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Lounge question for CDG and LIS
We will be flying RDU-CDG in Delta One, then transferring to CDG-LIS on AF economy. Two separate tickets. Flight is scheduled to arrive in CDG at 8:00 am. I think we will have access to AF lounges because of Delta One and I also have Priority Pass which includes the ANA Lounge at LIS. Question, therefore, is which AF CDG-LIS flight to choose. 9:40-11:15 flight means more time at destination, but could be a tight transit and almost certainly no time for a shower at CDG. 1:25-3:05 is the opposite.
Any thoughts welcome in which flight to choose and/or access to lounges along the way.
[QUOTE=”AJP, post: 67081, member: 5866″]Question, therefore, is which AF CDG-LIS flight to choose. 9:40-11:15 flight means more time at destination, but could be a tight transit and almost certainly no time for a shower at CDG. 1:25-3:05 is the opposite.
Any thoughts welcome in which flight to choose and/or access to lounges along the way.[/QUOTE]
For how long are you staying in Lisbon? If a few days, I say take the extra time at CDG to shower, etc. If only 24-48 hours, I say get there as soon as possible.
[QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 67083, member: 4556″]For how long are you staying in Lisbon? If a few days, I say take the extra time at CDG to shower, etc. If only 24-48 hours, I say get there as soon as possible.[/QUOTE]
Thanks, makes sense. To confirm: will we be able to use the CDG arrivals lounge for a shower? And anybody know whether the ANA lounge at LIS is available upon arrival, since it’s inside security?
For me, I would take the earlier connection (but I have been to CDG about 20 times).
You will have to go thru customs (assuming Terminal 2E) with your expedited card they give you to cheat the long lines at Arrivals….. you will then exit and most likely head across CDG to opposite terminal for the local AF euro flights (assuming 2F). This takes a long time to transition / drop off bags and then head thru Security again.
Those euro flight (gates at AF Term 2F) all have lounges (without showers but with a lounge) very close to those departure gates.
If you miss the early flight, maybe you could make that later flight. Depends on if AF is on time and if you move fast. Its a big airport and not the easiest for those not so familiar.
(Ha Ha- that being said, you may prefer the later flight and relax in the AF best lounge at Terminal 2C.
Get familiar with the CDG airport terminal maps.
Go to google and find out what is the typical arrival gates for your flights on past days and the departure gates for the past days of your flights.
I would probably take the later flight. That 1:40 transit just seems too tight for me.
[USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] I agree. The more I think about it at CDG the more I agree. It’s a very timely complicated transfer. (1) plane lands ideally onetime. (2) passenger walks a long distance to an expedited immigration/arrivals (3) passenger exits and must then transfer to new arrival gate on opposite side of CDG – which takes 20 mins for a quick person (4) passenger needs to recheck with a machine kiosk any luggage as those small euro planes do not allow larger roller boards (5) another 15mins thru security line to stand in, then walk to gate area….. all this takes a lot of time.
And, during any month CDG has limited air-con as the French do not like air conditioned spaces.