For reasons I don't want to get into, I'm doing a fly-in fly-out meeting in Tokyo in the near future . . . in COACH. Not a pretty picture - outta SFO on Sunday morning, arrive NRT Monday night, work Tuesday, come home Wednesday.
In these situations there's no question, you fly with an Asian carrier if the ticket's in the same ballpark as the US carriers (in my case, the coach ticket on ANA - on actual ANA aircraft - was a few hundred less than the ticket on the United/ANA codeshare which is on United aircraft with the attendant uneven crew attitude & service level, not to mention the $5 for drinks which are free and of much better quality/selection on ANA).
Check out the ANA coach seat and you'll see what I mean. Don't be fooled by that photo of the lady in the seat, though, she's of normal Asian proportions. Put my 6 foot 3 inch butt in that seat and that equals me pacing up and down the aisle every hour or so. Apologies in advance to anyone sitting near me on that flight. Just offer me a sake and say Kampai!
I'll be in Seattle the next few days, so as always I'm looking for restaurant recommendations (especially seafood places) so please send me a comment if you know of anything I should check out.