I decided to try Vietnam Airlines for this flight but the flight was operated by Cambodia Angkor Air.
Tan So Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon is new, light and airy. Despite the Tet holiday, it did not seem busy.
Check-in was disorganised but friendly and there was no checking for liquids at security.
I was soon in the Vietnam Airways Business Class lounge with a bowl of Pho (rice noodle soup). It was a pleasant place to spend a few hours, with nice view of the runways, good WiFi and lots of food and drink.
I spent my time thinking about my Bollinger evening at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon with their General Manager James, and his brilliant wife Sybille. What a perfect way to spend my last night in Saigon.
The one hour flight there were larger seats in Business Class but no wine or food was served, not even peanuts.
I got a poor coffee and then a beer, after filling out Cambodian immigration forms, it was time to land.
Siem Reap Airport
Siem Reap airport you walk to the terminal. There you are asked to complete a third form, not given out on the plane, and hand over US$30 in cash, and US$2 more if you do not have a photo, to get your tourist visa.
🐻🐻🐻🐻 (4 out of 5 ‘teddies’) - a much better airport in Ho Chi Minh City, and the flight was good, but they lost a 'teddy' because no wine, or food, were served on the plane. My tip: wear light clothes for the walk to the terminal at Siem Reap.