CDG Airport

Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:18 PM
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I have flown out of CDG many times in the past 5 years, and the flights (all American) have never left late. And the same goes for flights to CDG (from Miami) - only one flight was late, due to mechanical problems. My flights usually arrive a little early, and getting out of immigration, getting baggage is always quite fast. The only problem I've had at CDG was connecting to a Air France flight to another city in France. I've been very happy that my FF miles are with American.
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 11:20 AM
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AF has discounted economy fare classes which earn less than 100% of actual mileage flown (either 50% or 25% depending on the exact fare class). See http://tinyurl.com/2c6lv8
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 11:33 AM
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I fly Delta/Air France regularly. Leaving on one tomorrow, in fact.

Departures are really not that far off...head winds or tail winds can make a difference!

The miserable part is having to land and take off in the middle of nowhere..up and down long, narrow steps on/off plane and taking the buses. Someday, perhaps they will be able to connect to a terminal!!

CDG is always at the top of the list for worst airports...

You just don't make connections that are too close and then just "go with the flow".........
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Feb 13th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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Okay, I'll add my recent CDG experience to this thread.
Flew Paris-Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui (2A) on February 1st. The plane was parked in an outlying area and a bus was used. The flight left on time (11:30) and arrived at LAX more than one hour early.
Flew LAX-CDG on the same airline on February 12th. The plane left LAX 10 minutes early (!) (I suppose all the passengers were accounted for.) Arrived at CDG at 7 a.m. (30 minutes early) It was supposed to be parked in the boondocks, but instead we got hooked up to the terminal. I had 2 checked bags which arrived very quickly, and I was actually in a taxi by 7:25 a.m. (5 minutes earlier than the flight was even supposed to land!).

Life went to hell after that. Many of you know that I loathe taking a taxi from the airport, and we did indeed get stuck in the morning traffic jam for 30 minutes. I arrived at the northern Paris address at 8:10 a.m. and had to fork over 40 euros for the ride. I admit, however, that I would not have arrived home any faster by RER, only 4 times cheaper.
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