Effective today, 4 April, all AF first class passengers will use Terminal 2E at CDG, whatever the actual terminal used by their plane. It is all explained on the AF website, and there is even an AF press release about it. To sum up:
- there will be a dedicated check-in procedure and area
- separate channel from check-in through to the salon, accompanied by AF staff
- a new F class salon is being opened with added features
- passengers will be driven directly from the salon to the aircraft in a private car for boarding.
I read once that LH have a separate first class terminal at Frankfurt, so it seems that AF is doing something the same. I think it is a really good idea, I'm sure that it will take the stress out of departing from CDG.
Strange that there has not been more advance publicity from AF about this - I didn't receive any information from them, I just noticed by mistake on the website.