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Arriving CDG with 5 Big Suitcases ... Taxi problem?

Arriving CDG with 5 Big Suitcases ... Taxi problem?

Aug 28th, 2011, 08:09 PM
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I've been to Europe with a small piece of luggage with only key wardrobe pieces and I've been with a large suitcase and many clothes. I prefer the latter, even back in the days when suitcases didn't have wheels. As long as I'm staying in one location and that location has an elevator, I'm traveling heavy and doing no laundry!
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Aug 29th, 2011, 01:05 AM
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flock: I'm with you. I'm going to London for four days and taking two pieces of checked luggage! I need choices. The one time I entrusted a virtually brand new shirt to a laundry/cleaners that was across the street from our apartment in Lisbon, it came back a size smaller. Never again. I will take all my belongings back home to the dry cleaners I normally use.
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Aug 29th, 2011, 03:23 AM
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Who goes to Paris for two months and brings ALL the clothes they are going to wear?....again, to Paris!? :-?
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Aug 29th, 2011, 04:02 AM
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My guess is that the suitcases are empty. They will shop in Paris and bring full suitcases back to the US in two months.
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Aug 29th, 2011, 05:42 AM
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Part for this forum's value is that it sometimes goes beyond simply answering a question but probing a bit deeper. It never hurts to assume that an OP may not have thought about all scenarios.

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Aug 29th, 2011, 06:00 AM
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FWIW, I've never had to "hang out" at a laundrymat in Paris. I drop them off close to the apt. and pick it up - wash, dried, folded, and bundled when I return to the apt.
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Aug 29th, 2011, 08:01 AM
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"Who goes to Paris for two months and brings ALL the clothes they are going to wear?...."

You really don't know that the OP is bringing all clothes. Maybe they are going to furnish their new apt with things from their home instead of buying new.

It's possible that they are going for work and need equipment.

The possiblities are endless, it's somewhat entertaining to think of what could be in those suitcases
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Aug 29th, 2011, 08:06 AM
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I've spent nine weeks in Germany with only a 22" carry-on suitcase also. I do recall early trips (before I was a really experienced traveler when I took a really big suitcase and suffered. Another where my sister and I each took a carry-on sized suitcase and a larger suitcase. Not good. In Munich we wanted to have a smaller room, but there wasn't room enough for our suitcase and us. Never again.
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Sep 6th, 2011, 09:57 PM
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Report: We had no problem at CDG. We grabbed a free luggage cart and a mini-van taxi easily accommodated our 5 suitcases etc. We were not charged for the bags.
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Sep 7th, 2011, 04:33 AM
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Have fun in Paris, Gekko. Looking forward to hearing about your excursions to the flea markets and where you end up having lunch at the Village St. Paul.
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Sep 7th, 2011, 05:37 PM
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OK, now that you're back... what was in the suitcases?
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Sep 7th, 2011, 06:26 PM
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Just what I came back to ask. I wonder if we'll get an answer.
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Sep 7th, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Seems the Joan's think alike! LOL!
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Sep 7th, 2011, 07:43 PM
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A Joan and a Joanna, close enough. Great minds...
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