In about 2 weeks I'm traveling BOS-CDG-BLR-CDG-BOS. This is my first time using CDG and my coworkers who did this trip last Spring told me the connections were a nightmare and that it took them about 2 hours to go from one gate to the other. Why? I've have used a lot of airports and I can't think of any airport where I needed more than 45mins at most to connect between flights.
They spoke of long bus rides and lines. Why? According to my reservation all of the flights arrive and depart from terminal 2E. Looking at a map, it seems that I should be able to just walk from gate to gate in a matter of minutes.
On the return, I have a 7 1/2 hour layover at CDG. Oh the misery. Is that even enough time to go to the city for lunch and back? Is there anything interesting to do, closer to the airport? How long does it take to get thru security at CDG at 2PM, roughly?
Another option I'm looking at is to change my CDG-BOS flight to CDG-JFK-BOS, which would give me only a 2 hour layover at CDG but given the connection issues that I mentioned above, I'm concerned that I may miss the flight. Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
P.S. I'm flying business class and have a EU passport, if that makes a difference.