Very interesting about economy. Really the first time I've ever read anything positive about UA
in economy since they launched Y+.
I know the 747's are supposed to be the worst, but I've read what Smisek has said about fixing what he agrees with is an unacceptable economy.
But back to the 3 class 767's; I guess it simply comes down to the fact I fear the loss of First on those planes. I wouldn't want to have a United that was 2 class. I fly UA
200,000 full fare business miles a year. I cherish those few times they gift me into First. This past week in Europe I got sick and so I upgraded so I could suffer alone in a pod and not infect my seat mate! Or, when I am on a trip to Asia or Sao Paulo and my meetings cause for celebration - I will treat myself. OR
if I have a crappy business trip, at least I can choose a private ride home in a seat I sleep better in than my bed.
So, if those 3 class 767's go, I will really miss them! (I do have one client that is a very rich company and when I travel with them, they will pay my way in)
I wonder if they will spec any of those 787's as 3 class. They will compete with BA
, and most Asian carriers. Even TAM has one or two rows of First.
(BTW: I just priced United First Class to GRU
and it was $13,000 bucks!