Air France lounge, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle 2F: Terrible connection!

Continuation of this itinerary to Heraklion. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1LoungePlaza Premium Lounge, London Heathrow Terminal 2
2FlightAir France Business, London LHR to Paris CDG, Airbus A320
3LoungeAir France Lounge, Paris CDG 2F
4FlightAir France Business, Paris CDG to Heraklion HER, Airbus A319
5HotelDomes of Elounda, Autograph Collection
6FlightAir France Business, Heraklion to Paris CDG, Airbus A320
7HotelMoxy Paris Charles-de-Gaulle
8LoungeAir France Lounge, Paris CDG 2E-K
9FlightAir France Business, Paris CDG to London LHR, Airbus A318
Today’s itinerary

Connection process

I rarely use the Correspondances circuit at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, but this time I had to between terminal 2E and terminal 2F. And I’m sick of it: it took me over an hour to get to the lounge, with extremely slow security checks (only one queue open, no priority queue) and an almost non-existent border police.

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Route from the arrivals area of terminal 2E

Bravo ADP, what a shitty service for a staggering price in airport taxes!

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Bravo for customer focus at Aéroports de Paris!

Location

For the time being (prior to July 14), Air France has two lounges in terminal 2F, located in each of the two boarding peninsulas.

Boarding from peninsula 2F2, I reach this lounge via the escalators leading down to the beginning of the peninsula, which is packed at the start of this long weekend.

An ultra-simple temperature check is carried out before accessing this peninsula.

I make my way through the various queues of catering outlets on the lower level and head for the lounge entrance.

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The eternal lounge in Terminal 2F, East Peninsula

The welcome is good, but the flight attendant tells me, not very finely, “I’ve been asked to give you a ++ welcome”, and gets up to show me the entrance and tell me “settle in wherever you like”. Super ++ welcome!

Lounge design

You know the lounge, which has now been reviewed several times. It’s nice and bright, but despite the recent refreshment, the furniture has already suffered a lot, some of the armchair upholstery is ripped open… In short, we can’t wait for the new 2F lounge to open on July 14, 2021!

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Despite recent renovation, 2F’s lounges are starting to suffer
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Paris CDG’s Terminal 2F is currently experiencing a mixed bag of departures.

Catering

As has been the case since the start of the pandemic, the buffet is no longer self-service, but served by the lounge staff. Nevertheless, the offer remained equivalent, with a full bar and an offer “adapted” to the time of day.

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If it’s organic and fair trade, what more could you ask for?

But in this case, when I arrived before 9:30, breakfast had already been cleared away, so I find it a little early to tackle the salmon terrine.

Lunch will be served at around 11:15 a.m. with a full buffet, including a fresh and tasty mixed salad.

Bottom line

A pleasant experience, especially when you’re with friends.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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