Monday, March 16, 2009

Long live the 767

The one daily non-stop flight between LAX and Lima takes about eight hours. The carrier is LAN, and the plane is a refurbished 767.

LAN seems to be nothing special--airline food at its typical worst and slightly surly service people--but the 767 is great. It is the only plane (I think) with 2-3-2 seating in coach. The combination of this seating plan and high ceilings make the plane feel more spacious than any other, and so makes long trips more tolerable. But 767s are getting old; I will miss them when they disappear.


Anonymous said...

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which replaces the 767, will also have 2+3+2 seating in coach, among other niceties.

Richard Green said...

Actually, the story said 2-4-2, which is better than the 777, but still not as good as the old 767.