Can you pack 74 people into a hypothetical Superliner Sectional?
On a hypothetical Superliner Sectional Sleeper keeping exact same car design, you can have 20 berths in the space occupied by 5 bedrooms on upper levels (2 long seats on opposite sides, remove the shower), another 20 berths in the space taken by 10 roomettes. Add 8 berths in the space occupied by lower level roomettes, 4 berths in the space occupied by Family Bedroom and 4 berths in the space occupied by Accessible Bedroom and you have a traincar with 56 sleeping berths. Not bad at all. Considering the fact that a sectional sleeper ticket can be sold at a higher fare than a coach seat, though not as high as conventional sleeper, 56 v/s 74 would not be a loss-making change as far as revenues are concerned.