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User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Hey a.netters,

I am going to Beirut in a few days to visit some family. I'm going via EWR and CDG. My flight from EWR to CDG is with CO and arrives in terminal 2A. My flight from CDG-BEY is with AF and departs from terminal 2F. How do I change terminals? I haven't been to CDG for a few years now.

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User currently offlineDeguoren From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

From A to F is quite a walk. I suggest walking, bus would be an option too.

Contrary to CDG's image, signage has improved dramatically and it is now very clear and easy to understand how to get from one to another place.


User currently offlineAvi8tir From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2056 times:
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Im sorry but I dont know the specifics of CDG. All I have to say is that I have flown through several times from the US and have found it to be one of the most confusing airports around!! Im sure someone else will chime in and give you your answer. good luck!!


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User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

I'm I going to go through security again?

User currently offlineDeguoren From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2021 times:



Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 3):
I'm I going to go through security again?

Yes, when you walk.
You can avoid going through security and immigration when using the bus. Bus runs every 15 minutes or so. As soon as you arrive at CDG2 A there will be signs that guide you to the bus to CDG2 B, C, E, F. It's downstairs...


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2009 times:



Quoting Deguoren (Reply 4):
Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 3):
I'm I going to go through security again?

Yes, when you walk.

I think one is required to go through security with the bus too, since in this case the inbound flight originated outside the EU. I remember going though security in 2F after arriving from NYC at 2C and taking the bus.

-Mir



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Just dont expect to be able to get anything decent to eat... CDG is the only airport ive ever came across that doesnt have catering facilities after security. There are a couple of fly and buy shops which offer a single type of sandwich, and a few stale looking Kiches, staffed by people who have no interest in actually serving customers.

There arent even any shops selling crisps or sweets. An absolute shambles of an airport which I will be avoiding at all costs in future.



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User currently offlineMcSteve From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

I don't know how much time you have between flights but last time I had a connection from 2A to 2F it took me about one hour, because long lines for security and a extremely slow bus ride, I think that walking is and would be faster. So if you don't have much time I would say try to ask for help to get true the lines as fast as possible. I missed my connection last time due to this.


map of terminal 2

[Edited 2008-07-02 02:39:01]

[Edited 2008-07-02 02:39:36]


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User currently offlineKLM-MD11 From Greece, joined Mar 2002, 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

I lost my connection too couple of months ago when travelling DUS-CDG-ATL-CLT...

DL has 45' connections in CDG which just are not feasable going from one terminal to another.

If you have plenty of time it's no biggie, if not, better reschedule.


KLM-MD11



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1927 times:



Quoting KLM-MD11 (Reply 8):
DL has 45' connections in CDG which just are not feasable going from one terminal to another.

Seems that AF does too. I'm flying LHR-CDG-DXB with AF in a couple of weeks and the time between arriving in CDG at 2F and departing for DXB from 2E is 45 minutes. What are the chances of making that one?!



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User currently offlineDeguoren From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1897 times:



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 9):
Seems that AF does too. I'm flying LHR-CDG-DXB with AF in a couple of weeks and the time between arriving in CDG at 2F and departing for DXB from 2E is 45 minutes. What are the chances of making that one?!

I never had a problem at CDG. Even made a 25 minutes connection, due to delayed flight, from CDG2 E to CDG2 B, last Friday.

Of course you can make it. Just hurry a bit Big grin


User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Quoting McSteve (Reply 7):

I have exactly one hour and 15 minutes.

Here is how my flight is booked:

MCO-EWR CO693 11:05 AM- 1:52 PM
EWR-CDG CO56 6:15 PM- 7:45 AM + 1 day
CDG-BEY AF566 9:00 AM- 2:05 PM

BEY-CDG AF563 (codeshare with ME) 2:05 AM- 5:45 AM
CDG-EWR CO57 9:55 AM- 12:05 PM
EWR-MCO CO792 2:59 PM- 5:47 PM

If I were to miss my BEY flight with AF. There are 2 flights after it, both operated by MEA. AF should put me on one of those flights, right?

[Edited 2008-07-02 06:33:26]

[Edited 2008-07-02 06:35:21]

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Question: Would a DFW-style Air Train connecting the terminals (T2 only, realistically) behind security make CDG an easier place to change planes? I know DFW used to be a nightmare, but now it's a piece of cake - it sounds to me like this is what Paris needs!


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23019 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1731 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 12):
Would a DFW-style Air Train connecting the terminals (T2 only, realistically) behind security make CDG an easier place to change planes?

It's probably not workable post-security because the security checkpoints are in radically different parts of the terminals. In 2B, for instance, screening is basically at the gate, while in 2E it's nowhere near the gates.



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User currently offlineMcSteve From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1721 times:



Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 11):
If I were to miss my BEY flight with AF. There are 2 flights after it, both operated by MEA. AF should put me on one of those flights, right?

Of course that's what they did for me, they wouldn't let me in the AF lounge and only gave me a 5 euro meal voucher had to wait 6 hours for the next flight and the whole terminal was packed. And it was pretty busy at the AF desk lot's of people with missed connections so could take a while. Just try to get some assistance if its busy wen you land so that you will make it.



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User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1843 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1695 times:



Quoting Deguoren (Reply 1):
From A to F is quite a walk. I suggest walking, bus would be an option too

Walking means that you clear immigration in CDG. But in Meacear case, he won't clear immigration in CDG as he's coming from the US and is in connection to a non-EU country. So he will stay airside (sterile zone) and it's not possible to walk from 2A to 2F. The airside bus is the only possibility

Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 3):
I'm I going to go through security again?

Yes, I think so

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 9):
Seems that AF does too. I'm flying LHR-CDG-DXB with AF in a couple of weeks and the time between arriving in CDG at 2F and departing for DXB from 2E is 45 minutes. What are the chances of making that one?!

Connecting 2E/2F is very easy, so you should make it. In case your incoming flight is late, an AF agent will wait for you at the exit of the plane to transfer you directly to your connecting flight.

Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 11):
If I were to miss my BEY flight with AF. There are 2 flights after it, both operated by MEA. AF should put me on one of those flights, right?

Yes, if there are some seats available of course


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23019 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1614 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 15):
So he will stay airside (sterile zone) and it's not possible to walk from 2A to 2F. The airside bus is the only possibility

Of course, if he's able to enter France (either because he holds a Schengen visa or because he doesn't need one to enter France), he can walk.



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1602 times:



Quoting Goldorak (Reply 15):
Connecting 2E/2F is very easy, so you should make it. In case your incoming flight is late, an AF agent will wait for you at the exit of the plane to transfer you directly to your connecting flight.

That's good to hear, thanks.



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User currently offlineGoMEA From France, joined Jan 2004, 202 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

As goldorak pointed out, the transfer will be done BEFORE going through immigration. Once the bus is there, it's a very quick ride (10min max).

If MEACEDAR has a European or US citizenship, then he could clear immigration at T2A, walk to T2F (max15min) and through to immigration again.

AF566 is in general parked off-gate (at least from my experience), so people will eventually use a bus to go to the plane (which creates of course delays), so no worries about mssing your plane.

Cheers



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User currently offlineRicardoFG From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 677 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Terminal 2 is big and confusing...the fact that AF operates both out of 2E and 2F makes it worse because I never know where my destination is flying out of. I flew LIS-CDG-YYZ, arriving in terminal 1 and I went to terminal 2E for my flight to YYZ, which of course I missed because it operates out of 2F...grrrrr...AMS is so much better!

User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1843 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1429 times:



Quoting RicardoFG (Reply 19):
the fact that AF operates both out of 2E and 2F

AF operates also from 2C & 2D

Quoting RicardoFG (Reply 19):
Terminal 2 is big and confusing...the fact that AF operates both out of 2E and 2F makes it worse because I never know where my destination is flying out of. I flew LIS-CDG-YYZ, arriving in terminal 1 and I went to terminal 2E for my flight to YYZ, which of course I missed because it operates out of 2F...grrrrr...AMS is so much better!

 Confused Why didn't you look at the screen displaying the flights and indicating the terminal of departure ? There are some everywhere !!!


User currently offlineRojam From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1358 times:



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 9):
Seems that AF does too. I'm flying LHR-CDG-DXB with AF in a couple of weeks and the time between arriving in CDG at 2F and departing for DXB from 2E is 45 minutes. What are the chances of making that one?!

AF flights from LHR arrive into CDG2E. AF to DXB normally departs from CDG2F. Either way, it's an 8 minute walk from CDG2E (Gates E51-76) to CDG2F, add 6 minutes for the shuttle-train from 2E-Gates-E21-47 (where you will likely arrive) to 2E-Gates-E51-76. There will be one security re-check involved.



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