FAQ 5A1 - Paris CDG Airport FAQ

Reply

Old Oct 31, 17, 1:35 am
  #1546  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Accor 25+ Badge 2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Paris, France
Programs: AF/KL Flying Blue Platinum for life/Club2000 Ultimate, UA Mileage plus, Le Club Accorhotels platinum
Posts: 12,934
And T3 is a slightly improved warehouse-style building for charters and some LCC (including Vueling), so indeed no lounge (this word is unknown in T3 ).
So, unfortunately, you’ll have to wait to arrive at your final destination to have a shower.
Goldorak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 17, 3:04 pm
  #1547  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 306
Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
And T3 is a slightly improved warehouse-style building for charters and some LCC (including Vueling), so indeed no lounge (this word is unknown in T3 ).
So, unfortunately, you’ll have to wait to arrive at your final destination to have a shower.
For a 4 hour and 20 min connecting, is there a place near the airport you would recommend me to spend osme time at?
petey2428 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 31, 17, 3:21 pm
  #1548  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Accor 25+ Badge 2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Paris, France
Programs: AF/KL Flying Blue Platinum for life/Club2000 Ultimate, UA Mileage plus, Le Club Accorhotels platinum
Posts: 12,934
Originally Posted by petey2428 View Post
For a 4 hour and 20 min connecting, is there a place near the airport you would recommend me to spend osme time at?
The Pullman or Hilton hotels, both at walking distance from T3 are certainly the best places to go.
Goldorak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 1, 17, 9:45 am
  #1549  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: France
Programs: FB Plat for Life, UAMP, BAEC, Le Club Accor Hotels Plat, Marriott, Hilton
Posts: 2,169
Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
The Pullman or Hilton hotels, both at walking distance from T3 are certainly the best places to go.
Definitely two nices places.

I would add Citizen M and Novotel if our friend finds the other two a bit pricey.

But first of all, he has to:

- clear immigration
- pick up luggage
- walk to CDG interchange
- take the CDG VAL to the Roissypole station
- walk to T3 (passing our recommended hotels on the way)
- check in luggage.

He might not have much time left....
carnarvon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 18, 12:20 pm
  #1550  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: HAG
Programs: ST E+, *G, some hotel gold...
Posts: 1,954
Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
I believe you'll be able to check-in to JNB in the morning in CDG. If not, there is a storage place for bags, just above the RER station in T2 (in front of the Sheraton entrance).
Another possibility, if this all AF and even on separate tickets, you can ask departing the US to have your bags checked all the way to JNB so there will be no need to collect them in CDG. They may refuse but if this all AF, it should be no problem.
Hi,

do you know if there is still storage on T2 RER station (and is it secure)?
I'm trying to work out my packing strategy
Fabo.sk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 18, 4:02 pm
  #1551  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Accor 25+ Badge 2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Paris, France
Programs: AF/KL Flying Blue Platinum for life/Club2000 Ultimate, UA Mileage plus, Le Club Accorhotels platinum
Posts: 12,934
Originally Posted by Fabo.sk View Post
Hi,

do you know if there is still storage on T2 RER station (and is it secure)?
I'm trying to work out my packing strategy
yes, still there. Secure ? no idea, never used them.
Goldorak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 11:58 am
  #1552  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SF Bay Area
Programs: AA LT PLT 3 MM+, BA (very) Blue, CO nobody
Posts: 2,609
Flying on AF from SFO to PRG via CDG.
Connection time is 1 hr 45 min.
Is this too close as I will have to change terminals and go through immigration?
In addition, I had this message after booking:

Airport transfer
The San Francisco - Prague segment requires you to change airports in CDG. You must collect your baggage before proceeding to your connecting flight.

I imagine they mean changing terminals and not airports. Do I really have to collect my checked luggage?
TIA
Paulchili is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 4:19 pm
  #1553  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: France
Programs: FB Plat for Life, UAMP, BAEC, Le Club Accor Hotels Plat, Marriott, Hilton
Posts: 2,169
Originally Posted by Paulchili View Post
Flying on AF from SFO to PRG via CDG.
Connection time is 1 hr 45 min.
Is this too close as I will have to change terminals and go through immigration?
In addition, I had this message after booking:

Airport transfer
The San Francisco - Prague segment requires you to change airports in CDG. You must collect your baggage before proceeding to your connecting flight.

I imagine they mean changing terminals and not airports. Do I really have to collect my checked luggage?
TIA
Makes little sense; if any at all.
carnarvon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24, 18, 4:26 pm
  #1554  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SF Bay Area
Programs: AA LT PLT 3 MM+, BA (very) Blue, CO nobody
Posts: 2,609
Originally Posted by carnarvon View Post
Makes little sense; if any at all.
Are you referring to the message from the airline?
What about my connection time?
Paulchili is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 25, 18, 4:09 am
  #1555  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Accor 25+ Badge 2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Paris, France
Programs: AF/KL Flying Blue Platinum for life/Club2000 Ultimate, UA Mileage plus, Le Club Accorhotels platinum
Posts: 12,934
To OP : this is enough time for your connection and you don't need to collect bags at your connection point (you certainly don't change airport). They will be checked all the way to PRG.
Goldorak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 25, 18, 9:43 am
  #1556  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SF Bay Area
Programs: AA LT PLT 3 MM+, BA (very) Blue, CO nobody
Posts: 2,609
Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
To OP : this is enough time for your connection and you don't need to collect bags at your connection point (you certainly don't change airport). They will be checked all the way to PRG.
Thank you. That is reassuring.
Paulchili is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 18, 5:06 pm
  #1557  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,556
We're scheduled to fly AF11 from JFK to CDG, arriving Terminal 2E. We will need some euros for a taxi (I have 42, but we'll need 50). Where will we be able to find an ATM, preferably without going out of our path from gate to immigration to the taxi stand?
richarddd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5, 18, 12:00 am
  #1558  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Accor 25+ Badge 2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Paris, France
Programs: AF/KL Flying Blue Platinum for life/Club2000 Ultimate, UA Mileage plus, Le Club Accorhotels platinum
Posts: 12,934
Originally Posted by richarddd View Post
We're scheduled to fly AF11 from JFK to CDG, arriving Terminal 2E. We will need some euros for a taxi (I have 42, but we'll need 50). Where will we be able to find an ATM, preferably without going out of our path from gate to immigration to the taxi stand?
When arriving landside 2E (where people are waiting for arriving pax), turn left in the corridor and the ATM is just here about 5-10m ahead. For the taxi, go backward (as if you had turned right when arriving landside). Here, you may have sollicitations from illegal “taxis”; do not answer them.
richarddd likes this.
Goldorak is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 29, 18, 5:39 am
  #1559  
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Montreux CH
Programs: FB Platinum, M&M FTL, BA Blue
Posts: 7,218
Not strictly a Paris CDG Airport question, but I didn’t want to start another thread just for this. For an AF flight departing MXP to CDG, is it possible to check in the evening before for a flight which leaves at 07h00? I suspect at outstations that this is not possible, but you never know.
Concerto is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 29, 18, 8:46 am
  #1560  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,556
Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post

When arriving landside 2E (where people are waiting for arriving pax), turn left in the corridor and the ATM is just here about 5-10m ahead. For the taxi, go backward (as if you had turned right when arriving landside). Here, you may have sollicitations from illegal “taxis”; do not answer them.
It appears that all of the ATMs in the area are Travelex and charge a fee. The fee was a surprise to the people at the information booth (we stopped to buy museum passes).

The taxi dispatcher and driver both assured us our taxi would take a Visa credit card. His reader didn't actually work - it appeared to process but the charge didn't go through (and he tried to charge us 55 rather than 50). The hotel paid him 50 in cash. The card clearly was not the issue, having worked at the airport for museum passes and at the hotel immediately after.
richarddd is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread