What a day today.
Up and at it early, getting packed up. Picked up for the airport at 9. Was overweight so owed some money. Had a good back and forth with the agent and the final cost came down to 330USD cash, which disappeared into a wallet…….just saying.
Great views from the plane. 8000M peaks clearly seen above the clouds! We circled and circled Lhasa and eventually flew another two hrs to Chengdu. Unable to land in Lhasa as it’s a visual approach and there were too many clouds.
On the ground in China a Brit turned to us and said why did we land here and not there? Apparently hungover and missed the whole ordeal with no idea why we were in Chengdu.
Air China looked after us. Put us up in a hotel and fed a buffet style dinner of many spicy largely unidentifiable food. Good beer. Bed. Woke up at 4am to try to fly black to Lhasa.