We got up at 3am and was at the terminal for check-in at 4am. We started flying Tuesday morning and landed on Wednesday afternoon. The first flight was just less than three hours. DJ slept through take-off and talked through the landing. Suzanne doesn't like take-offs but didn't mind the landing. We just had time to grab a bite to eat between flights. The plane had a display showing where we were in relation to the ground as well as speed and outside temp. in real time. We flew North over the top of the world and along the way we had video monitors and headsets with hundreds of selections of movies, TV shows and music. We had no problems going through customs and found an ATM to take out the max amount of 3,000 ($440). We got a van to take us and all our luggage to the Hutong Inn which is located North of the palace near the drum and bell towers. What we saw of the city coming from the airport looked like any other big city.