's BusinessElite is better than First Class because of personal space - superior in the current Business Class offering (UnitedBusiness-UA, BusinessFirst-CO, etc.) - this is a Superior
offering because on the routes that this is usally offered (not Hawaii) - Business class sells - so there must be a competitive product offerred. Now (and into the future in my opinion) - First Class is just a perk for frequents and the occasional sale - and only used domestically. Further, if a airline sells First, Business, and Coach and companies have a 1-class upgrade for long flights - it will be Business that the company can buy. So that is what they will eventually offer a (the US-based airlines) 2 class configuration. AA
still have a three-class config for int'l flights, but we will see how long that lasts.
I personally like th DL
763-Biz config better than the 764 in both cabins
for the following reasons:
Premium - The Business Elite seat and space is superior, no question.
Economy - The 764 has a total accomodation of 282 passengers (some of those in first) - very crowded the way DL
equipps the aircraft and the 763 has a total accomodation of 190 - so there are less total people - making the boarding and deplaning take that much longer.