Made it onboard the aircraft (a 777 for aircraft anoraks) after a bit of a delay on the way to the gate area caused by an incident which seemed to require lots of police and a para medic on a bicycle.
Early part of the journey enlivened by a young child. Fortunately, after his pasents’ s arming was rearranged, he went off to sleep. Flight path out over North Sea and into Russia. Dinner preceded by a glass of wine and the smallest packet of pretzels I have ever seen.
As we came in to land at the new airport it was pouring. The aircraft was fitted with an under-body camera. It had been little use during the flight as it had been dark and above cloud. But it provided a great view of the runway as we came in to land.
Hong Kong was no more than a transit stop. But the airport Windows gave great views over towards the Peak, poking up through the cloud which blanketed its sides.