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Consolidated CDG connection time/logistics/lounge - UA returned Jan 2023 to Term 1

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Consolidated CDG connection time/logistics/lounge - UA returned Jan 2023 to Term 1

Old Apr 12, 22, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by TomMM View Post
Iíve been told by the UA agents at CDG that T1 is being renovated and will be much nicer than before.
Unless itís being completely torn down and rebuilt it canít be any better than lipstick on a pig.
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Old Apr 12, 22, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by villox View Post
Unless itís being completely torn down and rebuilt it canít be any better than lipstick on a pig.
Agreed ... the design may have made sense in the 1960s, but today it's pretty terrible.
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Old Apr 12, 22, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by RJNYC View Post
Agreed ... the design may have made sense in the 1960s, but today it's pretty terrible.
It is so ridiculously bad you just have to laugh. I am somewhat fond of the plastic people tubes running through the middle.
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Old Apr 12, 22, 2:00 pm
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I appreciated the architecture of the terminal from the outside.. however from the check-in counter through security to the gate it wasnít a streamlined journey at all..
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Old Apr 12, 22, 2:02 pm
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I enjoyed the bouncy people mover.
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Old Apr 12, 22, 6:31 pm
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Originally Posted by villox View Post
Just wanted to confirm the the Maple Leaf lounge at 2A is indeed open. Food offerings similar to the *A lounge (eggs, crepes, sausage, cold cuts, pastries). Was directed here by the checkin agent.
I can confirm it is 100% open, I went though it last Friday, 4/8.

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Old Apr 12, 22, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Artpen100 View Post
It is so ridiculously bad you just have to laugh. I am somewhat fond of the plastic people tubes running through the middle.
To all those too young to know, search Alan Parson Project, I Robot album cover.... it was the most futuristic thing on earth😊

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Old Apr 25, 22, 3:08 am
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FYI, they are no longer using the Access #1 cards. You need to scan your BP which means you can skip the check in desk if you have no need to use it.
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Old Apr 25, 22, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by TomMM View Post
FYI, they are no longer using the Access #1 cards. You need to scan your BP which means you can skip the check in desk if you have no need to use it.
Meaning the BP scan confirms whether you're eligible, and no more dragon at the entry to the #1 lane?
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Old Apr 25, 22, 1:48 pm
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Yes but the queue minder was there looking at BPs before the scanner.
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Old Apr 27, 22, 10:06 am
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Schedule Change SFO-CDG-ATH | 70 Minute Connection

Hola FT Collective - I could use some input on a schedule change notice I just got from UA. In August (I know far enough out that schedules might change again), I'm flying SFO-CDG (UA) arriving at 1045 and departing CDG-ATH (A3) at 1155. Seated up front on both flights. But, is that connection time doable (guessing I have to clear into Schengen at CDG - and my experience with any customs clearance at CDG has been miserable throughout the years). There is an A3 flight 6 hours later - but kind of ruins my dinner plans in Athens. Would you risk it or try and re-schedule (side note, I'm coming in from SLC (separate PNR) that morning and we all know SFO, so wouldn't want a Euro flight that leaves before noon-ish just to protect that connection). Appreciate any insight from CDG transit pros!
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Old Apr 27, 22, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by MarkyMarc View Post
... I'm flying SFO-CDG (UA) arriving at 1045 and departing CDG-ATH (A3) at 1155. ...
Believe you will have to change as the MCT is 1:30 to 2:00, as UA likely will not allow check-in

And yes, have schedule changes, MCT violations can arise and not get flagged

Best to call and ask if UA allows this but even if UA did it, the odds have to be poor of a successful connection
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Old May 4, 22, 7:54 pm
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Has anyone had experience purchasing same day entrance into the MLL? Found some information online saying it is available at CDG, about 30€ if I recall. Hadn’t seen this noted before so I was a little surprised. I know I can bring one guest but I’ll be traveling with two friends and I’d be grateful to get some first hand experience confirmation ahead of time vs. going to the lounge, getting denied & doing a walk of shame to exit (it’s an “either we all go in or none of us” group). I’ve used this lounge twice since T1 has been closed. Both times I was “scrutinized” a bit more at the entrance than at other lounges so a little hesitant to upset the front desk!
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Old May 4, 22, 7:59 pm
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You may purchase access directly at our Maple Leaf Lounge at Charles-de-Gaulle Airport in Paris for €42 per customer. Kindly present your confirmed, same-day departing ticket for a flight operated by Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge.
https://www.aircanada.com/us/en/aco/...lounges.html#/
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Old May 4, 22, 8:09 pm
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Thank you for that, very helpful. Iíll be flying United out of 2A. The rules specify AC flights with no mention of other Star Alliance partners. Hope they are flexible on that point.
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