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Win a £150 London restaurant voucher with Vietnam Airlines

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Over the weekend we are running an exclusive competition with Vietnam Airlines to celebrate their fourth year of winning a Skytrax ‘4 star airline’ award.

Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam and has a very young fleet averaging just 6.9 years old.

Vietnam Airlines awarded Skytrax 4 star airline

It is the only carrier to fly direct from the UK to Vietnam, alternating between Hanoi (4x weekly) and Ho Chi Minh City (3x weekly) with a brand new Boeing 787.

Becoming and maintaining its 4 star rating with Skytrax reinforces Vietnam Airlines’ desire to be a 5 star carrier and become your favourite carrier in South East Asia.

It is part of the SkyTeam alliance, allowing you to earn and redeem miles across any SkyTeam carrier.  You can find out more on its website here.

Vietnam Airlines 787

Win a £150 voucher to London restaurant Banh Mi Bay

Vietnam Airlines has partnered with Vietnamese restaurant Banh Mi Bay to offer one HfP reader a £150 gift voucher.

Banh Mi Bay is a casual lunch or dinner spot located in Holborn.  They have other locations but the voucher is only valid at this location.

We are no Vietnamese cuisine experts (although I do love a good bowl of Pho!) but we are told that Banh Mi Bay is known for its baguettes and garlic grilled pork. If you take a look at the menu you will see that £150 will provide for quite a feast for you and a few friends.

How to enter

We are using the same entry system we’ve been using for other recent competitions.  Simply fill out the Gleam app at the bottom of this post, or click through to the Gleam website, and leave your name and email address. That’s it.

You may earn an additional entry by following Vietnam Airlines on Twitter, but this is completely optional.

Your details remain confidential and will not be passed to Vietnam Airlines.  Head for Points will not use your email address for any other purpose.

The rules

Here is a summary of the rules. The official version can be found by clicking ‘Terms & Conditions’ in the entry widget below.

You must be at least 18 years old

You must be a resident of the United Kingdom and must be accessing this website from inside the UK

Entries are limited to one per person

The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Sunday 23rd June 2019

The winner will be selected automatically by the software which collates the entries. The winner will be contacted by email and must confirm their details, including their UK residency, within 4 days.

The competition is jointly promoted by Vietnam Airlines and Head for Points.

If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.

Good luck.

Comments (45)

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  • Charlie says:

    I’ve tried many banh mi but have never had a great one in the UK. I had a few OK ones in Vietnam, where they shove in slabs of pâté.

    But the banh mi opposite the large Tang Frères (a Vietnamese supermarket in Paris, 13th Arr), are an absolute priority anytime we happen to be in Paris. It’s the bread that makes it.

    • Crafty says:

      I fell very badly in Hoi An. During my treatment by a back street doctor who I found on TripAdvisor (…), he went out for his lunch and offered me (not any of the other patients, yes I know why) some “bread”. He came back with what seemed to me at that time of great discomfort to be the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted, a banh mi filled to the brim with chunks (rather than slices) of barbecued pork, fat wedges of pate and enormous quantities of fresh herbs. I wolfed it down in front of tens of disapproving locals’ relatives on stacked cots made of woven twigs in what was effectively a field hospital.

      I will never forget that meal.

      • Crafty says:

        Sorry, I missed out a word (although it doesn’t change the story). I didn’t fall very badly, I fell very badly ill!

  • ankomonkey says:

    The female cabin crew wear traditional Vietnamese aozai/aodai dresses (as shown in the top picture). Stunning costumes. I flew VN Y long haul in 2006 and the service and food were both good. Vietnamese food is generally very tasty.

  • Diydegsy says:

    Hi staying at intercontinental Danang in a few months time anyone any tips. Haven’t booked club lounge as it would be approx £400 a day for 2 rooms and didn’t know if it was worth it?

    • Leo says:

      It could be. The restaurants on site are extremely expensive for what you get. I think we paid £120 for two dishes of pasta and two glasses of wine in the “Barefoot” restaurant. Breakfast I think £30-35 per head. My view is that you can get value out of the lounge if you eat the breakfast, tea and canapés and have about 3 cocktails each. We paid £165 per day for 2 people. I had to argue them down to this as a Spire Ambassador. Be prepared for the hotel being a good distance from anywhere. It’s massive. I think we could have cut down the time we spent there. 4 days would be enough. Lots and lots of people taking Instagram photos of themselves and even bringing their own photographers with them….

      • Lady London says:

        Sounds even worse than the Maldives. Do you think it’s comparable, Triprep?

    • marcw says:

      That hotel is a waste of time – it’s a rip off! Much nicer and better (and oc, way cheaper) somwhere else.

  • Jack says:

    We used Vietnam Airlines to fly to and around Vietnam back in November 2017. I think it cost us about £700 each to fly there and back and five internal flights.

    We asked about upgrades to premium economy and managed to pay £150 each to upgrade from LHR to HAN. It was at least as good as BA.

    I would highly recommend Vietnam to anyone who hasn’t been. A truly spectacular country – and amazing food!

  • Simon says:

    Weekend competition – booo! Don’t you know this website is work procrastination!?

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