon arrival). The Flight Deal team has used VietnamStay.com in the past for this service. It is much better than sending away your passport. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database.
- Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND). $1USD = 20,833 VND
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
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