I made it to Hong Kong. Slept for about 7 hours on the plane. I feel really refreshed. It was a 12.5 hour flight. Flew Cathay Pacific Airlines, great planes and crew.
What I noticed first:
The pilot said it was a clear day in Hong Kong, he must be referring to above the smog layer. It is thick and ugly.
When I got off the plane I heard Christmas music. I thought it was strange for Dec 30th. Still can hear it!
Didn't get my passport stamped since I am not leaving the airport that is a bummer.
I will connect again when I can!