VivaGunners From Italy, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12024 times:
In a month time I'm spending a 4 hours layover in Paris CDG airport, during my connection from VRN on to ATL with AF.
Given I will be checked-in to destination I will have quite a lot of time to kill.
I know there is no spectator terrace or similar, but I have not been in CDG before, so I don't know the place at all
Any useful tip from CDG regualrs out there? Like good spotting or viewing points from inside the terminals or just outside of them.
Quoting VivaGunners (Thread starter): Like good spotting or viewing points from inside the terminals or just outside of them.
Landside: Strolling from T2E/F to T2C gives some limited views of the southernly apron. You might continue to T2A. T2B and T2D usually are less attractive from the a/c parked there.
Views onto a/c parked at T1 (you will have to use the automated train CDGVal to get there from T2) are very very limited (= almost impossible).
T3 (also via CDGVal) has no views at all. The taxiway behind T3 is not used by too many attractive a/c, but hanging around there for a longer time would be regarded as "wild/uncontrolled spotting" which is discouraged to not allowed at any AdP-airports, IIRC
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Dazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12007 times:
Quoting Henkybaby (Reply 1): 4 hrs is barely enough time to change from your arrival to your departure terminal
Took me about an hour to transfer from 2F / 2C and vice versa. It depends on the terminals, they're all different and offer different things. There's plenty of shopping you can do, great views over the apron / runways to keep you entertained and playstations (free) if you get really bored!
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Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11967 times:
I had to spend 12 hours there once due to missing a connection to NRT. There isn't that much to do except walk between the different terminals, shop and eat. I didn't find anywhere where you can spot planes.
Four hours really isn't too long. With a bit of a delay on landing and deplaning you might find you have even less than 4 hours.