I have quite a nice dilema!
I'm travelling for business to KL in January and am travelling there by myself a few days early then coming back with colleageus. My choices are to depart Manchster at lunchtime and fly on the new A380 to Dubai then onwards not on the A380 and arrive at 2pm, enough time for a relax, dinner and bed. OR leave at 8pm not on A380 and connect with the 10am flight from Dubai ariving KL at 9pm, quick snack then bed.
Now the reason I'm considering the second option is we have done this leg before and the stewardess said that the Dubai - KL sector was "always empty", we had a row of 4 seats to ourselves, as did most people on the flight. I wonder if anyone can confirm that this sector USUALLY is not full, I know you can't predict how busy a plane wil be but have lots of others experienced the same thing?