It depends on what class you are sitting in. Business or first class is nothing special compared to other int'l carriers but if this is your first experience then you'll probably be in awe.
in economy is exactly what you get in the states, except that you'll be on a 777, much more roomier than a typical narrowbody jet. UA
also has economy plus in the forward section, so try getting those, it will be definitely worth it especially on the NRT
leg. On the transpac flights, you'll get 2.5 meals: one main meal after take-off, a light snack mid-way, and a light meal just before you arrrive.
's economy class is nothing special. Seat pitches are standard. Try to avoid the 772s as they are 3-4-3 abreast.
On the NRT
, it depends on the flight route whether the flight will be all daylight or not. If a southerly heading is taken, then you'll be flying over the Pacific until you reach Vancouver or Seattle, coming nowhere close to Alaska.
This is a likely route during the winter as the stronger jetstreams are at southerly latitudes. The second route would be skirting along the Kuriles and then into southern Alaska, passing over Anchorage and then heading down to JFK
. The third will be into Russia, entering Alaska near Nome, and then heading down to JFK
. The second and third routes will almost certainly be all daylight (perhaps twilight).
Kind of got long but hopefully this helps.
is a brand new airport. Check it out because I have yet to make a visit.