Whoever said that getting there is half the fun was on crack!
Travel to Airport Â½ hour
Checkin and wait 2 hours
Flight to SFO 1 Â½ hours
Wait for next flight 3 Â½ hours
Flight to Japan 10 Â½ hours
Wait 3 hours
Flight to BKK 6 Â½ hours
Taxi to hotel 1 hours
Total 28 Â½ hours
Ok, after 28 Â½ hours of sitting in a tiny airline seat, I get a little cranky and tend to simply want to get to my hotel and stretch out. I did pass on the hotel car (1900 bt) and instead took a standard car (a flat rate taxi that looks more like a private car then a taxi) to the hotel. The new airport some distance outside Bangkok, about 30 minutes with no traffic. The car cost 900 bt (about $25)
Here are some photos of the Narita Airport in Japan.