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Least Turbulence On A380: UD Or LD?  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2877 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9716 times:

Hi all,
my sister flies to JNB with AF (A380) in Y
She is afraid of turbulence, and she wants to know what the best is for her: Upper deck or lower deck (knowing that the UD Y section of the AF A380s is located at the rear of the cabin).
Also, for those who flown AF A380, which one is better in general (cabin ambiance, noise, service, comfort...): UD or LD?


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User currently offlineEBGARN From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 9655 times:


Turbulence wise it is almost always best to be near the wings, and if possible close to the front of the wings. I cannot see that it would be any difference between the upper and lower deck, in that regard. The most uncomfortable ride in turbulence is in the far back.

I have only been on SQ's A380's, but I strongly prefer the upper deck. LD feels cramped and over crowded, while the UD is more like a 330/340. Also, the window view is from my personal opinion 'nicer' from the UD.

Wish her a nice trip!

User currently offlinebrightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1291 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 9609 times:

I've been on AF's A380 CDG-LHR and back this Summer. Going on the upper deck towards the back (93L), returning on the main deck just a few rows sky of first. As it was only a couple hours apart I would say the conditions were about the same and clearly there is no comparison between the nose and the tail, put your sister toward the front on the main deck.

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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2877 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9213 times:

ok, thanks.
I heard that on the UD there were compartments on the side near the window (like on the UD of the 744), is that true?

User currently offlinefoxbravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3068 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9147 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 3):

Yes, that's true.

Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently onlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9082 times:

Usually, it's best to be at/near the center of gravity for the aircraft, which on the 3-deck A380 (UD, LD, Cargo Deck) would be lower deck, center of the aircraft (both in regards to front/back and left/right).

User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1038 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

Guys, when there is turbulence the whole aircrafts shakes.
How does it matter if its Upper deck or the lower deck?
The whole A380 shakes! =) .

Keep flying, because the sky is no limit!
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