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Upper Deck Or Lower Deck On The A380?  
User currently offlineSfuk From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 171 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 24355 times:


So this is pure gloating on my part (for which I make 'some' apologies ) Big grin
At the end of May I'm doing a round the world (of sorts...) trip. LHR-SIN-LAX-LAS-LAX-LHR

My first flight LHR-SIN is on the A380. Unfortunately my budget wouldn't stretch to getting a suite so I'll be stuck in Y. My question for those of you lucky enough to have been on the big bird already is:

Are there any benefits of being on either the upper or lower deck?
I've seen the cabin layout on Seatguru.com and first thought are that the upper deck looks slightly better....

Thanx for any responses.


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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3799 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 24379 times:

Quoting Sfuk (Thread starter):

Are there any benefits of being on either the upper or lower deck?

Upper deck Y has those extra storage bins if you're in a window seat. Also, the cabin isn't as wide, and having less passengers around might make it feel less like a cattle car.


Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 581 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 24325 times:

And service on the upper deck is quicker as well. The upper deck is definately the place to be on the A380 (except if you can afford to be in the Suites)

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8743 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 24317 times:
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Upper deck is better, especially if you can get a window as you have the side storage bins - they are excellent for putting your 'junk' in.

In addition, the cabin is smaller so service is quicker/better than the lower desk.

Enjoy your flights.



User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 24277 times:

I would also vote for the upper deck. If you are stuck at a window seat on the lower deck over the wing, the wing rises enough to block much of your view out.

User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1300 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 24257 times:

Definitely the upper deck. The smaller cabin with 2-4-2 seat configuration makes it feel less crowded.

User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 24257 times:

I love the upper deck on the 747, so if I had to choose I'd go for upper deck too. Much more special than the lower deck  Smile

User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2919 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 24198 times:

On the 747, I have noticed that we feel less turbulences on the uper deck. Is it the same on the A380?

User currently offlineERJ135 From Aruba, joined Nov 2000, 727 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 24088 times:

I was lucky enough to have the A380 both ways and have a flight on both decks. Originally I was to return on a 744.
The upper deck of the A380 had these useful side bins if you have a window seat but is otherwise a lot like flying on an A330 or A340. The lower deck is much bigger and wider but feels pretty much the same as a 747. I could be wrong but the amount of space that a Y seat has on the lower deck seemed a bit more on the lower deck than on the upper deck. Don't know why but I liked downstairs better.

I remember when the DC-3 was new!
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