I had taken long flights in the past to Europe and to the Greek Island of Cyprus. However, I had not flown nonstop for thirteen and a half hours before. The thought of sitting on a plane for such a long trip was a bit daunting. I had several things planned to keep me occupied in-flight such as a variety of books and magazines, my laptop and a small travel size scrabble. Yes! I packed a scrabble set. I had no idea who might engage me in a game.
Anyway, I was given what turned out to be great advice. Do not sleep the night before the trip to Beijing. Stay up and pack and do whatever last minute chores needed to be done in the house before departure. Thank you K.
I woke up during the flight to discover that several meals had been served and eaten and I had three hours before my flight touched down. My trip through Custom was uneventful. The trolleys for pushing the luggage are FREE! Seriously!