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Vietnam Airlines have just improved their Premium Economy offering on their B787 A350 and we have reviewed what you get and what improvements have been made below.

If you fly on Vietnam Airlines in Premium Economy you get, priority check-in, better seats and additional amenities.

Premium Economy Seats: Boeing 787

Onboard the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, passengers can stretch out with extra legroom and fully-reclining seats with a generous 42” seat pitch and recline up to 7’’. Premium Economy is equipped with extra large windows with light balance control, private reading lights, and large overhead compartments for storage. You will enjoy your private space with 10.6’’ large screen and a world of entertainment right at your seat.

Premium Economy Seats: Airbus A350

The new A350 has Premium Economy seats designed exclusively for Vietnam Airlines, offering more legroom and increased mobility. The Premium Economy section offers near-flat reclining seats with a generous 38” seat pitch and recline up to 8’’ and the latest in entertainment with private 10.6’’ screen. In addition, the spacious luggage compartments with proper humidity conditions are optimized to bring the completed experience for your journey.

What’s New?

Vietnam Airlines has recently upgraded its Premium Economy class on flights between Vietnam and Australia, and Vietnam to Europe.

New add-on features in Premium Economy include Express Path passes from Sydney and Melbourne, complimentary welcome drinks, dedicated meals, and amenity kits on board.

In addition to these air services, ground services have also been improved, with Premium Economy passengers now able to enjoy designated check-in, as well as priority boarding and baggage allowances now equaling Business Class from Australia.

Last year, Vietnam’s flagship carrier received numerous awards for its Premium Economy class, although it does not feature in my Best Premium Economy Airlines in the world as we have not personally tried the product.

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