Hello everyone! I hope you've had a great march. I just got back from one month in Mexico and Peru, and of course a bunch of trip reports will follow, I won't reveal too much - but here is something to be looking forward to:
The Upper Deck on coach with AF
Peruvian domestic with a B732 from 1979
And sitting next to a child family from HELL on a Copa Airlines flight to PTY
+ violations of safety standard laws.
But back to my topic.
On February the 28th. My mother and I was transferring in CDG
airport from CPH
. We only had a short connection-time of 1 hour and 45 min. Which was actually a mere 30 min. when counting delays and the fact that long hauls board 1 hour before departure!
After leaving the AF
A318 we were heading towards the immigration-lines with rocket speed. 7
But oh what HORROR awaited us! The line was HUGE! I estimated roughly 500 people in line for around 6 counters!
We tried to stand in the line, but it moved very slowly, and at a pace that would mean that we wouldn't make our flight to MEX
. I noticed that the Sky Priority line were completely empty, and I approached a staff member, and the conversation wen't roughly like this:
Me: "Bonjour, our flight leaves in just 40 min. Could we please use the priority line?"
Staff member: "Are you flying business or first, or have a Skyteam elite status?"
Me: "No, but we don't have much time left"
Staff member: "Well you'll just have to go back in the line like everybody else"
Well, if you piss on me, you are pissing in headwind!
But having the alibi of having approached the staff member, the other passengers standing in the atrocious line didn't say a word - When my mother and I jumped under the fence and double-marched down the priority lane and got trough without the staff member noticing!
I would also like to add that upon boarding the upper deck of the AF
744, I noticed that at least 7 seats remained empty for the entire flight. And I'm pretty sure that those poor bastards were still standing in that line when we arrived in MEX
12 hours later :-/
Me and my mother 1 - CDG
What would you have done in that situation? And do you think the actions of my mother and I were wrong?
Thanks in advance