SWISS and Edelweiss are currently offering cheap flights from Paris and Nice to Ho Chi Minh City. 23 kg of luggage is included in this great price. Please be aware that Edelweiss is not a Star Alliance member. Many of the Star Alliance benefits are usually still granted, even if unofficially, but this could always change.
From France, you would fly to Zurich with SWISS and then continue to Ho Chi Minh City on an Edelweiss Airbus A340. As stated before, benefits for Star Alliance Gold members, such as lounge access and priority boarding are officially not available on Edelweiss flights but have recently been granted to passengers. There is, however, no guarantee that this will continue to be the case.
Edelweiss only flies to Ho Chi Minh City on Monday and Thursday, and returns on Tuesday and Friday.
Search & Book
This deal is valid until July 19, 2019. The trip length is limited to 3 months and has to be at least 3 days long (or include a Saturday or Sunday). You can find available dates using Google Flights and then book the cheapest fare on Skyscanner. To facilitate your search for dates, we’ve put together an availability calendar for trips of 4-7 days, that will redirect you to Skyscanner:
All flights are issued in booking class K. For the roundtrip you can roughly expect the following amount of miles (example from Nice):
- 3,150 on United MileagePlus
- 400 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 300 on SAS EuroBonus
- 250 on Miles & More
- 160 on ANA Mileage Club
- 130 on EgyptAir Plus
- 130 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
The low mileage is one of the disadvantages of Edelweiss not being a Star Alliance member.
Information & Tips for Vietnam
Vietnam is a country in South Eastern Asia. Hanoi in the north of the country is the capital, while southern Ho-Chi-Minh-City (HCMC) is the most populous city. Vietnam is famous for its vast natural jungles, beautiful beaches and the famous Ha-Long-Bay, just outside of Hanoi. The country’s name has become a trope in pop-culture, mainly because of many American movies and TV series dealing with the USA’s military intervention in the country in the late 1960s.
Best Time to Travel
Best seasons for tourists visiting Vietnam are spring (February through April) and fall (August through October). At this time, precipitation is at a yearly low and temperatures are enjoyable. Because of the large north-south distance covered by the country, best travel times can be regionally different.
Visa & Immigration
Most EU-Citizens can get a visa-free entry for stays up to fifteen days. All they need is a passport valid for more than six months. After leaving Vietnam, you have to wait 30 days to apply for another visa-free entry. If you’re planning to stay longer than fifteen days, you need to apply for a regular visa.
Vietnam’s official curreny is the Vietnamese Dong. 1€ buys roughy 26,000 Dong. International credit cards are accepted in most major cities throughout the country. Getting cash via ATMs is no problem in major cities, as well. Please inform yourself about possible comission fees before travelling to Vietnam.
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