Air France Frequence Plus - Jet-Lagged in CDG
Apr 22, 12, 2:24 pm
My wife is transiting through CDG, flying from the USA, arriving 6AM, leaving 12:25PM. She has Priority Pass Plus and Amex Plat for lounge access, and is flying AF.
What's the best way to kill 6 jet-lagged hours in CDG? Don't suggest going into Paris, we're going there together a week later. Is there anyplace there conducive to catching a nap?
Apr 23, 12, 3:14 am
If your wife travels in business class, the best thing to do is to go to the AF lounge (contrary to T2E, there is no quiet zone at T2F), but the place is generally quiet enough (especially the lower floor).
You may now have access to the lounge without being Elite or flying Business by paying access.
The other option (at a cost) is to book a day use room at
Sheraton CDG (http://www.sheratonparisairport.com/forms/day-room-cdg)
Apr 23, 12, 3:44 am
A more affordable option could be to go to the Ibis where, during daytime and depending upon availability, you can book a room by the hour, with a minimum of two hours. It's nothing special, but you can have a decent shower and sleep in a real bed, and you can use CDGVAL from Terminal 2. That's what I usually do when I have a connection longer than 5 hours in CDG, even though I have lounge access, and I find it worth the price and hassle. The Sheraton is, of course, the more comfortable option; it can be pricey, though.
The Hilton also has better day use rates than the Sheraton, I believe starting at 79 EUR. That could also be a good option if you want something a bit above the Ibis, but don't want to pay the Sheraton prices. Day room would probably be the best bet if she does not have lounge access.
Also, just to note that figure by the time you're off the plane and at one of the terminal hotels, you've probably lost 45 minutes to an hour. Then figure you should be back at the security check point two hours before the next flight. So really, it's only about 3 hours or even a little less that you'd have in the hotel room.