Hong Kong - Beijing
Although it was a late morning departure, I still had to wake up early for this flight. Unfortunately, the winter smog was around, but at least it was sunny! Check-in was smooth and quick, and I proceeded to spot planes right away!
The gate was not so far away, and was off to the side. Typically I'd see Dragonair park there so it wasn't much of a surprise. We took off towards the east, which meant my window seat would have nice views of Kowloon and the New Territories!
Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan
We started making a few small turns just off Tsing Yi towards Kowloon, and Shatin came into full view.
We made a full northerly turn over Sai Kung, and Kowloon and Hong Kong Island were visible. Too bad there was haze though.
I expected another polluted day in Beijing once again, but hoped the descent would give me some views of the eastern part of Beijing. I wanted to spot the new skyscrapers around the Guomao area.
You can see CCTV in the distance!
This is my first time at the new terminal, and it was quite big. There are a few satellite buildings as well and we had to take a train into the main building for immigration and baggage.
Unfortunately, it took a long time for the baggage to come out.