Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, as it is better known, is a great springboard to visit Vietnam and the rest of the Mekong Delta.
Sample Travel Date:
- October 15th – 22nd
- Valid for travel from August 21st – November 30th or January 1st, 2014 – April 30th, 2014 for Monday through Thursday departures. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “nh+” on both the outbound and return advance routing code fields to search only All Nippon Airways availability. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure.
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
Partner Fare Class:
- EWR – NRT (Tokyo) – SGN (Ho Chi Minh City) – NRT – EWR. Newark to Tokyo and vice versa is operated by United while the Tokyo to Ho Chi Minh City is operated by All Nippon Airways’ affiliate Air Japan.
- 18,908 miles or 5.4 cents per mile. All Nippon Airways is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. The fare is booked in K on both United and Air Japan and as such will earn 100% when crediting to United’s MileagePlus frequent flyer program. Provide the check-in staff with your MileagePlus number to receive full credit.
How to Book:
- 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
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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