The flights keep getting cheaper! The deal-seekers at SlickDeals.net (which I usually use for electronic gadgets and such) are starting to take advantage of cheap flights. (Maybe Akihabara's starting to look like a cheap place to shop again?)
$454 all-in, flight from SFO/LAX/SEA > NRT (Tokyo, Japan)
Want to head to Tokyo for a fun trip across the Pacific? Want to do it for less than $500 for the flight? Here's your opportunity:
Default routing is sfo-yvr-nrt [Editor's note: San Francisco - Vancouver - Tokyo] on Air Canada (Founding UA/Star Alliance Member, so miles are 100% transferable to/from UA)
Use the flexible date search on Orbitz... Departure Mon-Thur until June 30 - return Tue-Fri before July 29.