Hi Ladies, I am sharing a room with another solo for the main trip dates. But I believe that she wants to be independent and will not book the pre and post trip nites. From experience, I do want to book the O-offered nites on the 2nd in Hanoi and 17 in HCM/Saigon, which are a good value (especially since the ground transfer to and from airports is included!) The most likely flight From Boston at this point if the new Boeing planes are recleared to fly to Hanoi (actually Toyko with connnectioj) is 9:40 pm. - Probably arrive at hotel a couple hours later? So, I would arrive on the 2nd (due to all the time changes) and be able to really rest and then explore on the 3rd, AND so as to be ready to stay awake and enjoy the trip start excursion on the 4th. Please let me know if you are traveling solo and want to share and split the pre-trip and post trip nite cost. I am 62, social drinker and non-smoker. Looking for considerate, common sense roommate! You should have gotten the e-mail (and U.S. mail?) from Olivia with the cost info. Thanks. Not usually an early planner but logistics for this far away are important!!!