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Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with Hong Kong Airlines

About the flight

Flights Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with Hong Kong Airlines departs from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in the United States and arrives at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Vietnam. There are no direct flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), and travelers should be at least prepared to make a stopover on this route in Hong Kong, Taipei or other cities before getting to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Flights Los Angeles (LAX) - Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with Hong Kong Airlines take an average of 16 hours and 50 minutes to complete the journey. The average distance for flights Los Angeles (LAX) - Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with Hong Kong Airlines is 8,169 miles. On average, there are four flights a day and about 28 flights every week on this route.

Hong Kong Airlines operates a fleet of Airbus aircraft only, and hence, the journey from Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) starts on Airbus A380-800 with a stopover in Hong Kong or Seoul before finally boarding an Airbus A330-300 to Ho Chi Minh City. The high-season lasts from November through December, while the low-season is mainly experienced in March through April.

About the airline

Hong Kong Airlines started operations in 2006. It is committed to offering the best customer service to all travelers and delivering on their promise as the best airline in the Asia region. It operates an all-Airbus fleet consisting of about 30 aircraft and operates flights to more than 30 destinations worldwide. Furthermore, Hong Kong Airlines were awarded an internationally acclaimed four-star rating by Skytrax in 2011.

Hong Kong Airlines operates a flight schedule throughout the week from Monday to Sunday. Passengers can book flights earlier to enjoy the best prices. Booking a flight to Ho Chi Minh City two weeks in advance can help the traveler enjoy significant discounts from the airline.

Hong Kong Airlines has partnered with Virgin Australia and Hainan Airlines for a frequent-flyer program, where every passenger can earn 10% mileage if you fly with them and sign up. Hong Kong Airlines is a member of the Fortune Wings Club, where passengers can get rewards and earn points once they fly with Hong Kong Airlines. Travelers can also receive benefits when staying in hotels or renting cars, and even redeem their points for tickets or upgrades.

Luggage is subject to checking, and if it exceeds the maximum weight, it will be levied at the airport. The maximum weight of any single luggage item should not exceed 70lb. Items over this weight are only accepted subject to aircraft space availability on the day of departure.

About the airports

Los Angeles Airport has comfortable lounges with free WiFi internet, and a VIP lounge is also available. Other services are also available in the departure terminal, and travelers can buy food from nearby restaurants or exchange their money in the bank or at currency exchange services.

In Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Vietnam, there is also a lounge where travelers can relax as they get clearance to enter the city. In the arrival terminal, there is a banking hall, cafes, and restaurants where passengers arriving can grab some snacks.

Transportation, transfers & car rental

Transportation to and from the Los Angeles (LAX) airport is through the airport shuttle, which transports passengers between the terminals and parking area for free. There is a public transport system that travelers can use to get from the city to the airport. Taxis and ride-share apps are also readily available and are faster for those travelers who opt to use them. The Los Angeles Airport has ample parking for long-term use and enough waiting parking. The Tan Son Nhat International Airport also has enough parking for those who would like to park their cars for longer than a day. Car rental service providers can be found in the airport terminals. Leading car rental agencies such as Avis and Hertz can be found on the airport customer care desks on the ground floor of the arrival terminal. Traffic in both locations drive on the left-hand side of the road, and most traffic rules are similar.

Practical Information

To travel to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), travelers need a passport and a visa for all US citizens flying from Los Angeles (LAX). For other nationals, travelers can clarify their requirements to travel from TIMATIC Visa Database.

Ho Chi Minh city is 14 hours ahead of Los Angeles and therefore travelers should adjust their watches after arriving in the city. Travelers can exchange their dollars to the local Vietnamese dong at SGN-Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Vietnam before embarking on their journey to explore the city. One Vietnamese Dong equals 0.000043 US dollars.

Many Vietnamese speak very good English and therefore travelers from Los Angeles shouldn't encounter any communication challenges. Vietnamese people are notoriously polite and friendly.

Top travel tips

Also, called Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its role in the Vietnam War and French colonial landmarks such as Notre-Dame Cathedral. The locals are friendly, and visitors should be confident of enjoying a great time exploring this incredible city. Below is a list of some of the finest things to do in the city:

Go for night walks

Food stalls line the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, mainly the Ben Thanh market. Travelers can enjoy the night market and sample fantastic authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Ho Chi Minh City comes alive at night, with bars, restaurants, and nightclubs staying open late into the evening.

Visit the War Remnants Museum

The museum hosts a lot of information on the Vietnam War and the first Indochina war. This museum provides a fascinating and sombre look at the effects of war on the people of Vietnam.

Visit Giac Lam Pagoda

This is the oldest temple in the city. The location is very peaceful, with garden-like grounds and was built in early 1744. The Chinese characters on the temples name mean "Feel the Wood''.

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