LY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2650 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7745 times:
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?
EBGARN From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7684 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.
brightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1287 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7638 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.
sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6293 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 7111 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).