Transfer at CDG

 
Old Jul 27, 08, 10:03 am
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Transfer at CDG

My 15 year old son is travelling alone with the itinerary listed below. Trying to tell him what customs/transfer will be like. Believe EWR-CDG lands at 2A and CDG-NCE departs at 2F. Apparently he cannot travel as official UM on CO anymore but will try and get any help from CO I can. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

Flight Details:
Depart:
8:05 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 23, 2008
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) Arrive:
9:40 a.m. +1 Day
Sun., Aug. 24, 2008
Paris, France (CDG) Travel Time:
7 hr 35 mn Flight: CO138
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Fare Class: First (E)
Meal: Dinner


Depart:
12:40 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 24, 2008
Paris, France (CDG) Arrive:
2:10 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 24, 2008
Nice, France (NCE) Travel Time:
1 hr 30 mn Flight: AF7704
Fare Class: Economy (X)
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Old Jul 27, 08, 10:45 am
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These threads may be of some assistance.

CDG Terminal Transfers 2F-2E

Paris CDG Airport FAQ

Customs at CDG for connecting flight to BCN
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Old Jul 27, 08, 11:02 am
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Three hours at CDG will be plenty of time. Assuming he can read signs (in English) and follow the arrows he should have no trouble making the connection.
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Old Jul 27, 08, 11:42 am
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I would look at the Air France postings.
There have tons of postings about transfers in CDG.
It is a very hot topic of discussion.
Overall 3 hours should be enough.
I assume he is a savvy 15 year old.
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Old Jul 27, 08, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by keisari View Post
I assume he is a savvy 15 year old.
When he wants something from us

I am thinking this is akin to going from Terminal A at EWR (A/B at CDG) to Terminal C (E/F at CDG) except transfer distance at CDG is shorter and you can walk it. I guess he clears immigration at CDG A/B, goes landside, and gets to E/F and clears security to go airside. Getting from A/B to E/F he should follow whatever signs there are for Schengen.
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Old Jul 27, 08, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by milesmilesmiles View Post
When he wants something from us

I am thinking this is akin to going from Terminal A at EWR (A/B at CDG) to Terminal C (E/F at CDG) except transfer distance at CDG is shorter and you can walk it. I guess he clears immigration at CDG A/B, goes landside, and gets to E/F and clears security to go airside. Getting from A/B to E/F he should follow whatever signs there are for Schengen.
Actually transferring at any US airport is alot easier!


here a map of CDG https://www.continental.com/web/en-U...F87461CB139B03

its a bit of a walk and Im not sure if you can walk from 2E to 2F without going down a series of stairs (or escalator/s). Like I had to to get from 2A to 2B. On that map where it shows that 2A&C and 2B&D are connected its not thats where the stairs are to go down and walk under th roadways.

I think there maybe an Internal bus, I found it alot easier just to walk. I did so at 1st outside for some fresh air, only to have to double back since the only way to get over was from inside the Term between A&C and no way from outside.
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Old Jul 27, 08, 5:45 pm
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I just did a transfer from iah-cdg-dub. flew into T 2A and i flew out of 2E. i had a one hour five minute layover and i still had time to check out the AF lounge in 2E. There are information desks scattered everywhere and they all speak english. He should be fine.
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Old Jul 28, 08, 3:46 am
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I did this recently, and it is very easy to do. I think I found a thread on the AF forum with real specific instructions (which I printed and took with me) that helped a lot. I've also found people on the ground at CDG are very happy to help. I was advised to walk rather than take a transfer bus. If you're not real careful, you can end up on the wrong bus, and it's not a safe bet that the drivers speak English, or even French, for that matter. It was a ten minute walk at most.
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