The A380 is quieter (especially behind the wings compared to others) and more stable than any aircraft I have flown (and that should cover pretty much everything). Pictured above the upper deck and below, the lower deck by day and night. No photos of the business class unfortunately (I declined an upgrade to stay with my family). Hopefully next time…
Edit: after doing a bit of research, I found the reason why we all felt much better than usual after spending 12 hours on a plane: cabin pressure! The lowest cabin altitude of any airliner either already flying or in current development is the A380, designed to maintain a cabin altitude of 1,500m. A high cabin pressure (i.e. low cabin altitude) helps to reduce dehydration, and means your body doesn’t have to work so hard to get the oxygen it needs – two factors that help contribute to arriving at your destination in better shape!
The stairs at the rear of the aircraft:
Japanese Hostess making an announcement:
Seat 11A, not too bad for economy:
Air France’s choice for the entertainment system puzzles me. It’s brand new but already feels old. Why not having a large touch screen instead of this useless remote control ? One good thing though is the rear view camera available throughout the flight (I will post a video on that shortly).
My view from seat 11A: