Also, 3065 and 3066 (the last 767-400s in old config) need to go in to HKG
for cabin refit in the future. IAD
-Honolulu is currently served with 3065 and 3066 typically with 20/236 layout. 3063 is done refit and flying international and 3064 is in work expected back in service in May. IAD
now sees multiple 767-400s and swaps can happen due to operational issues.
Loads on Thursday-Sunday are picking back up with the weekend service closer to sold out. IAD
seems to be more regulated to O&D. EWR
's flight tends to go out 90% full consistently no matter what day of the week due to better connection opportunities and more O&D pax in the market.
3-class 777 only nets about 18 seats in economy, 1 in business and 8 first class seats compared to the future 2-class 767-400. Depending on the type and available crew rest pods: 1 to 2 fc seats will be crew rest and 4 biz class seats may become crew rest or 6 economy seats becomes crew rest. Overall with the 777, you will have a net decrease in economy seats and increase in premium seats. Also, this will probably become a domestic free-upgrade flight like ORD
when on sUA metal.
When all is said and done, the new configuration will be 39/203 on all 767-400s. In the end, I believe it can be served with a smaller 2-class 767-300. I would not be surprised to see a 66xx nose number begin servicing this route in 2014.