Bangkok: March 2016
Ridiculously early flight to San Francisco meant a decent bit of hanging out in United's newly redecorated, but rather businesslike (and unattractive) club at LAX. Seems like they realized they had to squeeze as many people as possible inside, which at least helps explain why the decor is a bit sterile.
Waited in a much nicer United Club at SFO, but the same indifferent food. At least it was free while waiting to get onto an old but well-maintained Boeing 747-400 for the flight to NRT. The added space of a bulkhead seat (row 19) helped, although the typical so-so United food continued from the club to the flight. *sigh*
Narita was busy as always; the ANA Lounge was businesslike, spacious, and neat, but didn't feel quite as large and welcoming as the United Club in NRT. Better food for sure though; the noodles, fried chicken, and sushi were all reasonably edible, even if the lounge slightly crowded and you had to dodge people's elbows for your food at the buffet.
Last flight of the day was on a tired old ANA 777-200 to BKK. Old school interior, which meant a wider 9-abreast layout than a lot of newer airplanes, but that was the only thing age benefited on the plane. Old screens, no in-seat power, and a six hour flight definitely starts to feel long after more than eleven hours in airplanes already!
Finally arrived in Bangkok close to midnight a day later, dealt with the overpriced late night cab rides (apparently everyone decided to charge 500 THB, and at least this guy was friendly enough when he got lost), got to the hotel, for a few hours of sleep and then, onto the next day!