Hi, just a quick question regarding CDG.
I've got an hour connection in CDG, but will have been checked all the way through to my final destination in LON.I've got to get from 2F to 2A. I've heard that I shouldn't take the free bus going to the terminals because:
1) I won't be able to find them
2) Some of them don't go to the terminal I need
This is worrying me!
I was told that I should rather walk between 2F and 2A. But isn't that a long walk-someone was saying 30mins! Can't be...can it?
please be careful - CDG
is a delay-creating airport. Your only hope is that your connection flight is delayed too...
Some general problems:
I flew through CDG
and back and HAM
and back). The Schengen flights now arrive in T2F if you are on AF
, the intercontinental flights mostly depart from 2A. The bus is a nightmare - crammed, and you get stuck in small aisles or escalators for the transfers-security. Trying to walk is hard too - I also never found those underground corridors - wonder if they really exist, or if they are just a legend.
So I finally ended up crossing the streets - problem: they have not been designed for crossing, so you end up walking on the side (there are no sidewalks) of the street that curves around 2A, then 2B, 2C and 2D
. It's a real nightmare.
Maybe it's the French logic I simply don't get (i.e. why do the satellite numbers in T1 start counting in the middle, with 1,2,3 then the drive-up-area, then 4, 5, 6, and 7 on the other side - causing 1 and 7 to be next to each other in the middle???). T2
A to D look all the same from the architecure and size, but all four have totally different floor plans and directions (i.e. A, B and D have just one storey, T2
C has two). Does that make sense???
Another, to me, not acceptable problem:
the ADP-people hardly speak any English!
I was waiting for a friend arriving from TXL
to fly to MIA
with me, I got concerned because he didn't show up (he got stuck in the security-waiting-line-aisle, but finally made it in time), so I asked whether that flight arrived on time. The answer was: "Berlin, ah, ah, Terminal 2F". Well, thanks, I knew where he would arrive, but I wanted to know, WHETHER he arrived. Thanks to God I know some French, so I finally got the requested information.
However, I think, on major airports ANYWHERE, they should speak a decent English!
So, finally: One hour is probably much of a hassle - but can be made, if you're running quickly and are in good shape. You have a good chance of delay on your connection, so you'll arrive at the boarding gate sweating, just to get the information, it'll take another hour or so...
So, after all, CDG
is exciting, if you love the adventure. It's a nightmare, if you're in a rush and just want to make your connection.