Friday, May 4, 2012

Six Hours Inside the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

01 July 2009 - Bebe and I were on our way to the Philippines for a three-week vacation but before enjoying the warm Philippine weather, we first needed to go through the not-so-fun part - getting there.

We flew from Arlanda Airport [Sweden] to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport via Air France where we waited for our connecting flight to Hong Kong.  Waiting period?  Six hours.

The airport staff, most of them, were unfriendly which did not bother us really.  We were too exhausted to spend our remaining energy in being frustrated.  All we wanted was to get some snacks, find good seats, take a nap, snap a few photos and relax until boarding time was announced.

The departure lounge is cozy and everything is neatly arranged.  Shops and boutiques are everywhere, restaurants, too.  Toilets are in every corner and are kept clean 24 hours a day.

Considered as the 7th busiest airport in the world, it is very spacious to accommodate a large number of travellers.  Oh yup!  It can be very crowded, too!  The second time we were there, many were sitting while others took their naps on the floor.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E Departure Lounge - During daytime:
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Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E Departure Lounge - At night:
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Duty Free Shops and Boutiques inside the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport:
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The Ramp:
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Yes.  Wi-Fi is available in the waiting lounge for a free of €10/hour or €30/day.  Expensive, huh?



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