IB at CDG?

Old May 16, 2024, 2:08 am
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IB at CDG?

I normally fly AF to/from CDG because even without status, at least Terminal 2 has shops and things to do to pass the time.

Unfortunately I have an IB booking to CDG later this year, which goes from T3, that dreadful low-cost terminal (why Iberia still operate from there is beyond me, especially given you'd think traffic to Paris from Spain would be decent). Anyone with more experience of this route know if I'm just completely out of luck for a lounge, seeing as there isn't one at T3? I doubt you can transfer airside to use a lounge at T2?
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Old May 16, 2024, 4:31 am
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Previously briefly discussed here
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Old May 16, 2024, 5:05 am
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Thanks. Annoying that they're still at T3 given it's now IB mainline operating these flights and not I2.
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Old May 16, 2024, 5:06 am
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Originally Posted by chacor
(why Iberia still operate from there is beyond me, especially given you'd think traffic to Paris from Spain would be decent)
The short answer is that CDG used to be Iberia Express only, while mainline Iberia flies from ORY.
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Old May 16, 2024, 5:28 am
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Is the switch to mainline for the Olympics - but keeping T3, makes no sense.

The extime lounge looks decent, and if even AY pays for it...
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/36196248-post637.html
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Old May 20, 2024, 3:57 pm
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That T3 is a Grade A dump. There’s no Lounge and boarding is vile. The only thing better about it is that it’s cheaper than ORY and I now know why.
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Old May 21, 2024, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by csycsycsy
Is the switch to mainline for the Olympics - but keeping T3, makes no sense.
As far as I can tell, mainline IB replaced I2 on the CDG services in the winter schedule. I flew IB mainline to CDG (AF back) in November. So on the face of it it's not Olympics-specific.
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Old May 21, 2024, 8:06 am
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As far as I can tell, mainline IB replaced I2 on the CDG services in the winter schedule. I flew IB mainline to CDG (AF back) in November. So on the face of it it's not Olympics-specific.
Did you do the status match from IB to KQ (just to) check out the AF CDG 2F lounge, it's pretty good for a Schengen lounge
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Old May 21, 2024, 8:23 am
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Haven't done any status matches, but I am weighing the Flying Blue one at the moment, except I don't have any SkyTeam flights due soon. I've been in the AF 2F lounge before flying J on AF, and yes it is nice.
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