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Old Apr 5, 18, 5:24 am
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New York
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I guess I'm not bringing anything new to the table, but I'm going to vent a little: I arrived at CDG Monday morning from JFK right during morning rush hour around 7am. Usually, I try to take the latest flights to avoid arriving at that time, and the last 2 times I was lucky enough to be in La Premiere so I got escorted to the front. But as a "regular" economy folk , I forgot how much of a sh*t show passport control is at 2E. It was such chaos that the people checking the "Access n1" priority lane were kind of overwhelmed, and they just let me through there by mistake (I was not entitled to it). The crowd was going all the way to the very back of the room, on all the lanes including priority. And those "new and improved" Parafe thingies in the middle were all closed of course, which creates even more commotion.

I was expecting to see like 3 or 4 open control points, in true ADP fashion, but to my surprise a lot of them were open - maybe 10 or more. So this just goes to show that even when they have a decent amount of agents available, the whole thing is just not adapted anymore at all for the amount of passengers now transiting there (breaking news, I know ). So I'm not even sure that the facial recognition system will really improve things, the terminal is just not adapted anymore period.

There is one thing they could really do to make it a little more bearable: install some goddamn air conditioning!! It's always so digusting in there!
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