The differences between the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Here is a quick guide on the differences are between the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Before we get into the differences, similarities include flat-bed seats, unrivaled entertainment, extra cabin space, storage, and unlimited food and drinks.
Business or First Class Experience on The Dreamliner:
Low Profile: How low can you go? The Dreamliner can travel up to 6000 feet less than the standard plane. What does this mean? It means you have more oxygen in your blood, decreasing swelling and the feelings of jet lag. This also reduces turbulence allowing for a smoother flying experience.
Smooth Operator – Since the wings are lighter (made of composites) and built with aerodynamic efficiency, issues with drag are reduced. This allows for a smoother ride. Additionally, not only are the electric heating blankets on the wings more energy efficient, it reduces the build-up of ice. Therefore, the plane performs smoother in the skies.
Largest Windows – Windows are 40% larger than other planes. Even cooler, you can look outside without disturbing your neighbors because each window comes with a touch button option allowing you to regulate your window tint. Gone are the days when you had to take into consideration your neighbors will to sleep.
Extra Room – Your overhead carry-on space is not only larger, it is ergonomically designed to be placed above your seat without reducing your personal space when standing up.
LED lighting – LED lights simulates ambient brightness, which gradually adjusts through the duration of your flight to ease you into the changing time zones. In a nut shell, the system helps decrease jet lag upon arrival and allows for a more pleasant flying experience, hence “The Dreamliner Effect.”
Air and Noise:
Fresh Air – On the more technical side, who wants to breathe recycled air on long-haul flights? The engineers have thought of everything: HEPA air filters will not only pacify bacteria circulating within the cabin, but also reduce odors for the duration of your flight.
Noise Reduction – With quieter temperature controls, and multiple technological adjustments, noise is significantly reduced inside the cabin for a quieter flying experience.
Other features include:
- Curved ceiling for a warmer feel to the inside cabin
Business or First Class on the Airbus A380:
Room with a view:
Sky High – What’s cooler than flying sky high? Flying sky high on the second floor, so don’t limit your double-decker experience to the famous London buses.
An innovation like no other, this is one of the reasons why we love the Airbus A380; some airlines even have a bar set up on this double decker beauty.
Size does matter: With the widest cabin space in the airline industry, you can move around the deck comfortably whether in your seat or around the cabin.
Additionally, because the cabin space is so large, it allows each airline to freely customize the interiors of their aircrafts. This means you will experience bigger cabin suites, wider seats and even mingle while having a drink at the onboard bar.
Passenger Capacity: Since the plane is so large, the Airbus A380 can also fit up to 800 passengers offering enough room for all passengers to comfortably travel no matter what class of service.
Air and Noise:
Cleaner Air: With regularly recycled air through the duration of your flight, the filtration system allows each passenger to breathe fresh air.