My return flight to Düsseldorf was scheduled for Saturday at 01:50+0800.
Arrival at Düsseldorf would be something like 06:30+0200, so I would get
home in the morning and with sleep on the plane the jet lag should not
be that bad. At the airport I bought such an U-shaped pillow. A lot of
stores outside of the security area carry them. They ranged between
around 300 CNY to a cheap feeling one for 120 CNY. I ended up with a
mid-range one, it is amazing how many different models there are!
Before I got to the gate the flight was already marked as delayed, they
showed 02:30+0800 instead of the scheduled 01:50+0800.
For some reason it is a problem to bring water bottles through the
security check. So I always have to toss them and buy new ones
afterwards. The easiest way would be to just empty the bottles and
refill them at the drinking water fountains. But I did not know that
these existed, so I did not bring any containers. In the domestic
terminal on the way to Wǔhàn there was a small grocery store that
accepted my credit card and sold water. In the international terminal I
could not find such a store. There were many stores under construction,
so perhaps one of this kind was being rebuilt. I found two vending
machines that accept credit cards, so I purchased a bottle of water
there. Also I spent my last CNY on water, I was happy to have spent it