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Vietnam Airlines launches new payment

Passengers can pay for Vietnam Airlines flights with a combination of cash and Lotusmiles when buying tickets from September 2.

This scheme - the first of its kind in Vietnam - is exclusively for Lotusmiles members purchasing tickets on the website or at its ticket offices, the airline said, adding that it is working to extend this payment method to its mobile app.

Starting from 2,000 Lotusmiles miles per passenger per flight, members can use miles to pay for a part of a flight's cost or the whole value of a flight operated by the carrier (not including payment of taxes, fees, and additional costs). The value of the miles used for the payment depends on the time of purchase, departure date, itinerary and booking class.

In addition, Lotusmiles members can use cash and miles to buy a ticket for an accompanying passenger if they share a reservation code, select the seat in advance and purchase checked baggage during the payment process.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Lotusmiles programme, Vietnam Airlines is offering 2,000 bonus miles for new members registered by September 2019 and on the 20th day of each month until December 31, 2019.

The cash and miles payment method has been implemented by many major airlines in the world including Emirates (UAE), Lufthansa (Germany), Delta Air Lines (US), Thai Airways (Thailand) and EVA Air (Taiwan).

The launch of this payment method allows Vietnam Airlines’ passengers to enjoy its 4-star services at attractive prices, the carrier said in a statement.