Air France Business Lounge, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle 2E-K: Still not renovated?

Freshly disembarked from London in advance, we have to wait almost 3 hours in Paris before our connection to Cancun.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1DiaryMexico City and Cancun
2HotelCourtyard Marriott London Heathrow
3LoungeAmerican Express Centurion Lounge, London Heathrow T3
4FlightAir France Business, Londres Heathrow – Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Airbus A320
5LoungeAir France Business Lounge, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle 2E-K
6FlightAir France Business, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – Cancun, Boeing 777-200
7HotelRoyalton CHIC Cancun, an Autograph Collection Resort
8DiaryMexico day 3 : Playa del Carmen et Tulum
9DiaryMexico day 4 : Chichén Itzá
10LoungeThe Lounge, Cancun T4
11FlightAeromexico Domestic Business, Cancun – Mexico Benito Juarez, Boeing 787-9
12HotelThe St. Regis Mexico City
13RestaurantQuintonil, Mexico City
14DiaryMexico day 7 : Mexico City
15DiaryMexico Day 8: Mexico City, Historic Center
16RestaurantLa Buena Barra, Mexico City
17DiaryMexico day 9 : Teotihuacan
18DiaryMexico day 10 : Xochimilco
19LoungeGrand Elite Lounge, Mexico T1
20FlightKLM World Business Class, Mexico Benito-Juarez – Amsterdam Schiphol, Boeing 787-9
21FlightKLM Business Class, Amsterdam Schiphol – Lodon Heathrow, Boeing 737-900
Today’s itinerary

Ground course / Connection circuit

The non-Schengen to non-Schengen connection circuit is quite simple, but the path can seem labyrinthine between the different lines leading to immigration and the correspondence circuit and its multiple directions.

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We spot the path to the K-gates, where our flight to Cancun leaves from, and head forthe deserted Fast Track.

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We are airside a few seconds later.Very fast, especially for those who know CDG…

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Location

The Hall K lounge is located on the lower floor. It is well marked and accessible by stairs or elevators. Too bad there is no escalator leading to it.

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Lounge design

The reception will be quite cold aswe are directed to the kiosks to scan our boarding passes.

Two parts are available: on the right,a large room with low ceiling. I will skip this not very pleasant room.

On the left, a slightly smaller room but with a nice high ceiling and a mezzanine that I particularly appreciate. It is there that we will settle down for the few hours which separate us from our boarding for Cancun.

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Thelounge furniture is very dated in the late 90s, dating back to the opening of the K boarding pier. Some modern touches have been added to the buffet since then.

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Catering

The catering offer is correct, both on the cold and hot offer. However, we regret the low quality of the cold cuts and cheeses.

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The alcoholic offer is of good quality,too bad for the Pommery champagne which I’ ll skip.

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Bottom line

A dated lounge and a decent restaurant offer: it’s still better than waiting in the boarding lounge.

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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