You better believe it will make money. Now, west coast passengers can fly an american flag carrier non stop to
However, the load factor would not have supported 747's. The 767 is the perfect aircraft for this route.
If you notice, Air France also operates 767's from the west coast. Again, it takes us back to economical operations. Two man crews and twin engine aircraft are less expensive to operate. Less fuel is also a big consideration. Ive been flying the 767 for UAL since it was introduced and there is no finer aircraft.
Ive flown all the series numbers in the 767 family and while her cabin might be a little tight, her performance is outstanding.