As we get ready to say goodbye to Shanghai and China, which had been a wonderful host to us in these last 10 days, the thought of getting back to the stress and grime of Mumbai was a bit too overwhelming.
Luckily for me, the respite came easy, and instantly when I got a view of the airside at Shanghai's Pudong Airport.
A Cathay Pacific Airbus A330 being readied for departure.
Delta's Boeing 777
Korean Air Boeing 737 on the taxiway
British Airways Boeing 777 that had just arrived from London Heathrow, LHR
We've boarded. The Swiss Airbus A340 is also being readied for departure!
A United Boeing 747-400 in background
Ready to fly to Zurich!
This magnificent Aeroflot Airbus A330 just flew in from Moscow SVO. I could see this Russian beauty thanks to a delay in our pushback
Air China Airbus A319 taxiing towards the runway
The sexy beast of United being pushed back.
It's always fascinating to see a Boeing 747 being pushed back
An impressive lineup
A China Eastern Boeing 737 holding short as we get on to the runway
On the runway now!
An ANA Boeing 767 on the taxiway
Goodbye & Xie Xie Zhongguo!