At the very beginning, in the terminal: you have more the B747's big chin than the A380's fronthead + cockpit windows at the top.
The 2 stores are in favour of the A380.
The cockpit is at cabin level (when she knocks on the door, you can see the cabin behind).
Finally, you have a 11-abreast seating which neither the B747 nor the A380 feature -normally, maybe EK will manage it though- Big grin.
It might not be exactly the A380, but most people cant see the difference anyway, and I am sure it was the filmproducers idea to create a cabin that looks like something from an A380 since it just had its first flight
I think thats where the mystery lies. I can pictures the mother noticing that after seeing it long after take off. Note also that the mother (Jodie Foster) helped build the plane. I'm guessing she uses the plane to fill the void in her own life (the void being the loss of her daughter she couldn't come to terms with).
Something all aviation enthusiasts can relate to ?