Air France Business Lounge, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Hall M: Certainly the best architecture of the platform

It’s the big day! After months of preparation, the time has come to fly to Boston for this big international move.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1DiaryMoving to the USA with a dog!
2HotelResidence Inn London Kensington
3DiaryPet Taxi London – Paris
4HotelRenaissance Paris Nobel Tour Eiffel
5LoungeAir France Lounge, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Hall M
6FlightAir France Business, Paris Charles de Gaulle – Boston Logan, Boeing 787-9
Today’s itinerary

Check-In and ground experience

We left the Renaissance Paris Nobel Tour Eiffel 4h30 before our flight to Boston. I had booked a pet-friendly G7 Van several weeks in advance.

After a game of Tetris, with the help of the Renaissance concierge and the cab driver, we managed to fit everything into the car.

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After a 40-minute drive, we arrived at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle terminal 2E, thanks to our driver’s ability to avoid traffic when arriving at the terminal.

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Our driver even helped us to position all our luggage on a cart.

Then we headed to the SkyPriority check-in area to check in.

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And I must say that the Air France ground staff was absolutely adorable. My wife was very stressed, but all the agents we met were adorable and Muffin fans… but who wouldn’t be?

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All the formalities took time, but everything was done in a very calm and professional way that impressed me.

We then took some time with Muffin outside the terminal so that she would relieve herself and stretch her legs before the long time in the hold.

Finally, we headed to the oversized baggage drop-off area to pick up Muffin, which was done with great care and empathy by the handling company.

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Once this difficult process was completed, we joined the long SkyPriority line at emigration of terminal 2E, and after 20 minutes of waiting, we took the shuttle to take us to concourse M from which we departed this day.

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Once arrived at this boarding pier, we proceeded to the security checks which took a good 45 minutes, the SkyPriority line being saturated and polluted by the Family line and the crews and handicapped people who cut the line.

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Finally airside, we proceeded to the lounge.

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Location

The concourse M remains my favorite at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle: spacious and bright, it invites you to travel and its duty-free is not overbearing.

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The lounge is located in the middle of the concourse, facing the duty-free. Its signage and therefore its entrance is unmistakable.

Lounge design

Even though the interior design dates from the previous decade, it remains up to date, with its light wood tones, white and beige colors and quality materials.

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It’s a nice size, and offers all kinds of spaces for relaxing, resting, dining. It even has a Clarins spa that I did not use this time.

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Above all, the architecture of the terminal makes it very bright thanks to its beautiful high ceiling, which marks the difference with the AF lounges of the K and even L boarding piers, even if the latter has undergone a recent renovation.

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Catering

The catering offer in Air France’s long-haul lounges is now of good quality, with multiple quality hot dishes and very good desserts. The quality of the cold food offer could however be improved.

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Bottom line

A pleasant stay in the lounge, which allowed us to relax after those stressful pre-flight moments.

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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