Air France Arrivals Lounge

Feb 5th, 2018, 12:47 PM
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Air France Arrivals Lounge

We will be arriving in Paris VERY early 6:30 AM on an American Airlines flight which lands in terminal 2A. We have a few hours prior to being able to check into our apartment rented via Guest Apartments. We would like to use the Air France arrivals lounge. I understand we will need to pay but what I do not know is can we get there AFTER we have passed passport control and picked up our bags. We will need to use the lounge for at least 2 to 2.5 hours . Can anyone provide information on if this is possible and how we get to the lounge from terminal 2A - I understand the lounge is in Terminal 2C.
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Feb 5th, 2018, 02:29 PM
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It will cost €50 at that time of day. I'd just go to the Sheraton to wait it out.
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Feb 5th, 2018, 03:11 PM
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Even when traveling with abusiness Class lounge privileges, we never have been able to use a lounge at arrival end of flight. We stay in a hotel the first night and start rentals the following day because of this problem.
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Feb 5th, 2018, 05:48 PM
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The AF lounge is hidden/hard to find but they do sell say passes that are available to anyone flying in any class. But they cost €50 during the busy early morning hours. Less later in the day.

That's why I suggested the Sheraton.
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Feb 6th, 2018, 06:07 AM
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The Novotel at CDG offers day rooms for a reasonable price. I've used it when arriving on early flights and unable to check in until later in the day. If you are 2 people traveling, it's comparable to a $50/pp fee for a lounge, and enormously more value.

(HappyTrvlr, several airlines offer arrivals lounges for business class customers -- BA, LH, AF, CX at their home hubs to name just a few. Indeed, even American used to have a well-hidden arrivals lounge at CDG!)

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Feb 7th, 2018, 08:57 AM
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I wasn't aware anyone could use the AF arrivals lounge, even if not flying AF, that's news to me. I know they sell passes to anyone flying AF, even if economy, but I didn't know they sold them to anyone at all from any airline.

But it is after baggage claim in 2C. Of course that means after passport control. YOu just walk there, terminal A and C are right next to each other, they are just connected by one long corridor, basically. Signs will be on the wall telling you how to get to terminal C. You'll have to ask someone then, I think it's around the middle somewhere, around the exit to the Air France airport buses (Le Bus).
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