Taxis and Strike

May 22nd, 2003, 07:03 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 5
Taxis and Strike

I'm arriving at CDG on Sunday, the day of the scheduled rail and metro strike. I was planning on taking a taxi into Paris to the 7th. Do you think that the taxi wait will be crazy or should I try to arrange for a car services instead?
mettlerca is offline  
May 22nd, 2003, 07:38 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,281
We just returned from Paris on Monday and we had no trouble getting a taxi.

I hope you like to walk because the metro was shut down most of the time we were there.

If you have any other questions just ask.
eric502 is offline  
May 22nd, 2003, 10:55 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,373
That's a good question, but I have not read anything about a rail and metro stike on Sunday. Even during a strike, all rail and metro shouldn't be closed so it's possible it might not matter anyway(often they just run fewer trains during strikes, and then it may only affect some of the lines). However, just in case, if you can arrange for a pickup, why not, sounds like a good idea.

If you can't, I probably wouldn't worry about it because from what I've read, there is no scheduled rail and metro strike for Sunday, only Air France employees and some other unions for other kinds of workers. I think RATP workers have threatened a possible strike for June 3rd, not May 25th, and SNCF on June 2nd and at gare Montparnasse on May 26th. It's true, you never know, though -- it's possible they might strike in sympathy on May 25th.
Christina is offline  
May 22nd, 2003, 05:06 PM
  #4  
ita
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 925
My experience of last week was that taxis at CDG are delayed because of security threats. Both arriving and leaving this happened to us. Then as we were passing through the airport security we were all evacuated from the building while a suitcase was blown up by security. This happens everytime a suitcase is found without an owner. I would advise allowing lots of pre flight time. We were there over 2 hours prior to departure and just made the plane.
ita is offline  
May 22nd, 2003, 05:30 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,605
Well, if you want to pre-arrange, here is PariShuttle... www.parishuttle.com
Travelnut is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:06 AM.