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Review: Vietnam Airlines A350 Business Class

Vietnam Airlines is now flying its long-haul Business Class seats on a daily A350 flight from Singapore. How does the product stand up against the competition?

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Flight details


  • Flight: VN656 Singapore Changi T4 to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Class: Business
  • Seats: 3D & 3G
  • Aircraft Type: Airbus A350-900
  • Aircraft Registration: VN-A899
  • Aircraft Age: 0.3 years
  • Date: 20th June 2019
  • Departure / Arrival: 20:45 / 21:55
  • Flight Time: 2h 10m


  • Flight: VN657 Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore Changi T4
  • Class: Business
  • Seats: 1K & 2K
  • Aircraft Type: Airbus A350-900
  • Aircraft Registration: VN-A897
  • Aircraft Age: 1.3 years
  • Date: 30th June 2019
  • Departure / Arrival: 16:10 / 19:15
  • Flight Time: 2h 5m

Our trip

Last month we took a much needed vacation, and rather than hop around from place to place and flight review to flight review as usual, we decided some solid R&R time was called for.

We booked nine nights at the wonderful Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam, a resort we’d meant to visit last year but never got round to. It was a fantastic experience and we’ll have a review for you soon.

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Our little slice of paradise in Con Dao. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Right at the start of 2019 we reported that Vietnam Airlines was switching their evening Singapore to Ho Chi Minh flight across to the Airbus A350 from March 2019, featuring long-haul flat-bed seats with a 1-2-1 layout in Business Class.

Since these seats are now the mainstay of the Vietnam Airlines long-haul fleet, it was the perfect opportunity for us to review them on the same trip, so we booked the flights and did just that.


Check-in and lounge

Vietnam Airlines uses Terminal 4 at Changi Airport. Check-in desks are located at row 2 (door 2 drop-off). The desks open at 10.30am each day until the last flight departs, and you can check in for your flight at any time during this window.