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*This is one of very few detailed reviews of Vietnam Airlines A321 Business Class on DailyMotion.*
Vietnam Airlines Singapore to Ho Chi Minh in Business Class. This was the first leg of our flight to London. Yes, we were flying with Vietnam Airlines Business class for the first time. Our previous experience in Economy on Vietnam Airlines (Singapore to Hanoi return) was pretty good! Reviews here - VN660: https://youtu.be/4cwkG2H2yhk AND VN661 https://youtu.be/siuR2Ity-jU.
So, it was very exciting to try their premium product in Business. In this first leg, after spending some time at the SATS Premier Lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Review - https://youtu.be/KvozYarTVTM), we proceeded to board the plane. My first surprise was that this aircraft only had 2 Business class rows, for a total of 8 seats! And for this flight, only 6 seats were taken, i.e. only 6 pax in Business. This made for a wonderful crew to passenger ratio in the front of the cabin!
Bear in mind Singapore to Ho Chi Minh was only a 2 hour flight. What would the catering be like on this short leg? Turned out to be rather good. There was no menu, however, there were several choices of mains, including braised pork with rice or fish with rice. Taste was all good. Plenty of alcohol, if you cared for that. Flight stewardesses were attentive and took very good care of us.
The Airbus A321 plane used was rather old, and the seats were old-school style. No USB ports and no individual In-flight entertainment system. No matter, this was a short flight, and a taster for the upcoming long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliner leg to London Heathrow!
Upon landing, there was no aerobridge and we had to take a bus to the terminal. The good thing was that a smaller bus was catered just for Business class passengers. Once the 6 of us got on board, the bus sped off and we arrived at the terminal very quickly. No need to wait for the Economy class passengers to disembark. Here is a video of the bus ride - https://youtu.be/IMXGme3AN1k