Markam
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CDG Terminal D Closed This Afternoon (Aug 7)?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:22 am

I was at CDG this afternoon (August 7th), and while trying to walk from Terminal B to Terminal E, shortly after entering Terminal D I was stopped by an airport representative escorted by two soldiers with machine guns, and told to take a diversion via Terminal C. Does anyone know what was going on? Was the terminal closed for some reason, like a VIP arrival, or something like that? Is this common?
 
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RE: CDG Terminal D Closed This Afternoon (Aug 7)?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:27 am

Looks like a enviromental activist was trying to stop a AF Flight. I checked Google. I could not find anything else though.

http://www.expatica.com/fr/news/fren...plane-at-paris-airport_239912.html

[Edited 2012-08-07 18:32:52]
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RE: CDG Terminal D Closed This Afternoon (Aug 7)?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:23 am

Quoting CcrlR (Reply 1):
Looks like a enviromental activist was trying to stop a AF Flight. I checked Google. I could not find anything else though.

I am getting real sick of these direct-action activists. Does much more harm than good.
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RE: CDG Terminal D Closed This Afternoon (Aug 7)?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:00 am

Or simply an unattended bag they needed to blow out. This is happening all the time...
 
Markam
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RE: CDG Terminal D Closed This Afternoon (Aug 7)?

Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:57 am

Quoting CcrlR (Reply 1):
Looks like a enviromental activist was trying to stop a AF Flight. I checked Google. I could not find anything else though.

http://www.expatica.com/fr/news/fren....html

The article says that incident happened around 10am, and it was around 7pm (concededly, perhaps more evening than afternoon) when I encountered the access to Terminal D from Terminal B blocked, so I am not sure this was it, but in any case good catch, thank you!

Quoting goldorak (Reply 3):

Or simply an unattended bag they needed to blow out. This is happening all the time...

Other than the blocked access and the soldiers the situation in the rest of the airport looked business as usual, so my guess is that yes, it had to be something rutinary. I didn't know that unanttended baggage alarms were so common, maybe I have been lucky so far but I had never encountered this before. Thanks!