✅ Verified Review
| Flying out of Orly's south terminal to Dublin recently was rather stressful to put it mildly. Due to the OrlyBus from Denfert Rochereau being slightly more chaotic than we anticipated we only got to Orly 2 hours before our flight - which one would hope should be enough for a short flight with no bags to check in (but we had aimed for earlier after hearing reports of long waits). As we got to the beginning of the lines the estimated waiting time was indicated as 88 minutes. The first hour consisted of queuing for security - out of the 10 possible lanes available only 4 were open and the queue went at a snail's pace. However, even if more had been open the real killer was the passport control afterwards where a queue of similar length stretched again. Scenes of chaos ensued, some people randomly allowed to go the e-gates or into other queues (unlike in other countries only French passports are allowed through the e-gates). Randomly we were eventually we were told we could give the e-gates a try for some reason (didn't work but at least meant we could go to the dedicated desk for people who had not been successful at the e-gates). Took us about 70 minutes to get through and that was bypassing about 45 minutes of queue I think. So we would have likely missed our departure time though in this case, Transavia actually held the plane for 30 minutes or so to wait for more passengers. Arriving the previous Friday night was a breeze through passport but the taxi rank, well, I've flown into airports across South America, Africa, Asia and any one of those would blush at the chaos served up at Orly for arriving passengers wishing to take a taxi (save yourself the bother and just don't, particularly if late at night).