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  • Anonymous


    Hi all

    I wonder whether anyone has any experiences on connecting flights at CDG. The few times I have done it have been horrendous, but my company is planning to fly me from LHR into terminal 2F, to then connect with another Air France flight from terminal 2G – has anyone done this transfer ? It makes me want to rely on the train services really…

    Thanks !



    I am based just south of Bordeaux.

    About 3 years ago I flew bod – cdg – bkk with AF, I think into cdg terminal 2e and out at 2f, I found cdg an absolute nightmare, it was not so bad changing terminals, their is a coach service continualy traveling round all the terminals, I just found it totaly lacking in amenities and facillities, vowed never to transit through there again, of course what did not help, it was freezing cold and pouring down with rain.


    The lesson here is to avoid CDG at all costs. Connect via a different European hub if you can.



    Is it not possible for your company, to book you with Swiss through Zurich, that would be altogether a different experience.


    CDG is hideous. Avoid it at all costs; which is a shame as Air France is a nice airline.


    Flew LHR-Rabat with them last year

    Fantastic van ride on tight connection

    thought they were great. Catwalk, young+ cheerfull flight attendants too (M&F)


    Similarly, I’ve got to go between London & Montpellier soon. Outbound isn’t a problem (easyJet), but inbound the timings mean it is on AF via Paris.

    There are two options being offered: MPL-ORY/CDG-LHR or MPL-CDG-LHR, both with multiple connection times. Any recommendations of what minimum timings to take/which option to take?


    Things were so bad and chaotic at the security check-in for a recent flight to boston that the airline staff who ask all the pre-boarding q’s simply abandoned the whole thing! and we all just got on like the old days


    The French surrendering? Who’d have thought it…! 😉


    Generally a nightmare, especailly the endless bus transfers….. Its also one of only two major airports I know where I have been deplaned from a 777 into buses for transfer to the terminal (the other is that other nightmare of buses and queues, DXB).

    However, sometimes the sun does shine. On a recent EDI-CDG-JNB trip our slightly late connector flight was met by AF minibuses on the tarmac, each with a designated short connection flight clearly indicated and an escort who smoothed things through security etc. A great service but probably more AF than Aeroports de Paris!


    I recently flew CDG – DUB. It was a day of industrial action by air controllers and Terminal 1 was fairly hectic.

    I was particularly annoyed at the long and slow moving queue for passport control. Some of the hatches were unmanned which didn’t help.

    When I finally reached an official, I was most annoyed to find that he barely glanced at both my passport and my face as he was far too busy with his cellphone.

    So much for security and passenger service.


    I use CDG/AF these days for my MAN/CDG/JNB regularly and there is no problem in the transfer. Quick and easy….follow the signs and onto the shuttle train then into the lounge. The only minor hitch is a 10 minute walk to the A380 gate….but worth it!


    I fly SQ Business from CDG to Singapore down to Auckland in October. Even having flown within Europe, was certainly not smooth at CDG with schengen & Non, & buses for planes that did not have agate to go to either.

    I wont be risking my long haul flights so will stay the even before at CDG.
    I also avoid it, compared to Schipol, it is not reliable or easy.

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