I walked to the boarding area on the moving walkway. 70B was our gate. It did not have many people besides us. I walked up to the lady manning the counter desk. She asked if everyone in my group had arrived. I said yes, and was about to ask her, why she specifically asked me that. Apparently Vietjet checks for all passengers, and if everyone who has checked in is at the boarding gate, they start the flight a few minutes earlier than planned. It's just been a week of operations for Vietjet India, and as a result with lesser passengers they can afford take the plane earlier than the scheduled time. It did not however happen on our trip. The plane was 10 minutes delayed
1) Vietjet was called the Bikini Airline after an ad they did in 2014. The airline was anything but that. A lot of their PR talks about them as the Bikini Airline, but that was a one off impromptu dance that was done on one of their flights
2) No Visa Required Rumor- It turns out it was indeed true. It was no more a myth that existed in the annals of travel pages on the internet.
3) Vietjet has the worst service- The airhostesses were polite and were not having any high handed attitude towards the passengers. Usually this behaviour happens due to unruly mob behaviour of Indians travelling to South East Asia.
The Journey to Phu Quoc on VietJet
The flight started at 1:30 AM, and the lights went off soon enough. I was looking forward to sleeping and had no problems sleeping straight and upright. I seemed to have a positive dream, since I woke up happy and excited, and I glanced at my window to have first looks of the country. We were still flying above clouds and at 33000 feet, so there was no trace of land visible.