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It is now possible to get direct flights between the US and Vietnam (as of December 2003). Tickets that take you into Hanoi (in the North) and out of Ho Chi Minh City (in the South) are often available at no extra charge.
We used a discount broker and were able to get our ticket for $936, our travel agent was Economy Travel Inc at 1/888-848-4359
Taxis are readily available at both the Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi airports to take you to your hotel. Taxi drivers at airports will try to get Westerns for 3 to 4 times the going rate so make a note of the current rate.
As of Nov 2003 a taxi ride from the airport to the hotel for two people should cost no more than $5. Be sure to ask the rate for the number of people in your party (or you will find out when you arrive that they want that rate per person)
Taxi drivers will often take you to the hotel they want you to use (a family members or one they get commission for) instead of the one you request. So if you have a specific hotel in mind it’s easier to arrange for the hotel to pick you up ahead of time. If you’re staying at the hotel for several days this is often available at no charge (just ask).
Pictured here the Tan Sanute Airport in Saigon
othercontact: Economy Travel Inc
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