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48 HOUR COMPETITION: 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.

Banh Mi Bay Holborn

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.

Vietnam Airlines business clas

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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  • Spurs Debs says:

    I tried Vietnamese food at the restaurant in Shangri-La Abu Dhabi … deep fried lobster ravioli was my favourite.

    • Crafty says:

      I don’t know where to start with this.

      Unless it’s a spoof?

      • Stuart says:

        Deep fried Canadian lobster doesn’t seem to be a spoof

      • Spurs Debs says:

        Lol not a spoof just telling you what my fav dish was Go look up restaurants at Shangri-La hotel Abu Dhabi and see for your self.
        Must admit I was surprised because I don’t like normal ravioli at all!

      • Callum says:

        Having been colonised by France, you’ll find many Western sounding dishes there (the famous Banh Mi is effectively just a French baguette).

        Given Vietnamese ravioli is made from rice noodles though, I’m not sure how similar it is to the dish you’re presumably thinking of.

  • Godot says:

    Love Bahn Mi Bay. Unfortunately my only experience with Vietnam Airlines involved me having to take them to small claims court to get compensation for a flight from London to Saigon that was delayed by over 10 hours.

  • Nigel the Pensioner says:

    “Did” Vietnam and Cambodia this March / April – fantastic in every way! Going back next April; the Intercontinental in Da Nang is simply amazing and their club lounge world class.
    Not sure how expensive their rolls are at this restaurant in Holborn but £150 should buy a week’s supply!!! It will be handy for our stay at L’Oscar towards the end of August!

    • Craig says:

      We have 5 nights at the IC next year, one night on points and 4 in a club room. It wasn’t worth it the first night as we will arrive quite late.

      • ankomonkey says:

        I’m amazed you found a night on points. I looked daily for a few months and then consigned myself to the fact that I would never be able to do it on points. Looks an incredible place – owned by the same people as JW Marriott Phu Quoc, which we did for a week on points.

    • Leo says:

      IC Danang is nice enough. I wouldn’t rush back after spending 6 days there this year – although the beach and the club lounge were good. Staff were friendly. Pool and restaurants Ho-hum and it’s a long way from anywhere.

  • Stu_N says:

    Their planes are such a lovely colour, I really like their livery. Makes a change from the standard “white with a coloured tail” approach that so many other airlines use.

    • Freddy says:

      Stu, thanks for your comments a few weeks ago on eu261 and being put onto a earlier flight. Air France have agreed my claim for 5 of us! Nice!

  • Matthew says:

    I have tried to enter, but need to verify with a social media login, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. I don’t do time wasting, privacy invading social media. But unfair this

    • Peter K says:

      How is that unfair? Is no more unfair than only having a London based place to spend the winnings. It’s just the competition t&c’s and either you go with it or you don’t!
      Have a no information given competition account for things like this if it bothers you!

    • John says:

      You can sign up for Twitter quite easily and just never tweet

    • melonfarmer says:

      I think the social media button is for an additional entry. I don’t have any social media accounts and have 1 entry. The page initially told me the competion wasn’t available in my area (SW England), but a refresh worked.

    • Olly says:

      I didn’t need to verify anything, just put my name and email on and that was it.

      • Rob says:

        Yes, it shouldn’t need verification.

        • Jb says:

          For some of us it appears we do – it says we must verifying our identity (via social media) to be able to enter (not only for an additional entry).

          • David says:

            Had same, email alone not enough.

          • Chas says:

            Same for me Rob – it has an error message saying that because my email has aldready been used on gleam, I need to log-in to enter. But there’s no option to log-in (not to mention that I don’t recall having a password anyway). So no entry from me…

          • Rob says:

            Easiest way to fix that is to clear the entry data from the last couple of competitions then.

            The next competition we’re doing has a £3,000 prize so we will fix it for that.

  • Cm says:

    I followed them on twitter for the extra entry but it just kept saying ‘you don’t follow Vietnam airlines’ and going round in circles…

    • Alex Sm says:

      Try again on Twitter itself and then refresh – worked for me, the widget says 2 entries

  • AndyGWP says:

    My girlfriend and I have 4 flights each with these guys in August to help us travel around between Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong… never been to any of those places (other than Singapore) before so really looking forward to the experience! (Even tho it will be super sweaty I’m sure!)

    • fbrj says:

      Hope you have a great time!

      I have no idea whether this is relevant to your circumstances but we flew Econ on VN on several flights domestically and local international flights a year or so ago. Beforehand, I matched my BA Gold to United Airlines and got Premier Platinum which gives you Star Alliance Gold. It is valid for 90 days. SA Gold gives you priority check in, lounges etc on VN. The business class check in was a godsend – seeing some of the Econ queues!

      You can still match, so perhaps worth exploring.


      • Genghis says:

        Even though United in SA and Vietnam in Sky Team?

      • AndyGWP says:

        Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately I’ve dropped heavily from Gold… just a Blue now!

  • Graeme says:

    Banh Mi Bay is excellent. Always packed at lunchtime.

    • Genghis says:

      I’ve not been to the Cannon St branch for a while
      Even our house manages a 5* hygiene rating due to wife’s business.

      • Genghis says:

        Sen Viet near Kings X is my go-to. Far from fancy but food full of flavour.

      • Lady London says:

        Aaaargh put me right off, Genghis!

        Even places that have a 4 or 5 star food hygiene rating I sometimes would not personally give that rating to from my own observations.

        What on earth did that one do in order to get a 1* rating?!

        • JamesR says:

          Due to my job I am forever in Central london kitchens and if I worried about hygiene, I would never ever eat out.

          Dont think about it.

    • Alex Sm says:

      I often get lunches from them via MealPal – YUMMY and YUGE!

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