Flew A380 of AF for the first time in CDG-IAD sector. The boarding was smooth/ fast and the in flight service was excellent (Looks like AF choses staff for A380 services selectively, as the experience in other AF were different!!!). The food and beverages were also excellent.
The only drawback was that IAD airport appeared not equipped to handle these many passengers at a time. Had to wait in the queue for around 2 hours to go through emigration. But since it was not a fault of AF, I would definitely recommend this flight service to anyone!
I agree, it really is horrendous and dehumanising. However, Ronald Reagon National Airport (DCA) has always been a delight, although not been there in too long a while. Quite the opposite of IAD! Pity it does not do international flights.