Review: Vietnam Airlines Business Class A350 Ho Chi Minh City To Shanghai

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I was looking forward to the opportunity to do a side-by-side comparison of Vietnam Airlines’ 787 and A350. I boarded through the forward door of the plane, and turned right into the business class cabin. Vietnam Airlines has two A350 configurations — one version features reverse herringbone seats (the same as on the 787), which is primarily used for longhaul flights, and the other version features a staggered configuration, which is primarily used for flights within Asia.

I thought based on the seatmap that my flight would have reverse herringbone seats, but it ended up having the staggered configuration instead.

This version of Vietnam’s A350s have a total of 29 staggered seats, spread across eight rows. I love how spacious the A350 cabin feels, thanks to the lack of overhead bins in the center section, combined with the width of the cabin.