Paris CDG Airport

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Terminal Cleanliness 12345
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2/10

"They’re all over priced"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Here as a lay over after an 11 hour flight from Japan. There are no toilets at arrivals and you have to go through security again connecting gates before you get to the toilets. The first ones you come across in terminal 2 have only 4 cubicles and they’re horrid. We have a 5 hour lay over so naturally we want a few options of places to have dinner or a nice snack - there is Yo Sushi, Starbucks, Pret a mange and some sort of bar. They’re all over priced and Starbucks had run out of bread?! So I couldn’t even get a toasty.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJune 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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1/10

"sloppy inspection of our carry on luggage"

(United States)

Trip Verified | Departing to SFO on flight 84, June 14, 2018. Security, of course, is a valid concern on departing flights, however I must describe how my wife and I were treated by “security” at CDG. I am 78, my wife, 62. We were arbitrarily selected, so we were told, for the thorough shake down, pat down, sloppy inspection of our carry on luggage. The ferrat-like woman security agent seemed to take special pleasure in ferrating through my wife’s back pack, even demanding that my wife open a small, gift-wrapped box of chocolate. She, the agent, asked me if their procedure was similar to that of the security personnel in the US. I replied, in French, “it depends on the person” wondering to myself if she had been trained by some of the grotesques in our vulgar system. I repeat, while security on flights is a legitimate concern, the manner in which it is done is another question. To treat anyone, including elderly folks, like criminals is shameful.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitJune 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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2/10

"Signage is appalling"

(South Africa)

Trip Verified | Signage is appalling, and very confusing with terminals not only being annotated by numbers but letters too. I travel regularly, in excess of 80 flights a year so not new to the travel game but twice ended up going in the wrong direction. It's not often I find cause to compliment the British, but I must say Terminal 2 at Heathrow is a pleasure to spend time in, with a huge variety of shops and restaurants. CDG is the complete opposite.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJune 2018
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
no
2/10

"the most user unfriendly airport"

(United States)

Trip Verified | CDG is the most user unfriendly airport I have encountered during 40 years of worldwide travel. Accessing the airport by car is absolutely mind boggling - the roads could only have been designed by French bureaucrats with no concept of logic or order. Just try to get from Roissy en France to Terminal 1 by car. The entire airport is designed for travelers with backpacks or one small roll-aboard. If you are traveling with a family and have lots of luggage (like for a two month stay) it is simply not possible to go anywhere - the escalators and stairs block luggage trolleys as does the CDG Val. This simply defies all logic and common sense. In order to safely arrive for your flight you really need to target being at the airport at least 3 hours ahead of flight time - no telling who will be on strike or what the traffic will be like. Once you arrive you are not allowed to check-in and drop your bags more than two hours before flight time - which then means you will be stuck in a Customs Queue for up to 1.5 hours and have zero time to use Airport lounges (especially since you may still be in another line for security at the actual Gate). Others have already duly noted the incredible lack and disdain for customer service - seems like all the employees are just state public workers who can't ever be fired. Just my two cents.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJune 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
no
1/10

"nightmare of an airport"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | Absolute nightmare of an airport. We used it as a transit to Orly on our way from the UK to Guadeloupe. We flew from Birmingham leaving 0640 scheduled arrival 0900 (local). Departure from Orly scheduled 1205 boarding 1105. We had hold baggage. This took over one hour to appear on the carousel! The exit from CDG is like spaghetti. The navette arrived at Orly around 1100. Thus, we missed the flight. AF transferred us to another the same day. The return from Guadeloupe was overnight and we had very little sleep. Transit from Orly to CDG was straightforward save that the bus kept passing our departure terminal. However, we had plenty of time. The information on check-in led us to "Check in C" which was boarded up. Conflicting directions from staff made a very tired couple even more fractious. The check-in when we found it had us travelling from agent to agent. The passport automated check in worked for neither of us. Even the departure gate was poorly signed. Then we had a sight seeing tour by bus to find the aircraft. By contrast, the arrival at Birmingham was slick, the automated passport check worked and our baggage arrived on the carousel to meet us. Whoever designed an airport so badly conceived? They are still adding to it!
Experience At AirportTransit
Date VisitJune 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Staff 12345
no
1/10

"absolute worst airport"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | The absolute worst airport I've ever been in. The food choice in terminal 2E is Starbucks and some overpriced sandwich place. If you need to find 2F there is absolutely no signage to it. When you need help there's seemingly no one around. The bathrooms are dirty, no soap in the dispensers. The one star is for having water fountains. But half don't work.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJune 2018
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
no
4/10

"experience was upsetting"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | I flew from SA to Birmingham and was in transit on this airport. I was never treated in such a rude way by any employee at an airport in 45 years. I had a hip replacement, so the alarm went off, totally understandable. I also suffer from Alopecia Totalis, and always wear a scarf. It was like I was put in a category of 'this woman must be watched and treated like a bad person". I do not have a problem with the procedure, but really I didn't deserve this bossy, unfriendly face 'barking' at me with instructions. The previous experience on this airport was also upsetting. On top of everything this was in transit, so I already went through this procedure at Johannesburg. If I can help it I will never transit in this airport again.
Experience At AirportTransit
Date VisitJune 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages N/A
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
no
2/10

"an absolute sham"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Terminal 2E is an absolute sham, signs that say bars and restaurants upstairs however all they actually have is a Starbucks. Terrible advertising. No selection for food and drinks.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitMay 2018
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
no
8/10

"not easy to find your way"

(Norway)

Trip Verified | I think Paris CDG airport has a beautiful and a very interesting architecture. But the names of the different Terminals are very confusing. It is not easy to find your way through the buildings. The boarding areas are beautifully designed but very small for such a crowded airport. I feel it must be very stressful for a family traveling with children or for elderly people.
Experience At AirportTransit
Date VisitMay 2018
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
no
2/10

"Awful, a disgrace to France"

(Netherlands)

Trip Verified | Awful, a disgrace to France. Especially terminal 1 and the gates nr 71 and higher. There you are packed like herrings in a barrel. It takes an awful long time, because of the long queues and before you get your coffee at the coffee-corner and the snack shop.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitMay 2018
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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