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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 Aug 8, 22, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by iplaybass View Post
Flying CDG-ORD early September in J. How early should we be at the airport with checked bags? Spending the night in Roissy, so should be a short trip.

Thanks in advance!
we arrived CDG for an 9.15 am flight around 7. 1k/J check in was full but through in 10 minutes. With access 1 code on your BP, immigration and security are not too bad. We were check in to gate in about 45 min or less...
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Old Aug 23, 22, 10:51 am
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Since I know for many people "free" is all important 8), let's pretend the AC lounge were closed and it's early morning. Where would you go? Is there any comfortable space you can pay for, at another restaurant or lounge? Or is there just nothing?
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Old Aug 23, 22, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by hirohito888 View Post
Issue is that T1 is still closed, so every non-ST carrier is using T2A for non-Schengen flights. There is major capacity issue at T2A to the point where they had to control departing passenger flow to both immigration hall and security, even with priority/No.1 Access. So you're just going to end up waiting a very long and slow moving line. ...
This was my experience on three trips (dont ask) through immigration and security at the end of July: at times, security backed up to the point where they stopped processing the immigration lines for 10 minutes or so. Nonetheless, I was through the whole pre-gate process in under 45 minutes each time with Accs No. 1.
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Old Nov 9, 22, 2:57 pm
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CDG Terminal 1 reopening?

I saw some reports that CDG Terminal 1 may be reopening in December, 2022 and Star Alliance returning. Anyone know whether that is true or planned? Apparently, a renovation would also have some of the satellite gates connected. (Though what I'd really like is an arrivals lounge anywhere in CDG. I used to fly AF specifically to be able to use the one in Terminal 2.)
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Old Nov 9, 22, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Artpen100 View Post
I saw some reports that CDG Terminal 1 may be reopening in December, 2022 and Star Alliance returning. Anyone know whether that is true or planned? Apparently, a renovation would also have some of the satellite gates connected. (Though what I'd really like is an arrivals lounge anywhere in CDG. I used to fly AF specifically to be able to use the one in Terminal 2.)
When we were there a few weeks ago that is what we were told -- and trust me the staff can't wait to get back to T1! However, this is France -- and the French have a rather pliable relationship with time, just like the Port Authority here in NY/NJ....
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Old Nov 10, 22, 2:09 am
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Ive made a little investigation at CDG this morning and was confirmed twice that it would reopen on January 9th.
And it is supposed to be very nice
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Old Nov 10, 22, 11:20 am
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I wonder if connecting the satellite gates will means that *G UA flyers will now be able to use the LH lounges on the other side of security.
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Old Nov 10, 22, 11:32 am
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Technically they communicate, the only issue was that the security was at each sattelite.
From what I understood there will be only 1 security past checkin when they reopen, so the Star Alliance lounge will be post security and therfore you should be able to go to LH and back.
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Old Nov 10, 22, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by benewr View Post
Technically they communicate, the only issue was that the security was at each sattelite.
From what I understood there will be only 1 security past checkin when they reopen, so the Star Alliance lounge will be post security and therfore you should be able to go to LH and back.
Lounge post security is an excellent improvement.
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Old Nov 12, 22, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by benewr View Post
Technically they communicate, the only issue was that the security was at each sattelite.
From what I understood there will be only 1 security past checkin when they reopen, so the Star Alliance lounge will be post security and therfore you should be able to go to LH and back.
But what about passport control?

UA departures from non-Schengen gates while the LH lounge would be Schengen.
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Old Nov 20, 22, 1:37 am
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Looks like there is an official date on the calendar now. United will return to Terminal 1 on January 11 (several other airlines will begin the migration back to this terminal in December). Very much looking forward to it, although I’d grown accustomed to 2a and even the AC MLL.
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Old Nov 20, 22, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by ARR72 View Post
Looks like there is an official date on the calendar now. United will return to Terminal 1 on January 11 (several other airlines will begin the migration back to this terminal in December). Very much looking forward to it, although Id grown accustomed to 2a and even the AC MLL.
I hear you -- but the dungeon of despair (aka the MLL) is not my favorite lol....
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Old Nov 20, 22, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by benewr View Post
And it is supposed to be very nice
Of course it's supposed to be nice, but we'll have to see how it actually turns out.
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Old Nov 20, 22, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by ARR72 View Post
Looks like there is an official date on the calendar now. United will return to Terminal 1 on January 11 (several other airlines will begin the migration back to this terminal in December). Very much looking forward to it, although Id grown accustomed to 2a and even the AC MLL.
Interesting. We have a four-hour connection at CDG (TG to UA) two days later.
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Old Nov 21, 22, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by ms_go View Post
Interesting. We have a four-hour connection at CDG (TG to UA) two days later.
Hopefully you will have your pick of available lounges
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