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:

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.


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


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



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.


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.


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.



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


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


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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