Vietnam Airlines

How can a country that produces one of the world’s finest cuisines serve such crap on board their national carrier?

The Astronomer and I took a business trip last week to Da Nang for a staff meeting on board Vietnam Airlines. On the first leg of our flight, we were served a ham and tomato sandwich on a roll. What grossed me out the most was the thick and uneven mayonnaise application. Clearly, the sandwich was not made with love. The Astronomer and I both ate our snack-sized Kit Kat bars and tossed the sandwiches back in the box.

On our flight back to Saigon, we were served another ham sandwich—this one contained cucumber slices and wilted lettuce leaves. Once again, we couldn’t bring ourselves to take a bite. Sadly, there was no chocolate bar to entertain us.

2 Responses to “Vietnam Airlines”


  1. 1 teddy November 14, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Yeah — does the box still say “have a good appetite” on the front? I blogged about that a while back: http://pittstop.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2005-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B07%3A00&updated-max=2006-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B07%3A00&max-results=23

    Once I went to Danang in business class and flew back in cattle class economy — a tale of compare and contrast here: http://pittstop.blogspot.com/search/label/vietnam%20airlines

  2. 2 Gastronomer November 15, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    I can’t believe how swanky business class on Vietnam airlines is! Salmon sashimi? Unbelievable! Gots to get me an upgrade.


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