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CDG Terminal 1

Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:18 pm

Hi guys

Yesterday, I traveled to Dublin form CDG - Terminal 1 on Aer Lingus.

Probably this has been discussed already, but just wanted to state here my opinion about Terminal 1 of CDG.

I found it confusing, ugly, not very user friendly, small and overall it looked like a bunker. COmpared with Terminal 2 (where I've been once), it's totally different.

Even to get a drink yesterday night had to go to arrivals to get one. Everything was closed or about to close at 9.30 pm.

Compared with Dublin airport or Lisbon airport, the Terminal 1 of CDG is far behind.

Just wanted to share my experience.
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RE: CDG Terminal 1

Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:22 pm

This was the first CDG terminal. It was a revolutionary design, but has been, like most things, scandalously let go by ADP (Paris airports auth.). There is a renovation plan under way, but this terminal is only used by foreign carriers and is not the priority. It COULD easily be so much better...
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RE: CDG Terminal 1

Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:51 pm

Quoting TAP1972 (Thread starter):
I found it confusing, ugly, not very user friendly, small and overall it looked like a bunker


you forgot to mention that it is dirty, smelly and that many things - elevators, doors, lights - aren't working and that there is garbage and leftovers, building materials, old broken chairs, etc lying all over the place.

I agree that compared to LIS Paris T1 is far behind (I don't know DUB), but it's also far behind HEL,ARN, OSL, BGO, CPH, AMS, BRU T3, LUX, HAM, FRA,DUS, STR, MUC, ZRH, NCE, MAD, BCN, IST, FCO, MXP, BEY, SIN, HKG, PVG, YUL, BOS, IAD and so on........ It's actually the worst "big" airport in the world.
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RE: CDG Terminal 1

Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:58 pm

BUT BUT BUT there is a lot of construction going on ... at least it's on the way, albeit slowly!
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RE: CDG Terminal 1

Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:04 pm

Quoting Mozart (Reply 2):
It's actually the worst "big" airport in the world


But Terminal 2 is different from Terminal 1. I have little experience with Paris airports. I have been once in ORY and liked it (this was about 8 years ago) and I have been on transit from Luanda to Lisbon (with AF) in Terminal 2. The terminal looked very nice, the only problem I had was that my luggage arrived to Lis on the following 2 flights.
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RE: CDG Terminal 1

Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:32 pm

Hello, I was also at CDG on Saturday. It is an ugly, complicated, outdated airport (not only terminal 1, also 2). And parkings for cars are extremely expensive. Compared to that BRU or BCN are really heavens. Regards
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RE: CDG Terminal 1

Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:59 am

Ola TAP1972

when I was working at CDG1 there was a nasty rumour that since terminal 1 is becoming the Star Alliance terminal for France, ADP couldn't care less...focussing on terminal 2

terminal 1 is disgusting, but 2F and 2E are not
even 2A and 2C are more than acceptable....at least I don't remember BRU as much better
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RE: CDG Terminal 1

Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:41 am

T1 is awful... built when concrete was revolutionary! Ugly and unkempt I found when I flew from there almost 2 years ago.

Flying into 2B this time though - Thankyou BA for swapping  Silly
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RE: CDG Terminal 1

Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:03 pm

According to a recent press release available in French on the Aéroports de Paris web site (www.adp.fr) , current renovation work, lasting into 2008, will bring CDG1 to the level of the most recent CDG2 terminals ie 2E and 2F. It also states that all Star Alliance airlines will move to CDG1 before the end of 2008, the last ones being AC and OS. (not a good thing for my flights to VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE, if I have to switch between CDG1 and CDG2 depending on the operating carrier). On the other hand, the VAL will be operating and there is still some time, 3 years, for plans to change.

[Edited 2005-03-15 10:04:52]

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