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

Old May 10, 13, 11:43 am
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What Terminal Does CDG-SFO Flight Use?

What terminal does the CDG-SFO flight operate out of? Today it departed from "S29" in Paris.

I'm trying to find out because as a United Club Member I want to know which Lounge I can use when I depart there.

Thanks!
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Old May 10, 13, 11:44 am
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T1. There's a Star Alliance lounge that you can use: http://www.staralliance.com/en/benef...-lounge-paris/
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Old May 10, 13, 11:50 am
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Thanks for the quick response. Looks like I can use the Star Alliance or SAS lounge.



or one of the Lufthansa Lounges

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Old May 10, 13, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by cslovacek
Thanks for the quick response. Looks like I can use the Star Alliance or SAS lounge.

Originally Posted by cslovacek
or one of the Lufthansa Lounges
I don't think so actually - from what I remember the Lufthansa lounge is in the satellite where the LH flights depart from, and it looks like the SK one is also in a satellite. Both of these are likely to be Schengen-only satellites so you may not be able to get to them.

There's a thread here somewhere that talks about lounge options at CDG - I know for a fact you can use the *A lounge though.
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Old May 10, 13, 9:14 pm
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You take an elevator up to the *A lounge. Note that this is after some passport control but before real security, so you can't take a beverage from the lounge with you. Lounge had good wifi last week, mediocre food and bev mid morning. It was fine until a big crush of people filled it around 10 AM.
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Old May 11, 13, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by star_world
I don't think so actually - from what I remember the Lufthansa lounge is in the satellite where the LH flights depart from, and it looks like the SK one is also in a satellite. Both of these are likely to be Schengen-only satellites so you may not be able to get to them.

There's a thread here somewhere that talks about lounge options at CDG - I know for a fact you can use the *A lounge though.
You are correct re the LH lounge being in the satellite where the LH flight leave from along with the LO flights... think it's the 60's gates
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Old May 11, 13, 8:45 am
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Yesterday, CDG-SFO departed out of a remote stand, because all the gates were full.
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Old Jul 3, 13, 8:38 am
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A question for the experienced United travellers here:
We'll be arriving on a TGV train scheduled to arrive into the T2 TGV station at 7:59 and one of our group needs to catch UA57 to EWR which departs at 9:25.
I have no experience with UA at CDG. According to their policies the bag drop/check-in deadline is 60 minutes prior to departure, which should be doable. I usually need about 15-17 minutes to go from T2 TGV to T1 check-in via CDGVAL.
How strict are they about enforcing the 60-minute deadline in case there's delays? I don't know if the person flying will have accs no.1 as well (don't think so, though).
We'll also do OLCI and could even skip checking bag(s) in case things get too tight.
Problem is that is the first train of the day and getting there earlier is just not really an option...
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Old Jul 3, 13, 10:06 am
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Cutting it very close. I'd do the OLCI/carry on route.
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Old Jul 3, 13, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by bhomburg
A question for the experienced United travellers here:
We'll be arriving on a TGV train scheduled to arrive into the T2 TGV station at 7:59 and one of our group needs to catch UA57 to EWR which departs at 9:25.
I have no experience with UA at CDG. According to their policies the bag drop/check-in deadline is 60 minutes prior to departure, which should be doable. I usually need about 15-17 minutes to go from T2 TGV to T1 check-in via CDGVAL.
How strict are they about enforcing the 60-minute deadline in case there's delays? I don't know if the person flying will have accs no.1 as well (don't think so, though).
We'll also do OLCI and could even skip checking bag(s) in case things get too tight.
Problem is that is the first train of the day and getting there earlier is just not really an option...


That is not a good way to introduce yourself to one of the modern-world's most-chaotic airports! Get an earlier train, or come in the night before and stay at an airport hotel. I had to spend an extra day getting home because is was one minute late at check-in. No exceptions, no way, no how, even though it was actually pretty quiet at the time.

It's possible that it can work out, but not likely. The amount of time it takes just to find the right line to stand in (for a newcomer to CDG) is considerable, and the lines for anyone without status are huge. Let us know how it turns out. Absolute minimum departure cushion for me at CDG is two hours, and I plan to be there three hours prior. Hate that, because it's a crummy airport to spend time in.
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Old Jul 3, 13, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by Mike Jacoubowsky


That is not a good way to introduce yourself to one of the modern-world's most-chaotic airports! Get an earlier train, or come in the night before and stay at an airport hotel. I had to spend an extra day getting home because is was one minute late at check-in. No exceptions, no way, no how, even though it was actually pretty quiet at the time.

It's possible that it can work out, but not likely. The amount of time it takes just to find the right line to stand in (for a newcomer to CDG) is considerable, and the lines for anyone without status are huge. Let us know how it turns out. Absolute minimum departure cushion for me at CDG is two hours, and I plan to be there three hours prior. Hate that, because it's a crummy airport to spend time in.
...or they go on strike and you're stuck even longer!
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Old Jul 3, 13, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by Mike Jacoubowsky


That is not a good way to introduce yourself to one of the modern-world's most-chaotic airports! Get an earlier train, or come in the night before and stay at an airport hotel. I had to spend an extra day getting home because is was one minute late at check-in. No exceptions, no way, no how, even though it was actually pretty quiet at the time.

It's possible that it can work out, but not likely. The amount of time it takes just to find the right line to stand in (for a newcomer to CDG) is considerable, and the lines for anyone without status are huge. Let us know how it turns out. Absolute minimum departure cushion for me at CDG is two hours, and I plan to be there three hours prior. Hate that, because it's a crummy airport to spend time in.
Correct!!

My advice is to go the evening before and spend the night at CDG...This airport is an organized mess when things are on time and working well and a total disaster when it is not...and you are more likely to experience the latter than the former.

Unfortunately, I am a monthly commuter to Paris and it has gotten so bad that I often fly to BRU and then take a train to Paris!
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Old Jul 3, 13, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by 1KPath

My advice is to go the evening before and spend the night at CDG...This airport is an organized mess when things are on time and working well and a total disaster when it is not...and you are more likely to experience the latter than the former.
^^ x infinity. Paris traffic can be a huge Charlie Foxtrot.
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Old Jul 3, 13, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by 1KPath
Unfortunately, I am a monthly commuter to Paris and it has gotten so bad that I often fly to BRU and then take a train to Paris!
I've done this as well. CDG is a very strange place.
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Old Jul 3, 13, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Mike Jacoubowsky


That is not a good way to introduce yourself to one of the modern-world's most-chaotic airports! Get an earlier train, or come in the night before and stay at an airport hotel. I had to spend an extra day getting home because is was one minute late at check-in. No exceptions, no way, no how, even though it was actually pretty quiet at the time.

It's possible that it can work out, but not likely. The amount of time it takes just to find the right line to stand in (for a newcomer to CDG) is considerable, and the lines for anyone without status are huge. Let us know how it turns out. Absolute minimum departure cushion for me at CDG is two hours, and I plan to be there three hours prior. Hate that, because it's a crummy airport to spend time in.
In addition to all this confusion, IIRC the OLCI will not work for CDG. You still have to get in line to answer the security questions before you get a BP.
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