Some items are absolutely not allowed on the plane
According to Circular 01 and the regulations of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, in addition to the personal belongings that are allowed to be carried, the big guys will have a few “difficult things” that apply only to restricted and absolutely prohibited items. take it on a plane. Specifically, with liquid items, the maximum total weight of each person is 1 liter, however, for alcoholic liquids (concentration from 24% – 70%) the maximum will be 5 liters.
In addition, with explosives, flammable substances, weapons, etc. are absolutely prohibited items to be carried when traveling by plane. If you want to carry special items such as fish sauce, seafood or even durian, you can read more experiences in this article.
Arrive at the airport at least 60 minutes early but you’re better off arriving 120 minutes before departure. Don’t be afraid to ask guides, airline flight attendants or airport security if you don’t know the way. To find the gate, look at the boarding pass section on the ticket to see what gate it is, look at the instruction board to know the way and follow the arrows. Be calm because everyone has a first time there are next times.
Sometimes in peak seasons, passengers have to queue and wait for a long time to get through check-in and customs procedures. In order not to be late for the flight, you should arrive at least 2 hours early. When you arrive too late, the check-in counter is closed, you have to change or cancel your flight.
Eat on the plane
Usually few people bring food on the plane, but basically you can bring dry food such as bread, banh day, sticky rice to eat. On flights longer than 1 hour and 30 minutes, Vietnam Airlines can serve you meals as shown below, on long flights such as going to Europe and America, sometimes you can even eat twice. This meal is included in your ticket price. However, some low-cost airlines such as Jetstar or Vietjet Air will not have any in-flight food service, you have to buy more if you want.
Don’t bring them on the plane because you love a certain food too much. Some foods that have not been clearly tested, at certain altitudes will be born because of bacteria, causing damage to the intestinal tract. And whatever comes will come! Surely you would rather enjoy the flight than sit on the toilet all day, right? The plane will sell a full range of dishes from dry to hot, so you don’t need to worry if you get hungry during the long flight.
Always remember to book flights from reputable airlines. Absolutely do not buy tickets from airlines that you do not know. It is best to book tickets about 2-3 months before the journey, at this time you will reduce both time and money. Make sure you decide carefully, because once you want to change flights, you have to make up for it. Depending on the flight itinerary, the compensation amount may be more or less.
Moreover, airfares will change according to flight time, flight date, buy early or close to the time of departure, so you should buy tickets as soon as possible to get a good price. Another thing is you can choose the airline, class of ticket: Economy class or business class depending on the amount you can afford and depending on the comfort if you want a good seat or simply fly with cheap price. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a reservation code of several characters (usually 6 characters).
The plane is a gathering place of diverse people and nationalities. So present yourself as modern and cultured. Be careful not to make noise or laugh too loudly. Especially do not put your feet on the chair, do not stare, point or judge others. All actions that adversely affect people you should absolutely avoid during your flight.
In addition, when there are unsatisfactory problems during the flight, you can have a small exchange with the flight attendant so they can fix it in time. Respectful, polite attitude when flying also shows that you are a cultured person. Therefore, always be cheerful and polite to everyone when traveling by plane!
How many hours in advance to the airport?
There is a general rule that if flying domestically in Vietnam, please arrive at the airport 1 hour before, and when flying internationally, arrive 2 hours before. Inside the airport, check-in counters are usually closed and no longer accept passengers 45 minutes before departure time for domestic flights or 60 minutes for international flights. These times may vary by airline.
Do not forget to check the information on the ticket, ask the airline directly or ask the booking agency for you to know how early you should arrive. You should note that during the peak tourist season (May – July) and New Year holidays, the check-in counters of airlines are always crowded, even on overloaded days. So you need to arrange to go to the airport early to queue for check-in, the queue is quite time consuming.
Limit cell phone use
Usually those of you who often check in, will constantly take and post photos, to update facebook, zalo. Or record memorable moments for friends and family. However, using your phone on a flight puts you and other passengers at risk.
Most airlines around the world have banned passengers from using mobile phones on planes because the signal from the phone device can interfere with the navigation system’s signal, making pilots does not receive information from air traffic controllers. So please follow the rule not to use your phone while on the plane.
Luggage Your baggage will be divided into two categories: hand baggage and checked baggage. Hand luggage you will bring when boarding the plane. You are not allowed to bring dangerous substances: flammable and explosive substances, prohibited substances, sharp objects, weapons or weapon simulation toys, liquid containers with a capacity of more than 100ml. Checked baggage is heavy, bulky and will be transferred to the aircraft cabin after check-in. With this luggage, you are allowed to bring up to 5 liters of liquid.
Depending on the type of ticket, the airline, the weight of luggage is regulated differently. Please read carefully the baggage regulations in advance, to avoid additional service fees. You can refer to the purchase of checked baggage in advance so that there is no additional charge when the luggage exceeds the specified size.
Choose your flight outfit
Depending on your journey is short or long, but for a safe flight and without any inconvenience, you should also have experience in choosing safe and convenient flight clothes to avoid trouble. for your flight.
You should keep the following notes in mind when choosing flight attire: Do not wear metallic clothing, because when going through security the security staff will make it difficult for you, you need to take into account climate between where you go and arrive. For example, in December, when you go from Ho Chi Minh City, the weather is very hot, but when you fly out to Hanoi, the weather is very cold. If you do not prepare well, you will probably get a shock, maybe a cold. Should wear the simplest and most comfortable clothes, should not wear high heels
Prepare all documents
Before you fly you need prepare all necessary documents: air ticket, identity card, passport with at least 6 months validity, visa if required. In addition, engraved papers such as driver’s license, Party membership card, journalist’s card, identity certificate certified by the ward or commune police can also help you in the procedure.
You should put all your documents in one place so that you don’t waste time searching when checking in. Before leaving home and going to the airport, you should check all your documents to check in. Avoid the case of losing documents, you have to delay or even cancel your flight, affecting your flight schedule.
The cooling system on the plane increases the risk of dehydration and fatigue. Most people experience tinnitus during take-off or landing due to pressure changes. The trick is to always swallow, yawn, or take deep breaths. Besides, the symptoms of cramps, leg swelling, muscle pain all over the body. Sitting for too long in a tight chair is the main cause of this because the body is barely able to move.
You can overcome it by drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcoholic beverages, and stretching your legs often. Besides, you must keep your mind, stay calm, avoid worrying because it will affect your health during the flight. In addition, you should adhere to the flight safety procedures and regulations previously instructed by the flight attendant.
Relax at the airport
After landing, wait for the system’s signal when you have safely landed, remove your seat belt and take your luggage, wait to get off the plane. When getting off the plane is simple, just go out the door, if there is checked baggage, then stand back and wait for your luggage to appear at the baggage carousel, then pick it up and take it out.
After you have completed all the formalities and have your boarding pass in hand, you can relax by walking around the airport area, enjoying food at restaurants or shopping in stores. If you have a connecting flight, don’t forget to be at the gate at least 30 minutes before departure time.