Airplane Airbus A380-800 (380) Air France has 4 classes on board with total of 516 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|la première||81 - 79||35||1 - 3||9|
|business||55 - 78||24||60 - 73||80|
|economy||32||17.5||10 - 94||389|
|premium economy||38||19||80 - 85||38|
We had a fantastic experience in La Premiere. While the seats are not as "private" as those on the 777-300, they are incredibly comfortable and the service was excellent. I enjoyed having having a separate changing room; the sole bathroom for 9 passengers was perfectly adequate. My husband was in 2F (he is 6'5") and was equally impressed. The ground service was impressive and the La Premiere lounge at CDG is quite the experience. I have to admit I felt a little guilty when we boarded the plane at LAX; it is a little surreal being walked to the front of a line that has hundreds of passengers and walking onto a private boarding gate!
Lots of room between the seat and the cabin side. Everything shows sign of age. There is no AC power socket and the USB socket does not even provide sufficient charge to keep a tablet going through the flight.
I have to disagree with the featured user comment of Abdullah, claiming that the 380 is to be avoided and a generation behind. It is the most comfortable plane in the sky and the most quiet, and has the most space, especially in Business. Far better than the 777. I travel very frequently and know of what I speak.
Low-quality business cabin that is a generation (or two behind the competition). At least I had a middle aisle seat. Avoid the A380 Air France business cabin if possible and try to fly a route with their 777 newer business cabin. These are almost a generation behind by now as well, but much better than the A380 upper deck.
I flew AF10 from CDG-JFK on 4/21/19 in seat 92L and had a great experience. I had originally booked seat 92G (which doesn't cost anything additional at booking) but upon check-in, some of the "duo" seats were available for no extra charge, so I made the switch. Would highly recommend this seat, you have a view out two windows, it was comfortable, and the bin on the side was extremely convenient. Service and food were excellent, I've never landed from a long flight feeling full. IFE system feels a bit old, but it works fine. I liked watching the tail camera.
This seat may be good for a very tall person. I reserved it because I usually reserve Comfort Plus, just for extra amenities and space. This particular seat ended up being my most uncomfortable flight I've taken. The DL8599 leaves SFO at 3:20PM, and lands in Paris the next morning. Ideally, you'd want to sleep a good chunk of that time but it will be basically impossible, as the crew uses the space in front to congregate, and you are directly next to the galley and the bathroom, both of which remain brightly lit for the entire flight. Additionally, AF tends to discontinue beverage service during overnight flights but will leave out a cart of water in this open area - TONS of foot traffic, people taking walking breaks, NO under seat storage (for a woman with a purse this is exceptionally annoying), plus you will still need to climb two other people (also trying desperately to sleep) in order to get to the lavatories. What a mistake. I can't believe they charge extra for this seat, it should be a discounted price.
91D is an upper deck seat. I found it to be a very comfortable seat with plenty of legroom and elbowroom for me, tall, long legs. I had space to put a messenger type bag under the seat and still have room for my feet.
Definitely the worst seat in Business Class. Tv is a small pop up screen ans faces rifht into the galley ans bathrooms. Business class generally is very poor quality aa the seats are very uncomfortable ans not 189 degree lie flat. By far the worst business class to Europe of the major carriers
Allthough this seat is. Classified as a prefered seat I was very disappointed. Due to the seat is placed in a small angle the legroom is limited and unpleasent for a man like me (1,90 mtr). Also the rom to store luggage is limited It is really no value to pay extra money for this seat.
I flew in Seat 34D. The seat has plenty of legroom but has major drawbacks. All of your items must be stored under the seat in front of you... two rows forward. Very inconvenient. You have no USB port which the other seats do have. Finally, the console screen and tray table unfold from the armrest. The tray table was horrible. When unfolded, It is approximately 9" or more closer to your body than the person sitting next to you in basic economy whose tray table unfolds from the back of the seat in front of them! It was terrible. I took photos and submitted them to Air France requesting a refund for the seat upgrade cost but so far they have been unresponsive.
These are very bad seats. While Business, passengers used the space in front of our seats to constantly cross from one aisle to another. Attendants could do little about it. Disturbed our sleep and meals.
No view. Wing is fully blocking any view
Near the cooking oven that makes a lot of noise when they are on
42A is a standar seat in the context of modern airlines: short leg room, and very uncomfortable. I ended with back pain after a 10 hours trip. The configuration in small sub cabins in this airplane gives the sensation that one is travelling in a Greyhound Bus. Definitively, for my netx travel to Europe I willchose another airline. Even Iberia is more comfortable, despite the usual bad attitude of their crews
Pros: This seat has a lot of leg room, with a small wall in front of it where the 3rd seat in row 10 would have been. This means you can not leave the seat by walking through row 10- you still need to climb past the other 2 seats in the row. Cons: Proximity to the bathroom and food prep area means that this area can be noisy, which can make it hard to sleep in an overnight flight. Note: the armrests on this row cannot be raised.
While this seat has great leg room, the proximity to the galley is a real problem. In addition, other passengers seem to think of this area as a "hang out" spot or place to congregate, some even encroaching on my leg room. A terrible seat if you want to sleep on the plane.
This is a seat upstairs on the A380. There are only 2 seats in this row. Legroom is fair ans there is a nice stiwage bin begween yhe seat and the wall it is oerfect for a small laptop bag. It features USB power as well ans a foot rest.
WARNING! No one over 5'10" should sit in this seat. See my comments for seat 81A for specifics. I flew in 81A but not in this seat, 81L. However, the same inconveniences apply to 81L also. Please do not sit here unless you consider yourself a medium or small-frames person. Please do not.
WARNING!! If you are over 5'10" you will be very uncomfortable in this seat. The left side curves inward because you are on the top level of the aircraft. So your head must tilt to the right to accommodate. Imagine sitting with your entire body facing to the right for the duration of the flight. And if there's someone large sitting on your right, you are even less mobility in your seat. The tray table and video screen being in the armrest--well that further reduces your seat width. Oh, did I mention there is no window at this row? Remember, you have been warned.
25 B, as well as A,C,D, & E, are all standard economy seats. All of Air France's A380's are showing their age, seats are worn and hard, entertainment system is slow and small screens. Flight itself was fine, service was friendly, flew CDG -JFK second meal / snack is embarrassing for AF, a small yogurt, a cold stale roll and a till of orange juice at what would be dinner time in NY