Vietnamese Airline Fined $958 For Impromptu In-Air Bikini Show

A Vietnamese airline is in trouble — though not very much trouble — for allowing some beauty contestant passengers parade down the aisle for a few minutes while in mid-flight… and for allowing other passengers to record the show on video.

According to, the “Hawaiian Dance Performance” occurred during an Aug. 3 flight on discount carrier VietJet Air from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang.

And while VietJet is apparently known for its flight attendants’ dance numbers, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam wasn’t too thrilled with a bunch of non-employee dancers clogging up the aisle for a bikini show that “had not been approved by the [CAAV], and thus breached aviation safety and security regulations.”

The CAAV also took issue passengers’ use of phones and other electronic devices to record the show. The fruits of their labor can be seen below.

In all, authorities fined VietJet 20 million Vietnamese dong, or about $958 per the latest exchange rate numbers.

Between this and Air Canada passengers breaking out into a concert while stuck on the tarmac, we’re wondering why fun stuff like this never seems to happen on airlines here in the U.S.

Thanks to David for the tip!


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  1. AcctbyDay says:

    PR stunt much?

  2. NightSteel says:

    “we’re wondering why fun stuff like this never seems to happen on airlines here in the U.S.”

    Because here in the U.S., people get arrested and accused of being terrorists for so much as looking at flight attendants funny.

  3. Reno Raines says:

    I’m begging you people of Earth, please stop shooting your videos in the portrait orientation.

  4. Torchwood says:

    The biggest problem is that people need to turn their cameras 90 degrees to landscape mode.

  5. Geekybiker says:

    We can barely get a pack a peanuts on US airlines. They get a free bikini shows and teddy bears. Us carriers take note!

  6. redskull says:

    I would like to nominate “VietJet” as the coolest company name ever!

  7. Hoss says:

    Those gals either have a great sense of humor, or a deeply poor sense of self. I hope they each saw the comedy in doing this.

  8. tlvx says:

    I don’t see anything wrong with this… not a thing.

  9. Coffee says:


  10. Blueskylaw says:

    I believe that there were a few more than 20 million “dongs” in play here.

  11. The Upright Man mk2 says:

    Well, hello there…

  12. buddyedgewood says:

    How disgusting and degrading. Everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves.

    Luckily here in the US, most women have much higher sense of worth and would not be subjected to such deplorable behavior.


  13. Libertas1 says:

    I want to know who the snitch was.

  14. oblonsky says:

    Now that’s what I call First Class!

  15. bugmenot says:

    Me love you long time?

  16. caj111 says:

    Didn’t they do something like this on RyanAir or Virgin Atlantic a few years ago? Whatever airline and country it was in, the local aviation authorities didn’t bat an eyelash over it.

  17. Cat says:

    Asian girls in bikinis?

    I will gladly give 1 dong – I’d give more if I had them.

  18. SilverBlade2k says:

    If more airlines did this, then most people wouldn’t mind the least they get something appealing out of the ticket price..

  19. kdavis318 says:

    The married woman with 2.5 kids would complain to high hell if this happened on an American airline. Then wonder why her husband is distant the whole trip.

  20. Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

    and this is a problem… why?

  21. nachtliche says:

    I don’t need to fly anywhere.. but where do I buy a ticket?

  22. gabrewer says:

    I remember as a teenager watching the news reports of Viet Cong and NVA tanks rolling into Saigon and their leaders proclaiming the defeat of “decandent American culture.”

    It took awhile, but I think we’ve finally won the the war.

  23. benminer says:

    This is probably as close to the mile high club as I’m ever going to get.

  24. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Perfect for Friday. Thank you!

  25. umbriago says:

    Ok, so they had an “unapproved bikini show.”

    Does that mean the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam approves them on a regular basis?

  26. Press1forDialTone says:

    Well, well, “unified” Vietnam, how does it feel to be just like the
    Western world? “from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang”, ha, I love it.
    Wanna take bets that the jet was made in the US by Boeing?
    Those ladies obviously look like they’re having fun. I hope the
    passengers weren’t too crass and pinching and smacking their
    butts and all.

  27. dolemite says:

    Only in 2012 could this happen and people find it a bad thing.

  28. Velvet Jones says:

    The girl at the front of the line was really hot. Bring her to the US. I could use her on my next hell flight on United.

  29. Unbeknownst2U says:

    Sign me up for flights with this airline. Fun. Lively. My luck Janet Napolitano would be on the same flight.

  30. Halloween Jack says:

    Now if only they’d take Tila Tequila back…