A P.S. 763 would be the same as the internationally configured 767s. UA
has operated them on transcons in the past, but they have more capacity then UA
needs and don't adequately match the market. They prefer the frequency generated by the low cost 757s. Also UA
has quite a few 757s compared to the 30 or so 767s in their fleet, and with the advent of all of the A320s and A319s displacing 757s on longer domestic flights. They almost have a surplus of them since they increased the number drastically in the 90s when they were ideal for transcons and mid-cons.
I think P.S. is going to be one of the best domestic products offered in this country. It is a much newer product compared to AA
. The first seats aren't comparable to international first, but they do represent the new wave of lie flat business seats being that they are almost direct copies of the SQ
spacebed. I can understand someone being disappointed in the service though. It is not up to international service standards, but it is one of the best products available on flights in the 5-6 hour range. I hope to try the service soon and compare it to the internationally equipped 767s and 777s.
The comfort is probably closer to the feeling that LH
is going for with Privatair business class flights. Bigger is not always better. Lets hope UA
can do well for the sake of all the employees and devoted UA
flyers on the board, but we still should respect everyone's opinion.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!