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A friend is picking us up, and I want to know where the baggage claim is for an incoming domestic flight?
What airport?
How early can I check my bags. My shuttle brings me to the airport very early so I will be sitting around for hours. How early can I check my baggage so I can go eat.
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Delta at GSP
You should be able to check your bags when you get there then. The first flight of the day out of GSP is probably a Delta flight and they have enough flights out of GSP that their check-in desk probably never closes until the last flight.
Hi, I lost my Hello Kitty luggage(pink) around 4pm today. Will return to airport coming 2/12. Hoping can collect back from lost & found counter...TQVM
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Co To archipelago belongs to Quang Ninh province, is one of the most beautiful destination of the north Vietnam. Co To Island is 22 kilometers from land and can only be reached by boats.

The archipelago including the biggest island Big Co To and many other smaller islands has an old name “Chang Son” which means Chang mountain, an anchoring place for ships and boats but never had residents because of the Chinese pirates until the Nguyen dynasty, some Chinese fishermen captured the pirates and then migrated to the island. Nguyen Cong Tru was the first one to build a village on the island in 1832.

When to visit

Cô Tô is best to visit in summer when it’s sunny and windy. However, in summer, there are also storms so you need to check up the weather before planning you trip. In autumn, the weather turns quite chilly and not suitable to swim. During April and May, it’s sunny enough and less storms then other months.

How to get there

There is something you need to know before your trip. With foreigners who wish to visit Co To Island, from 2016, you don’t have to obtain a permit from the government authorities any more. Foreign travelers now are free to come to Co To island.

From Ha Noi, going by motorbike or car would take you about 4-5 hours to reach Van Don where you have to get on a boat to Co To. A coach ticket from My Dinh bus station or Luong Yen station is about 130,000VND to 150,000VND. The best brands are Hoang Long and Viet Thanh. To get to Van Don, you are expected to get off at the Cua Ong market. Once you are at Cua Ong, get a local bus named “BUS VAN DON, BUS QUANG NINH” to Cai Rong Port, with price from 5000VND to 8000VND. Again, get off at Van Don post office; you are 2km away from Cai Rong port. You should get a “xe om” to Cai Rong, spend your first night near the port.

If you go by motorbike, you can go straight to Cai Rong port, from here you can either hire someone to bright the bike on boat for you or leave it in the parking plot (running by locals). You have to pay 40,000VND to 100,000VND to get your motorbike on the boat.

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Cai Rong Quay
Boats to Co To Island:
Speedboat: 1 hour, 200,000VND per ticket
1, Van Don – Co To: 6:20 (Sat and Mon), 8:00 (the rest) 13:30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
2, Co To – Van Don: 13:30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat) 15:00 (Fri, Sun)
Wooden boat: 3 hours, 110,000VND per ticket
1, Van Don – Co To: 7:00; 13:00
2, Co To – Van Don: 7:00; 13:00
Boat brands:
Passenger Ship 68: sail for 2 hours 20 minutes, price is 95,000VND, weekends 135,000VND
Manh Quang, Ka Long, Phuc Thinh (speedboat) are companies that have boat running to Co To Island everyday.
In case of bad weather, the boats are restricted to depart.


Hotels, hostels and homestays are available both around the port and at Co To town. The average price for one room on the island is higher than other places, often from 200,000VND to 400,000VND.


Co To lighthouse

Built in late 19th century, but the light is a high technology product using solar power. To reach the top, you have to go through a natural forest and then conquer 72 spiral steps to the height of 16m above ground. On the highest point, the immense panoramic view of the island and Tonkin bay appears to surprise you.

Cau My Stones

Visitors to Co To Island shouldn’t miss this very masterpiece of nature which is located in the south of the island. Cau My with a sedimentary rock system has been eroding over thousands of years by the sea to create a rare natural wonder compared to other islands in Vietnam. The rock layers are distinct by different colors and setting making the whole area looks like a vivid picture of rocks under the sunlight.

Hong Van Beach

One of two beautiful beaches in Co To. Lying on the east side of the island, the beach is calm with blue water and white sandbanks. The waves are small because Thanh Lan island stands at the front and block the winds. Therefore, this beach is the most suitable for swimming, especially children.

Van Chay Beach

This wonderful beach of Co To lying far to the west side of the island has always been praised for its surreal beauty especially in sunny days. Van Chay is known for the stretching sandy beaches, the cool and crystal-clear water, especially the blue seawater reflecting the sunlight to make many different shades of blue once the small waves approach the shore. Remember to watch the sunset scene on Van Chai beach, it will be a really memorable experience.

The Road of Love

This road is a specialty of Co To Island which you can’t find in anywhere else. More than 2 km long, the road is paved with red brick along the coast with green high trees and lawns on the both sides. The sound of trembling poplar, the sea waves, the gentle breezes, and the green forest right in front of your eyes, harmonizing with the yellow sunshine and the red bricks, will bring you to another world, the world of romance. This is a perfect side for couples to take a walk or take pictures.

Small Co To Island

The smaller Co To is only 1km away from the greater one. This island is called “paradise” because of its majestic and magnificent landscape. Due to the fact that there are no people living on the island, its beauty is reserved with romantic beaches, green mountains and islets, cool air and seawater. Enjoying the sunset scene on the remote shores of the island is something special that you shouldn’t miss.


Jellyfish Salad

This is one of the most stunning salad recipes in Vietnam, especially in Co To district. Besides, it is served in almost restaurant in the country. The food is different in each region. However, the popular ingredients includes carrots, cucumber, papaya, boiled chicken which are torn small, vegetables, lemon, chilly…. Including green mango, the salad will create the flavor with a little crunchy, sour and sweet flow to your throat and your stomach.

Grilled oyster

Oyster is not a strange dish in a gourmet menu. For those who are not keen on raw shellfish, oyster can be cooked in their shells on barbecue grill. The heat from the grill steams the oyster and pops the shells. Oyster has a wonderful texture and should be chewed.

This also releases full flavour. The first taste when you tilt an oyster is a certain level of salt. Oysters can be prepared for a lot of different dishes. To prepare for delicious grilled oyster, pay attention to fire so that it can be picked out whenever it is cooked. Being overcooked can spoil its flavour and texture.


There are two types of crabs in the island district in Vietnam: brown crab and blue one.  Meanwhile, the later is more favorable and famous for good quality thanks to high salinity seawater in this area. The meat of blue crab has a rich, sweet flavor. The body is delicately flavored while the claw meat is nutty. Body meat is white, tender and flaky.


Abalone is not only a nutritious ingredient but also valuable economic product. In the old days in Vietnam, only Kings are served food made from abalone. Abalone is a large marine with extremely rich and flavorful meat. It is also considered as the most delicious among edible shellfish. It can be eaten raw or with little grilled. Besides, tourists can taste rice noodle with abalone. However, it is hard to harvest abalone because it often sticks to the rock under the deep seawater.

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Sa Sung

Sa Sung is known as a kind of sea worm with light pink color, which will terrify the weak minded people. However, no one can refuse the dishes made from Sa Sung. Sa Sung can be fried, baked or cooked to make porridge. Besides, they can be mixed with pepper and grilled. When eating the dishes from Sa Sung, diners can enjoy the crunchy, soft and tough with sweet and fatty taste. When eating Sa Sung, we use it with chili sauce. Sa Sung is also used to make stronger flavor of Pho. A very small amount of dry roasted Sa Sung will make the liquid tasted stronger and sweeter.

However catching Sa Sung is not easy at all because detecting the holes under the sand where they hide was so difficult. Furthermore, it requires digger to be very careful not to cut off their bodies while catching them. Selling dead ones is hard because the flesh is dirty and Sa Sung when cooked can lose it sweet flavor.

Be Be

Be Be is a popular seafood that every tourist wants to try at least once. It looks like as shrimp or lobster but a little difference due to its width and a huge numbers of its legs. Its meat is crisp and sweet. Compared with shrimp’s meat or crab’s meat, Be Be’s meat is much more solid and tasty. Be Be is cooked in a simple way as being boiled, little grilled, steamed and then eaten with spices. When cooked or grilled, it turned into pink with attractive flavor.

Trap fish

Trap fish is often cooked in special holiday with the meaning of bringing luckiness. It is also one of the most favorite dishes to Japanese. The head of trap fish can be cooked in sour soup while its body meat is used for cooking sashimi or grilled, fried meals.

Nail-shaped shellfish

Visiting this beautiful island district, you should add to your list the meals from nail- shaped shellfish. It is recognized by its sweet, crispy flavor and its special shape. It is caught during the whole year but mainly at the early of rainy season (in May and June) because its meat is the most delicious at that time. The shellfish can be used to make different fried up dishes varying on the ingredients to serve with. It is often soaked in water for at least 15 minutes before cooked.

Marble- shaped oyster

This type of oyster is quite different from the popular ones which are often used in the daily meals in Vietnam. The oyster is round, small not flat. Its body has a lot of meat. Especially, it is so clean. You just need to wash it over and then prepare for being grilled. As soon as it opens its mouth, the water from inside pours outside spreading the irresistible flavor. Marble- shaped oyster is cheap, only from 50.000VND for one kilo to 80.000 VND for one kilo.

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The valuable trips to discover the land of legend ancient tea tree and the charming tribe hill of Dao people in Vietnam Northernmost.

I got a slow train from Hanoi to Yên Bái city. The train ride takes 5 hours as it stops at many stations. It was so pleasant to see Hanoi and the countryside landscape from the train, although the train windows are fixed with metal screens.

When I got to Yên Bái city, it was 6pm. I went to the center of the city, but then decided to go back to the railway station and stayed overnight in this area, as it was easier for me to get a bus next day and go to another destination.

On Monday morning (July 16) I took a mini bus and traveled to Nghĩa Lộ town along the Highway No. 32. On the way I got out of the mini bus at the Suối Giàng cross (70km away from Yên Bái city) and hired a local motorbike driver to take me to Suối Giàng commune (12km).

The landscape along the way was so beautiful, as we were going up mountains and passing by corn fields and tea hills. Suối Giàng (altitude 1370m) is famous for the thousands of old tea trees which are some hundreds years old, as well as beautiful stone products. This commune is also home to the Red H’mong ethnic minority people (based on the red color of their dresses).

The total tea area in Suối Giàng commune is 340ha and the Shan Tuyết tea is a famous brand name in Vietnam. When I got to the center of Suối Giàng commune, it was 9am. I spent time visiting three H’mong villages (Bản Mới, Bản Pang Cáng and Bản Giàng B). I met a H’mong boy and he invited me to visit his house.

His wife also wore traditional dress of the Red H’mong people, so that I could take some photos. I saw many old tea trees along the way, but it was pity that it was not the right time for picking tea leaves. A local man told me they would pick tea leaves in 20 days. The tea trees are high enough for the H’mong people to climb up and stand on the branches.

I went back to the center of Suối Giàng commune and visited Mr. Xá’s house. In the garden there are 6-7 big tea trees which are 300 years old. He said there was a 400 year old tea tree, but it died recently, so he used its wood to make a chair. Mr. Xá invited me a cup of tea and answered my questions. Every two months the locals pick tea leaves and there are 3 main crops per year.

The best tea is “Chè Tôm” which is sold at price of VND 1 million (about US$50) for a kg. It was lunch time, but the motorbike driver and myself coulnd’t find any place to eat even a simple bowl of noodle soup, as the locals refused to provide the service. We ate bread instead, then moved on to Tập Lăng village of the H’mong people.

The road was under construction and in bad condition, so I couldn’t reach the village. I decided that it was enough for me to see in Suối Giàng after 5 hours, so I went back to the cross, had lunch then hired another motorbike driver to take me to Nghĩa Lộ town (12km).

I could stay in Suối Giàng, but I didn’t feel comfortable to stay overnight at a local house and it seemed difficult to find food. Also, it is cold at night even in the summer time and I didn’t bring warm clothes with me (when I left Hanoi, it was 37oC, so hot and humid).

Suối Giàng Hotel near the cross and Highway No. 32 looked quite boring, so I decided to move on 12km and stay overnight in Nghĩa Lộ town which is more exciting and completetely new to me. My next blog will be about Mù Cang Chải terraced rice paddy-fields which are also famous in Yên Bái province.

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Suối Giàng is located 260km northwest of Hanoi. You can take a slow train (ticket US$3 – two trains every day, leaving Hanoi at 6am and 1pm), or go by fast train (night train – you will get to Yên Bái city at midnight), or by bus (US$5) to Yên Bái city (distance Hanoi – Yên Bái 181km).

There are guesthouses and restaurants outside the railway station. Then you get a bus to Nghĩa Lộ town (82km, ticket US$3). Tell driver you want to go to “Ngã ba Suối Giàng” (Suối Giàng cross - see photo No. 42). This cross is 70km away from Yên Bái city and 12km from Nghĩa Lộ town.

Then you hire a local motorbike driver. I paid VND 250,000 (US$ 13) to my local driver for the whole service (going up and down to/from Suối Giàng and visiting 3 villages). Suối Giàng Hotel is located close to the cross.

You can stay overnight in the center of Suối Giàng commune (home stay with the locals – no any guest house yet), or go back 12km and stay in Suối Giàng Hotel in Sơn Thịnh town (center of Văn Chấn district). Suối Giàng is still off the beaten path, but in the future it will be a popular tourist destination.

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Departing United Airlines (on partner airline Air New Zealand ) at 7.55pm. What is the earliest time that day to check in bags for flight so we can visit the city during the day?
Or is there a baggage locker area / storage we can leave bags during the day?

Thank you
What airport? US airports do not have baggage lockers. The Air New Zealand check-in desk will probably open about 4 hours before the flight.
Enjoy the specialty product of Moc Chau on the plum harvest time and discover the culture of ethnic people.

Moc Chau has its own beauty that you never get bored even if you come in at any time. The large field of white flowers reform, it shimmering in the morning mist or the forests of plum flowers and colorful floral wealth. And certainly anyone to Moc Chau, are not to be missed the plum and peach delicious. For the Mong people in Moc Chau District, the plum tree is a gift endowed by nature because the variety grows so well in the highland soil and requires little maintenance. Furthermore, it produces a particularly high-value yield.

Moc Chau is known for plum and peach garden vast, dense slopes of cherry, plum blossom when they were brilliant on the crop. Whether anyone coming to the North West would also come to the garden once in Moc Chau plums and peaches to enjoy the plums, ripe cherries at the tree.

Great sense of fun and how the classifieds each fruit a tree down on eating fresh and delicious. From the center of the town of Moc Chau Farm (Moc Chau district, Son La province) along the Tan Lap turn into about 20km, through the pastures, cattle, a green path appears, leading to post-plum hills and plum flowers are in season fruit pilgrimage. Step into the middle of summer, greener hills like plum, red as more diverse with a wealth of beams tawny red plum, red, crimson, red and purple…

Go to Moc Chau This season, visitors will indeed put imagination before the hills green plum, red fruit to silly beautiful.

Peaches, plums fresh after harvest will be the dealer to take home garden procurement or more people will directly carry through to market. In particular, on the Moc Chau has a lot of traders are siblings Kinh, they came here to do business and economic peach plum season again to buy and sell garden. On the northwest along the path, visitors will come across many roadside shops teemed the basket, the peach and plum laden table.

Even people back up there where all vehicles sold, passersby on weight loading on the car and carry on. The fun, happy smile on the lips of the people here as a result how their hard day gain.

With its endless plum forests, fields of tea, dairy cows grazing leisurely on the immense green grass fields and beautiful natural landscapes, Moc Chau is certain to give you a very enjoyable holiday

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Flying with American Airlines MCO to PHL - Dublin...Do I have to pick up my bag and recheck in order to fly onward to Dublin? Also, does American usually fly out of Terminal A to Dublin? Meaning I won't have to leave terminals..
You don't have to do anything with your bags, just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Yes, the flight to Dublin will likely depart from A.