So yesterday something happened to me way before I thought it would. I was flying in first class on a newly configured United 777. It was very nice, I was in 2A, I'd prefer to have been in 1A for more privacy, but I'm sad to say the entire cabin (while beautifully designed) didn't feel as exclusive as the nose cone of a 747! So, I thought of UA's future with no 747's and while being on a 787 or A350, just like a 777, you will be in a straight line, in a round tube with a flat bulkhead to look at, "First Class" may never feel as uber exclusive as on the amazing 747.
I don't travel in First ALL the time. Just a few times a year so I still feel the thrill. I wonder if I started a petition for UA to buy 20 748i, they might... But... How many millions of signatures would I need?