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Any special luggage restrictions at Charles de Gaulle Airport?

Any special luggage restrictions at Charles de Gaulle Airport?

Jul 20th, 2007, 07:38 AM
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Any special luggage restrictions at Charles de Gaulle Airport?

My husband and I are visiting London and Paris for the very first time in September. We are flying into London and out of Paris on American Airlines.

Anyone know if there are any special luggage restrictions on bags flying out of Charles de Gaulle? I am having a hard time finding any info online - even on American Airline's website - guess I may have to call them.

We just want to make sure rolling carry-ons are okay (if the proper size), how they handle liquids, anything else we should know when packing for our return trip, etc.

Any advice or links would be GREATLY appreciated!!
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Jul 20th, 2007, 08:29 AM
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no, there's nothing that unusual at CDG. Of course you can take on a rolling bag if it fits the size limits. The rules on liquids/gels are the same as in the US (and in all of the EU, I believe)--whatever fits into a one quart (one liter) plastic bag is allowed as carry-on, but the indiv. items must be 3 oz or 100 ml or less.

I'm not up on London. If AA has their own rules, you should ask them or their website.
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Jul 20th, 2007, 09:14 AM
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No special restriction. But secondary security screening is just before you board the plane, so you can't buy fluids at the shops/dutyfree after primary security and bring them onboard.
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Jul 20th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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Here's some information on CDG:
http://www.easycdg.com/pages/indexpag.html
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Jul 20th, 2007, 03:46 PM
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I can't imagine CDG would present a problem. Going through London is much more likely to present you with a hassle as you will have to conform to the strict one bag only rule. If you don't know about that, do a search here. There are lots of threads on it.
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Jul 20th, 2007, 04:24 PM
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We did much the same trip recently. There was nothing at all unusual about the security at CDG. We were flying to Toronto on Air Canada and there was no screening at the gate. The check-in area was rather crowded the day we flew.
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Jul 20th, 2007, 04:29 PM
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Gavin was flying to Canada, not the US. All flights to the US from all over the world has secondary security screening.
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Jul 20th, 2007, 04:33 PM
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plus US-bound passengers are pre-screened before they get to the check in desk as well.
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Jul 20th, 2007, 04:38 PM
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Well, if one do online check-in and doesn't have luggage, he/she can get the pre-screening (questionnaire) and secondary screening all at the same time.



Happened to my dad at CGN (Cologne/Bonn) this year.
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Jul 20th, 2007, 04:39 PM
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Make sure you stay with your luggage. My dad witnessed security blowing up a bag that was left unattended in May. It is one of their security requirements that they aren't kidding about.
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