I'm now flying back from Bangkok via Tokyo, San Francisco, Reno, and Denver. I'm a bit concerned about the adequacy of the layover in San Francisco given that immigration there tends to be on the slow side and it's a very long walk from the international arrivals area to the short haul departures. The connection in Denver is also tighter than I'd perfer. But I looked around and, with the availability of seats using miles over the holidays being what it is, I haven't really found anything better.
I was also looking at going to the Bahamas in February and found a really good fare. That is, until I clicked on the final price and discovered that the taxes and fees made it half again as much. I still might decide to go, but it still annoyed me to see such a big discrepancy.