Website of the week - FlightRadar24.com. They even have an app with AR features that allow you to point your phone at a plane in the sky and get information about it!
Another good app is WebTrak, which does the same thing as FlightRadar. A great place to have lunch is the Proud Bird at LAX. They just redid it and it's really good food and atmosphere.
Deals - Delta. San Jose to Beijing . $357 round trip.