Class rating 7.9
- Boarding 7.0
- Seat for sitting 7.0
- Seat for sleeping 5.0
- Service 8.0
- Entertainment 8.0
- Food & drink 8.0
- Punctuality 10.0
- Baggage 10.0
This four-class version of Air France's A380 has fewer Voyageur (economy) seats (389) than the three-class configuration (458) as economy seats on the upper deck have been removed to make way for premium economy seating.
The economy seats on the A380 are split across the rear of the upper deck and most of the main deck. Upstairs is configured 2-4-2 (A,B - D,E,F,G - K,L), but downstairs is mainly 3-4-3 (A,B,C - D,E,F,G - J,K,L), so, with a few exceptions, head upstairs if you can.
As you can see from the seat plan, the row of seats nearest the rear upstairs emergency exits are probably the best economy seats on the aircraft. However, if you want row 90 or 91 A,B,K or L, you will have to pay extra under Air France's Seat Plus option, up to 30 hours before departure.
Downstairs (rows 10-52), the two pairs of seats comprising row 10 are by an exit, but note that they are also by the stand-up snack bar. Just behind them, seats 11A and L will give unlimited legroom and may be quieter. Row 10 comes under Seat Plus, but row 11 does not.
Further back, seat 15G has a bulkhead holding a bassinet. Note that all of rows 10-16 will be affected by the proximity of the washrooms.
The next option for an exit seat comes in row 30, but note that the middle section is a bassinet row and again, the rest are covered by Seat Plus.
The sharp-eyed will notice an anomaly on the A380, the missing seat where 33D should be. This is because there is an escape hatch in the floor, so picking 34D will guarantee you good legroom in an aisle seat. Once again, this is Seat Plus.
Going even further back, row 45 faces an exit, but note that seats A,D,G and L are labelled as bassinet seats. Note also that the space in front of this row houses two stand-up snack bars, so this area may get very busy. None of these seats are Seat Plus.